Melody (Unikel) Heiskell, MD, FAAP

About Dr. Melody (Unikel) Heiskell

Office Location(s): Fairfax, Herndon, and Aldie


Melody (Unikel) Heiskell, M.D., F.A.A.P., is a compassionate pediatrician serving children and their families throughout Fairfax, Herndon, and Aldie, Virginia. At Virginia Pediatric Group, she takes the time to listen to her patients and their parents and prioritizes unrushed care. 

Dr. (Unikel) Heiskell graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Louisiana Scholars’ College in 2002. She then attained her medical degree from Louisiana Health Sciences Center in New Orleans in 2006. Dr. (Unikel) Heiskell moved to Atlanta to complete residency training at Emory University School of Medicine. 

In 2009, Dr. (Unikel) Heiskell joined the team at Virginia Pediatric Group. While she provides a full scope of pediatric care, Dr. (Unikel) Heiskell has special interests in families of multiples and breastfeeding support for mothers. She is board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and serves as the Chair of Pediatrics at Reston Hospital (2018 to present).  

Dr. (Unikel) Heiskell resides in Northern Virginia. In her spare time, she enjoys running, kayaking, playing the ukulele, and anything outdoors with her three very energetic children.


Patient Reviews

“Dr. Unikel is amazing ! She is very nice and caring ,and takes her job seriously! She is my son's favorite doctor!”
- Narges A.


“Dr Unikel has been seeing my children for 14 years. She is always knowledgeable about any topics I bring up and has helped our family navigate numerous pediatric situations. She is patient and kind but also extremely thorough.”
- Maria H.


“Our experience with Virginia Pediatrics has been nothing but wonderful!! Dr. Heiskell has been my daughter's pediatrician for many years and she is the main reason we continue to return!! Her understanding and medical advice is spot on. We are thankful for all that she and the practice have done for us throughout the years.”
- Heather A.


“Dr. Unikel is so sweet with my kids. She takes the tims to listen to any concerns. Highly recommend her and the VAPG group!”
- Maureen B.