treatment director design for change recovery

Lawrence D. Robinson, Jr.

Position: Medical Director

Graduating with honors in 1968 from Howard University Medical School, Lawrence Robinson was the first African American accepted for an internship in Pediatrics at John Hopkins Hospital. After his residency in 1971, Dr. Robinson served in the US Army as a Major in the Medical Corp, where he developed a Sickle Cell Disease screening and education program.

In 1973, Dr. Robinson moved to California to begin an Allergy and Immunology Fellowship at Martin Luther King Jr. Medical Center, where he remained until his retirement in 2006. He worked as a medical consultant for Design for Living Recovery Services for several years, and he became a medical consultant for the outpatient facility of Design for Change Recovery Services in 2012.