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Dr. Robinson attended Morgan State University in Baltimore for her undergraduate degree before coming to the University of Pennsylvania for graduate school. However, she soon realized that she was more interested in medicine than bench research so after completing her first year of graduate school she transferred to Jefferson Medical College. After graduating in 1974 Dr. Robinson went to Martin Luther King Junior General Hospital in Los Angeles for her residency in Pediatrics. She then went to New York University to pursue a fellowship in Adolescent Pediatrics. Upon finishing her fellowship she worked briefly at DC General Hospital before accepting a position at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, where she stayed for twenty-eight years. Most recently Dr. Robinson has worked in Philadelphia at Einstein Medical Center and St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children.

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Jefferson Medical College, alumni, women, oral histories, medicine, pediatrics, adolescent pediatrics, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Martin Luther King Junior General Hospital, New York University


History of Science, Technology, and Medicine | Oral History


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Oral history was edited by Kelsey Duinkerken, May 2015


Interview was conducted by Kelsey Duinkerken with Dr. Anita Robinson on May 15, 2015

Anita Robinson