Q&A: Lankenau President Phillip Robinson Reveals Pet Peeve & Life View

Phillip Robinson, 54, Conshohocken
President, Lankenau Medical Center

» Books on his nightstand: I’m reading the three Stieg Larsson mysteries: The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played With Fire and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest. Every so often, you need something to take your mind off of everything else.

» CD on repeat: I like a variety of different things. But one of my favorite artists is Emmylou Harris.

» Restaurant of the hour: I’ve eaten my way up and down Lancaster Avenue. I really like Positano Ristorante & Bar—it’s just wonderful. Sola is also really good.

» Heroes: My father, Rev. Dean Robinson, a Methodist minister. George H.W. Bush is another.

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» One thing he knows for sure: I love what I do for a living.

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» Very own vici: I helped start a regional organ-procurement agency in Houston more than 20 years ago, and now it’s the largest agency of its kind in the country. It’s “Gift of Life” here, but it was “Life Gift” when it was founded. It helps find organs for transplant patients.

» Zen destination: I have a small ranch in Texas between Houston and Austin where I like to spend my time.

» If he had an extra hour each day, he would: Read more.

» Life view: chance or fate? I believe in both. Life is a mix of both.

» Pet peeve: People who waste my time.

» Most marked characteristic: My creativity in business.

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» Quality he admires most in others: Passion.

» Mantra: I want to make a difference in the world around me.

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