Dr. Lillian 1Dr. Lillian Lockett Robertson grew up in a home where Christianity, education and spirituality were the cornerstones of her upbringing. As the youngest of 12, she followed the example of her siblings who all attended college and received advanced degrees. Her drive toward excellence; however, began many generations back as she recalls being inspired by stories about her great uncle who was the first African American physician in Grimes County Texas.
Her medical career began at Texas Woman’s University where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry. She earned her Doctor of Medicine Degree from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. She then returned to Houston, TX to attend the residency program in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Baylor College of Medicine. Upon completing her residency, she served as Chief Resident at Baylor. She eventually established her own practice, Women’s Healthcare, Inc. where she served as Chair of the Maternal Neonatal Department and Chief of Medical Staff. She also served a six-year term as a Board of Regent of Brazosport College.
Her career has afforded her many opportunities abroad taking her to Africa, Asia, Europe and South America. She visited hospitals to exchange best practices and the prevention of infant mortality in Nairobi, Kenya and the Amazon regions of Brazil. She traveled to Delhi, India on a Medical Mission for polio vaccinations for children.
She is deeply entrenched in community service work serving as a member of the Brazosport Rotary Club, Chamber of Commerce, SIDS Foundation and the Medical Director of Safe Haven, a home for unwed mothers. As a champion of women’s health issues, she frequently speaks and presents topics to community and church groups.
She is currently a practicing OB/GYN as well as the First Lady of Emmanuel Apostolic Church in Washington State where she has served alongside her husband, Bishop Lawrence Robertson for the past 4 years. Her most recent venture is serving as Vice President of New Life Community Development Agency, where her husband is President. This community service based non-profit is in the process of building the Marvin Williams/Birkenfeld Economic Empowerment Center, a community center which will be located in the heart of West Bremerton, WA.
Dr. Robertson recognizes that her medical practice is a ministry and a divine calling in service to mankind. She is eagerly continuing her life’s work, promoting the well-being of women and families.