About Laskowski Advisors

Bob Laskowski, MD, MBA


Dr. Bob Laskowski is the Principal of Laskowski Advisors, He is an educator, consultant, writer and retired health system CEO.  Dr. Laskowski views the profession of medicine as a humanistic vocation in which the benefits of science are brought to help people so that they have the capacity to live their lives fully. He has a long standing interest in studying and designing the healthcare system from the vantage point of the people that the system is privileged to serve.


 Understanding how patients make decisions and evaluate the care they seek; and, how medical professionals, especially physicians, can be more effective in their roles as compassionate, caring, expert advocates for patients’ health and well-being.  

Current Activties


  • Vice-Chair, Board of Trustees University of Vermont Health Network
  • Secretary, Dukes County Health Council, Martha's Vineyard, MA
  • Executive Committee Member Healthy Aging Martha's Vineyard
  • Co-Chair, Steering Committee, University of Delaware Partnership for Community Health
  • Advisor, Secretary of Health and Human Services, State of Delaware
  • Professor of Clnical Medicine, Sidney Kimmel School of Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University, Phila, PA
  • Adjunct Professor of Health Science, University of Delaware

Past Experience

  • CEO of Christiana Care Health System (one of the nation's largest)
  • Chair of the Board of Directors, Association of American Medical Colleges
  • Chief Medical Officer, Lehigh Valley Hospital (a large regional academic health system)
  • Senior Associate Dean for Medical Education Penn State University School of Medicine
  • President, Northeast Permanente Medical Group (Hartford CT) and Medical Director, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of CT
  • Director, Satellite Practice Program, Temple University School of Medicine

Professional and Education Background

  • Board Certified in Internal Medicine (ABIM)
  • Added Credential in Geriatrics (ABIM)
  • MD, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
  • Resident in Internal Medicine, University of Chicago Hospitals and Clinics
  • Fellow in General Medicine, Hospital of University of Pennsylvania
  • MBA, Wharton School of Managment, University of Pennnsylvania
  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar in Health Services Research
  • BA, University of Pennsylvania

Recent Publications


  • Laskowski, R. J., “Choose Your Words Wisely”—The power and responsibility of a leader’s language, Wharton Healthcare Quarterly, vol.7, no.1, p 28, Winter 2018
  • Laskowski, R. J., Lyons, J. Physician Autonomy in the 21st Century: Decline, Importance and Response, Delaware Medical Journal, vol 90, no. 1, p12, Jan 2018
  • Laskowski, R. J. Why I am happy not to be an expert, and you might be happy not to be one too. Wharton Healthcare Quarterly Vol 6, No 2, p 17 April 2017 
  • Laskowski, R.J., The Power of “My”, Journal of the American Medical Association, Vol 315, No 12, p 1235, March 22, 2016
  •  Laskowski, R.J., Value as a Verb: The urgent need for a more active definition of value in health care, Wharton Healthcare Quarterly, Vol. 3, pp.30-32, July 2015.
  • Laskowski, R.J., “50 years ago today Americans began saving lives”, News Journal, January 10, 2014.
  • Laskowski, R.J., “Affordable Care Act is making history this week”, News Journal (Wilmington, DE), October 2, 2013.
  • Laskowski, R.J., “Better IT Means Better Care”, CIO Business Technology Leadership, p. 56, October 1, 2013.
  • Laskowski, R.J. and Anderson, S.L.: “The Value of Good Grades”, Trustee Magazine, Vol. 66, No. 5, pp. 17 – 20, May 2013.
  • Laskowski, R.J., “Health care must take into account what patient values”, News Journal, May 7, 2012.
  • Laskowski, R.J., “’Listening’ is the key to creating value in healthcare”, The Hill, April 26, 2012.
  • Laskowski, R.J., “Only the Public Can Truly Reform Health Care”, News Journal, January 21, 2011.
  • Laskowski, R.J., “Christiana Care: A Leadership Moment for Hospitals and Physicians”, Health Affairs (blog), August 5, 2010.
  • Laskowski, R.J., “We Need to Train Doctors Differently”, The Hill, May 18, 2010.
  • Laskowski, R.J., “Health Reform: Value vs. Volume”, News Journal, Delaware Voice, February 28, 2010.
  • Laskowski, R.J., “Get past the shouting; see a hospital in action”, News Journal, August 28, 2009.engaging 

Recent Talks


  • 7/28/2017  Keynote Speaker, White Coat Ceremony, Sidney Kimmel School of Medicine   of Thomas Jefferson University
  • 5/12/2017 Commencement Address, Cooper School of Medicine of Rowan University 
  • 2/13/2017 Invited Speaker, Science of Value Based Healthcare, Perlman School of Medicine of University of Pennsylvania
  • 11/13/2016 Plenary Session Chair’s Address, Association of American Medical Colleges Annual Meeting, “The Remarkably Transformative Power of Being a Teacher.”
  • 10/2/2016 Keynote Speaker, Penn Med X Conference, “Making a difference: a journey of professional discernment,” Perlman School of Medicine of University of Pennsylvania
  • 8/9/2016 Keynote Speaker, The Villages Healthcare Program, “The Power of ‘My’”,  The Villages, Florida
  • 4/23/2015 Keynote Speaker, Kennedy Health System Leadership Conference, Vorhees NJ “The Responsibility to Serve and Lead: Healthcare Leadership in a Time of Transition”T
  • 2/20/2015 Invited Speaker—“Value in Healthcare”—Wharton Healthcare Conference
  • 6/19/2013 “The Christiana Care Way” – Value as the basis of strategy: Implications for Clinical Practice and Healthcare System Design at Grand Rounds at A.I. DuPont Hospital for Children
  • 5/14/2013 “The Road to Transforming Health Care – What’s Next?” hosted by Brandywine Naamans Rotary Club
  • 4/19/2013 “The Road to Transforming Health Care – What’s Next?” hosted by Caesar Rodney Rotary Club
  • 12/8/2009 “Health Care Reform and Transformation of Healthcare” at Bio-Life-Tech Conference, Princeton, NJ

Additional Resources

Laskowski Advisors has access to a variety of experienced healthcare leaders to address a wide variety of strategic organizational needs.