John D Roberts, MD

Professor of Medicine (Medical Oncology); Medical Director, Adult Sickle Cell Program at Yale-New Haven Hospital York St Campus

Departments & Organizations

Cancer Center, Yale: Developmental Therapeutics | Hematology Program | Prostate and Urologic Cancers Program

Medical Oncology: Subset Medical Oncology Faculty

Office of Student Research

Yale Medical Group


Dr Roberts has directed adult sickle cell programs at two large academic medical centers. He was a co-investigator in the landmark Pain in Sickle Cell Epidemiology Study that demonstrated that chronic pain is common in adults with sickle cell disease. This promoted changes in the management of sickle cell pain throughout the nation. His current research focuses upon outcomes in sickle cell disease and medical marijuana. Dr Roberts also is a medical oncologist with a practice devoted to urological cancers (prostate, bladder, testicle). His cancer research focus is upon the design and conduct of clinical trials. In 2012 he received the Harry Hines Award -- Community Clinical Oncology Program Principal Investigator of the Year -- from the National Cancer Institute. He is Co-Chair of the Yale Cancer IRB.

Education & Training

MD University of Pennsylvania (1976)
AB Harvard University, Social Studies (1972)
Fellow University of Vermont
Resident University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Board Certification AB of Internal Medicine, Hospice & Palliative Medicine (2012)

Honors & Recognition

  • 2012 Harry Hines Award (CCOP Principal Investigator of the Year)National Cancer Institute (2012)

Professional Service

  • Cancer IRB Yale (2012)

  • Clinical Oncology Study Section National Cancer Institute (2008 - 2012)

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Contact Info

John D Roberts, MD
Patient Care Locations
Yale Adult Sickle Cell ProgramSmilow Cancer Hospital at Yale - New Haven
35 Park Street, Ste 7th floor, Multispecialty

New Haven, CT 06511
Yale Prostate & Urologic Cancers ProgramSmilow Cancer Hospital at Yale - New Haven
35 Park Street, Ste 4th floor, Multispecialty Center

New Haven, CT 06511
Mailing Address
333 Cedar St/Medical Oncology
PO Box 208028

New Haven, Ct 06520-8028

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