John D Roberts, MD

Professor of Medicine (Medical Oncology); Medical Director, Adult Sickle Cell Program at Yale-New Haven Hospital York St Campus; Co-Chair, HIC I (Cancer IRB panel)

Physician Biography

Dr Roberts primarily works in three areas: sickle cell disease, medical oncology, and human subjects protection. While Co-Director of the Virginia Commonwealth University Health System Adult Sickle Cell Program, he was a co-investigator in the landmark Pain in Sickle Cell Epidemiology Study that changed the understanding of pain in adults with sickle cell disease. For almost 20 years he held various leadership positions in clinical and translational research at the VCU Massey Cancer Center, an NCI-designated cancer center. In 2012 he received the National Cancer Institute's Harry Hines Award as the Clinical Community Oncology Program Principal Investigator of the Year. He was Chair of the Virginia Commonwealth University IRB Panel A and is Co-Chair of the Yale Cancer IRB.

Clinical Interests

  • Anemia, Sickle Cell
  • Health Services
  • Human Experimentation

Patient Care

Accepts new patients? Yes
Patient Type: Adult
Referrals: From patients or physicians

Patient Care Organizations

Medical Oncology: Subset Medical Oncology Faculty

Cancer Center: Hematology Program | Prostate & Urologic Cancers Program

Yale Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine AB of Internal Medicine (1980)

  • Medical Oncology AB of Internal Medicine (1985)

  • Hospice & Palliative Medicine AB of Internal Medicine (2012)

Clinical Trials

Conditions Study Title
Bladder, Breast - Female, Lung, Ovary, Pancreas, Stomach, Phase I

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Contact Info

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

New Haven, CT 06511
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Office Location
FMP113Fitkin Memorial Pavilion
789 Howard Avenue

New Haven, CT 06519
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Mailing Address
333 Cedar St/Medical Oncology
PO Box 208028

New Haven, CT 06520-8028