John D Roberts, MD

Professor of Medicine (Medical Oncology); Medical Director, Adult Sickle Cell Program at Yale; Co-Chair, HIC I (Yale IRB panel)

Physician Biography

Dr Roberts primarily works in two areas: sickle cell disease and human subjects protection. He has directed adult sickle cell programs at two academic medical centers. 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. Currently, he is medical director of the YNHH Adult Sickle Cell Program. He also is a sickle cell disease consultant to the Community Health Network of Connecticut, the state's sole Medicaid claims administrator. For twenty years he has been an IRB vice-chair or chair. Currently, he is Co-Chair of Yale HIC I (IRB cancer panel). Previously, he held leadership positions in clinical research at two NCI-designated cancer centers. In 2012 he received the National Cancer Institute's Harry Hines Award as the Clinical Community Oncology Program Principal Investigator of the Year.

Clinical Interests

  • Anemia, Sickle Cell
  • 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

Curriculum Vitae