Developmental Therapeutics

John D Roberts MD

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

Biographical Info

Dr Roberts is an expert in sickle cell disease. He was a co-investigator in the Pain in Sickle Cell Epidemiology Study. Dr Roberts is a medical oncologist with practice devoted to urological cancers (prostate, bladder, testicle). His cancer research focus is upon the design and conduct of clinical trials. He has designed or conducted phase I, II, and III trials involving chemotherapy, biological response modifiers, and immunotherapy. In 2012 he received the Harry Hines Award (Clinical Community Oncology Program Principal Investigator of the Year) from the National Cancer Institute. Dr Roberts is an expert in human subjects protection. He is Co-Chair of the Yale Cancer IRB.

Education & Training

University of Pennsylvania (1976)
Harvard University (1982)
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Internal Medicine and Pediatrics (1976 - 1980)
University of Vermont, Medical Oncology (1982 - 1984)
Board Certification
Hospice & Palliative Medicine, Board Certified  (2012)
Board Certification
Internal Medicine, Board Certified  (1980)
Board Certification
Medical Oncology, Board Certified  (1985)

Honors & Recognition

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

Professional Service

  • Member, National Cancer Institute (07/01/2008 - 06/30/2012)

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