Kenneth B Roberts MD

Professor of Therapeutic Radiology; Medical Director, Yale-New Haven Shoreline Medical Center, Department of Radiation Oncology; Associate Chief and Medical Director for Radiation Oncology at Shoreline Medical Center, Yale-New Haven Hospital

Departments & Organizations

Yale Medical Group

Office of Student ResearchGamma Knife Center, Yale-New HavenCancer Center, Yale: Brain Tumor Center; Gastrointestinal Cancer Program; Gynecologic Oncology Program; Pediatric Hematology & Oncology Program; Hematology Program; Radiobiology & RadiotherapyTherapeutic Radiology/Radiation Oncology: Prostate and Genitourinary Radiotherapy Program; Pediatric Radiotherapy Program; Shoreline Medical Center; Stereotactic Radiosurgery/Gamma Knife Program; Gastrointestinal Radiotherapy Program; Spine Radiosurgery Program; Therapeutic Radiology - Patient CareRadiobiology and Radiotherapy


As a practicing, productive academic physician, my current clinical interests have emphasized the role of radiotherapy in pediatric malignancies, lymphomas, leukemias, sarcomas, colo-anal cancers, and benign inflammatory conditions. Correspondingly, my clinical research interests have been translational and practical, emphasizing combined modality therapy in cancer management, late effects of therapy including secondary malignancies, and the utilization of brachytherapy (implanted radiation sources) in both malignant and benign disease.


  • B.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology , 1979
  • M.D., Duke University , 1984
  • MAST OTHER, Duke University School of Law , 1994

Selected Publication

  • Smith B, Smith G, Roberts K, Buchholz T, “Baseline Utilization of Breast Radiotherapy Prior to Institution of the Medicare Practice Quality Reporting Initiative,” International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, and Physics, 74(5):1506-1512, 2009.

Latest Honor and Recognition

  • America’s Top Doctors in New York Metro Area, 2005-present(2009) , Castle Connolly Medical Ltd
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