John D Roberts, MD

Professor of Internal Medicine; Medical Director, YNHH Adult Sickle Cell Program

Departments & Organizations

Internal Medicine: Hematology | Medical Oncology: Subset Medical Oncology Faculty

Yale Cancer Center: Developmental Therapeutics | Hematology Program | Phase I Program | Prostate & Urologic Cancers Program

Yale Medicine


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 and promoted changes in the management of sickle cell pain throughout the nation. His current research focuses upon improving delivery of care to people with sickle cell disease. Previously, Dr Roberts worked as a cancer clinical investigator. In 2012 he received the Principal Investigator of the Year (Harry Hines Award) from the Community Clinical Oncology Program of the National Cancer Institute. 

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, Internal Medicine (1980)
Board Certification AB of Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology (1985)
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

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

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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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Mailing Address
333 Cedar St
PO Box 208032

New Haven, CT 06520

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