Kenneth B. Roberts, MD

Professor of Therapeutic Radiology; Director, Pediatric Radiotherapy Program; Associate Chief of Radiation Oncology, Yale-New Haven Hospital, Therapeutic Radiology

Departments & Organizations

Therapeutic Radiology: Gastrointestinal Radiotherapy | Pediatric Radiotherapy | Prostate & Genitourinary Radiotherapy | Shoreline Medical Center | Spine Radiosurgery

Brain Tumor Program

Gynecologic Oncology Program

Radiobiology & Radiotherapy

Yale Cancer Center: Brain Tumor Program | Gastrointestinal Cancers Program | Gynecologic Oncology Program | Hematology Program | Pediatric Hematology & Oncology Program | Radiobiology & Radiotherapy

Yale Medicine

Office of Cooperative Research


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.

Education & Training

MAST OTHER Duke University School of Law, Legal Studies (1994)
MD Duke University (1984)
BS Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Chemistry and Biology (1979)
Resident Duke University Medical Center
Fellow Duke University Medical Center
Resident Ohio State University Hospitals
Board Certification AB of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine (1987)
Board Certification AB of Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology (1989)
Board Certification AB of Radiology, Radiation Oncology (1995)

Honors & Recognition

  • America’s Top Doctors for Cancer, 2006-presentCastle Connolly Medical Ltd (2009)

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

  • Travel Award to the 1998 European Society of Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology Meeting in Edinburgh, Scotland, September 20-24, 1998ASTRO (American Society of Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology) (1998)

Professional Service

  • American Radium Society (2008) Constitution and By-laws Committee

  • American Society of Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) (2007 - Present) Government Relations Committee member and Annual Advocacy Day (lobbying effort in Washington, DC)

  • American Radium Society (2006 - 2007) Scientific Advisory Board

  • Yale University School of Medicine (2004 - 2005) Admissions Committee, YSM

  • consortium of Connecticut Hospitals, physicians, scientists, and physicists (2003 - Present) Radiation Response Planning Group for Connecticut, developing state-wide plan to respond to radiation terrorism, 7/03 – 7/07

  • Yale Comprehensive Cancer Center (2003 - Present) Current member of Pediatric Oncology, Sarcoma, and Lymphoma sections, prior Member of Gynecology Oncology section

  • Childrens Oncology Group (2002 - Present) Hodgkin’s Committee member

  • Yale University School of Medicine (2001 - 2002) Human Investigations Committee, YSM

  • Yale Comprehensive Cancer Center (1995 - 2004) Protocol Review Committee, YSM, YCC

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1995 - Present) Educational Council


  • Semi-annual meetings, most recent hosted in North America Montreal, Canada (2009 - 2009)

    International Pediatric Radiology Oncology Society

  • Hodgkins Lymphoma lecture Chiang Mai, Thailand (2007 - 2007)

    Visiting Professor

  • international meta-analysis of Phase III trials of chemoradiotherapy in cervix cancer London, United Kingdom (2005)

    Chemoradiation for Cervical Cancer Meta-analysis Collaboration (CCCMAC)

  • lymphomas, cervix cancer, lung cancer, PET imaging Melbourne, Australia (2002)

    Visiting Professor, sabbatical leave from Yale

  • cervix cancer, pediatric malignancies, lymphomas, total body irradiation Caracas, Venezuela (1992)

    Phase III trial of mitomycin C as an adjunct to radiotherapy for locally advanced cervix cancer; co-author of Spanish language radiation oncology textbook; visiting professor

  • European Society of Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology - travel award Stockholm, Sweden (1988 - 1988)

    Visiting Fellow

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Kenneth B. Roberts, MD
Patient Care Locations
Yale Therapeutic RadiologySmilow Cancer Hospital at Yale New Haven
35 Park Street, Ste Lower Level

New Haven, CT 06511
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Yale Therapeutic Radiology-GuilfordYale New Haven Shoreline Medical Center
111 Goose Lane

Guilford, CT 06437
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Office Location
Yale Therapeutic RadiologyHunter Building
15 York Street, Ste HRT 133

New Haven, CT 06510
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Mailing Address
Therapeutic RadiologyPO Box 208040
New Haven, CT 06520-8040