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Kenneth B. Roberts, MD

Professor of Therapeutic Radiology; Chief, Cardiac Brachytherapy Program, Therapeutic Radiology; Chief, Lymphoma/Sarcoma Radiotherapy Program, Therapeutic Radiology; Chief, Pediatrics Radiotherapy Program, Therapeutic Radiology; Associate Chief of Radiation Oncology, Yale-New Haven Hospital, Therapeutic Radiology

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Kenneth B. Roberts, MD

Patient Care Location

Office Location

Mailing Address

  • Therapeutic Radiology

    PO Box 208040

    New Haven, CT 06520-8040

    United States



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

  • MS
    Duke University School of Law, Legal Studies (1994)
  • Resident
    Duke University Medical Center (1992)
  • Fellow
    Duke University Medical Center (1989)
  • Resident
    Ohio State University Hospitals (1987)
  • MD
    Duke University (1984)
  • BS
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Chemistry and Biology (1979)


  • Semi-annual meetings, most recent hosted in North America
    Montreal, Quebec, Canada 2009
    International Pediatric Radiology Oncology Society
  • Hodgkins Lymphoma lecture
    Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai, Thailand 2007
    Visiting Professor
  • international meta-analysis of Phase III trials of chemoradiotherapy in cervix cancer
    London, England, United Kingdom 2005
    Chemoradiation for Cervical Cancer Meta-analysis Collaboration (CCCMAC)
  • lymphomas, cervix cancer, lung cancer, PET imaging
    Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 2002
    Visiting Professor, sabbatical leave from Yale
  • cervix cancer, pediatric malignancies, lymphomas, total body irradiation
    Caracas, Distrito Federal, 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, Stockholm, Sweden 1988
    Visiting Fellow

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
America’s Top Doctors for Cancer, 2006-presentCastle Connolly Medical Ltd2009
America’s Top Doctors in New York Metro Area, 2005-presentCastle Connolly Medical Ltd2009
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 SocietyConstitution and By-laws Committee2008
American Society of Radiation Oncology (ASTRO)Government Relations Committee member and Annual Advocacy Day (lobbying effort in Washington, DC)2007 - Present
American Radium SocietyScientific Advisory Board2006 - 2007
Yale University School of MedicineAdmissions Committee, YSM2004 - 2005
consortium of Connecticut Hospitals, physicians, scientists, and physicistsRadiation Response Planning Group for Connecticut, developing state-wide plan to respond to radiation terrorism, 7/03 – 7/072003 - Present
Yale Comprehensive Cancer CenterCurrent member of Pediatric Oncology, Sarcoma, and Lymphoma sections, prior Member of Gynecology Oncology section2003 - Present
Childrens Oncology GroupHodgkin’s Committee member2002 - Present
Yale University School of MedicineHuman Investigations Committee, YSM2001 - 2002
Yale Comprehensive Cancer CenterProtocol Review Committee, YSM, YCC1995 - 2004
Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyEducational Council1995 - Present

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