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John D Roberts, MD

Professor of Internal Medicine; Physician Member, Care Signature; Medical Director, Adult Sickle Cell Program

Contact Information

John D Roberts, MD

Patient Care Location

Mailing Address

  • 362 Whitney Ave #1B

    New Haven, CT 06511

    United States



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 living with sickle cell disease and promoted changes in the management of sickle cell pain throughout the nation. His current work focuses upon improving delivery of care for adults living 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

  • Fellow
    University of Vermont (1984)
  • Resident
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (1980)
  • MD
    University of Pennsylvania (1976)
  • AB
    Harvard University, Social Studies (1972)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
2012 Harry Hines Award (CCOP Principal Investigator of the Year)National Cancer Institute2012

Professional Service

American Society of HematologyCo-Founder and Co-Director of the First Annual ASH Sickle Cell Centers Workshop2019
Community Health Network of ConnecticutWorking to improve patterns of health care services utilization by adults with Medicaid living with sickle cell disease.2014 - Present
National Cancer InstituteClinical Oncology Study Section2008 - 2012

Departments & Organizations