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

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

Office of Student Research

Radiobiology and Radiotherapy

Therapeutic Radiology/Radiation Oncology: Gastrointestinal Radiotherapy Program | Pediatric Radiotherapy Program | Prostate and Genitourinary Radiotherapy Program | Shoreline Medical Center | Spine Radiosurgery Program | Therapeutic Radiology - Patient Care

Yale Medical Group


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Educational Council Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1995)

International Activity

  • 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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Contact Info

Kenneth B Roberts, MD
Patient Care Locations
Yale Therapeutic Radiology - GuilfordYale-New Haven Shoreline Medical Center
111 Goose Lane, Ste Lower Level

Guilford, CT 06437
Yale Therapeutic RadiologySmilow Cancer Hospital at Yale - New Haven
35 Park Street, Ste Lower Level

New Haven, CT 06511
Trumbull Radiation Oncology Center
5520 Park Avenue

Trumbull, CT 06611
Laboratory for Medicine and Pediatrics
15 York Street

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