John D Roberts, MD

Professor of Internal Medicine; Medical Director, YNHH Adult Sickle Cell Program ; Executive Chair, Yale IRBs

Physician Biography

Dr Roberts primarily works in two areas: sickle cell disease and human subject protection. He has directed adult sickle cell programs at two academic medical centers. He was a co-investigator in the landmark Pain in Sickle Cell Epidemiology Study that changed the understanding of pain in adults with sickle cell disease. Currently, he is medical director of the YNHH Adult Sickle Cell Program. He also is a sickle cell disease consultant to the Community Health Network of Connecticut, the state's sole Medicaid claims administrator. For twenty years he has been an IRB vice-chair or chair. Currently, he is Executive Chair of the Yale IRBs. Previously, he held leadership positions in clinical research at two NCI-designated cancer centers. In 2012 he received the National Cancer Institute's was the Clinical Community Oncology Program Principal Investigator of the Year (Harry Hines Award).

Clinical Interests

  • Anemia, Sickle Cell
  • Human Experimentation

Patient Care

Accepts new patients? Yes
Patient Type: Adult
Referrals: From patients or physicians

Patient Care Organizations

Medical Oncology: Subset Medical Oncology Faculty

Urologic Oncology

Yale Cancer Center: Hematology Program | Prostate & Urologic Cancers Program

Yale Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine AB of Internal Medicine (1980)

  • Medical Oncology AB of Internal Medicine (1985)

  • Hospice & Palliative Medicine AB of Internal Medicine (2012)

Clinical Trials

Conditions Study Title
Inflammation in People Living with Sickle Cell Disease

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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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Office Location
FMP113Fitkin Memorial Pavilion
789 Howard Avenue

New Haven, CT 06519
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Mailing Address
Medical Oncology333 Cedar St/Medical Oncology
PO Box 208032

New Haven, CT 06520-8028

Curriculum Vitae