Colin M. Roberts, M.D.

  • Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Neurology, School of Medicine
  • Director, Doernbecher Childhood Epilepsy Program, School of Medicine


Dr. Roberts specializes in caring for children with epilepsy. He has advanced training in comprehensive epilepsy care, including medical management, interpretation of EEGs (electroencephalograms) and the evaluation and management of children for epilepsy surgery. He is involved in the direction of many clinical research trials exploring new treatments for childhood epilepsy, including cannabinoid therapies.

Education and training

    • B.A., 1989, Wesleyan University
    • M.D., 1995, Jefferson Medical College
  • Residency

    • Pediatrics, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital/AI DuPont Institute, Philadelphia, 1997
    • Child Neurology, University of Pennsylvania/Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, 2000
  • Fellowship

    • Fellowship in Pediatric Epilepsy, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, 2001
  • Certifications

    • Neurology with special qualification in child neurology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, 2001
    • Clinical Neurophysiology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
    • Epilepsy, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Memberships and associations:

  • American Epilepsy Society

Areas of interest

  • Pediatric epilepsy surgery
  • Clinical management of treatment resistant epilepsy syndromes
  • Clinical translational research
  • Gene therapies for childhood epilepsy


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