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Colin M. Roberts M.D.

    • Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Neurology School of Medicine
    • Pediatric Epilepsy Pediatrics, Division of Neurology 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.

Areas of interest

  • Childhood Epilepsy
  • Epilepsy Surgery
  • Clinical Research


  • B.A., Wesleyan University, Middletown Connecticut 1989
  • M.D., Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia Pennsylvania 1995
  • 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


  • "Focal seizure propagation in the intracranial EEG" Epilepsy Research January 2011
  • "Stopping seizure medications in children" Neurology June 28 2005
  • "Skull-fixated fiducial markers improve accuracy in staged frameless stereotactic epilepsy surgery in children" Journal of neurosurgery. Pediatrics January 2011
  • "Transendoscopic intraoperative recording of gelastic seizures from a hypothalamic hamartoma" Pediatric Neurosurgery October 2011
  • "Cerebral blood flow heterogeneity in preterm sheep" Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism May 2008
  • "Vagus nerve stimulation for partial and generalized epilepsy from infancy to adolescence" Journal of neurosurgery. Pediatrics September 2012
  • "Focal cortical dysplasia is more common in boys than in girls" Epilepsy and Behavior April 2013
  • "Qualitative comparison of 3-T and 1.5-T MRI in the evaluation of epilepsy" AJR. American journal of roentgenology September 2008
  • "Pharmacokinetics and Tolerability of Multiple Doses of Pharmaceutical-Grade Synthetic Cannabidiol in Pediatric Patients with Treatment-Resistant Epilepsy" CNS Drugs January 1 2019

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