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Stephen Roberts, M.D. (he/him)

  • Professor of Pediatrics, School of Medicine
  • Robert C. Neerhout Chair of Pediatric Oncology
  • Associate Director of Pediatric Oncology, OHSU Knight Cancer Institute, School of Medicine


Dr. Stephen Roberts specializes in caring for children with cancer. In particular, Dr. Roberts is an expert in neuroblastoma, a rare tumor of the adrenal gland.

Dr. Roberts did his fellowship training at OHSU, served in the U.S. Army for eight years, and worked at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City for 11 years. Dr. Roberts returned to OHSU to serve as the head of the pediatric hematology oncology division and the associate director of pediatric oncology at the Knight Cancer Institute.

Dr. Roberts is passionate about improving care for children with cancer; his laboratory research is focused on understanding how neuroblastoma develops, with the goal of identifying new and less toxic ways to treat the disease. He is part of the childhood cancer research program at OHSU.

Dr. Roberts’ wife is a professional opera singer and massage therapist, and together they have two grown daughters. Dr. Roberts is an avid runner, having completed 18 marathons, including the Portland Marathon.

Education and training

  • Degrees

    • M.D., 1998, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
    • B.S., 1993, Wheaton College
  • Residency

    • Pediatrics, Tripler Army Medical Center, 2001
  • Fellowship

    • Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Oregon Health & Science University, 2004
  • Certifications

    • American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatric Hematology Oncology, 2004
    • American Board of Pediatrics, General Pediatrics, 2001

Memberships and associations:

  • American Society of Pediatric Hematology Oncology
  • American Association of Cancer Research
  • Advances in Neuroblastoma Research Association
  • International Society of Pediatric Oncology
  • Children’s Oncology Group


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