Colin M. Roberts M.D.

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Faculty profile
  • Director, Doernbecher Childhood Epilepsy Program

Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Neurology School of Medicine

Accepting new patients

4.8 out of 5 (122 Ratings, 24 Comments)


  • Neurology
  • Pediatrics

Special focus on

  • Epilepsy
  • Neurology (Pediatric)


  • 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


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.


  • English

Memberships and associations

  • American Epilepsy Society

Patient Ratings

4.8 out of 5 (122 Ratings, 24 Comments)

The patient ratings score is an average of all responses to the question "How likely would you be to recommend this provider to your family and friends (on a scale of 0 to 10)" on our nationally-recognized NRC patient surveys.

Patient Comments

  • Nov 20, 2019

    Dr. Robirts was very knowledgeable and kind. He took his time to fully explain everything and did not rush the appointment

  • Nov 20, 2019

    Dr. Roberts always takes time to listen to our concerns and provides us with complete explanations and information

  • Oct 15, 2019

    Execellent. Very knowledgable and upto date on research. I felt a very supportive dr that truly cares about my son.

  • Jun 28, 2019

    Dr. Roberts's very caring and enthusiastic and provides a lot of help

  • Jun 26, 2019

    Dr Roberts is a great doctor. He listens to my questions and responds to all my questions.

  • Jun 19, 2019

    Very personable and listens to all concerns I had

  • Jun 12, 2019

    Dr. Roberts is patient and knowledgeable. I appreciate that he always allows plenty of time for us to ask questions.

  • May 18, 2019

    Dr. Roberts can explain very complex issues with my child's health care in a way that my wife and I can understand them which I would believe makes him genius scale. When other doctors we've been to could not accurately describe to us what is happening or they described to us what is happening with our child, but not in a way that we can understand them. Dr. Roberts puts it in a way that we can understand what my son is going through.

  • May 17, 2019

    He makes my daughter feel at ease as soon as he enters the room. He engages her in conversation and makes her feel special. He is very thorough and listens and takes his time.

  • Mar 14, 2019

    Always enjoy Dr Roberts and his knowledge. He is very understanding and seems to take the time needed to ensure you leave with out any questions.

  • Mar 14, 2019

    He was excellent! Dr Roberts took the time to understand our son [Name] and then explain his medical situation to us in a proactive, caring and compassionate way. He went above and beyond....

  • Mar 03, 2019

    He’s always so good to [Name], She can be a little wild but he is calm with her and actually cares.

  • Feb 05, 2019

    Dr. Colin Roberts has always provided considerate, caring, and knowledgeable care when it comes to taking care of our son. So he is awesome.

  • Feb 04, 2019

    I felt really good about our provider he was attentive and answered all my questions. Great doctor!

  • Jan 31, 2019

    Very helpful and informative as usual.

  • Nov 29, 2018

    Dr. Colin Roberts has been my daughter's neurologist since she was 5, she is now 22, he is the best. I trust him 150%

  • Nov 15, 2018

    Colin Roberts is really amazing doctor, always takes time to make sure that we understand everything that's going on in terms of the medication and next steps, if you have any questions that we might have and obviously it's really great with our son. I would definitely 100% recommend him to anyone that needs specialty.

  • Nov 14, 2018

    Dr Roberts is amazing and very caring in regards to all aspects of our child's care. He listens and communicates complicated information in a way we can understand. Dr Roberts staff is incredible--Peggy, Evan, Ellen (all the nursing staff), and the schedulers Hannah and Colin go above and beyond to help us.

  • Oct 03, 2018

    We have been seeing Dr Roberts for almost 8-9 years . Very professional, easily approachable and kind - explains everything in detail - we are very fortunate to have such a wonderful compassionate neurologist

  • Sep 12, 2018

    We always get good care there. I so appreciate all of you. [Name] is always happy when he gets there. Thank you for all your work.

  • Aug 10, 2018

    Dr. Robert is always consistent and exceeds expectations. He is warm, he is professional, he is extremely knowledgeable. My daughter and I both love him and his team. We have never had a better neuro team, and we've been a lot places across the US. I would highly recommend him.

  • Aug 10, 2018

    I have the most upmost respect for Dr. Colin Roberts. He has been a joy to work with. My daughter loves him. He is so caring. I am so blessed and thankful to have him as a provider. He's not only educated, he has a bedside manner that is absolutely wonderful. I would recommend him to any loved one or stranger that is suffering from epilepsy. He's great. Thank you.

  • Aug 08, 2018

    The Doctor was amazing. He spoke to us and explained everything step by step and was VERY understanding.

  • Jul 31, 2018

    The doctor gave us an hour of his time approximately I've never had a doctor give us an hour before. We were very impressed. The entire facility was focused and friendly. He listened to the patient at the age of 17 rather than just the parents. We will definitely be recommending this doctor and this facility.

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