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 (120 Ratings, 17 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 (120 Ratings, 17 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

  • 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

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