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Debra E. Roberts, M.D., Ph.D.

Neurology

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Administrative: (585) 275-9238

Office: (585) 275-9238

Fax: (585) 276-1543

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Biography

Professional Background

Debra Roberts, MD, PhD is Assistant Professor of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Medicine and serves at University of Rochester Medical Center in the NeuroMedical ICU. Dr. Roberts earned a BA with honors in Biological Sciences at the University of Delaware and an MD, PhD at Boston University School of Medicine. Her PhD thesis focused on normal aging of the non-human primate hypothalamus and the effects of orexin on activity cycles in aging. She undertook her clinical training at Washington University in St. Louis, including an internal medicine internship, neurology residency, and neurocritical care fellowship. After completing fellowship, Dr. Roberts joined the NeuroMedical ICU at the University of Rochester.

Dr. Roberts is board certified in Neurology and eligible for subspecialty certification in neurocritical care. She has special interests in quality and process improvement in neurocritical care, as well as prevention of in-hospital complications in critically ill patients.

Credentials

Faculty Appointments

Specialties

  • Neurology - American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Education

2000
BA | University of Delaware
Biological Science

2009
MD PhD | Boston University School of Medicine
Medicine

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/2010 - 06/30/2013
Residency in Neurology at Barnes Jewish Hospital

7/1/2013 - 06/30/2015
Fellowship in Neurology at Washington University in St. Louis/Barnes Jewish Hospital

6/20/2009 - 6/30/2010
Internship in Internal Medicine at Barnes Jewish Hospital

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Awards

2000 - 2009
MD-PhD Deans Scholarship
Sponsor: Boston University
Location: Boston University

1999
Richard M.Johnson, Jr. Memorial Award for outstanding junior in the biologic sciences
Sponsor: University of Delaware
Location: University of Delaware

1999
Charles Peter White Fellowship, monetary award for undergraduate research
Sponsor: University of Delaware
Location: University of Delaware

1998 - 2000
Beta Beta Beta, Biological Honor Society
Sponsor: University of Delaware
Location: University of Delaware

1998 - 2000
Beta Beta Beta, Biological Honor Society, Chapter President
Sponsor: University of Delaware
Location: University of Delaware

1998
Golden Key National Honor Society
Sponsor: University of Delaware
Location: University of Delaware

1998
Science and Enginneering Scholar, monetary award for outstanding junior in the biological sciences
Sponsor: University of Delaware
Location: University of Delaware

1997
First Year Honor's Certificate
Sponsor: University of Delaware
Location: University of Delaware

1997
Alpha Lambda Delta, Freshman Honor Society
Sponsor: University of Delaware
Location: University of Delaware

1996 - 2000
Dean's List
Sponsor: University of Delaware
Location: University of Delaware

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Publications

Journal Articles

4/15/2012
Roberts DE, Killiany RJ, Rosene DL. "Neuron numbers in the hypothalamus of the normal aging rhesus monkey: stability across the adult lifespan and between the sexes." The Journal of comparative neurology.. 2012 Apr 15; 520(6):1181-97.

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