University of Toronto
Clinical, Paediatrics

The Hospital for Sick Children
Room 8267 Black Wing
555 University Ave.
Toronto ON M5G 1X8


Dr. Roberts was educated at Bryn Mawr College and at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine where she obtained her M.D. degree in 1973. Her postgraduate training included training in hepatology with Dame Sheila Sherlock at the Royal Free Hospital in London, UK, and research training relating to hepatic pathophysiology and pharmacology in Toronto at the Addiction Research Foundation, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and the Hospital for Sick Children Research Institute.

She joined the staff of the Hospital for Sick Children and its Research Institute in 1984, where she has focused on paediatric hepatology. She has been president of the Canadian Association for the Study of the Liver, chairman of the Medical Advisory Committee of the Canadian Liver Foundation, and is currently past-chairman of the Board of the Canadian Liver Foundation. She served on the Executive Council of the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, and on the Practice Guidelines Committee of American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases. 

Her clinical research interests include a broad spectrum of pediatric liver disorders including paediatric hepatitis B and hepatitis C. She conducted a general look-back study of transfusion-related hepatitis C in children in 1996 and thus has established one of the largest paediatric hepatitis C clinics in Canada. She has examined the natural history and problems relating to treatment in these paediatric patients. She was the principal clinician-researcher on the research team which identified the gene abnormal in Wilson disease. 

Dr. Roberts received the University of Toronto Department of Paediatrics Subspecialty Teaching Award in 2000 (inaugural recipient) and the Richard Rowe Award for Clinical Excellence in Paediatric Medical Care in 2003. She is an elected member of the International Liver Study Group. She has written and lectured extensively on paediatric liver disease.


Pediatric hepatology, pharmacology and toxicology; Medicine;