Dr. Lewis R. Roberts is the Peter and Frances Georgeson Professor in Gastroenterology Cancer Research and a Consultant in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at the Mayo Clinic, where he is Director of the Hepatobiliary Neoplasia Clinic, Co-Chair of the Hepatobiliary Cancer Disease Group of Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Co-Principal Investigator of the Mayo Specialized Program of Research Excellence (SPORE) in Hepatobiliary Cancers, Associate Director of Pre-Doctoral Programs in the Center for Clinical and Translational Sciences, and Director for Research at Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine. Dr. Roberts earned his medical degree from the University of Ghana Medical School, a PhD in Physiology and Biophysics from The University of Iowa, and completed postgraduate training in Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology and Hepatology, and Cancer Genetics at Mayo Clinic.
Dr. Roberts clinical practice is focused on liver and biliary cancers. His research includes studies of the mechanisms of liver and biliary carcinogenesis; biomarkers to improve the diagnosis of liver, bile duct and pancreas cancers; and prevention, diagnosis and treatment of hepatitis and liver cancer. His research has been funded by NIH, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the AGA Foundation, and The Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation. He has authored over 300 publications.
Dr. Roberts currently serves as Deputy Editor of Hepatology and is on the Editorial Boards of Liver Cancer and Hepatic Oncology.