Jesse Lorin Roberts, MD, MS

"My greatest professional joy is partnering with patients to bring back their health and to restore their physical functioning. I enjoy finding out what makes life meaningful for patients and coming up with creative solutions so they can resume those activities."

  • Biography

    Jesse Roberts, MD is a Pediatric Orthopedic Oncology Surgeon at Seattle Children's Hospital. Additionally, he is an Attending Physician at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center and the University of Washington School of Medicine Department of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine.

    Dr. Roberts earned his medical degree from the New York Medical College in Valhalla, NY. He completed his surgical internship and orthopaedic surgery residency at the University of Colorado, followed by Sarcoma Advanced Research and Clinical Fellowship at UC Davis with Dr. Lor Randall.

    Dr. Roberts specializes in the diagnosis and surgical treatment of sarcomas and benign bone tumors in pediatric patients as well as adult patients. Sarcomas are a form of cancer that affects bones and soft tissue, such as muscles and tendons. His expertise includes performing joint reconstructions and managing the musculoskeletal complications of cancer treatment. In addition to working with patients, Dr. Roberts is also interested in how telemedicine and advanced technology (wearable devices, for example) can be used to help people recover from surgery more quickly and thoroughly.

    Dr. Roberts research interests include exploring the role of novel technology in orthopedic surgery and understanding the factors that lead patients to choose a particular surgery when there are multiple options.

    Outside of the hospital, he enjoys spending time with his wife and kids, playing lacrosse, hiking, mountain biking and exploring Seattle and the Pacific Northwest.

  • Patient Testimonials

    • Brendan Ellensburg Washington 03.18.24

      Dr. Jesse Roberts reset our daughters broken arm. He is the most professional doctor I’ve ever encountered. He was over qualified for her surgery, but took it very seriously, and make us feel so much better about the outcome. My wife and I are glad our daughter was in his hands. Thank you Dr.Roberts

  • Publications

    Other Publications

    • Perez Bakovic GR, Roberts JL, Colford B, Joyce M, Servoss SL
      Peptoid microsphere coatings: The effects of helicity, temperature, pH, and ionic strength.
      31009076 Biopolymers, 2019 June : 110(6)e23283
    • Baldini T, Roberts J, Hao J, Hunt K, Dayton M, Hogan C
      Medial Compartment Decompression by Proximal Fibular Osteotomy: A Biomechanical Cadaver Study.
      29708573 Orthopedics, 2018 Jul 1 : 41(4)e496-e501
    • Spruiell MD, Searns JB, Heare TC, Roberts JL, Wylie E, Pyle L, Donaldson N, Stewart JR, Heizer H, Reese J, Scott HF, Pearce K, Anderson CJ, Erickson M, Parker SK
      Clinical Care Guideline for Improving Pediatric Acute Musculoskeletal Infection Outcomes.
      28419275 Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society, 2017 Sep 1 : 6(3)e86-e93
    • Wilde P, Morgan E, Roberts J, Schpok A, Wilson T
      Relationship between funding sources and outcomes of obesity-related research.
      22583858 Physiology & behavior, 2012 Aug 20 : 107(1)172-5


Board Certification(s)

Orthopaedic Surgery

Medical/Professional School

New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY


University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, CO
University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, CO


Uc Davis School Of Medicine, Sacramento, CA
University of CA Davis Medical Center-Orthopedic S, Sacramento, CA