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William Roberts, MD, MS

FM Bill Roberts




St. John’s Hospital Family Medicine Residency, Director
Sports Medicine Fellowship
Program in Sports Medicine


Ice hockey, marathon injury, heat stroke, youth sports participation


MD, MS, University of Minnesota
University of Minnesota Smiley’s Family Medicine Residency (now UMMC, Fairview, Smiley's)

Bio Summary

Roberts directs the University of Minnesota St. John’s Hospital Family Medicine Residency. He is editor-in-chief of Current Sports Medicine Reports; past president and current foundation president of the American College of Sports Medicine; a charter member of the American Medical Society of Sports Medicine; a founding member of the American Road Race Medical Society; medical director for the Twin Cities Marathon; and chair of the Minnesota State High School League Sports Medical Advisory Committee. Roberts also blogs on RunnersWorld.com.

Contact Information

1414 Maryland Ave E
St. Paul, MN 55106

Recent Publications

Schwartz RS, Merkel Kraus S, Schwartz JG…Roberts WO, et al. Increased coronary artery plaque volume among male marathon runners. Missouri Medicine. 2014;111(2):85-90.

Smith AM, Stuart MJ, Gaz DV, ...Roberts WO. Behavioral modification to reduce concussion in collision sports: ice hockey. Curr Sports Med Rep. 2013;12(6):356-9.

Roberts WO, Stovitz SD. Incidence of sudden cardiac death in Minnesota high school athletes 1993-2012 screened with a standardized pre-participation evaluation. JACC. 2013;62(14):1298-1301. 

Tanghe P, Frascone RJ, Russi C, Salzman J, Kaye K, Roberts WO. Marathon runner prolonged normothermic cardiopulmonary arrest and neurologically intact survival. Current Sports Medicine Reports. 2013;12(3):141-2.

St Clair Gibson A, De Koning JJ, Thompson KG, Roberts WO, Micklewright D, Raglin J, Foster C. Crawling to the finish line: why do endurance runners collapse? Implications for understanding mechanisms underlying pace and fatigue. Sports Med. 2013;43(6):413-24. 


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