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CURRICULUM VITAE

Jonathan C. Roberts MD
Instructor
Department of Pediatrics
Division of Hematology/Oncology

OFFICE ADDRESS:
MACC Fund Research Center
8701 Watertown Plank Rd
Milwaukee, WI 53226

EDUCATION:
8/2000 - 5/2004 BA - Chemistry and Biology, Greenville College, Greenville, IL
8/2004 - 5/2008 MD, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Springfield, IL

POSTGRADUATE TRAINING AND FELLOWSHIP APPOINTMENTS:
7/2008 - 5/2011 Resident, Pediatrics, University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria/OSF SI. Francis Medical Center, Peoria, IL
7/1/2011 - Present Fellow, Pediatrics, Hematology/Oncology/BMT, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

FACULTY APPOINTMENTS:
7/2008 - 6/2011 Associate, Pediatrics, Universityof Illinois College of Medicine, Peoria, IL
7/1/2011 - Present Instructor, Pediatrics, Hematology/Oncology/BMT, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

RESEARCH ADMINISTRATIVE APPOINTMENTS:
8/2002 - 5/2004 Head Lab Assistant, Biology, Greenville College, Greenville, IL
8/2002 - 5/2004 Chemistry Lab Supervisor, Chemistry, Greenville College, Greenville, IL

SPECIALTY BOARDS AND CERTIFICATION:
Board Certified
Issue DateExpiration
American Board of Pediatrics
2011
None
 
Licensure
Number Issue DateExpiration
Illinois Physician License
7/2010
7/2014
Wisconsin Physician License
6/2011
10/2013
 
AWARDS AND HONORS:
2004 Departmental Honors Thesis in Chemistry, Greenville College
2004 Summa Cum Laude, Greenville College
2005 Mentored Professional Enrichment Experience Scholarship, Southern Illinois University
6/2011 Excellence in Pediatric Research Award, 1st place in contest and presentation of Pediatric Research Project, Pediatric Department Resident Award, University of IL at Peoria/Children’s Hospital of Illinois
6/2011 Pediatric Resident who Exhibited Outstanding Achievement in Pediatric Critical Care, Pediatric Department Resident Award, University of IL at Peoria/Children’s Hospital of Illinois
Outstanding Freshman in Physics Award, Greenville College
Eagle Scout, Boy Scouts of America

MEMBERSHIPS IN HONORARY AND PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES:
2000 - 2004 Beta-Beta-Seta Biology Honors Society
2000 - 2004 Greenville College Honors Society
2008 - 2011 American Academy of Pediatrics (Member)
2011 - Present American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology (Member)
2012 - Present National Hemophilia Foundation (Member)
2012 - Present Hemostasis and Thrombosis Research Society (Associate Member)
2012 - Present American Society of Hematology (Associate Member)

RESEARCH GRANTS/AWARDS/CONTRACTS/PROJECTS:
Active
Non-Peer Review
Title:
Current research project with the objective to determine if factor XIII (FXIIJ) expression/activity is developmentally dependent and relatively deficient in premature very low birth weight (VLBW) infants, and if it is indirectly related to the rate of intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH). Approximately 120 preterm VLBW infants between 23 to 30 weeks gestational age (GA) will have FXIII activity (a and b subunits) measured from umbilical cord blood (UCB) samples obtained at the time of birth, along with additional clotting factors including: activities of Factor (F)I, FII, FV, FYII, FVIII, FIX, FX, FXI, Antithrombin, Protein S, Protein C. Ultrasonography via the anterior fontanelle will be used to screen for IVH at times dependent upon gestational age at birth or clinical instability. Data on co-morbid conditions that may Influence the rate of IVH will be collected. FXIII expression/activity will be correlated with gestational age, the rate of IVH and long-term neurologic outcome.
Source:
University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria, Peoria, IL
Role:
Co-Investigator
PI:
Michael Tarantino, MD
Dates:
3/2009 - Present
 
Prior
Non-Peer Review
Title:
Summer research experience under the SIU School of Medicine Mentored Professional Enrichment Experience program. This research involved the determination of cytokine and Fc-gamma receptor (FCGR) gene polymorphism distribution (specifically IL-4, FCGR3A, and FCGR28) among children with Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (lTP) to identify genetic markers for prediction of treatment response. This was accomplished through evaluating 70 DNA samples from patients with various clinical presentations of ITP and genotyping them for IL-4, FCGR3A, and FCGR2B via PCR methodology. Statistical analysis was then performed to correlate specific genotypes to various clinical outcomes including: chronic vs. acute ITP, drop in hemoglobin, platelet count, and response to treatment. This experience helped lay groundwork for a larger study involving approximately 12 gene polymorphisms (including Fe-gamma receptor and cytokines) in around 90 patients.
Source:
Comprehensive Bleeding Disorders Center, Peoria, IL
Role:
Research Assistant
PI:
Michael Tarantino, MD
Dates:
5/2001 - 8/2001
 
Title:
Research experience during the summers of 2002 and 2003 investigating recombinant factor Vila (RFVlla) and its promotion of adhesion and aggregation of platelets in normal subjects and von Willebrand disease (vWD) patients via the Platelet Function Analyzer (PFA-100TM). This was accomplished through adding RFYlla to control and vWD subject blood, running those and samples without RFVILa through the PFA-100, stopping the PFA-100 at various time points, and viewing the aperture under electron microscopy. Areas of occlusion were then measured and statistical analysis was performed 10 determine the effect of RFYlla on platelet adhesion and aggregation.
Source:
Comprehensive Bleeding Disorders Center, Peoria, IL
Role:
Research Assistant
PI:
Michael Tarantino, MD
Dates:
5/2002 - 8/2003
 
Title:
Summer research experience under the SIU School of Medicine Mentored Professional Enrichment Experience Program. This research involved the determination of cytokine and Fc-gamma receptor (FCGR) gene polymorphism distribution (specifically IL-4, FCGR3A, and FCGR28) among children with Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (lTP) to identify genetic markers for prediction of treatment response. This was accomplished through evaluating 70 DNA samples from patients with various clinical presentations of ITP and genotyping them for IL-4, FCGR3A, and FCGR2B via PCR methodology. Statistical analysis was then performed to correlate specific genotypes to various clinical outcomes including: chronic vs. acute ITP, drop in hemoglobin, platelet count, and response to treatment. This experience helped lay groundwork for a larger study involving approximately 12 gene polymorphisms (including Fe-gamma receptor and cytokines) in around 90 patients.
Source:
Comprehensive Bleeding Disorders Center, Peoria, lL.
Role:
Research Assistant
PI:
Michael Tarantino, MD
Dates:
5/2005 - 8/2005
 
PEER REVIEWED WORKSHOPS/PRESENTATIONS:
National
1. Risk Factors Associated with Intraventricular Hemorrhage (IVH) in Extremely Premature Neonates, American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology 24th Annual Meeting - Poster Presentation, Baltimore, MD, 4/2011
 
COMMITTEE SERVICE:
Medical College
7/2009 - 6/2011 Member, Board Review Task Force Committee, Developed and organized the board review curriculum for the Pediatrics Residency Program, UICOMP/OSF St. Francis Medical Center
9/2009 - 2/2010 Residency Recruitment Committee, Scheduled and organized residency recruitment for candidates interested in pediatrics residency, UICOMP/OSF St. Francis Medical Center
 
EXTRAMURAL TEACHING (e.g. at Marquette, UWM, etc.):
Community/Lay Public
8/2002 - 5/2004 Greenville College, Instructor for freshman and sophomore level chemistry lab sessions, which included tutoring and grading
 
Medical Student Education
7/2008 - 6/2011 UICOMP/OSF St. Francis Medical Center, Associate in Pediatrics - lecturing and instructing medical students from the University of Illinois Medical School during clerkships and elective rotations
 
COMMUNITY SERVICE ACTIVITIES:
4/2006 - Present Consumer Member, Great Lakes Hemophilia Foundation, Region V-West Executive Council, Peoria, IL - Under the National Hemophilia Program, the council promotes the care of persons with bleeding disorders in the states of Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota and guides the Regional Core Center in addressing the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) priorities. The Medical Directors of each 13 treatment centers and their nurse, social worker, and physical therapy liaisons to the National Working Groups sit on the commit1ee as do consumer members (patients with bleeding disorders). Involves quarterly meetings via telephone conference to discuss pertinent topics, guidelines, and recommendations.
8/2006 - 5/2008 Mentor, American Cancer Society Special Friends Program, Springfield, IL - The Special Friends program through the American Cancer Society allows medical students the opportunity to mentor pediatric cancer patients outside of hospital visits in a mentoring relationship. Involved monthly group meetings and individual mentoring activities with patients and family to provide encouragement and support.
3/2007 - Present Hemophilia Foundation of Illinois, Springfield, IL, Legislative Advocate - Involved lobbying stale senators and representatives for their support of the reinstitution of the Hemophilia Advisory Committee. This committee assures that state resources administered under the Hemophilia Care Act are used effectively, and gives the Illinois bleeding disorder community a voice in the development of public policy initiatives. Will continue to take part as a Legislative Advocate as other issues arise.


BIBLIOGRAPHY
Abstracts
1. Tarantino MD, Roberts JC, Weber LC, Coughey RC. Recombinant FVIIa promotes adhesion and aggregation of platelets in normal subjects and von Willebrand disease patients as measured in the PFA-100. J Thromb Haemost. 2003 Jul;1(Suppl.1):1819.
2. Tarantino MD, Roberts JC, Weber LC, Coughey RC. Recombinant factor VIIa (RFVIIA)promotes platelet accumulation in the PFA-100TM. Blood (ASH Annual Meeting Abstracts). 2002 Dec;100(Suppl):107b.
3. Roberts JC, Javed JM, Hocker J, Wang H, Tarantino M. Risk Factors Associated with Intraventricular Hemorrhage (IVH) in Extremely Premature Neonates. Pediatric Blood & Cancer. 2011 June;56(6):918.