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Drucilla Jane Roberts, M.D.

TitleAssociate Professor of Pathology
InstitutionMassachusetts General Hospital
DepartmentPathology
AddressMassachusetts General Hospital
Pathology
55 Fruit St
Boston MA 02114
Phone617/724-1415
Fax617/726-7474

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  1. Roberts DJ. New hope for prevention of preterm delivery. Am J Pathol. 2013 Aug; 183(2):330-2.
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  2. Roberts DJ. Perinatal pathology: practice suggestions for limited-resource settings. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2013 Jun; 137(6):775-81.
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  3. Roberts DJ. Pathology: functionality in resource-poor settings. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2013 Jun; 137(6):748-51.
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  4. Getahun BS, Yeshi MM, Roberts DJ. Case records of the Massachusetts General Hospital: Case 34-2012: a 27-year-old woman in Ethiopia with severe pain, bleeding, and shock during labor. N Engl J Med. 2012 Nov 8; 367(19):1839-45.
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  5. Beauharnais CC, Roberts DJ, Wexler DJ. High rate of placental infarcts in type 2 compared with type 1 diabetes. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2012 Jul; 97(7):E1160-4.
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  6. Roberts DJ, Celi AC, Riley LE, Onderdonk AB, Boyd TK, Johnson LC, Lieberman E. Acute histologic chorioamnionitis at term: nearly always noninfectious. PLoS One. 2012; 7(3):e31819.
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  7. Shapiro RL, Souda S, Parekh N, Binda K, Kayembe M, Lockman S, Svab P, Babitseng O, Powis K, Jimbo W, Creek T, Makhema J, Essex M, Roberts DJ. High prevalence of hypertension and placental insufficiency, but no in utero HIV transmission, among women on HAART with stillbirths in Botswana. PLoS One. 2012; 7(2):e31580.
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  8. Barth WH, Kwolek CJ, Abrams JL, Ecker JL, Roberts DJ. Case records of the Massachusetts General Hospital. Case 23-2011. A 40-year-old pregnant woman with placenta accreta who declined blood products. N Engl J Med. 2011 Jul 28; 365(4):359-66.
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  9. Tanwar PS, Zhang L, Kaneko-Tarui T, Curley MD, Taketo MM, Rani P, Roberts DJ, Teixeira JM. Mammalian target of rapamycin is a therapeutic target for murine ovarian endometrioid adenocarcinomas with dysregulated Wnt/ß-catenin and PTEN. PLoS One. 2011; 6(6):e20715.
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  10. Chiang S, Fazlollahi L, Nguyen A, Betensky RA, Roberts DJ, Iafrate AJ. Diagnosis of hydatidiform moles by polymorphic deletion probe fluorescence in situ hybridization. J Mol Diagn. 2011 Jul; 13(4):406-15.
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  11. Riley LE, Celi AC, Onderdonk AB, Roberts DJ, Johnson LC, Tsen LC, Leffert L, Pian-Smith MC, Heffner LJ, Haas ST, Lieberman ES. Association of epidural-related fever and noninfectious inflammation in term labor. Obstet Gynecol. 2011 Mar; 117(3):588-95.
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  12. Tanwar PS, Zhang L, Roberts DJ, Teixeira JM. Stromal deletion of the APC tumor suppressor in mice triggers development of endometrial cancer. Cancer Res. 2011 Mar 1; 71(5):1584-96.
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  13. Bloom SL, Uppot R, Roberts DJ. Case records of the Massachusetts General Hospital. Case 32-2010. A pregnant woman with abdominal pain and fluid in the peritoneal cavity. N Engl J Med. 2010 Oct 21; 363(17):1657-65.
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  14. Curley MD, Therrien VA, Cummings CL, Sergent PA, Koulouris CR, Friel AM, Roberts DJ, Seiden MV, Scadden DT, Rueda BR, Foster R. CD133 expression defines a tumor initiating cell population in primary human ovarian cancer. Stem Cells. 2009 Dec; 27(12):2875-83.
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  15. Bu L, Jiang X, Martin-Puig S, Caron L, Zhu S, Shao Y, Roberts DJ, Huang PL, Domian IJ, Chien KR. Human ISL1 heart progenitors generate diverse multipotent cardiovascular cell lineages. Nature. 2009 Jul 2; 460(7251):113-7.
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  16. Lockwood CJ, Nadel AS, King ME, Roberts DJ. Case records of the Massachusetts General Hospital. Case 16-2009. A 32-year-old pregnant woman with an abnormal fetal ultrasound study. N Engl J Med. 2009 May 21; 360(21):2225-35.
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  17. Gundogan F, Bianchi DW, Scherjon SA, Roberts DJ. Placental pathology in egg donor pregnancies. Fertil Steril. 2010 Feb; 93(2):397-404.
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  18. Hecht JL, Allred EN, Kliman HJ, Zambrano E, Doss BJ, Husain A, Pflueger SM, Chang CH, Livasy CA, Roberts D, Bhan I, Ross DW, Senagore PK, Leviton A. Histological characteristics of singleton placentas delivered before the 28th week of gestation. Pathology. 2008 Jun; 40(4):372-6.
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  19. Redline RW, Sagar P, King ME, Krishnamoorthy KS, Grabowski EF, Roberts DJ. Case records of the Massachusetts General Hospital. Case 12-2008. A newborn infant with intermittent apnea and seizures. N Engl J Med. 2008 Apr 17; 358(16):1713-23.
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  20. Roberts DJ. Placental pathology, a survival guide. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2008 Apr; 132(4):641-51.
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  21. Zhang L, Kanda Y, Roberts DJ, Ecker JL, Losel R, Wehling M, Peluso JJ, Pru JK. Expression of progesterone receptor membrane component 1 and its partner serpine 1 mRNA binding protein in uterine and placental tissues of the mouse and human. Mol Cell Endocrinol. 2008 Jun 11; 287(1-2):81-9.
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  22. Loscertales M, Mikels AJ, Hu JK, Donahoe PK, Roberts DJ. Chick pulmonary Wnt5a directs airway and vascular tubulogenesis. Development. 2008 Apr; 135(7):1365-76.
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  23. Gibbs RS, Roberts DJ. Case records of the Massachusetts General Hospital. Case 27-2007. A 30-year-old pregnant woman with intrauterine fetal death. N Engl J Med. 2007 Aug 30; 357(9):918-25.
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  24. Raspollini MR, Oliva E, Roberts DJ. Placental histopathologic features in patients with thrombophilic mutations. J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2007 Feb; 20(2):113-23.
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  25. Venkatesha S, Toporsian M, Lam C, Hanai J, Mammoto T, Kim YM, Bdolah Y, Lim KH, Yuan HT, Libermann TA, Stillman IE, Roberts D, D'Amore PA, Epstein FH, Sellke FW, Romero R, Sukhatme VP, Letarte M, Karumanchi SA. Soluble endoglin contributes to the pathogenesis of preeclampsia. Nat Med. 2006 Jun; 12(6):642-9.
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  26. Roberts DJ, Oliva E. Clinical significance of placental examination in perinatal medicine. J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2006 May; 19(5):255-64.
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  27. Coon DR, Roberts DJ, Loscertales M, Kradin R. Differential epithelial expression of SHH and FOXF1 in usual and nonspecific interstitial pneumonia. Exp Mol Pathol. 2006 Apr; 80(2):119-23.
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  28. De Santa Barbara P, Williams J, Goldstein AM, Doyle AM, Nielsen C, Winfield S, Faure S, Roberts DJ. Bone morphogenetic protein signaling pathway plays multiple roles during gastrointestinal tract development. Dev Dyn. 2005 Oct; 234(2):312-22.
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  29. Goldstein AM, Brewer KC, Doyle AM, Nagy N, Roberts DJ. BMP signaling is necessary for neural crest cell migration and ganglion formation in the enteric nervous system. Mech Dev. 2005 Jun; 122(6):821-33.
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  30. Nielsen CM, Williams J, van den Brink GR, Lauwers GY, Roberts DJ. Hh pathway expression in human gut tissues and in inflammatory gut diseases. Lab Invest. 2004 Dec; 84(12):1631-42.
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  31. Lipton JM, Westra S, Haverty CE, Roberts D, Harris NL. Case records of the Massachusetts General Hospital. Weekly clinicopathological exercises. Case 28-2004. Newborn twins with thrombocytopenia, coagulation defects, and hepatosplenomegaly. N Engl J Med. 2004 Sep 9; 351(11):1120-30.
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  32. Redline RW, Ariel I, Baergen RN, Desa DJ, Kraus FT, Roberts DJ, Sander CM. Fetal vascular obstructive lesions: nosology and reproducibility of placental reaction patterns. Pediatr Dev Pathol. 2004 Sep-Oct; 7(5):443-52.
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  33. Moniot B, Biau S, Faure S, Nielsen CM, Berta P, Roberts DJ, de Santa Barbara P. SOX9 specifies the pyloric sphincter epithelium through mesenchymal-epithelial signals. Development. 2004 Aug; 131(15):3795-804.
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  34. Doyle AM, Roberts DJ, Goldstein AM. Enteric nervous system patterning in the avian hindgut. Dev Dyn. 2004 Mar; 229(3):708-12.
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  35. van den Brink GR, Bleuming SA, Hardwick JC, Schepman BL, Offerhaus GJ, Keller JJ, Nielsen C, Gaffield W, van Deventer SJ, Roberts DJ, Peppelenbosch MP. Indian Hedgehog is an antagonist of Wnt signaling in colonic epithelial cell differentiation. Nat Genet. 2004 Mar; 36(3):277-82.
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  36. Styer AK, Parker HJ, Roberts DJ, Palmer-Toy D, Toth TL, Ecker JL. Placental villitis of unclear etiology during ovum donor in vitro fertilization pregnancy. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2003 Oct; 189(4):1184-6.
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  37. Thayer SP, di Magliano MP, Heiser PW, Nielsen CM, Roberts DJ, Lauwers GY, Qi YP, Gysin S, Fernández-del Castillo C, Yajnik V, Antoniu B, McMahon M, Warshaw AL, Hebrok M. Hedgehog is an early and late mediator of pancreatic cancer tumorigenesis. Nature. 2003 Oct 23; 425(6960):851-6.
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  38. Modlin JF, Grant PE, Makar RS, Roberts DJ, Krishnamoorthy KS. Case records of the Massachusetts General Hospital. Weekly clinicopathological exercises. Case 25-2003. A newborn boy with petechiae and thrombocytopenia. N Engl J Med. 2003 Aug 14; 349(7):691-700.
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  39. de Santa Barbara P, van den Brink GR, Roberts DJ. Molecular etiology of gut malformations and diseases. Am J Med Genet. 2002 Dec 30; 115(4):221-30.
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  40. Pinar H, Stephens M, Singer DB, Boyd TK, Pflueger SM, Gang DL, Roberts DJ, Sung CJ. Triplet placentas: reference values for weights. Pediatr Dev Pathol. 2002 Sep-Oct; 5(5):495-8.
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  41. Roberts D, Schwartz RS. Clotting and hemorrhage in the placenta--a delicate balance. N Engl J Med. 2002 Jul 4; 347(1):57-9.
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  42. Faure S, de Santa Barbara P, Roberts DJ, Whitman M. Endogenous patterns of BMP signaling during early chick development. Dev Biol. 2002 Apr 1; 244(1):44-65.
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  43. de Santa Barbara P, Roberts DJ. Tail gut endoderm and gut/genitourinary/tail development: a new tissue-specific role for Hoxa13. Development. 2002 Feb; 129(3):551-61.
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  44. Roberts DJ. Molecular mechanisms of development of the gastrointestinal tract. Dev Dyn. 2000 Oct; 219(2):109-20.
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  45. Roberts DJ, Smith DM, Goff DJ, Tabin CJ. Epithelial-mesenchymal signaling during the regionalization of the chick gut. Development. 1998 Aug; 125(15):2791-801.
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