Physician Highlight:
Sidney C. Roberts, III, M.D.

Born in Knoxville, TN, Sid Roberts attended Webb School of Knoxville before pursuing a medical degree from the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center in Memphis. Dr. Roberts’ father, and Endodontist, encouraged Sid to explore the sciences which ultimately led to his pursuit of medicine.

Dr. Roberts moved to Washington, DC, where he attended Georgetown, with the intent of becoming a pediatrician. During his studies, he encountered a pediatric radiologist who changed the course of his future. Dr. Leftridge was a compassionate and highly involved radiologist. “He was my role model and one of the most influential men in my career,” explained Dr. Roberts. After one year, Dr. Roberts officially switched his field of study to radiology.

He completed his residency at George Washington University and Fellowship at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC. When asked why he chose to specialize in pediatric radiology, Dr. Roberts explains, “Using my knowledge and skills to help children has always been my goal. Radiology allows me to be involved in patient care as well as enjoy the magic of body imaging.” Dr. Roberts admits that keeping up with changes in medicine makes his role challenging. He adds, “I like the variety and unending changes in technology. I love the ability to move from puzzle to puzzle throughout my day.”

Dr. Roberts was pleased to return to his hometown and join the Vista Radiology group. In his spare time, he enjoys riding bikes, hiking, and being outdoors with his wife and children.


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