John Adams, MD

Director, Orthopaedic Hospital Research Center

Dr. Adams is board certified in internal medicine and endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism. Dr. Adams has focused his research on sterol synthesis and metabolism, vitamin D and steroid hormone action, and osteoporosis. His research has been published in numerous peer-reviewed journals, including Nature, Science, Cell, Endocrinology, Molecular Endocrinology, Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, Journal of of Clinical Investigation, Annals of Internal Medicine and The New England Journal of Medicine. Dr. Adams serves as Associate Editor for the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research and on the editorial board for the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. Dr. Adams is an active member of several professional committees on the national scene. He currently serves on the Skeletal Biology Development and Disease, the Orthopedic Study Section for grant review at the National Institute for Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Diseases of the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Adams received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Kansas and his medical degree from the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He completed his fellowship in endocrinology and internal medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School.



  • Member, Orthopedic Research Society, 2007
  • Member, Association of American Physicians, 2002
  • Member, Western Association of Physicians, 1991
  • Member, American Society of Clinical Investigation, 1990
  • Member, American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1982
  • Member, American Society of Bone and Mineral Research, 1981
  • Member, Endocrine Society, 1980
  • Member, American Federation of Clinical Research, 1979
  • Member, American College of Physicians, 1978
  • Member, Alpha Omega Alpha, 1973