About Adewole S. Adamson, MD
Dr. Adewole (Ade) Adamson is a board certified dermatologist and assistant professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at Dell Medical School at the University of Texas at Austin. He is interested in improving the quality of care delivered to dermatology patients particularly those with skin cancer. Dr. Adamson's work involves understanding patterns of health care utilization including overuse and underuse in dermatology. More specifically, he is interested in how effectively and efficiently the health care system delivers care to patients with skin cancer, the most common type of cancer in the United States. He is also passionate about health care disparities, access to specialty health care, and health care costs. He speaks nationally about health care quality, value, and the application of evidence based medicine within dermatology. Dr. Adamson is a proud graduate of Morehouse College where he received a BS in Biology and French. He later earned an MD with honors at Harvard Medical School as part of the Health Sciences and Technology Program with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. While in medical school he spent a year conducting basic science research in immunology at the National Institutes of Health and later earned a Master in Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School as a Zuckerman Fellow in the Center for Public Leadership. He completed his internship in internal medicine at The Mount Sinai Hospital followed by residency training in dermatology at the University of Texas Southwestern in Dallas, TX, where he was recognized with awards for his professionalism, leadership and community service work. When not participating in pick up soccer or ice hockey, he can be found lecturing/blogging/tweeting about evidence based medicine, health care costs, and race in medicine.