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Adewole “Ade” Adamson, M.D., MPP


M.D., Medicine
Harvard Medical School

MPP, Health Policy
Harvard Kennedy School


Internship, Internal Medicine
The Mount Sinai Hospital

Residency, Dermatology
UT Southwestern


Adewole (Ade) Adamson, M.D., MPP, is a board-certified dermatologist and assistant professor in the Department of Internal Medicine. His primary clinical interest is in caring for patients at high risk for melanoma of the skin, such as those with many moles (particularly atypical moles) or a personal and/or family history of melanoma.

Adamson’s research involves understanding patterns of health care utilization including overuse and underuse in dermatology. 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 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.

Adamson is a proud graduate of Morehouse College, where he received a Bachelor of Science in biology and French. He later earned a medical degree 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, where he was recognized with awards for his professionalism, leadership and community service work. After graduation, he spent three years on faculty in the department of dermatology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Professional Affiliations
  • American Academy of Dermatology
  • Society for Investigative Dermatology
  • The American Society for Dermatologic Surgery
  • Texas Dermatological Society
  • American Medical Association
Awards & Honors
  • Outstanding Investigator Award
    Department of Internal Medicine, Dell Medical School, 2019
  • Residency Leadership Award
    UT Southwestern, 2015
  • Resident Humanism & Professionalism Award
    UT Southwestern, 2014, 2015
  • Zuckerman Fellowship
    Harvard Kennedy School, 2009
  • Barbara Jordan Health Policy Scholar
    Kaiser Family Foundation, 2005