David H Adams, MD
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PROFESSOR AND SYSTEM CHAIR | Cardiovascular Surgery
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Cardiovascular Surgery (Heart Surgery)
Research Topics
Cardiovascular, Mitral Valve Repair
Dr. Adams’ major research interests include:
  • Outcomes related to mitral valve repair
  • Strategies in complex mitral valve repair
  • Transcatheter valve replacement

MD, Duke University School of Medicine

Residency, Surgery (General Surgery), Brigham & Womens Hospital

Residency, Surgery (General Surgery), Brigham & Womens Hospital

Fellowship, Pathology, Harvard Medical School

Fellowship, Thoracic Surgery (Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery), Brigham & Womens Hospital


American Board of Thoracic Surgery


Mitral Valve Repair Reference Center Award Program (2020-2022)

American Heart Association and the Mitral Foundation


Best Doctors (2002 - 2021)

New York Magazine


Award for Achievement in Cardiovascular Science and Medicine

American Heart Association


Top 100 Minimally Invasive Surgeons

New York Magazine


Marie-Josee and Henry R. Kravis Endowed Professor of Cardiovascular Surgery

Mount Sinai School of Medicine


Best Oral Presentation, Internation Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery


Honorary Professor of Surgery

Capital University of Medical Sciences Beijing


Alton Ochsner Research Scholar

The American Association of Thoracic Surgergy


National Research Service Award

National Institute of Health


Paul Dudley White Research Fellowship

American Heart Association


Alpha Omega Alpha


International College of Surgeons Scholarship

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