The Department of Anesthesia Welcomes New Chair David C. Adams, M.D.
The Department of Anesthesia welcomed Dr. David Adams to the Chair of the Department of Anesthesia effective January 1, 2021.
Dr. Adams joins us from the Montefiore Medical Center where he served as Vice Chairman for Clinical Operations and ultimately Executive Vice Chairman for the Department of Anesthesiology.
Dr. Adams graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelors with Honors in Physiology. He conducted his medical student education at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. His residency was performed at Columbia University in New York. His professional journey started as at Columbia University (1993 - 1998), Mount Sanai School of Medicine (1998 - 2000), University of Vermont College of Medicine (2000 - 2015) where he also served as Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education (2007 - 2014). From 2015 to 2017, Dr. Adams served as a Professor of the Clinical Scholar Pathway for the University of Vermont. From 2017 to 2020, Dr. Adams served as a Professor of Anesthesiology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine located in the Bronx borough of New York City.
Dr. Adams also served as Director of Neuroanesthesia Clinical Division at Mount Sanai School of Medicine, Residency Training Program Director, Vice Chairman for Education and Research, Interim Chairman and Health Service Leader at the University of Vermont before landing at Albert Einstein College of Medicine / Montefiore Medical Center.
On a personal note, Dr. Adams enjoys spending time and traveling with his wife and kids. The family has traveled to Morocco, Nepal, Vietnam, Peru, India, Argentina, Italy, Spain, France, Germany, Sweden, Lithuania and the United Kingdom. Dr. Adams and his wife have also walked about 350 miles of the 630 miles of the Southwest Coastal Path in England through Devon and Cornwall. Dr. Adams enjoys physical fitness as he bikes and skis at every opportunity.