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Adewole “Ade” Adamson, MD, MPP


Harvard Medical School, MD, Medicine

Harvard Kennedy School, MPP, Health Policy


Internship, Internal Medicine, Mount Sinai Hospital

Residency, Dermatology, The University of Texas Southerwestern Medical Center

Care Information

Clinical Biography

Adewole “Ade” Adamson, MD, MPP, is a board-certified dermatologist in UT Health Austin’s Dermatology Clinic. He specializes in caring for patients at high risk for melanoma skin cancer, such as those with many moles (particularly atypical moles) or a personal and/or family history of melanoma. Additionally, Dr. Adamson is an assistant professor in the Dell Medical School Department of Internal Medicine (Division of Dermatology).

Dr. Adamson earned his medical degree with honors from Harvard Medical School. He completed an internship in internal medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital and a residency in dermatology at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, where he was recognized with awards for his professionalism, leadership, and community service work. While in medical school he spent a year conducting basic science research in immunology at the National Institutes of Health and later earned his master’s in public policy from Harvard Kennedy School, where he was a Zuckerman fellow in the Center for Public Leadership.

Dr. Adamson is an active clinical and health services researcher with a special interest in understanding how to improve the quality of care delivered to dermatology patients, particularly those with melanoma. His research has been supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Dermatology Foundation, Meredith’s Mission for Melanoma, and the Brown Skin Too Foundation.


  • Melanoma
  • Pigmented lesions
  • Skin cancer

Board Certification

  • American Academy of Dermatology

Awards & Honors

  • Barbara Jordan Health Policy Scholar, Kaiser Family Foundation
  • Outstanding Investigator Award, Dell Medical School Department of Internal Medicine
  • Residency Leadership Award, The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
  • Zuckerman Fellowship, Harvard Kennedy School
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