Dr. Kirkwood Adams MD Cardiologist

Dr. Kirkwood Adams is a cardiologist in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. He is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Duke University Hospital and University of North Carolina Hospitals. He received his medical degree from University of North Carolina School of Medicine and has been in practice for 38 years. He is one of 219 doctors at Duke University Hospital and one of 19 at University of North Carolina Hospitals who specialize in Cardiovascular Disease.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Cardiologist: General Cardiology

Hospital Affiliation

Duke University Hospital
Ranked #6 in Cardiology & Heart Surgery

University of North Carolina Hospitals
High performing in Cardiology & Heart Surgery

Education & Medical Training

University of North Carolina Hospitals
Residency, Internal Medicine, 1976 - 1977

University of North Carolina Hospitals
Residency, Internal Medicine, 1978 - 1979

University of North Carolina Hospitals
Residency, Internal Medicine, 1979 - 1980

University of North Carolina Hospitals
Fellowship, Cardiovascular Disease, 1980 - 1982

University of North Carolina School of Medicine
Class of 1976

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Family Medicine
Certified in Family Medicine

American Board of Family Medicine
Certified in Sports Medicine

AZ State Medical License
Active through 2014

Awards, Honors & Recognition

Meaningful Use Stage 1 Certification, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Publications & Presentations

Site selection in global clinical trials in patients hospitalized for heart failure: perceived problems and potential solutions.
Gheorghiade, M.,Vaduganathan, M.,Greene, S. J.,Mentz, R. J.,Adams, K. F.,Anker, S. D.,Arnold, M.,Baschiera, F.,Cleland, J. G.,Cotter, G.,Fonarow, G. C.,Giordano, C.,Metra, M.,Misselwitz, F.,Mühlhofer, E.,Nodari, S.,Frank Peacock, W.,Pieske, B. M.,Sabbah, H. N.,Sato, N.,Shah, M. R.,Stockbridge, N. L.,Teerlink, J. R.,van Veldhuisen, D. J.,Zalewski, A.,Zannad, F.,Butler, J.

A perspective on re-evaluating digoxin's role in the current management of patients with chronic systolic heart failure: targeting serum concentration to reduce hospitalization and improve safety profile.
Adams, K. F.,Ghali, J. K.,Herbert Patterson, J.,Stough, W. G.,Butler, J.,Bauman, J. L.,Ventura, H. O.,Sabbah, H.,Mackowiak, J. I.,van Veldhuisen, D. J.

Biomarker Guided Therapy for Heart Failure: Focus on Natriuretic Peptides.
Pruett, A. E.,Lee, A. K.,Patterson, J. H.,Schwartz, T. A.,Glotzer, J. M.,Adams, K. F.

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Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS North Carolina BlueOptions PPO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Lifewise Health Plan of Oregon
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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