Leadership and Key Members

John Adams, M.D.

John Adams, M.D.

Vice Chair of Research, Orthopaedic Surgery

John S. Adams, M.D. is Professor and Vice Chair for Research in the UCLA/Orthopaedic Hospital Department of Orthopaedic Surgery in the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He is co-appointed as Professor in the Department of Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology in the UCLA College of Arts and Letters. Dr. Adams is Director of the Orthopaedic Hospital Research Center, where he is charged with building an interschool (the UCLA College and Schools of Medicine, Dentistry and Engineering), multidisciplinary program of training and research in developmental and regenerative musculoskeletal medicine.

His bench-to-bedside (translational) and clinical research efforts in the area of vitamin D have been continuously funded by the NIH for the last 30 years. Dr. Adams has extended his translational research endeavors to the development of a chimeric therapeutic of mesenchymal stem cells (exogenous and endogenous) and a biodegradable scaffold embedded with bone and cartilage cell morphogens in the treatment of human fragility fractures.