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photo David J. McAdams, MD, MS, SFHM, FACP

General Internal Medicine

Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine

Medical Director of Perioperative Evaluation Clinic


Phone: 412-692-4882

Office: UPMC Montefiore
200 Lothrop Street, 933 West MUH
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: 412-692-4882
Fax: 412-692-4555
Education and Training
BS Neuroscience, University of Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh, PA), 1993
MS Physiology, Georgetown University (Washington, D.C.), 1994
MD, Georgetown University (Washington, D.C.), 1998
Internal Medicine Residency, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (Pittsburgh, PA), 2001
Research Interest
Dr. McAdams' research interest include hospital quality improvement and patient safety and developing tools for billing and hospital length of stay.

Recent Presentations:

Clarifying Altered Mental Status: A Black, White, or Grey Matter? Poster. Society of General Medicine 39th Annual Meeting, April 2016. Authors: S Kola, S Sheth, J Rocco, A Kohli, DJ McAdams

Implementation of a Pay-for-Performance Structure for Hospitalist-Let Quality Improvement Projects. Poster. Society for Medicine Annual Meeting, 2016. Authors: F Jovin, WL Levin, A Puri, J Vu, DJ McAdams, W Romeo, K Feterik

Seeing Red Everywhere: Amyloidosis Associated Gastrointestinal Bleeding in a Patient with Multiple Myeloma. Poster. Society of Hospital Medicine Annual Meeting. Authors: W Chang, B Ren, DJ McAdams
Clinical Interest
Dr. McAdams is a Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine and senior Hospitalist in the Division of General Internal Medicine, Section of Hospital Medicine. He earned both an masters in Physiology and an MD at Georgetown University before completing his internal medicine residency at UPMC. Dr. McAdams joined the University of Pittsburgh faculty in 2001 and has served in a number of roles, including Director of Intermediate Service, Director of the Medical Stepdown Unit, Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Officer, Director of Hospitalist Fellowship, Director of Medical Consult Service, and Director of the Preoperative Evaluation Clinic. His areas of active interest include adult hospital medicine, curriculum development, hospital quality improvement, patient safety, and the development of tools for billing and length of stay. He is also active in UPMC internal medicine residency program, conducting several lectures each year.
Educational Interest
Dr. McAdams' educational interests include teaching and development of teaching lectures for medical students and residents as well as development and management of the hospitalist and fellowship programs at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital.
Selected Publications:
Hashash JG, Tackett SA, McAdams DJ. Digital ischemic necrosis caused by pegylated interferon in a patient with hepatitis C. World Journal of Gastrointestinal Pharmacology and Therapeutics. 2011; 2: 6-8.
McAdams, DJ. Acute Hospital Medicine and the Rapid Response System. In: Textbook of Rapid Response Systems: Concept and Implementation. 2011; 47-54.
McAdams, DJ. Syncope: Review Questions. Hospital Physician. 2006; 42(3): 39-40.
Kapoor, WN, McAdams, DJ. Syncope. In: Hospital Medicine, 2nd ed. 2005; 423-430.
McAdams, DJ. Acute Medicine as a Specialty. In: Medical Emergency Teams: A Manual for Implementation and Outcome. 2005; 49-54.
McAdams, DJ. Heparin-Induced Thrombocytopenia: Review Questions. Hospital Physician. 2003; 39(12): 33-34.
Notable Achievements
Patient Experience Champion of the Month, University of Pittsburgh Division of General Internal Medicine, 2019
Senior Fellow in Hospital Medicine (SFHM), 2010
Fellow in Hospital Medicine (FHM), 2009
Faculty Recognition Award and Golden Apple Nominee, 2006
President’s Award for Innovation, UPMC, 2004
Outstanding Teaching Attending Award, UPMC, 2003