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Samuel B. Adams Jr., MD, named Associate Program Director for the Duke Orthopaedics Residency Program

Education and Training

We are pleased to announce that Sam Adams has been named the Associate Program Director for our residency program. In this role, he will work with our Program Director on all aspects of residency training.

This is a much needed addition to our education team, and will replace the position that Brian held prior to Bill Hardaker's untimely passing. In addition, it will bring our residency leadership back to its full complement, addressing issues that have surfaced as a result of the team being overcommitted.

Sam attended medical school at Jefferson, and completed his residency here at Duke. Following a fellowship in Foot and Ankle Surgery at Union Memorial Hospital in Maryland, he returned to Duke as faculty. He has distinguished himself as a clinician, surgeon, educator, researcher, and innovator and has received extremely high-quality ratings from both trainees and his patients. In addition to his clinical work and innovative procedures, Sam has an active, independent research program investigating the function of proteins produced in osteoarthritis, especially as they pertain to the regulation of pain and depression. 

We would like to thank the search committee that selected Sam, as they did a stellar job: Fraser Leversedge, Brian Brigman, David Turner, Lou DeFrate, John McCall, Wendy Thompson, Travis Dekker, Kendall Bradley, Jocelyn Wittstein, and Melissa Erickson.