Brock William Adams, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.7 out of 5 (271 reviews)

Specialities: Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedic Oncology

Languages: English

(202) 877-8959

About me

Dr. Brock Adams is an orthopaedic surgeon with subspecialty training in orthopaedic oncology.  He is a member of the MedStar Orthopaedic Institute and performs surgery at MedStar Washington Hospital Center and MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. He focuses on the treatment of bone and soft-tissue tumors, both benign and malignant.  He is trained in limb-sparing surgery and also has interests in the treatment of metastatic disease to the bone, musculoskeletal infections, and complex limb reconstruction.  He treats both children and adults.
Dr. Adams completed his medical degree at the Medical College of Wisconsin and his residency training at the State University of New York Health Science Center at Brooklyn. His fellowship training was completed at MedStar Washington Hospital Center.
In addition to clinical practice, Dr. Adams also participates in multiple areas of research within the fields of orthopaedics and orthopaedic oncology.  He and his family live in Washington, D.C.

Clinical areas of focus

  • Bone Cancer Surgery
  • Bone Sarcoma
  • Brown Tumor
  • Ewings Sarcoma
  • Metastatic Bone Disease
  • Pathological Fracture
  • Skeletal Metastasis
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Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Adamantinoma
  • Benign Neoplasm Bone
  • Bone Cyst
  • Bone Mass
  • Bone Sarcoma
  • Bone Tumor
  • Brown Tumor
  • Chondroma
  • Chondromyxoid Fibroma
  • Chondrosarcoma
  • Chordoma
  • Ewings Sarcoma
  • Fibrosarcoma
  • Fibrous Cortical Defect
  • Fibrous Dysplasia
  • Giant Cell Tumor Of The Bone
  • Histiocytosis Of Bone
  • Lipomas
  • Malignant Fibrous Histiocytoma Mfh
  • Malignant Lymphomas Of Bone
  • Metastatic Bone Disease
  • Multiple Enchondromatosis
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Musculoskeletal Tumor
  • Non Ossifying Fibroma
  • Osteoblastoma
  • Osteochondroma
  • Osteoid Osteoma
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Fracture
  • Rhabdomyosarcoma
  • Sarcoma
  • Skeletal Metastasis
  • Spine Mets
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Procedures I perform

  • Biopsy Of Mass
  • Bone Allograft
  • Bone Autograft
  • Bone Cancer Surgery
  • Cancer Surgery
  • Joint Replacement And Reconstructive Surgery
  • Limb Sparing Surgery
  • Radiofrequency Ablation Of Metastatic Spine Tumors
  • Skeletal Reconstruction
  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Total Knee Replacement
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Practice locations

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110 Irving Street Northwest
Ci 2173
Washington, DC, 20010

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3800 Reservoir Road Northwest
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Washington, DC, 20007

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12158 Central Avenue
Mitchellville, MD, 20721

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Insurance

MedStar Medical Group accepts most major health insurance plans. If you are uncertain as to whether your individual health insurance plan is accepted at MedStar Medical Group, please call your insurance company.

  • List of insurance plans we accept
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ EPO (Aetna Health Fund) Innovation Health: Network Only Plus
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (POS)
    • Aetna USAccess (POS)
    • Aetna Student Health Insurance
    • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO Plans
    • CFBCBS BlueChoice HMO
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Plus Open Access (POS)
    • CFBCBS Maryland Point of Service Plan (MPOS)
    • CFBCBS Federal Employee Program (Std. & Basic PPO)
    • CFBCBS Maryland Indemnity or PPO
    • CFBCBS (NCA) Indemnity
    • CIGNA HMO & Network (HMO)
    • CIGNA POS/Network POS
    • Great-West Healthcare POS/CIGNA
    • CIGNA Indemnity
    • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
    • Coventry of Delaware HMO/PPO
    • First Health PPO
    • FIRST HEALTH
    • Tricare Prime
    • Tricare Standard
    • Tricare Extra (Indemnity)
    • Tricare for Life (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
    • MedStar Select (MedStar Associates' Plan)
    • MedStar Medicare Choice
    • United Healthcare Select HMO - EPO/NPP
    • United Healthcare Select Plus (POS)
    • United Healthcare Choice Plus
    • United Student Resources
    • M.D. IPA (HMO)
    • M.D. IPA Preferred (POS)
    • Optimum Choice Preferred (POS) & OCI Direct (HMO)
    • Mamsi Life & Health (Indem./PPO)
    • Aetna Worker's Compensation Network
    • Coventry Health Care National Network PPO
    • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
    • United Healthcare Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO, GEHA, Compass Rose)
    • OneNet PPO, Inc.
    • United Healthcare Choice
    • United Healthcare Core Essential (HMO)
    • Optimum Choice
    • United Healthcare Navigate
    • United Healthcare Compass (HMO)
    • CIGNA HMO Open Access (OA)
    • Network OA
    • POS OA & OA Plus
    • CIGNA EPO
    • PPO and PPO Plus
    • Choice Fund PPO
    • CFBSBC Blue Preferred PPO
    • HealthyBlue PPO
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Open Access
    • BlueChoice Open Access
    • Blue Choice Advantage & Healthy Blue (HMO, POS)
    • Aetna Traditional Choice (PPO)
    • Innovation Health: Indemnity
    • Aetna Open Choice (PPO)
    • Innovation Health: PPO
    • Aetna Managed Choice (POS)
    • Innovation Health: POS Plus
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ Open Access (POS)
    • Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
    • Aetna HMO-Open Access/Select OA/HealthFund/Health Network Option OA
    • Innovation Health: POS
    • Open HMO
    • Opoen HMO Option
    • Open EPO Plus
    • Aetna Managed Choice Open Access (POS)
    • Choice POS & Choice POS II
    • Innovation Health: Open POS Plus
    • Open POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Select HMO/HealthFund/Health Network
    • Aetna Innovations: HMO & EPO Plus

Education

Board Certification: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery

Fellowship Program: MedStar Washington Hospital Center (2013)

Residency Program: SUNY Downstate Medical Center (2012)

Medical School: Medical College of Wisconsin (2007)

News and publications

Kelly MR, Argintar EH, Adams BW. “Adding Mass and Losing Strength: When Weightlifting Gains Don’t Add up.” E-poster presentation AMSSM Annual Meeting, Virtual Meeting, April 2021.



Krumme J, Adams B, et al. “Radiolucent Implants for fixation of Impending and Pathologic Fractures.” Accepted, pending publication Orthopedics.



Krumme J, Adams B, et al. “Outcomes of cryosurgery utilizing an argon cryoprobe.” E-poster presentation MSTS Annual Meeting, E-meeting, October 2020.



Krumme J, Adams B, et al. “Early failures utilizing the photodynamic bone stabilization system in pathologic and impending fractures” E-poster presentation MSTS Annual Meeting, E-meeting, October 2020.



Abdel Al S, Van Horn A, Adams B, Henshaw R. “Oncologic outcomes in octogenarian patients with primary soft tissue sarcomas.” Poster presentation Annual Medstar Research Symposium, Bethesda, MD, April 2018.



Abdel Al S, Van Horn A, Adams B, Henshaw R. “Oncologic outcomes in octogenarian patients with primary soft tissue sarcomas.” Poster presentation MSTS Annual Meeting, Denver, CO, October 2017.



Participant – Schneider PJ, et al. “Moving forward through consensus: a modified Delphi approach to determine the top research priorities in orthopaedic oncology.” Clin Orthop Relat Res, (2017)475:3044.



Kalloub A, Van Horn A, Adams B, Henshaw R. “Inflatable nails for treatment of pathologic fracture, a retrospective study.” Poster presentation MSTS Annual Meeting, Detroit, MI, October 2016.



Adams B, Wallace M, Meftah M, Henshaw R. “Venous Thromboembolism in Soft Tissue Sarcoma Patients Treated Without Chemoprophylaxis.” Paper presentation AAOS Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV, March 2015.



Adams B, Roboubi B, Henshaw R. “Acute onset of vancomycin anaphylaxis with DIC in an orthopaedic oncology patient despite prior repeated exposure.” Am J Orthop, 2015 Dec;44(12):E523-5.



Adams B, Wallace M, Meftah M, Henshaw R. “Venous Thromboembolism in Soft Tissue Sarcoma Patients Treated Without Chemoprophylaxis.” Annual Medstar Research Symposium, Columbia, MD, March 2014.



Xu S, Adams B, Yu X, Xu M. “Denosumab and giant cell tumor of bone – a review and future management considerations.” Current Oncology 2013 Oct.



Adams B, Wallace M, Meftah M, Henshaw R. “Venous Thromboembolism in Soft Tissue Sarcoma Patients Treated Without Chemoprophylaxis.” Musculosketetal Tumor Society Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California, October 2013.



Adams B, Iofin I, Henshaw R. “Treatment of Enchondrosarcomas of the Distal Femur.” Medstar Washington Hospital Center Research Day, Washington, DC, April 2013.



Gallagher D, Adams B, El-Gendi H, Patel A. Grossman L, Berdia J, Korshunov Y, Goldman A. “Is Distal Locking Necessary? A Biomechanical Investigation of Intramedullary Nailing Constructs for Intertrochanteric Fractures.” J Orthop Trauma 2012 Dec 14.



Adams B, Goldman A. “Is Distal Locking Necessary? A Biomechanical Investigation of Intramedullary Nailing Constructs for Intertrochanteric Fractures.”  Podium Presentation at AONA 2012 Challenges in Fracture Care Across Disciplines, Lake Buena Vista, FL, Feb 2012.



Baig, R, MD; Lozano-Calderon, SA, MD, PhD; vonStavenhagen, A; Adams, BW, MD; Cerabona, F, MD; Paulino, CB, MD; Metz, P; Merola, AA, MD. “Hip-Sacral Axis Measurement as Predictor of Lumbar Lordosis. An Intra and Interobserver Reliability Analysis.” IMAST 17th International Meeting on Advanced Spine Techniques, Toronto, Canada, 2010.



Hoch AZ, Adams B, Syed AQ, Syed AY, Clifford PS, Gutterman DD.  “Folic acid supplementation improves endothelial function in eumenorrheic runners,” American College of Sports Medicine 52nd annual meeting, Nashville, TN, June 2005.



Hoch AZ, Adams B, Taylor C.  “Prevalence of components of the female athlete triad,”  66th Annual Assembly of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Philadelphia, PA, October 2005.



Hoch AZ, Adams B, Syed AQ, Syed AY, Clifford PS, Gutterman DD.  “Folic acid supplementation improves endothelial function in eumenorrheic runners.”  Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise 37(5):S52, 2005.



Adams B, Hoch, AZ.  “Does folic acid supplementation improve endothelial function?”  Medical College of Wisconsin Research Day, Milwaukee, WI, September 2004.


Ratings and reviews

  • Provider explained things understandably

    4.7
  • Provider listened carefully

    4.7
  • Provider gave easy to understand instructions

    4.7
  • Provider knew medical history

    4.6
  • Provider showed respect

    4.7
  • Provider spent enough time with patient

    4.7
  • Aug 24, 2021

    Dr Adams was very thorough with his examination and explaining things to me. He also gave me good options and recommendations for the course of my treatment.

  • Aug 13, 2021

    Dr Adams is always professional, very competent, excellent listener, and always engages me, the patient.

  • Jul 6, 2021

    Dr. Adams seems to be very caring and thoughtful. His explanations were very clear.