Brock William Adams, MD| Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedic Oncology | MedStar Health
Brock William Adams

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

4.8 out of 5 (613 reviews)

Specialties: 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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12158 Central Avenue
Mitchellville, MD, 20721

301-430-2700

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3800 Reservoir Road Northwest
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Washington, DC, 20007

202-877-3970

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110 Irving Street Northwest
CI 2173
Washington, DC, 20010

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Insurance

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

  • List of insurance plans we accept
    • Federal Employee Program (Std/Basic PPO/Blue Focus)
    • CareFirst Blue Card Program (Out-of-area BCBS plans)
    • United Student Resources
    • Cigna POS/Network POS
    • CareFirst NASCO
    • Veterans Affairs Community Care Network
    • Kaiser Permanente Signature-Added Choice
    • WellPoint Maryland
    • MedStar Family Choice DC Healthy Families
    • Kaiser Maryland Medicaid MCO
    • Cigna TotalCare (HMO D-SNP)
    • Kaiser Flexible Choice
    • United Optimum Choice
    • Carefirst BlueChoice HMO
    • United Choice
    • Traditional Medicare Fee for Service
    • United Select Plus (POS)
    • Cigna Choice Fund PPO
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ Open Access (POS)
    • United Select HMO - EPO/NPP
    • Aetna Open Choice (PPO)
    • WellPoint Maryland - Maryland Health Choice
    • CareFirst Group Medicare Advantage prescription drug benefit (PPO)
    • Cigna True Choice Medicare (PPO)
    • Cigna POS Open Access & Open Access Plus
    • Kaiser Medicare Plus
    • United Medicare Advantage DSNP District of Columbia
    • CareFirst Group Medicare Advantage
    • United MD IPA Preferred (POS)
    • Innovation Health: Indemnity
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ EPO (Aetna Health Fund)
    • Cigna Indemnity
    • Cigna Achieve Medicare (HMO C-SNP)
    • Aetna Choice POS & Choice POS II
    • Health Services for Children with Special Needs (HSCSN)
    • Anthem HMO - BCBS of VA HealthKeepers
    • Cigna Preferred Medicare
    • CareFirst BC/BS Advantage Core/Enhanced
    • HealthyBlue PPO
    • I-SNP
    • Innovation Health: Open POS Plus
    • Police and Fire Clinic
    • D-SNP)
    • CareFirst Maryland Indemnity or PPO
    • United Community Plan - Maryland Health Choice Program
    • Cigna PPO and PPO Plus
    • Cigna True Choice Plus Medicare (PPO)
    • Virginia Premier
    • Aetna Managed Choice (POS)
    • Innovation Health: POS Plus
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (POS)
    • CareFirst MedStar PPO
    • Aetna Managed Choice Open Access (POS)
    • Innovation Health: HMO & EPO Plus
    • United Navigate
    • Innovation Health: POS
    • United Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO)
    • HumanaChoice PPO
    • Medicaid - District of Columbia
    • Tricare East Select
    • Anthem (POS & Open Access POS) BCBS of VA HealthKeepers
    • Carefirst BlueChoice Open Access
    • Aetna Student Health Insurance
    • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
    • Veterans Affairs Community Care Network (VA CCN)
    • Medicaid - Maryland
    • United Group Medicare Advantage Plans
    • Aetna Select HMO/HealthFund/Health Network
    • United Golden Rule
    • Cigna Alliance Medicare (HMO) |
    • Kaiser Select
    • Maryland Point of Service Plan (MPOS)
    • Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
    • Cigna Network Open Access
    • Innovation Health: Network Only Plus
    • HumanaChoice Honor’s plan PPO
    • Kaiser Medicare Advantage Signature and Select
    • Aetna HMO
    • CareFirst Administrators
    • Aetna Traditional Choice (PPO)
    • United Nursing Home Plan (C-SNP
    • United Choice Plus
    • UnitedHealthcare Individual Exchange Plans
    • Carefirst Healthy Blue (HMO/POS)
    • Cigna HMO & Network (HMO)
    • Innovation Health: PPO
    • Aetna HealthFund/Health Network Option OA
    • United Core Essential (HMO)
    • Cigna EPO
    • Carefirst EPO
    • Kaiser Select-Added Choice
    • United Mamsi Life & Health
    • Innovation Health: Open POS II
    • United MD IPA (HMO)
    • United Optimum Choice Preferred (POS) & OCI Direct (HMO)
    • Carefirst BlueChoice Opt Out Open Access
    • Carefirst Blue Preferred PPO
    • Tricare Reserve Select
    • United GEHA (for all other states) Compass Rose
    • MedStar Family Choice DC Healthcare Alliance
    • Aetna HMO-Open Access/Select OA
    • Tricare for Life East
    • Tricare East Prime
    • Medicaid - Virginia
    • Cigna HMO Open Access
    • United Erickson Advantage Plans
    • Aetna Open HMO/Open HMO Option/Open EPO Plus
    • Aetna Signature Administrator PPO/TPA
    • Beech Street PPO
    • CareFirst MedStar Select PPO
    • Anthem Plus BCBS of VA HealthKeepers Plus
    • United AARP Medicare Complete
    • CareFirst (NCA) Indemnity
    • Kaiser HMO Plus and DHMO Plus Member
    • Choice Care Network/HUMANA (PPO)
    • Carefirst BlueChoice Opt Out Plus Open Access (POS)
    • Kaiser Signature
    • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO Plans
    • Coventry Health Care National Network PPO
    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
    • First Health PPO
    • Coventry of Delaware HMO/PPO
    • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
    • Great-West Healthcare POS/CIGNA

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

  • Explanations the care provider gave you about your problem or condition

    4.8
  • Extent to which the care provider listened to you

    4.8
  • Care provider's discussion of any proposed treatment (options, risks, benefits, etc.)

    4.8
  • Care provider's efforts to include you in decisions about your care

    4.8
  • Concern the care provider showed for your questions or worries

    4.8
  • Likelihood of recommending this care provider to others

    4.8
  • Apr 30, 2024

    Very good

  • Apr 19, 2024

    Very thoroughexplaimations and left having confidence in Dr Brock Adams

  • Apr 16, 2024

    Dr Adams was very professional and caring very knowledgeable of my condition and informed me very well as to what steps I need to take next. Well pleaseed