Department of
Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine

Phillip Adams, DO, FASA

  • Assistant Professor
  • Director, Anesthesiology Residency Program
  • Chair, Resident Wellness Committee

Dr. Adams is a pediatric cardiac anesthesiologist at UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. His clinical practice mainly involves the perioperative management of patients undergoing congenital cardiac surgery and cardiac catheterizations. He is also a member of the CHP abdominal transplant team.

Education & Training

  • Medical School: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Residency: UPMC
  • Fellowship: Pediatric Anesthesiology, Pediatric Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
  • University of Pittsburgh, Department of Anesthesiology, T32 Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

Research, clinical, and/or academic interests

Dr. Adams' research is focused on investigating intrinsic nitric oxide (NO) levels in patients with congenital heart disease (CHD). He has published papers regarding non-invasive NO assessment and its relationship with cardiovascular physiology and patient outcomes. Current and future studies intend to build on this novel work to gain a comprehensive understanding of the role of intrinsic NO levels in patients with complex CHD.