Daniel J Adams


Major, Air Force

Department of Primary Appointment:
School of Medicine
Pediatric Infectious Disease Staff
Location: Naval Hospital Portsmouth, VA
Research Interests:
Antimicrobial-resistant infections in children
Epidemiology of infectious diseases in children
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Pediatric Infectious Disease Fellowship, 2015
National Capitol Consortium, Bethesda, MD

Pediatrics Internship and Residency 2012
National Capitol Consortium, Bethesda, MD

Medical School 2009
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences,
Bethesda, MD

B.S. in Molecular Biology 2005
Grove City College, Grove City, PA


Dr. Adams hails from Rockville, MD, graduated from USUHS in 2009 and stayed in the National Capitol region to complete his pediatrics residency and infectious disease fellowship. In 2015 he joined the pediatrics department at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth (NMCP), where he serves as a pediatric hospitalist, pediatric infectious disease staff, and teaching faculty for the combined Air Force/Navy Pediatrics Residency program and rotating USU medical students. As chair of the antimicrobial stewardship program at NMCP, he works to promote optimal antibiotic prescribing and prevent the spread of antimicrobial-resistant pathogens. Dr. Adams' research interests include antimicrobial-resistant infections and the epidemiology of infectious diseases in children.

Representative publications, projects, and/or deployments

Division Head, Pediatric Infectious Disease, Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, 2016-Present

Chair, Antimicrobial Stewardship Committee, Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, 2016-Present

Co-investigator: Associated Conditions, Attributable Costs, and Case-mix Adjusted Hospital Variation of Hospital Associated Antimicrobial-resistant Infections in the Military Health Care System, 2015-2017

Site Director, Military Medical Humanitarian Assistance Course, Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, 2015-Present

JTF Bravo Urology MEDRETE, Tegucigalpa, Honduras, 2011, 2013


Adams DJ, Eberly MD, Rajnik M, Nylund CM. Risk Factors for Community-Associated Clostridium difficile Infection in Children. J Pediatr. 2017 Jul;186:105-109. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2017.03.032. PubMed PMID: 28396027

Adams DJ, Eberly MD, Goudie A, Nylund CM. Rising Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococcus Infections in Hospitalized Children in the United States. Hosp Pediatr, 2016 Jul;6(7):404-11. doi: 10.1542/hpeds.2015-0196. PubMed PMID: 27250774

Adams DJ, Nylund CM. Hospitalization for Varicella and Zoster in Children with Inflammatory Bowel Disease. J Pediatr, 2016 Apr;171:140-5. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2015.12.072. PubMed PMID: 26826886

Adams DJ, Susi A, Erdie-Lalena CR, Gorman G, Hisle-Gorman E, Rajnik M, Elrod M, Nylund CM. Otitis Media and Related Complications Among Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. J Autism Dev Disord. 2016 May;46(5):1636-42. doi: 10.1007/s10803-015-2689-x. PubMed PMID: 26739355

Senozan EA, Adams DJ, Giamanco NM, Warwick AB, Eberly MD. A Catheter-related Bloodstream Infection with Mycobacterium frederiksbergense in an Immunocompromised Child. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2015 Apr;34(4):445-7. doi: 10.1097/INF.0000000000000563. PubMed PMID: 25259934

Wessler JM, Adams DJ, Kunz AN, Babcock JG, Hartman KR. Recurrent Nocardia Sepsis in a Patient With Sickle Cell Anemia Receiving Continuous Deferoxamine. J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc, 2014, 3(3):e35-7. doi: 10.1093/jpids/pit038. PubMed PMID: 26625395

Adams DJ, Rajnik M. Microbiology and Treatment of Cerebrospinal Fluid Shunt Infections in Children. Curr Infect Dis Rep. 2014 Oct;16(10):427. doi: 10.1007/s11908-014-0427-8. PubMed PMID: 25129115

Adams DJ, Colombo JM. An Unusual Presentation of Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Mil Med, 2012, 177(2):240-2. PubMed PMID: 22360074