Kirkwood Adams

last updated 11/22/2017

Kirkwood F. Adams

Associate Professor at The UNC Heart Center

300 Meadowmont Village Circle Suite 313, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States
HQ Phone:
(919) 966-7890

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American College of Internal Medicine

cardiology , American Board of Internal Medicine


medical degreeUniversity of North Carolina



Council Member - National Anemia Action Council

Member - American College of Cardiology

Member - Council on Circulation

Member, Editorial Boards - American Heart Association Inc

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Kirkwood F. Adams, MD

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Kirkwood F. Adams, Jr., MD
Associate Professor of Medicine and Radiology, Division of Cardiology, University of North For Dr. Adams's biography, click here Dr. Kirkwood F. Adams is Associate Professor of Medicine and Radiology in the Division of Cardiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he founded and for many years directed the UNC Heart Failure Program and served as the first transplant cardiologist for two decades, helping to establish this treatment at UNC. Dr. Adams is currently involved in numerous research activities related to heart failure with particular focus on novel drug development in acute heart failure and translational research concerning the identification and clinical application of cardiovascular biomarkers and pharmacogenomics. Dr. Adams is principal investigator for the US multicenter database, UNITE-HF, which focuses on registries in patients with heart failure. His current research interests are heavily focused on personalized cardiovascular medicine through biomarkers and Omics. He serves on the Executive Committee of the NHLBI sponsored trial GUIDE-IT; studying the use of NT-proBNP to guide therapy for heart failure.

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