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6621 FanninMC W6104
MC W6104
Houston, TX 77030

James M. Adams, MD

Professor of Pediatrics, Neonatology

Baylor College of Medicine


School Education Degree Year
Baylor College of Medicine Fellowship Neonatology 1975
Baylor College of Medicine Residency Pediatrics 1973
Baylor College of Medicine Internship Rotating Internship 1971
Baylor College of Medicine Medical School Doctor of Medicine 1970


Dr. Adams primary interests are neonatal cardiopulmonary care and NICU process management. He is the former Medical Director of the Newborn Center, Neonatal Transport Team and TCH NNP Program. He continues to serve on select TCH and Neonatology Service committees.

He is involved in a long-term project, Improving Medication Safety by Learning from Experience in conjunction with co-Investigators at the VA Medical Center Houston, UT-Houston and University of Tennessee. This project involves interviewing health care professionals from three urban hospitals to determine how health professionals learn from safety-related medication events. Data from this study are being analyzed to evaluate organizational factors that determine event definitions, data collection, data analysis, and change decisions/ implementation.

Dr. Adams also is involved in the development and implementation of continuing education programs for Neonatology faculty, fellows and NNP's and is the senior editor of a collection of clinical care guidelines updated and published annually by the Neonatology Section, Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine.


Organization Name Role
American Academy of Pediatrics Member
Harris County Medical Society Member
Houston Pediatric Society Member

Selected Publications

Adams JM. Blood gas and pulmonary function monitoring. In: Cloherty JP, Eichenwald EC and Stark AR (eds). Manual of Neonatal Care. Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer/Lippincot, Williams and Wilkins, 2012:p393-397.

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