Staff Directory



Richard Adams, M.D.

Pediatric Developmental Disabilities



Biographical Summary

Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Adams is the medical director of Pediatric Developmental Disabilities at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children and clinical professor of pediatrics at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. He received his medical degree from Louisiana State University Health Science Center in Shreveport, completed his pediatric residency at The University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston and a clinical fellowship in developmental disabilities at Indiana University Medical Center in Indianapolis. Dr. Adams is board certified through the American Board of Pediatrics in two sub-specialties: neurodevelopmental disabilities and developmental-behavioral pediatrics. He is a governor-appointed member of both the Texas Interagency Coordinating Council for Early Childhood Intervention and the Texas Medicaid Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee. Dr. Adams is a member of the Camp John Marc Advisory Board, and for 18 years, he has served as the medical director of “Camp TLC,” an annual camp for 100 youth with spina bifida. Having served as chairman of the Committee on Children with Disabilities for the Texas Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (Texas Pediatric Society) for a decade, he was recently named “Chair Emeritus” of the committee and continues to work with Texas state agencies on behalf of children with special needs. He was named 2002 “Child Advocate of the Year” by the Greater Texas Chapter of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners. Dr. Adams was the 2009 recipient of a Special Achievement Award from the American Academy of Pediatrics for his work on behalf of quality outcome measures for children with special needs across the State of Texas. In addition to clinical and teaching activities, Dr. Adams has published widely in the field of developmental disabilities based on his clinical research efforts at TSRHC.