Denise M. Adams, MD

Marjory J. Johnson Chair of Vascular Tumor Translational Research

Medical Director, Hemangioma and Vascular Malformation Program

Fellowship Director, Hematology / Oncology

Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Phone: 513-636-4266

Fax: 513-636-3549


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Dr. Denise Adams is the medical director of the Hemangioma and Vascular Malformations Center. She is one of the medical physicians who evaluate patients to identify the proper diagnosis and develop with families an optimal treatment plan. She is trained in hematology/oncology. Dr. Adams obtained her schooling from Georgetown University. She first came to Cincinnati Children’s in 2003, and has strived since that time to provide exemplary care for the children served here within our multidisciplinary team. One of the vascular team’s main priorities has been establishing standards of care for patients with these diagnoses so they can follow outcome measures. Of key interest to Dr. Adams, is the improving of the care of patients with kaposiform hemangioendotheliomas (KHE) and other rare vascular tumors. Dr. Adams was awarded the Marjory J. Johnson Chair of Vascular Tumor Translational Research for her impact and leadership in the advancement of knowledge of vascular anomalies and the transformation of care for her patients. Dr. Adams has led one of the first prospective NIH-funded trials for the treatment of complicated vascular anomalies; further studies are in development. Clinical trial summaries can be seen on

Education and Training

MD: Georgetown University School of Medicine, 1988.

Post-Graduate: Georgetown University, 1983.

BSN: Georgetown University, 1982.


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