A photo of Adam Powell.

Pediatric Cardiologist, Outreach & Cardiopulmonary Exercise Lab

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics


Board Certified

Biography & Affiliation


After residency, Dr. Powell spent an extra year at Wright-Patterson AFB serving as the chief resident, in which he had an active educational mission and served on multiple hospital committees. He then spent the next three years being stationed at Shaw AFB serving as the medical director of the Pediatric and Immunization Clinics. During his time in the Air Force, Dr. Powell was awarded the Air Force Achievement Medal and the Air Force Commendation Medal.

Clinical Interests

Outpatient cardiology; cardiopulmonary exercise testing; cardiopulmonary rehabilitation

Research Interests

Cardiopulmonary exercise testing in congenital and acquired heart disease; hematological and oncological disorders and genetic disease

Academic Affiliation

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics



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By Adam Powell, MD7/16/2019


MD: Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, 2008.

Residency: Pediatrics, Wright State University/Wright-Patterson AFB, Dayton, OH, 2011.

Fellowship: Pediatric Cardiology, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2018.


Functional Capacity Is Affected by Younger Age of Repair in Tetralogy of Fallot Patients But Not by Era of Repair. Powell, AW; Mays, WA; Chin, C. World Journal for Pediatric and Congenital Hearth Surgery. 2019; 10:715-721.

Abnormal submaximal cardiopulmonary exercise parameters predict impaired peak exercise performance in sickle cell anemia patients. Powell, AW; Alsaied, T; Niss, O; Fleck, RJ; Malik, P; Quinn, CT; Mays, WA; Taylor, MD; Chin, C. Pediatric Blood and Cancer. 2019; 66.

Treatment exposures stratify need for echocardiographic screening in asymptomatic long-term survivors of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Rotz, SJ; Powell, A; Myers, KC; Taylor, MD; Jefferies, JL; Lane, A; El-Bietar, JA; Davies, SM; Dandoy, CE; Ryan, TD. Cardiology in the Young. 2019; 29:338-343.

Pulmonary effects on exercise testing in tetralogy of Fallot patients repaired with a transannular patch. Powell, AW; Mays, WA; Knecht, SK; Chin, C. Cardiology in the Young. 2019; 29:133-139.

Cardiopulmonary Aerobic Fitness Assessment During Maximal and Submaximal Exercise Testing in Pediatric Oncology Patients After Chemotherapy. Powell, AW; Nagarajan, R; Mays, WA; Chin, C; Knilans, TK; Knecht, SK; Amos, MA; Gerdes, YM; Ryan, TD. American Journal of Clinical Oncology: cancer clinical trials. 2018; 41:1058-1061.

Rare Cause for a Continuous Murmur: Large Left Coronary Artery to Coronary Sinus Fistula. Baskar, S; Hirsch, R; Powell, AW; Tinker, D; Kimball, TR. World Journal for Pediatric and Congenital Hearth Surgery. 2018; 9:705-707.

Cardiac morphology for the millennial cardiology fellow: Nomenclature and advances in morphologic imaging. Baskar, S; Gray, SB; Del Grippo, EL; Osakwe, O; Powell, AW; Tretter, JT. Congenital Heart Disease. 2018; 13:808-810.

Cardiopulmonary fitness assessment on maximal and submaximal exercise testing in patients with Fabry disease. Powell, AW; Jefferies, JL; Hopkin, RJ; Mays, WA; Goa, Z; Chin, C. American Journal of Medical Genetics, Part A. 2018; 176:1852-1857.

Diastolic dysfunction is associated with exercise impairment in patients with sickle cell anemia. Alsaied, T; Niss, O; Powell, AW; Fleck, RJ; Cnota, JF; Chin, C; Malik, P; Quinn, CT; Taylor, MD. Pediatric Blood and Cancer. 2018; 65:e27113-e27113.

Left ventricular dysfunction in a patient with Angelman syndrome. Powell, AW; Taylor, MD; Hopkin, RJ; Sublett, J; Jefferies, JL. Clinical Dysmorphology. 2018; 27:21-22.