Barrett R. Adams MD


Barrett R. Adams MD
Associate Professor and Pediatrician, Community Pediatrics

Adams, Barrett


Dr. Barry Adams graduated from medical school at the University of Ottawa in 1959. He then did a rotating internship and a year of internal medicine followed by a year of pathology at St. John's Hospital in Detroit, Michigan. He returned to Ottawa in 1963, completing two years of pediatric residency and a one-year fellowship covering the neonatal service at the Ottawa Hospital – General Campus. Dr. Adams then did a research fellowship at the Hospital For Sick Children in the neonatal service. He commenced his general community pediatric practice in Ottawa in January 1966. During his years of practice in Ottawa, he was also clinical head of the neonatal service at The Ottawa Hospital. He was first president of the medical staff when CHEO opened and served as chairman of the MAC at CHEO on two separate occasions. He also served the medical profession as representative to the Ontario Medical Association, College of Physicians of Surgeons of Ontario, the Canadian Paediatric Society, the University of Ottawa Medical Alumni Association, eventually being president of each. Dr. Adams sat on the MCC, RC PS(C), CMA, Ottawa Academy of Medicine, Ottawa Health Science Centre Inc., as representative of other bodies. Over the years, Dr. Adams has contributed to CHEO ward coverage and teaching, and provided office-based supervision and teaching of medical students. He retired from the general pediatric community practice in June 2014, but continues to carry on a consulting practice.  

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