As a physician, I'm board certified in four specialties: emergency, internal, pulmonary and critical care medicine. I'm the medical director of the emergency department on The Ohio State University's main campus.
On the academic side, I hold a few roles within The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center as an assistant professor of emergency medicine and critical care as well as co-creator and associate program director for the Emergency Medicine & Internal Medicine Residency Program. I focus my academic efforts on patient safety, quality improvement, critical care and ultrasound in the emergency department.
Outside of teaching emergency medicine, I have a joint appointment with the Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine where I divide my clinical time 75% in the emergency department and 25% in the Medical Intensive Care Unit.
I completed my medical degree at West Virginia University in 2002. After that, I completed a five-year residency program for both emergency medicine and internal medicine at Christiana Care Health Services in Delaware in 2007, where I served as chief resident in my final year of training. I then completed a three-year fellowship training in pulmonary and critical care medicine at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in 2010 having served as chief fellow. In 2010, I decided I hadn't had enough learning and completed a master's degree in medical science at Ohio State.
- Best Doctor in America 2017
Procedures and Conditions I Treat
- Sleep Disorders
- Emergency Medicine
- Emergency Medical Services
- Intensive Care
- Critical Care
- Pulmonary Medicine
- Internal Medicine
- Education, Medical, Graduate
- Airway Management
Education and Training
West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV
8/25/1998 - 5/19/2002
Christiana Care Health System/Christiana Hospital, Newark, DE
7/1/2002 - 6/30/2007
Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, OH
7/1/2007 - 6/30/2010
American Board of Internal Medicine
American Board of Emergency Medicine
American Board of Internal Medicine/Pulmonary Disease
American Board of Internal Medicine/Critical Care Medicine
Consulting and Related Relationships
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As of 09/29/2023, Dr. Adkins has reported relationships with the companies or entities listed below. If you have questions about the relationships listed below, please ask the faculty member. If you have questions about how these relationships are monitored by The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, please contact our Compliance Office.