Adam was born and raised in rural Idaho, in the town of Arco. He graduated from Albertson College of Idaho in Caldwell, Idaho, in 1993 with an Honors BA in chemistry, zoology, and religion. A Rhodes Scholar, he completed a Masters of Philosophy at Oxford in Comparative Social Research, focusing on how the healing systems of India and Great Britain have influenced one another. Adam completed his medical training at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and his family medicine residency at the University of Wisconsin Madison, where he was a Chief Resident. He completed a two-year academic fellowship in family medicine, and through an Integrative Family Medicine grant, he completed the University of Arizona Integrative Medicine Associate Fellowship.
Adam currently directs the UW Academic Integrative Medicine Fellowship. He sees patients at the UW Health Arboretum Integrative Family Medicine Clinic and the UW Center for Integrative Medicine. In addition, he is currently working on a subcontract with the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation with other UW Integrative Medicine colleagues, creating an online course and teaching CME for a curriculum entitled, “Whole Health: Change the Conversation” that is being used at a national level by the Veteran Administration’s Office of Patient Centered Care and Cultural Transformation.
Adam’s particular areas of interest in Integrative Medicine include dietary supplements, spirituality, and shamanism/energy medicine. He enjoys travel, reading, writing, time with family, and anything that involves the outdoors.