Paul Adams, M.D.
The Michigan Society of Hematology and Oncology's seventh President has practice experience in both the hospital and private practice setting. Currently, Dr. Adams cares for his patients at his Genesee Hematology Oncology practice in Flint where he is also Medical Director of the Genesys Hurley Cancer Institute.
After graduating Summa Cum Laude from the University of Detroit, Paul attended Wayne State University Medical School. He did his Internal Medicine residency training at Henry Ford and was a fellow in the Division of Hematology and Oncology at the University of Michigan Medical Center. Completing his fellowship, Dr. Adams remained at U of M where he served as an Associate Director of the Adult Bone Marrow Transplant Program, Director of Hematology and Oncology Service and Inpatient Director for five years. In 1999, Dr. Adams accepted the position of Medical Director of the Genesys Hurley Cancer Institute, a joint venture requiring the merger of two corporate cultures, clinical orientations, procedures and hierarchies.
For the last seven years, Dr. Adams has been the Adult Hemophilia Director at Hurley Medical Center. This program cares for Hemophiliacs in eight counties in Mid-Michigan. His Genesys Regional Medical Center Committee memberships include the Ethics Committee, Cancer Committee, Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee and the Bloodless Medicine Committee. He serves on the U of M Flint Radiation Therapy Advisory Committee, Genesys Home Health and Hospice Advisory Board and is Chairman of the Genesee County Cancer Connection.
Dr. Adams is actively involved in clinical research. He is a member of the Michigan Cancer Consortium and the Southwest Oncology Group. He also maintains membership and participates in the offerings of MSH MSH the American College of Physicians, ASH, ASCO, and the American Society of Blood and Marrow Transplants. Paul also is a member of the Genesee County Medical Society nominating committee and he is on the Advisory Committee for the School of Health Professionals at the University Michigan, Flint.
In addition to being a Michigan State University faculty member, Dr. Adams is recognized as an expert and effective educator. He has been invited to present at numerous meetings both in state and nationally. He has been published in both scientific journals and non-peer reviewed articles.
In spite of the responsibilities listed above, Paul swears he has time to relax and spend time with his wife, Barbara and their six children. His son Peter is currently in his second year at Wayne Medical School following in the footsteps of both parents. The four other sons and youngest child Sarah keep Paul busy supporting school and sports activities. The family is also very involved in their parish.
A history buff, Dr. Adams enjoys travel to sites of historical interest or great natural beauty. His non-medical reading choices are biographies and history. Paul swims and plays tennis but gave up basketball when his knee and back gave up on him.
Dr. Adams has volunteered for many MSHO Board of Director initiatives including being a course director for the Oncology Fellows program and a regular participant in the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan liaison meeting. The Society looks forward to his leadership over the next two years.