Dr. Paul Adams, is a Professor
of Medicine and Chief of Gastroenterology at the University of Western Ontario,
in London, Ontario. Dr. Adams has been working in the field of
hemochromatosis and iron overload since 1977. He graduated from
medical school at Queens University (Kingston, Ontario) in 1980 and
completed internal medicine training in Toronto and New York (Mount
Sinai). He completed a GI fellowship at the University of California
at San Francisco (UCSF) and studied hemochromatosis in Brisbane, Australia
and Rennes, France.
He was a Principal
Investigator of the NIH sponsored HEIRS study which has screened 101,168
people for iron overload. He has studied many aspects of iron
overload, including genotypic-phenotypic correlations, cost-effectiveness
of screening, psychosocial impact of testing, and new genetic polymorphisms
of the HFE gene. He a practicing gastroenterologist at University
Hospital in London,
He has published in the journals Nature Genetics, New England Journal of
Medicine, Lancet, Gastroenterology, and Hepatology.
He is the past Editor of the Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology and the
previous UWO Chief of Gastroenterology 2007- 2017.
He has received the Canadian
Liver Foundation Gold Medal 2010, Commemorative Medal for the Golden
Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2002, and the Dean's Award of
Excellence from the University of Western Ontario.