Dr. Paul Adams, is a Professor
of Medicine 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.