Adewole Adamson
Published February 11, 2022

Dr. Adewole “Ade” Adamson is a dermatologist, an assistant professor in the department of internal medicine, and the director of the Melanoma and Pigmented Lesion Clinic at the University of Texas, Austin. His clinical speciality is caring for patients at high risk for melanoma, a serious form of skin cancer, or who have atypical moles. He also studies access to healthcare, especially to dermatology and skin cancer treatment.

As the director of the Melanoma and Pigmented Lesion Clinic at Dell Medical School, Adamson is part of a care team that treats individuals with dysplastic nevi (atypical moles) and melanoma. Most recently, he has published research on racial disparities in the medical system, including the lack of representation in dermatology and how doctors misdiagnose people with darker skin. 

Adamson speaks nationally and internationally about healthcare quality and applying evidence-based medicine in dermatology. His work has been cited in The New York Times, The Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, NPR, The Atlantic and other outlets.

He is a graduate of Morehouse College, where he received a bachelor’s in biology and French. He earned his M.D. at Harvard Medical School and a master’s in public policy from Harvard Kennedy School.

Pronouns: He/him

Expertise: Melanoma, skin cancer, atypical moles, healthcare disparities, dermatology, artificial intelligence in healthcare.

Location: Austin, Texas

Phone: (512) 495-5664

Email: or

Twitter: @adeadamson

Instagram: @adeadamsonmd

Heard on The AI Health Podcast: “Promise and Pitfalls of AI for Dermatology with UT Austin’s Dr. Adewole Adamson”

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