Accepting new patients
Dr. Adamson sees patients on Mondays & Tuesdays.
The remainder of the week, his patients are seen by his reproductive endocrinology partners; Drs. Mary Abusief, Tony Dobson, Sunny Jun, Alex Kim, Lillian Swiersz, and Salli Tazuke.
After hours: Call office for emergency fertility management by partners, or urgent care or hospital for other problems.
Dr. Adamson is the Director of Fertility Physicians of Northern California and the Fertility and Reproductive Health Institute, a Clinical Professor at Stanford University School of Medicine, and Associate Clinical Professor at U.C. San Francisco School of Medicine.
He is also President of ICMART (International Committee for Monitoring Assisted Reproductive Technologies) and WERF (World Endometriosis Research Foundation), and Reproductive Medicine Expert to WHO (World Health Organization).
View Dr. Adamson's CV
Education & Training
University of Toronto, 1973
Toronto General Hospital, Toronto, Canada
Toronto General Hospital, Toronto, Canada
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Stanford University
Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART), Intrauterine Insemination (IUI), Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
Artificial insemination, Assisted reproduction techniques, In vitro fertilization - IVF, Laparoscopic laser surgery, Ovulation induction, Preimplantation genetic diagnosis - PGD, Tubal ligation reversal, Vasectomy reversal
Committed to evidence-based, evidence-linked medicine focused on achieving the patients' goals as safely, quickly and cost-effectively as possible in an emotionally supportive environment. Interested in international and global women's health and reproductive medicine.
Practice limited to infertility and reproductive problems associated with endometriosis, myomas, ovulation problems, and use of donor sperm, eggs and gestational carrier.
Co-chair and member, World Health Organization Reproductive Medicine committees. Chair, International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics Committee on Reproductive Medicine. Chair, International Committee Monitoring Assisted Reproductive Technologies. President, World Endometriosis Research Foundation. Board Member, International Federation of Fertility Societies. Past President, American Society for Reproductive Medicine, Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology, and AAGL (American Association of Gynecological Laparoscopists).
Dr, Adamson enjoys spending time with family, travel, international women's health and education, ice hockey, hiking in his spare time.
Dr. Adamson is a charter member of the Society of Reproductive Endocrinologists and the Society of Reproductive Surgeons. He has served as President of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), (see press release) and the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology, and on committees at the Food and Drug Administration, National Institutes of Health, and Centers for Disease Control. He has also served on the National RESOLVE Board for 10 years. Recognized by Good Housekeeping Magazine as one of the best 400 physicians for women in America, he received the 2006 Outstanding Achievement in Medicine award from the Santa Clara County Medical Society.
Dr. Adamson has published extensively and is a nationally and internationally recognized expert on IVF, reproductive surgery and endometriosis. He has authored 3 text books, 124 peer-reviewed publications, 93 abstracts, 63 book chapters, over 300 other major presentations and publications. View Dr. Adamson's CV
Philosophy of Care
I believe having a family is one of the most important life goals of many, but not all, people. For women and men who are having difficulty becoming pregnant or having a successful pregnancy, I want to do everything possible to help them achieve their dream. I believe that from my personal and professional experience I can empathize with the sadness and emotional stress that is created by infertility, and can help them find ways to manage these real problems associated with infertility. My objectives are to provide them with a realistic assessment of their chances of having a child, the diagnostic investigation needed to have a comprehensive understanding of their biologic reproductive situation and the different treatment approaches that can be used to achieve pregnancy and a healthy baby. I try to help couples approach difficult decisions from a cost-benefit approach of value to them of a baby and the chances of treatment success compared with the financial, time, physical and emotional costs of different treatments. I work with the patients to assess the different options and choose the treatment and management approach that is best for them. I use evidence-based and evidence-linked information whenever possible to create a treatment plan. Sometimes more subjective and less well substantiated treatments are appropriate when their cost and risk is low. Then we proceed to implement these treatments, which I do with the assistance of my experienced reproductive endocrinologist partners. Because of the current focus of my career and practice, I see patients on Mondays and Tuesdays only, during which time my patients and I make all our plans and I perform procedures and operations as needed. On other days of the week my partners perform these procedures when they are necessary.
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