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About Us: About Dr. Adkison

Dr. David Paul Adkison

David P. Adkison, MD

Board Certified Fellowship-Trained Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. David P. Adkison is a decorated Navy Veteran who served as Chairman of the Department of Orthopedics at the National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda and as Attending Orthopedic Surgeon for the White House Medical Unit andthe US Capitol Physician's Office. His patients have included the President, members of Congress, members of the Cabinet, Supreme Court and foreign dignitaries. Dr. Adkison specializes in, Sports Medicine and Surgery of the Knee and Shoulder. He is a member of Alpha Omega Alpha, the national medical honor society. His practice is limited to knee and shoulder surgery.

Undergraduate Degree

Bachelor of Science, Mathematics, The University of Alabama, Birmingham, Alabama

Medical Degree

University of South Alabama College of Medicine, Mobile, Alabama

Orthopedic Surgery Residency

National Naval Medical Center

Knee, Shoulder & Sports Medicine Fellowship

The Orthopedic Speciality Hospital, Salt Lake City, Utah

Specialty Board Certification

Diplomate, American Board of Orthopedic Surgery

Medical Organizations

* Fellow, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery
* Society of Military Orthopedic Surgeons
* American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine
* Arthroscopy Association of North America

Military Service

* Operation Restore Hope, First Marine Division, Mogadishu, Somalia
* General Medical Officer, Third Marine Division, Fleet Marine Force, Okinawa
* Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal and Navy Commendation Medals


* Research Award, Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine, 1997
* Patient's Choice Award (The American Registry), 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
* America's Best Doctors, 2009, 2010, 2011
* America's Top Orthopedic Surgeons (Consumer Research Council), 2009, 2010, 2011


* Advanced Shoulder Reconstruction Course, Miami, FL, April 2011
* Advanced Shoulder Reconstruction Course, Las Vegas, NV, Nov 2011
* Fellowship Faculty, American Sports Medicine Institute