Megan Adams, MD
Assistant Professor, Surgery-Transplant

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Medical School:
  • MD, Wayne State University School of Medicine (2010)
Undergraduate School:
  • BS, University of Michigan (MI) (2006)
Internship:
  • University of Colorado (2011)
Residency:
  • University of Colorado, Surgery (2015)
Fellowships:
  • University of Colorado, Transplant Surgery (2017)
Languages: English
Department: Surgery-Transplant

Professional Titles

  • Associate Fellowship Director

Research Interests

Increasing organ availability to pediatric patients Coagulopathy in pediatric liver transplant

Publications

  • Dagan A, Choudhury RA, Yaffe H, Yoeli D, Moore HB, Conzen KD, Adams M, Wachs M, Pomposelli JJ, Pomfret EA, Nydam TL. Offspring Versus Nonoffspring to Parent Living Donor Liver Transplantation: Does Donor Relationship Matter?. Transplantation. 2020 May;104(5):996-1002. PubMed PMID: 31568397
  • Choudhury RA, Yoeli D, Hoeltzel G, Moore HB, Prins K, Kovler M, Goldstein SD, Holland-Cunz SG, Adams M, Roach J, Nydam TL, Vuille-Dit-Bille RN. STEP improves long-term survival for pediatric short bowel syndrome patients: A Markov decision analysis. J Pediatr Surg. 2020 Sep;55(9):1802-1808. PubMed PMID: 32345501
  • Goss MB, Galván NTN, Ruan W, Munoz FM, Brewer ED, O'Mahony CA, Melicoff-Portillo E, Dreyer WJ, Miloh TA, Cigarroa FG, Ranch D, Yoeli D, Adams MA, Koohmaraie S, Harter DM, Rana A, Cotton RT, Carter B, Patel S, Moreno NF, Leung DH, Goss JA. The pediatric solid organ transplant experience with COVID-19: An initial multi-center, multi-organ case series. Pediatr Transplant. 2020 Sep 18;:e13868. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 32949098
  • Choudhury RA, Yoeli D, Dagan A, Yaffe H, Moore HB, Conzen KD, Adams M, Wachs M, Pomposelli JJ, Pomfret EA, Nydam TL. Offspring to Parent LDLT: Narrowing the Gap Between Theory and Evidence. Transplantation. 2020 Oct;104(10):e307. PubMed PMID: 32969991
  • Yoeli D, Choudhury RA, Nydam TL, Pomposelli JJ, Goss JA, Pomfret EA, Wachs ME, Adams MA. The Surge in Deceased Liver Donors Due to the Opioid Epidemic: Is it Time to Split the Difference?. Transplantation. 2020 Oct 12. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 33065726
  • Schulick AC, Moore HB, Walker CB, Yaffe H, Pomposelli JJ, Azam F, Wachs M, Bak T, Kennealey P, Conzen K, Adams M, Pshak T, Choudhury R, Chapman MP, Pomfret EA, Nydam TL. A clinical coagulopathy score concurrent with viscoelastic testing defines opportunities to improve hemostatic resuscitation and enhance blood product utilization during liver transplantation. Am J Surg. 2020 Dec;220(6):1379-1386. PubMed PMID: 32907709
  • Walker CB, Moore HB, Nydam TL, Schulick AC, Yaffe H, Pomposelli JJ, Wachs M, Bak T, Conzen K, Adams M, Pshak T, Choudhury R, Chapman MP, Pomfret EA, Kennealey P. The use of thromboelastography to assess post-operative changes in coagulation and predict graft function in renal transplantation. Am J Surg. 2020 Dec;220(6):1511-1517. PubMed PMID: 32878689
  • Moore HB, Yaffe H, Pomposelli JJ, Wachs M, Bak T, Kennealey P, Conzen K, Adams M, Pshak T, Choudhury R, Walker C, Schulick A, Ferrell T, Chapman MP, Pomfret EA, Nydam TL. Detection of early allograft dysfunction at 30 min of reperfusion in liver transplantation: An intraoperative diagnostic tool with real time assessment of graft function. Am J Surg. 2020 Dec;220(6):1518-1525. PubMed PMID: 32907708
  • Feldman AG, Adams MA, Wachs ME, Abzug MJ, Pratscher L, Jackson WE, Pomfret EA, Sundaram SS. Successful non-directed living liver donor transplant for an infant with biliary atresia during the COVID-19 pandemic. Pediatr Transplant. 2020 Dec;24(8):e13816. PubMed PMID: 33460202
  • Adams MA, Bock ME, Goebel J. How Small Is Too Small and How Young Is Too Young When Allocating Pediatric Deceased Donor Kidneys to Optimize Kidney Transplant Rates?. Transplantation. 2019 Dec;103(12):2458-2459. PubMed PMID: 30883455
  • Ibrahim-Zada I, Adams MA, Nydam T. A spontaneous pneumoperitoneum after Klebsiella-induced chronic granulomatous cholecystitis: Is the surgery warranted?. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2017 Nov;83(5):978-980. PubMed PMID: 28697016
  • Anderson, Megan, Christopher Raeburn, and Barish Edil. "Enucleation of Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumor." Ed. Michael W. Mulholland, Daniel Albo, Michael Englesbe, Mary Hawn, Steven Hughes, Michael Sabel, and Ronald Dalmn. Operative Techniques in Surgery. 1st ed. Vol. 1. Philadelphia: Elsevier, 2014. 835-39. Print.
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Professional Memberships

  • ASTS, Member
  • ACS, Member
  • TTS, Member
  • SPLIT, Member
  • IPTA, Member
  • ICS, Member

Practice Locations

Transplant Services - Anschutz
1635 Aurora Ct
7th Floor
Aurora, CO 80045
720-848-0005

Children's Hospital Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
13123 East 16th Ave
Aurora, CO 80045
720-777-1234

Hospital Affiliation
  • University of Colorado Hospital
  • Children's Hospital Colorado

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Surgery, Board Certification
  • Transplant Accreditation & Certification Council, Certificate (2017)
  • American Board of Surgery, Board Certification (2015)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Digestive System - Biliary Surgery
  • Digestive System
  • Digestive System - Pancreas Surgery
  • Surgery - Liver Transplant Surgery
  • Surgery
  • Surgery - Major Liver Surgery (Hepatobiliary)
  • Surgery - Pancreas Transplant Surgery
  • Surgery - Transplant Surgery
  • Surgery - Kidney Transplant Surgery
Clinical Interests
Liver, kidney and pancreas transplant in both pediatric and adult patients. I also enjoy hepatobiliary procedures in both patient populations.

Care Philosophy
I believe in providing excellent and compassionate personal care of my patients. I treat my patients as if they were a member of my own family. Integrating the family into the medical care and decision making is important in my clinical practice.

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, Wayne State University School of Medicine (2010)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BS, University of Michigan (MI) (2006)
Internships:
  • University of Colorado (2011)
Residency Programs:
  • University of Colorado, Surgery (2015)
Fellowships:
  • University of Colorado, Transplant Surgery (2017)
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Languages: English
Department: Surgery-Transplant
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