Christina Adams, MD

Christina Adams, MD, is an integrative cardiologist with expertise in primary and secondary prevention, integrative medicine, cardiac rehabilitation, nutrition and valvular disease.

Dr. Adams emphasizes prevention of cardiovascular disease, both primary and secondary, by using nutrition, cardiac rehabilitation and exercise to decrease cardiovascular risk factors as much as possible. Her personal approach to patient care can be seen through her attention to each patient, examining genetics, traditional and non-traditional risk factors and objective assessments to compile an individual risk profile and set specific cardiac goals for each patient.

Prior to entering medical school, Dr. Adams spent two years in Cape Town, South Africa working with World Tech South Africa and Sports Coaches Outreach (SCORE), to emphasize improved health outcomes through education and athletics. It was this work and her travels throughout Africa and South America which prompted her to become a physician. She also completed research at the Center for Human Nutrition at the University of Colorado and field research in Peru, Guatemala, and Malawi, examining zinc and calcium metabolism and deficiency.

In addition to her cardiovascular fellowship, she was selected as a Bravewell Fellow and completed a two year integrative medicine fellowship under the direction of Dr. Andrew Weil through the University of Arizona Integrative Fellowship Program.

Dr. Adams served as chief resident at the University of Colorado and chief fellow for Scripps Cardiology Fellowship.

Specialties

  • Cardiovascular Disease

Areas of Expertise

  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Integrative Medicine
  • Internal Medicine

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine, 2009

Medical Education

  • University of Colorado, Denver Health Sciences Center, MD, 2005

Residencies

  • University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Internal Medicine, 2009
  • University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Internal Medicine, 2008

Fellowships

  • Scripps Clinic, Cardiovascular Disease, 2012