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David R. Adams, M.D.

Professor of Dermatology

Office Location

Penn State Hershey Dermatology
500 University Drive, UPC 1, Suite 100
Hershey, PA 17033
Tel: 800-243-1455 / 717-531-6820 / (717) 531-6820 Fax: 717-531-4702



Patient Services Provided


Professional Education

Residency, Dermatology, Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center (2001) Internship, Internal Medicine, Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center (1998) M.D., Penn State Hershey College of Medicine (1997)

Research Interests


Clinical drug trials for psoriasis, dermatitis and other skin conditions.

Current Research Projects:

Placque Psoriasis

  • Observe 5 Trial: Etancecept Safety Monitoring in Psoriasis

    Hidradenitis Suppurativa-HS

    Currently there are no FDA approved treatments for this condition. Our clinical trials office recently conducted a study using anti-biological therapy wit some encouraging results. We look to a larger study to confirm these results and possible FDA approval.


    Heilig S, Adams DR, Zaeinglein AL
    Persistent Allergic Contact Dermatitis to Plastic Toilet Seats
    Pediatr Dermatol. Vol.28(5): 587-90
    Adams DR, Lynch M.
    The Medical Minute: The Worry with Warts
    Filatova I, Adams DR, Brod BA, Sceppa JA.
    Fine wrinkling of the thighs and axillae quiz case. Middermal elastolysis.

    Arch Dermatol. 2010 Oct;146(10):1167-72.

    Pfingstler, Lisa F., Adams, David R.
    Increased fragility and bulla formation on the dorsal surface of the hand
    Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology 2012; 66(5): 866
    Pfingstler LF, Adams DR.
    Erythematous macules and crusted erosions in sun-exposed areas.
    JAAD grand rounds. J Am Acad Dermatol.2012. May;66(5):862-3.
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