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Joyce Adams, MD

Joyce Adams, MD

Pediatrics San Diego, CA

Professor, Pediatrics, UCSD School of Medicine, retired

Office Address

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  • 4728 Robbins Street
    San Diego
    San Diego, CA 92122
    Phone: (858) 405-5977

Dr. Adams's Clinical Specialties & Interests

  • Pediatrics: Adolescent Medicine, Child Abuse Pediatrics, General Pediatrics
  • Clinical Interests: Pediatrics; Medical Education; Child Welfare; Sexually Transmitted Diseases; child abuse pediatrics

Dr. Adams's Faculty Appointments & Work History

  • ConsultantJ. Adams Pediatric Consulting
    San Diego, CA
    Presenter for California Clinical Forensic Medicine Training Center; reviewer for Medical Training Academy, Children's Hospital of Minnesota; Medical Director, Family Healing Center, Fresno, CA; Expert case review and testimony for attorneys, national and international cases
  • Professor of Clinical PediatricsUniversity of California, San Diego School of Medicine
    San Diego, CA
    Clinical care of adolescents and children evaluated for suspected child abuse, teaching medical students and residents, conducting clinical research in child sexual abuse medical evaluation
  • Associate ProfessorUniversity of California, San Francisco/Fresno Medical Education Program
    Fresno, CA
    Clinical care and teaching in general pediatrics, adolescent medicine and child abuse at Valley Medical Center, Fresno, CA. Medical Director of Child Sexual Abuse Evaluation program from 1990 through 1994
  • Assistant Chief of Pediatrics and Adolescent SpecialistValley Medical Center
    Fresno, CA
  • Clinic PhysicianSexually Transmitted Disease Clinic and Well Baby Clinic, Health Department
    Kansas City, MO
    Jun 1983-Jul 1983
  • Assistant ProfessorUniversity of Kansas School of Medicine
    Kansas City, KS
    clinical care, teaching and research in general pediatrics, adolescent medicine and child sexual abuse evaluation
  • InstructorUniversity of Health Sciences
    Kansas City, MO
    Jun 1981-May 1983
  • Staff PediatricianWayne Miner Neighborhood Health Center
    Kansas City, MO

Dr. Adams's Education & Medical Training

  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine at Montefiore Medical CenterAlbert Einstein College of Medicine at Montefiore Medical CenterResidency, Pediatrics
  • University of Kansas School of MedicineUniversity of Kansas School of MedicineResidency, Pediatrics
  • U of KS Sch of MedUniversity of Kansas School of MedicineMedical School
  • University of KansasUniversity of KansasOther Training, MA, Biochemistry
  • University of KansasUniversity of KansasOther Training, B.A., Biochemistry, Honors

Dr. Adams's Certifications & Licensure

  • CA State Medical LicenseCA State Medical License1988 - 2014
  • American Board of PediatricsAmerican Board of PediatricsPediatrics, 1981
  • American Board of PediatricsAmerican Board of PediatricsChild Abuse Pediatrics, 2009

Dr. Adams's Publications & Presentations

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Journal Articles

  • Diagnostic accuracy in child sexual abuse medical evaluation: Role of experience, training and expert case review.Adams JA, Starling SP, Frasier LD, et al, Child Abuse & Neglect, 1/1/2012
  • Medical evaluation of suspected child sexual abuse: 2011 Update.Adams JA, Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, 1/1/2011
  • Changes in genital anatomy and microbiology in girls between age 6 and age 12 years: A longitudinal study.Myhre AK, Myklestad K, Adams JA, J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol, 1/1/2010
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Books/Book Chapters

  • Medical Response to Child Sexual Abuse; A Resource for Professionals Working With Children and Families.Chapter: Basic anatomy of the genitalia and anus
    Kaplan R, Adams JA, Starling SP, Giardino AP
    Editors: .STM Learning, Inc., St. Louis, MO
    2011
  • Medical Response to Child Sexual Abuse; A Resource for Professionals Working With Children and Families.Chapter: Interpretation of genital and anal findings in children and adolescents with suspected sexual abuse: State of the science
    Kaplan R, Adams JA, Starling SP, Giardino AP
    Editors: .STM Learning, Inc., St. Louis, MO
    2011
  • Essential Adolescent MedicineChapter: Sexual abuse and the adolescent patient.Page 497 - 510
    Greydanus DE, Patel DR, Pratt HD
    Editors: .McGraw Hill, New York
    2005
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Abstracts/Posters

  • “Penetration and the Hymen”, "Testifying as an Expert Witness”Adams J, Spring Meeting of the California Sexual Assault Investigators Association, Shell Beach, CA, 3/13/2013
  • Diagnosis and Assessment of Child and Adult Sexual Abuse and of Juvenile Pornography.Adams J, European Workshop in Clinical Forensic Medicine, University of Milan, Milan, Italy, 5/25/2012
  • Basic Child Sexual Abuse Examination skillsAdams J, San Diego Conference on Child Maltreatment, San Diego, CA; sponsored by Rady Children’s Hospital, Sa, 1/21/2012
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Lectures

  • Medical Care for Children with Suspected Sexual AbuseSan Diego Conference on Child Maltreatment, San Diego, CA - 1/28/2013
  • Topics on Child AbuseGrand Rounds, UCSD 1995-Present - 1/1/2013
  • Topics on Adolescent MedicineGrand Rounds, UCSD 1995-Present - 1/1/2013
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Other

  • A practical guide to breastfeeding, with suggestions for the working mother.Adams J
    Published by Ross Laboratories - 5/1/1984
  • Adams J. RNA Viruses and Cancer in Lower Animals and Man: Two Theories and a Review of the Evidence.Adams J
    Master’s Thesis, published by the University of Kansas - 1/1/1974

Grant Support

  • Genital Findings In Adolescent Girls Referred For Suspected Sexuual Abuse
    Genital Findings In Adolescent Girls Referred For Suspected Sexuual AbuseNational Center For Research Resources
    1999 - 1999
  • Genital Findings--Adolescent Girls Referred For Suspected Sex Abuse
    Genital Findings--Adolescent Girls Referred For Suspected Sex AbuseNational Center For Research Resources
    1998 - 1998
  • Genetial Findings--Adolescent Girls Referred For Suspected Sex Abuse
    Genetial Findings--Adolescent Girls Referred For Suspected Sex AbuseNational Center For Research Resources
    1997 - 1997
  • Genital Findings In Adolescent Girls Referred For Sexual AB
    Genital Findings In Adolescent Girls Referred For Sexual ABNational Center For Research Resources
    1996 - 1996

Dr. Adams's Professional Memberships

Hospital Affiliations

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS California CaliforniaCare HMO
  • BCBS California PPO
  • BCBS Illinois PPO
  • BCBS Minnesota Blue Cross Accord
  • CIGNA HMO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • CIGNA PPO
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Health Net California Large Group PPO
  • Health Net HMO - Employer Group
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO - Kaiser
  • Multiplan PPO
  • Pacificare HMO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
  • WEA Trust Preferred Provider Plan - Trust Pref

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