About David Adkison

David P. Adkison, MD, 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 and the US Capitol Physician’s Office. His patients have included the President, members of Congress, members of the Cabinet, the Supreme Court, foreign dignitaries, and elite military warriors.

Dr. Adkison graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and earned his medical degree at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine. He completed a surgical internship and orthopaedic surgery residency at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, MD. He completed a fellowship in knee, shoulder, and sports medicine at The Orthopedic Specialty Hospital in Salt Lake City, UT.

Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons, he holds memberships in many professional societies including the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy Association of North America, Mid-America Orthopaedic Association, and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Dr. Adkison’s focus is almost exclusively on treatment of shoulder problems, especially shoulder replacement surgery. He is a member of Alpha Omega Alpha, the national medical honor society. Dr. Adkison has patented a new technique he developed for total shoulder replacement surgery that allows immediate motion, is much less painful, utilizes a 3-inch incision, and yields superior outcomes compared to the traditional approach.