Traci Adams, M.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center, and a member of the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine.

Originally from Houston, Dr. Adams holds a bachelor's degree in biochemistry and cell biology from Rice University in Houston. She received her medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine and completed her internal medicine residency training at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. She then obtained advanced training through a fellowship in pulmonary and critical care medicine at UT Southwestern.

Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine pulmonary medicine and critical care medicine, Dr. Adams joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2018.

Dr. Adams is an active member of several professional organizations, including the American College of Chest Physicians, the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, and the American Thoracic Society.

Dr. Adams' research activities include participation in several clinical trials related to idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, and interstitial lung disease.

Personal Note 

Dr. Adams’ interests outside of medicine include spending time with her family and friends.


Medical School
Baylor College of Medicine (2012)
Massachusetts General Hospital (2015), Internal Medicine
UT Southwestern Medical Center (2018), Pulmonary Diseases & Critical Care Medicine

Research Interest

  • Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Medical Education


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Role of Antigen Type in Survival in Chronic Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis.
Adams TN, Newton CA, Glazer CS Lung 2019 Feb 197 1 113-114
Imaging Of Occupational Lung Diseases.
Batra K, Aziz MU, Adams TN, Godwin JD Semin Roentgenol 2019 Jan 54 1 44-58
Utility of Bronchoalveolar Lavage and Transbronchial Biopsy in Patients with Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis.
Adams TN, Newton CA, Batra K, Abu-Hijleh M, Barbera T, Torrealba J, Glazer CS Lung 2018 Jun
Hospitalist Perspective of Interactions with Medicine Subspecialty Consult Services.
Adams TN, Bonsall J, Hunt D, Puig A, Richards JB, Yu L, McSparron JI, Shah N, Weissler J, Miloslavsky EM J Hosp Med 2018 05 13 5 318-323
Resident versus faculty member simulation debriefing.
Adams T, Newton C, Patel H, Sulistio M, Tomlinson A, Lee W Clin Teach 2017 Nov
Cobalt related interstitial lung disease.
Adams TN, Butt YM, Batra K, Glazer CS Respir Med 2017 08 129 91-97
Time dilation in simultaneous simulation.
Adams T Clin Teach 2017 Jun 14 3 218-219
Curiosity and independent reading among residents.
Adams T Clin Teach 2017 Feb 14 1 71-72
Multitasking simulation: Present application and future directions.
Adams TN, Rho JC Med Teach 2017 Feb 39 2 120-122
Mentorship in the health professions.
Adams T Clin Teach 2016 Oct 13 5 387


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Honors & Awards

  • Best Pulmonologists in Dallas
    D Magazine (2021)
  • Excellence in Teaching Award
    UT Southwestern Pulmonary Fellows (2021)
  • Glasgow-Rubin Certificate of Commendation for Academic Achievement
    American Medical Women's Association (2011)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American College of Chest Physicians
  • American Thoracic Society
  • Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation