Dr. Jillian McAdams is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine and practices as a board-certified pediatrician at the University of Texas Southwestern and Children's Medical Center Dallas.  She graduated from Virginia Commonwealth School of Medicine located in Richmond, VA. She then completed her Pediatric Residency at University of South Carolina at Greenville before transferring to St. Louis School of Medicine in St. Louis, MO. After residency, she practiced as an attending physician in the PediatricEmergency Department at Boston Children’s Hospital and South Shore Hospital in Boston, MA. She taught medical students at an Instructor level at Harvard Medical School and Boston University School of Medicine. She has been involved with several start-ups as a physician consultant and enjoys innovation. Her clinical and research interests include  Pediatric Urgent Care, Medical Education,  Medical Simulation, EPIC, Electronic Health Records, Operations, Digital Innovation, and Telemedicine.


Medical School
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine (2010)
University of South Carolina School of Medicine/Prisma Health-Upstate (2012), Pediatrics
Saint Louis University School of Medicine (2014), Pediatrics

Research Interest

  • Digital Innovation
  • Electronic Health Records
  • EPIC
  • Medical Education
  • Operations
  • Pediatric Urgent Care
  • Telemedicine


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Fingernail Carriage of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus and Possible Correlation with Soft Tissue Infections in Children.
Muschick KD, LaCroix R, McAdams J, South. Med. J. 2016 Apr 109 4 236-9
Simple Scoring System for Prediction of Need for Surgery in Small Bowel Obstruction Using Computed Tomography (CT) Criteria
A.M. Leung, K. Nguyen, J. McAdams, H.N. Vu Journal of Surgical Research 2010 158 2 389

Honors & Awards

  • AAP Delegate
  • Michael J. Pollak Scholarship

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • Dallas County Medical Society (2020)
  • Texas Medical Association (2020)
  • Society for Pediatric Urgent Care (2017)
  • American Academy of Pediatrics, SOME Subcommittee Urgent Care (2015-2017)
  • American Academy of Pediatrics, Section on Emergency Medicine (2014-2015)
  • American Academy of Pediatrics, Section on Obesity (2014-2015)
  • American College of Preventive Medicine (2012)