Meet Dr Adams
It was a boyhood crush on sultry TV star Victoria Principal that led Dr. William Adams to his profession. “She married a plastic surgeon in Beverly Hills and I thought, ‘I could do that.’” Dr. Adams says with a smile. “That was it. I never thought about it again. I knew my career choice at that moment.”
So young Bill Adams set out to make it happen. He grew up in an agricultural area near Winter Haven, Florida, part of an “educated farm family.” He worked in his father’s orange groves after school and summers. During high school, he spent a year-and-a-half as an exchange student in Germany. Bill attended Emory University in Atlanta — because it had an excellent premed program — finishing his undergraduate studies in three years. From there, the aspiring plastic surgeon went to New Orleans to Tulane Medical School, one of the Top 10 in the country.
For his internship and residency, he chose the prestigious Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in New York City, in large part because the program allowed him to immediately concentrate on plastic surgery. He rose to the position of Chief Resident, did a fellowship in hand surgery and intensive work in wound care. He was a Cosmetic Surgery fellow at University of California San Francisco.
Dr. William Adams is a serious surgeon. After stints in San Francisco, Portland, Oregon and Little Rock, Arkansas, he established his practice in St. Petersburg in 1995.