James Adams, M.D.

Dr. James Adams is board certified in radiation oncology and has more than 15 years experience in providing state-of-the-art radiation treatment for patients on their journey to a cancer-free life. He joins The Baptist Cancer Institute after serving as attending radiation oncologist at Trinity in his hometown of Birmingham, Ala. His experience includes radiosurgery to target and treat tumors, intensity modulated radiation therapy to effectively treat cancer and providing patients the greatest possible chance of a cancer-free life. Dr. Adams feels that caring for and developing a caring, positive relationship with his patients is incredibly important in helping them through their cancer journey. Along with the comprehensive cancer care team of The Baptist Cancer Institute, Dr. Adams is welcoming new patients and referrals. He now offers radiation services at both Baptist and Gulf Breeze hospitals.

Medical Education

University of Alabama School of Medicine, Birmingham, AL


Radiation Oncology, SUNY Health Sciences Center, Syracuse, NY
Chief Resident

Board Certifications

American College of Radiology

Society Memberships

American Society of Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
American College of Radiation Oncology
American Medical Association
Pediatric Oncology Group - Associate Member

Additional Info

In addition to being part of Baptist Medical Group, Dr. Adams serves as a physician within the Baptist Cancer Institute of Baptist Health Care. To learn more about the Baptist Cancer Institute, click here.

Meet Your Doctor

What led you to become a doctor or choose your focus of medicine?
I always wanted to become a doctor but after seeing my father go through the experience of having cancer and then dying from cancer when I was a teenager, it led me to Oncology.

What about your line of work do you find most rewarding and why?
Curing a terrible disease and comforting those who can’t be cured, as well as comforting the families of those patients.

How would a patient describe you?
Friendly, comical, caring, and compassionate.

What’s your proudest moment as a doctor?
I don’t have just one but many proud moments when my patients succeed at beating cancer.

In your opinion, what’s the most important factor in a doctor-patient relationship?

What can a patient expect when they have you as a doctor?
I always want to be able to discuss their care honestly and openly.

What do you find most encouraging about the work you do?
Giving hope to the patients I treat.

What are your top priorities with every patient you see?
Curing and comforting