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Mathis Adams, MD, Named Medical City Denton Chief Medical Officer


DENTON – Mathis Adams, MD, has been named Medical City Denton chief medical officer (CMO), starting August 1.

As CMO, Dr. Adams will provide senior clinical direction and lead continuous care and quality efforts, collaborating closely with physicians, clinicians and colleagues to ensure the successful implementation of Medical City Healthcare’s multi-faceted patient and colleague initiatives.

“Providing high quality, safe and compassionate care to our patients is our top priority,” says Steve Edgar, CEO of Medical City Denton. “As a Level II Trauma Center, Dr. Adams’ experience as a surgeon and in leadership roles including as a trauma medical director will help support Medical City Denton as the destination of choice for healthcare excellence in Denton County and beyond.” 

Prior to this role, Dr. Adams served as president of Envision Surgical Services in North Texas where he led efforts in clinical excellence, compliance, risk and outcomes. With 17 years of medical practice and leadership experience, Dr. Adams has directed services for 45 medical practices in nine states, consisting of 170 surgeons and 130 advanced practice professionals. Dr. Adams previously was the regional medical director and executive vice president for the company’s surgical services division and was recognized as the physician of the year for surgical services in 2014.


“I am excited to join the skilled and dedicated Medical City Denton team, focused on high quality healthcare delivered with compassion and efficiency,” says Dr. Adams.


Dr. Adams earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Abilene Christian University and a medical degree from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. He is certified in general surgery by the American Board of Surgery, is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma.



Medical City Denton is a 208-bed, acute care hospital serving the growing communities in Denton, Wise, Cooke and Montague counties. With a medical team of more than 800 physicians, Medical City Denton offers a broad range of services including a Level II Trauma Center, a Primary Stroke Center and an Accredited Cycle VI Chest Pain Center offering advanced open-heart surgery. “A” rated for safety by the Leapfrog Group and Magnet® recognized for nursing excellence.


Medical City Denton is part of Medical City Healthcare

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