About Clinton E. Adams

Clinton E. Adams is an osteopathic physician, former medical school dean at Western University of Health Sciences, and current president of Rocky Vista University. He serves as a member of the board of directors at Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.

Clinton E. Adams graduated from Baldwin Wallace College with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry. He graduated from the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1976. Graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a Master of Public Administration.

He completed his medical internship at Undersea Medicine in Groton, Connecticut. He completed a family medicine residency training at Naval Hospital in Charleston, South Carolina.

In 1989, Dr. Adams went to George Washington University in Washington, DC, where he completed anesthesiology residency.

Dr. Adams completed a 30-year career as a naval officer. During that time, he achieved the title of Rear Admiral, and was the Commander, CEO, of three naval hospitals, including Portsmouth Naval Regional Medical Center.

In 2005, Dr. Adams became Dean of the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific (COMP) at Western University of Health Sciences. He remained at WesternU for 11 years, serving as Vice President of Clinical Affairs. He was the founding dean of a new medical college campus in Oregon (COMP-NW).

In October 2015, Dr. Adams was appointed president of Rocky Vista University