Adrian S. Dobs

photo of Adrian Dobs, MD, MHS

Professor of Medicine and Oncology, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism

Vice-chair of Faculty Development, Department of Medicine The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Co-Director, Johns Hopkins Center for the Reduction of Cancer Disparities
The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Director, Johns Hopkins Clinical Research Network

Dr. Adrian Dobs is a professor of medicine (Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism) and Oncology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She earned her undergraduate degree from Cornell University and obtained her MD from Albany Medical College in Albany, NY. She completed her residency in internal medicine at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, where she also served as chief resident. Dr. Dobs then came to Baltimore to complete her fellowship in Endocrinology and Metabolism at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (Carnegie Mellon Fellow in 1984-1985), joining the faculty upon completion. She went on to earn her MHS in Cardiovascular Epidemiology in the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Dr. Dobs’ research and clinical interests include:

  • Sex Hormone Disorders
  • Metabolic Abnormalities Associated with HIV Infection
  • Clinical Trials
  • General Endocrinology

She is an active investigator in the field of male gonadal function and is particularly interested in new forms of male hormone replacement therapy. She has published extensively in the area of hormonal changes with aging. As director of the Clinical Trials Unit, she oversees a team of individuals dedicated to facilitating clinical research within an academic medical center environment. In 2000, she was awarded an $8 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to direct the Johns Hopkins Complementary and Alternative Cancer Center.

At Johns Hopkins, Dr. Dobs continues to be an active mentor to undergraduate and medical students, PhD and post-doctoral candidates, and for the Women’s Task Force. She sits on many editorial boards and is a member of the American Federation for Clinical Research, the American College of Nutrition, the Endocrine Society, the American College of Physicians, the American Andrology Society, and the Association of Clinical Research Professionals. She has been a visiting professor at a number of universities and has given more than 50 invited lectures and symposia.

Dr. Dobs is a recipient of the Davidoff Award for Clinical Teaching at Montefiore Medical Center, the Stetler Foundation Research Award for Women Physicians, and the David M. Levine Excellence in Mentoring Award at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.