Douglas Adkins, MD

Douglas Adkins, MD

Medical Oncologist

Primary Academic Title

Professor of Medicine, Division of Oncology, Section of Medical Oncology, Washington University School of Medicine

Clinical Expertise

Head and neck cancer

Research Interest

Evaluation of targeted therapy approaches in patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma. Participation on multi-institutional trials of therapy for soft tissue and bone sarcomas.


  • 1986: MD, Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio


  • 1986 - 1989: Intern and resident, internal medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio
  • 1989 - 1990: Fellow, medical oncology/hematology, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio
  • 1990 - 1992: Fellow, bone marrow transplantation, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio

Board Certification

  • 1990, 2000: American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine
  • 1993, 2003: American Board of Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology

Selected Research Publications

Targeting Dendritic Cell Dysfunction to Circumvent Anti-PD1 Resistance in Head and Neck Cancer.
  • Saito S, Kono M, Nguyen HCB, [...] Adkins D, Uppaluri R
  • Clin Cancer Res 2024
Phase II Study of Enzalutamide for Patients With Androgen Receptor-Positive Salivary Gland Cancers (Alliance A091404).
  • Ho AL, Foster NR, Zoroufy AJ, [...] Adkins D, [...] Schwartz GK
  • J Clin Oncol 2022
NCCN Guidelines® Insights: Head and Neck Cancers, Version 1.2022.
  • Caudell JJ, Gillison ML, Maghami E, [...] Adkins D, [...] Darlow SD
  • J Natl Compr Canc Netw 2022

Contact Information

  • Washington University Medical Campus

    4921 Parkview Place
    Saint Louis, MO 63110

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