Tonya Adams, M.D.

Tonya Adams, M.D.

Board Certified in Gastroenterology
Clinical Assistant Professor, George Washington University Hospital

Dr. Adams knew at an early age that she wanted a career in health care. After three years in the School of Nursing at the University of Michigan, she changed majors to pre-med. She excelled in medical school, where she was awarded the Pathology Student Fellow Award and spent a year in clinical research and student teaching.

During her residency, Dr. Adams found the intellectual and technical aspects of gastroenterology appealing and decided to seek sub-specialty training in the field. She later completed gastroenterology fellowship training at Georgetown Medical Center, serving as the only trainee member on the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) Committee on Membership Training.

Dr. Adams joined GANV in 2002 and was named one of the area’s “Top Doctors” for gastroenterology after only five years in clinical practice. She is a member of the Washington, D.C. Advisory Board of the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America, and served as Chairperson of the ASGE’s Diversity Committee. She has presented to members of Congress, at national medical meetings and for community education programs.

Dedicated to helping women understand gender specific digestive health issues and assisting all patients in preventing colon cancer, Dr. Adams presented "What everyone should know about Colon Cancer Screening" at the 2019 Women's Health & Wellness Summit. Dr. Adams gave a thorough overview of screening guidelines and encourages anyone 45 years of age, or earlier if symptomatic, to get screened for colon cancer.  

Dr. Adams is currently accepting new patients.   

Medical Degree: 
Medical College of Ohio
Residency: 
Johns Hopkins University
Fellowship(s): 
Georgetown Medical Center, Gastroenterology
Professional Memberships: 
American College of Gastroenterology
American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Crohn's and Colitis Foundation
National Medical Association