David Adams

David Adams has worked as an advanced Cardiac Sonographer at Duke University Medical Center since 1979 and is registered in both adult and pediatric ECHO. Has been a member of Team Heart since 2011 and has traveled to Rwanda multiple times performing screening on potential surgical patients, and educating nurses, medical students, and residents of Rwanda on ECHO. David retired in November 2016 and has participated in more global missions- he has also been involved in medical trips to Sudan, India, Russia, Vietnam, and the Philippines. He is a recipient of the ASE Sonographer Teaching Award and was awarded the very first Sonographer Lifetime Achievement Award in 2011.

After I returned from Rwanda, each time I passed my to do list, my pencil hovered to cross off Rwanda–I could not do it. Rwanda was not finished.
MARIA STEELMAN 2012

I am thankful to Team Heart for saving my life and allow me to return to my studies energetically and it does me proud to be studying public health
TEAM HEART PATIENT

Rwanda can eradicate rheumatic heart disease in a generation-it is an achievable goal
DAVID WILSON

I consider being a part of Team Heart to be the biggest achievement in my nursing career, and one of the best parts of my life!
KRISTIN CALHENO RN