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Dara R. Adams, MD


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Dr. Dara Adams is a board-certified otolaryngologist and fellowship-trained rhinology and skull base surgeon in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at UI Health. Dr. Adams specializes in the endoscopic treatment of sinonasal problems including chronic rhinosinusitis, nasal polyps, smell disorders, benign and malignant tumors of the sinonasal cavity and skull base, cerebrospinal fluid leaks, and orbital pathology including blocked tear ducts. She treats pediatric and adult patients with both Rhinology and General Otolaryngology problems. Dr. Adams is actively involved in research on medical and surgical outcomes of chronic rhinosinusitis, olfactory dysfunction, and quality and safety initiatives within otolaryngology. She has authored numerous peer-reviewed articles and frequently presents her research at national conferences. 

Preferred Pronouns: She/Her

Language : English, Spanish

Specialties & Services

  • Ear Nose and Throat
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Otolaryngology
  • Rhinology
  • Chronic Rhinosinusitis
  • Nasal Polyps
  • Nasal Obstruction
  • Sinonasal Tumors
  • Skull-base Tumors
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leaks


Specialty Care Building, 6th Floor

1009 S. Wood St.
Chicago, IL 60612


  • Board Certification: American Board of Otolaryngology
  • Fellowship: Harvard University/Mass Eye and Ear — Boston MA
  • Residency: University of Chicago Medicine — Chicago IL
  • Internship: University of Chicago Medicine — Chicago IL
  • Medical School: University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine — Chicago IL