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Adam Glener, MD

House Staff
Start Year: 
University of Florida
Medical School: 
Duke University School of Medicine

Clinical and Research Interests

  • Craniosynostosis
  • Cleft lip/palate
  • Craniomaxillofacial trauma
  • Microsurgery

What were you looking for in a residency program?

  • Superior training
  • Innovation
  • Welcoming and nurturing environment

What are the strengths of the Duke program?

Faculty who are dedicated to teaching, research opportunities, tremendous resources both inside and outside of the hospital, and an excellent cohort of co-residents.

What advice do you have for incoming interns?

Treat your co-residents like they are family.

What do you like best about living in Durham and the Triangle?

Access to world-class restaurants/bars, the proximity to both the mountains and beach, plenty of outdoor activities, the world-champion Durham Bulls, and best of all - it's all affordable on a resident's salary!

What do you like to do outside of Duke?

  • Exercising
  • Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Tennis

Honors and Awards

  • Appleseed Teaching Award - 2018
  • Alpha Omega Alpha - 2016
  • William G. Anlyan Senior Merit Scholarship - 2016
  • Anderson Scholar of High Distinction - 2011
  • Congressional Gold Medal - 2010


Shammas, Ronnie L., Gloria Broadwater, Roger W. Cason, Adam D. Glener, Amanda R. Sergesketter, Rebecca Vernon, Elliot Le, Victoria A. Wickenheisser, Caitlin Marks, and Scott T. Hollenbeck. “Assessing the Utility of Post-Mastectomy Imaging after Breast Reconstruction.” J Am Coll Surg 230, no. 4 (April 2020): 605-614.e1.

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Marcus, Jeffrey R., David A. Brown, David Carpenter, Adam Glener, Alexander Allori, and Dennis Frank-Ito. “Multimodal Characterization of the Mature Septal Deformity and Airspace Associated with Unilateral Cleft Lip and Palate.” Plast Reconstr Surg 143, no. 3 (March 2019): 865–73.

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Dean, Riley A., Adam D. Glener, Analise B. Thomas, Steven R. Glener, Silvia Kurtovic, and Detlev Erdmann. “Silicone Migration and Late Hematoma following Silicone Implant Rupture: Case Report and Literature Review.” Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open 6, no. 8 (August 2018): e1849.

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Cho, Eugenia H., Ronnie L. Shammas, Martin J. Carney, Jason M. Weissler, Andrew R. Bauder, Adam D. Glener, Stephen J. Kovach, Scott T. Hollenbeck, and L Scott Levin. “Muscle versus Fasciocutaneous Free Flaps in Lower Extremity Traumatic Reconstruction: A Multicenter Outcomes Analysis.” Plast Reconstr Surg 141, no. 1 (January 2018): 191–99.

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Shammas, Ronnie L., Eugenia H. Cho, Adam D. Glener, Luke P. Poveromo, Lily R. Mundy, Rachel A. Greenup, Kimberly L. Blackwell, and Scott T. Hollenbeck. “Association Between Targeted HER-2 Therapy and Breast Reconstruction Outcomes: A Propensity Score-Matched Analysis.” J Am Coll Surg 225, no. 6 (December 2017): 731-739.e1.

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Cho, Eugenia H., Ronnie L. Shammas, Adam D. Glener, Rachel A. Greenup, E Shelley Hwang, and Scott T. Hollenbeck. “The Impact of Autologous Breast Reconstruction on Body Mass Index Patterns in Breast Cancer Patients: A Propensity-Matched Analysis.” Plast Reconstr Surg 140, no. 6 (December 2017): 1121–31.

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Glener, Adam D., Alexander C. Allori, Ronnie L. Shammas, Alfredo E. Farjat, and Jeffrey R. Marcus. “Post-Surgical Relapse in Metopic Synostosis and Limitations of the Interfrontal Angle as an Outcome Measure.” J Craniofac Surg 28, no. 5 (July 2017): e494–500.

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Glener, Adam D., Alexander C. Allori, Ronnie L. Shammas, Anna R. Carlson, Irene J. Pien, Arthur S. Aylsworth, Robert Meyer, et al. “A Population-Based Exploration of the Social Implications Associated with Cleft Lip and/or Palate.” Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open 5, no. 6 (June 2017): e1373.

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