Jessalynn G. Adam, M.D., FAAPMR, CAQSM

Orthopedics and Joint Replacement at Mercy - Baltimore, MD

A 2020 Top Doc - Baltimore magazine

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Jessalynn Adam, M.D., FAAPMR, CAQSM, is a fellowship-trained, board-certified PM&R physician specializing in Primary Care Sports Medicine with Orthopedics and Joint Replacement at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland. Dr. Adam specializes in the care of athletes and active individuals of all ages. She offers prevention, diagnosis and treatment of injuries related to sports and exercise. She sees patients on the Mercy Campus in Downtown Baltimore, as well as Mercy Personal Physicians at Glen Burnie and Lutherville

Sports Medicine Physician

Dr. Jessalynn Adam provides a comprehensive and holistic approach to care for her patients, from the well-trained athlete to the weekend warrior and casual jogger. She advocates patient education and promotes injury prevention and optimal health of the athlete at every age. She specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of sport-related injury and illness. Her care focuses on muscle injuries and biomechanics. She spends time with each patient to evaluate their movement patterns and diagnose orthopedic function. She then works with them through therapy, rehabilitation and treatment in order to improve their quality of life. A longtime gymnast, dancer, and coach herself, Dr. Adam knows the importance of a strong doctor-patient relationship and personalized treatment plan.

Dr. Jessalynn Adam has earned a Certificate of Added Qualifications from The American Board of Family Medicine. The Certificate is designed to recognize excellence among physicians whose practices emphasize expertise in the Sports Medicine field.

Comprehensive Orthopedic Care

Dr. Jessalynn Adam utilizes a collaborative approach to care with convenient access to Mercy’s wide-ranging team of specialists. As a member of The Orthopedic Specialty Hospital at Mercy, she works in close coordination with a number of renowned orthopedic surgeons in a variety of specialties, including orthopedics and joint replacement, foot and ankle, sports medicine, spine and upper extremity.

Distinguished Education, Background and Honors

Dr. Jessalynn Adam’s background and education includes a variety of notable accomplishments and honors. She graduated Magna Cum Laude with a bachelor’s degree from the prestigious Princeton University in New Jersey. She received her medical degree from the UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and was selected to be the Education Chief Resident at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Adam has as served as Primary and Assistant Team Physician for a variety of organized sports teams from high school to professional, including the Washington Wizards of the NBA, the Washington Mystics of the WNBA, and the DC United of the MLS. She is also a provider for the US Figure Skating Team. She has served on Medical Staff for multiple events including the Baltimore Running Festival, Penn Relays Track and Field Competition, and Marine Corps Marathon. She is a member of multiple notable medical associations and has contributed to numerous research publications and presentations.

Dr. Adam has been named a "Top Doc" by Baltimore magazine in the non-surgical sports medicine category.

Education & Fellowships
  • Fellowship - Primary Care Sports Medicine, MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital, Washington, D.C.
  • Residency - Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
  • Medical Degree - UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Brunswick, NJ

Patient Stories
Neurology at Mercy, Baltimore MD


After a small accident, Jordan was suffering from a concussion. With the help of Dr. Jessalynn Adam, Jordan has had a full recovery.

Orthopedics & Joint Replacement at Mercy - Baltimore, MD


After feeling a pop in her knee, Hilary knew she had a serious injury. With the help of Dr. Jessalynn Adam, Hilary is back on her feet.

Associations & Memberships
  • American Medical Society of Sports Medicine (AMSSM)
  • American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
  • American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPMR)