Adams, who was appointed by President Donald Trump, reportedly was on a flight to Jackson, Mississippi, when flight attendants began asking passengers if their was a doctor on board.
A passenger had lost consciousness, the surgeon general's office said, and required medical assistance. He had also worked to tamp down panic in the United States over the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, Bernstein reported.
Delta said in a statement Adams intervened when a passenger became ill.More news: OnePlus Bullets wireless earphones announced
After tweeting about the incident, Adams added in a Facebook post that he was one of three medical professionals on board the flight who helped the patient. "Again, I was just very honored to be able to be part of a team that included two nurses to help respond and potentially save this person's life". Although Adams was successful in regaining the consciousness of the passenger, he thought that it would be necessary to take the passenger back to the gate and get the patient evaluated at the hospital.
Adams was flying to Jackson as he was scheduled to make a visit at the University of Mississippi Medical Center on Thursday to carry on discussions on what all steps the federal government and administration are taking to deal with opioid crisis.
President TrumpDonald John TrumpOregon governor to face state rep in November Ashford, Eastman neck and neck in Nebraska Dem primary Progressive pick Wild wins Dem primary for Pa. House seat MORE nominated Adams to be surgeon general previous year, after Adams previously served as Indiana's state health commissioner.