Dr. Adams completed his undergraduate degree at Drury College in Springfield, Missouri, where he was also a member of the Drury soccer team. He graduated with honors from the University of Missouri School of Medicine in Columbia. After graduation, Dr. Adams completed a general surgery internship and orthopaedic surgery residency at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. He then completed a sports medicine fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard University in Boston, Massachusetts in 1987.
Dr. Adams joined the Columbia Orthopaedic Group in 1990. His practice is focused primarily in sports medicine. He is currently a team physician for the University of Missouri Athletic Department, and he was a member of the United States Olympic Team as a team physician during the 1996 Atlanta Games and 2000 Sydney Games. Dr. Adams also served as team physician for the U.S. Soccer Women’s National Team from 1995-2002, including the 1999 World Cup. Other teams he has worked with during his career are the New England Patriots and Boston Bruins, as well as local mid-Missouri colleges and high schools.
Dr. Adams is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons and a member of the American Orthopaedic Association (AOA), a national honorary orthopaedic leadership group. He is also involved in numerous organizations around the Columbia community. The Arthritis Foundation named him “Humanitarian of the Year” in 2000, and he was tapped into the QEBH Honor Society at the University of Missouri in the spring of 2001.
Other individuals working directly on Dr. Adams’ team are his nurse practitioner, Donna Smith, and administrative assistant, Julee West.
Dr. Adams and his wife, Carole, have four children. In his free time he enjoys spending time with his family and traveling.