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Orthopedic Surgery & Sports Medicine

Dr. Craig Yager

dr craig yager

Dr. Yager brings his expertise in Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine to Mid-America Orthopedics Kansas City. His primary focus is open and arthroscopic treatment of the shoulder, elbow, and knee.

Dr. Yager is a native of northeast Missouri and attended the University of Missouri – Columbia as an undergraduate where he graduated cum laude with honors distinction. He then graduated from the University of Missouri – Columbia School of Medicine. He completed his orthopedic surgery residency at the University of Kansas – Wichita. He then went on to receive advanced training by completing a Sports Medicine Fellowship at the San Diego Sports Medicine & Arthroscopy Fellowship in San Diego, CA. During this year, he assisted in the care of athletes at multiple levels, including the San Diego State Aztecs football team and the San Diego Gulls hockey club, the AHL affiliate of the Anaheim Ducks NHL hockey club. He also assisted in providing medical coverage for events such as the NCAA March Madness basketball tournament and the PGA tour. He also assisted with local community colleges and high schools. 

He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, Arthroscopy Association of North America, and the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine. He continues to pursue his passion of treating athletes in conjunction with Johnson County Community College, Kansas City T-Bones Baseball, and the Kansas City Blues Rugby organizations.

Dr. Yager is a proud husband and father who enjoys spending time with his wife, daughter, and son. He enjoys staying physically active, trying new hobbies, and traveling. 

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Medical Education

San Diego Sports Medicine & Arthroscopy Fellowship – San Diego, CA
Orthopedic Sports Medicine Fellowship

University of Kansas – Wichita, KS
Orthopedic Surgery Residency

University of Missouri – Columbia, MO
Doctor of Medicine

University of Missouri – Columbia, MO
Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences

Certifications

Board Eligible American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Board Certified Independent Medical Examiner – 2018

Professional Societies

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
Arthroscopy Association of North America