Christopher R. Adams, MD
Orthopedic Shoulder Surgeon

Christopher R. Adams, MD

Christopher R. Adams, MD, is board certified in Orthopedic Surgery and is the Director of Medical Education at Arthrex in Naples, FL.

Shoulder Procedures and Non Surgical Treatment

  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Sports Medicine
  • Rotator Cuff Injury
  • Labrum Injury
  • Instability Injury
  • Bicep Injury
  • AC Joint Injury
  • Impingement
  • Arthritis


Dr. Adams is a national expert in arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder. Specialties include sports medicine, arthroscopic shoulder surgery, and injuries involving the rotator cuff, labrum, instability, biceps, AC joint, impingement and arthritis. He is an expert in both the non-operative and operative treatment of all shoulder problems.

Dr. Adams has received many honors throughout his professional career, including the Arthroscopy Journal Twenty Top-Cited Articles Published from 2008 to 2011 in 2012, the Mayo Clinic Fund of Knowledge Award in 2006, and the Dr. Benjamin E. and Lila Obletz Award for Outstanding Performance in Orthopaedic Surgery in 2001. Dr. Adams has had several book and numerous research publications. Dr. Adams is focused on exceptional patient care, research, and teaching all over the country.

Medical Education

Dr. Adams is a board certified orthopedic surgeon with the NCH Physician Group. Dr. Adams completed his residency in Orthopaedic Surgery with honors at the prestigious Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Dr. Adams then completed his training in the only advanced shoulder arthroscopy fellowship in the country, under the direction of world renowned orthopedic surgeon, Stephen S. Burkhart, MD.

Personal Profile

Dr. Adams was born and raised just outside of Buffalo, New York. Throughout his professional career, he has lived in Rochester, Minnesota, San Antonio, Texas, Jupiter and Naples, Florida. Dr. Adams has the distinct honor of being the Director of Medical Education for Arthrex in Naples, FL. Dr. Adams is also an orthopaedic consultant for the Miami Marlins Major League Baseball (MLB) organization.

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