Adam Wait, DO

Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. Wait is a member of the sports medicine team in Kansas City and has been practicing since 2011. He is fellowship trained in sports medicine and got into the field after experiencing sports injuries himself, playing football in college. Paying it forward, he ensures each of his patients gets the best care possible.

Adam Wait, an Orthopedic doctor in Kansas City

Areas of Specialty

  • Sports Medicine
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Knee Surgery
  • Hip Surgery


  • Fellowship: University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
  • Residency: Pinnacle Health, Harrisburg, PA
  • Doctor of Medicine: KCUMB, KCMO



  • Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA)
  • American Orthopedic Society of Sports Medicine (AOSSM)
  • American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics (AOAO)
  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS)
Adam Wait, an Orthopedic doctor in Kansas City

Fun Fact

Dr. Adam Wait also covers the sports teams at Ottawa University and Bonner Springs High School.

More About Adam Wait

Adam Wait, DO, is from El Dorado, KS, and completed his undergraduate degree at Ottawa University, where he was an athlete and member of the football team. He attended Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, graduating as a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine in 2005.

After an internship and residency in Harrisburg, PA, he completed a sports medicine fellowship at the University of South Florida in 2011. He does general orthopedics with a focus on arthroscopic surgeries of the shoulders, hips and knees, as well as all sports medicine injuries and fractures.

Working at Western Missouri Medical Center in Warrensburg, MO, from 2011 – 2015, Dr. Wait created the Western Missouri Sports Medicine program in 2012, working with athletic trainers to provide orthopedic and medical coverage for college and high school sporting events. He joined Midwest Orthopaedics in 2015.

Outside of Work

In his spare time, Dr. Wait enjoys spending time with his family and exercising when he gets a chance. He has a wife and three wonderful children who are very active in their sports.