Dr. Mark Alan Adams of Columbia has vast in orthopaedic consultation and surgery.  He is a 1971 graduate of Sikeston (Mo.) High School, a 1975 graduate of Drury College (Springfield, Mo.), and a 1981 graduate of the University of Missouri Medical School.  Dr. Adams has provided physician services to the New England Patriots and Boston Bruins and as a team representative at the NFL’s Pre-draft Combine.  In 1990, he became the orthodpaedic consultant to the University of Missouri athletic program and in 1993 the team’s physician.  Much of time was spent working with the Tigers’ men’s basketball team where he became a close personal friend of Mizzou’s legendary coach Norm Stewart.  He has also volunteered his time to serve five other colleges in central Missouri as well as the Columbia public school system.  Adams served as a team physician for the 1996 (Atlanta) and the 2000 (Sydney, Australia) U.S. Olympic teams, assigned specifically to the U.S. gold medal women’s soccer team.  Adams also served as a team physician for the 1999 women’s soccer World Cup championship team. In 2000, Adams was named as the Arthritis Foundation Humanitarian of the Year.