Craig A. Yager, MD

Craig A. Yager, MD


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Areas of Interest

Dr. Craig Yager brings his expertise in Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine to Colorado Springs
Orthopaedic Group. His primary focus is open and arthroscopic treatment of the shoulder 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 excited to continue to pursue his passion of treating athletes in the Colorado Springs community.

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.

Education & Training


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


University of Kansas at Witchita, Wichita, KS


University of Kansas at Wichita, Wichita, KS

Medical School

University of Missouri at Columbia, Columbia, MO


BS in Biological Sciences, University of Missouri at Columbia, Columbia, MO


Board Certified

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons


American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine

Arthroscopy Association of North America


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