Adam William Anz, M.D., is a fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon who specializes in sports related injuries, specifically focusing on complex knee surgery, hip arthroscopy, and innovative biologic treatments, with a special interest in stem cells for cartilage regeneration. His main goal is to keep patients of all ages as active as possible in the least invasive way.
Dr. Anz was born and raised in Auburn, Alabama. He graduated summa cum laude from Vanderbilt University with a degree in mathematics and was also a member of the honor society Phi Beta Kappa. He was awarded an Alabama Merritt Scholarship for medical education and attended the University of South Alabama College of Medicine where he graduated a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society. He completed his orthopedic surgery residency training at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem.
Following his residency, Dr. Anz completed a sports fellowship at the Steadman Clinic in Vail, Colorado where he learned complex knee surgery from the famed Dr. Richard Steadman and Dr. Robert LaPrade, as well as hip arthroscopy from Dr. Marc Philippon. During this time, he became involved with medical coverage for the United States Ski Team and continues this involvement to date.
Dr. Anz has contributed and appeared in many peer-reviewed publications and presentations and has a strong interest in research with projects including the use of CT 3-D reconstruction for subtle hip deformities and a biomechanical project involving MLB pitchers with elbow injury. Dr. Anz’s strongest research interest is in cartilage regeneration. During residency he first spent time in Malaysia with Dr. Khay Yong Saw, an orthopedic surgeon who has pioneered a method to regenerate cartilage using a patient’s own stem cells. He has returned multiple times to help prepare an application to the FDA which will bring this cutting edge stem cell technology to the United States.
Dr. Anz has served athletes since the beginning of his orthopedic career. Starting as a resident, Dr. Anz assisted with sideline coverage for the Forsythe Country Day School and the Wake Forest Demon Deacons. During fellowship, he became involved with medical coverage for the United States Ski Team and has covered training and competitive events in New Zealand, Chile, Germany, and the United States. Since returning to the south, Dr. Anz is the covering physician for Escambia High School and assists with the care of the Auburn University Tigers.
Dr. Anz is a candidate member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, the Arthroscopy Association of North America, and the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine. He is also involved in physician coverage of the United States Ski and Snowboard Association teams and has been involved in college and high school sports team coverage throughout his career. His other interests include snow skiing, kite boarding, mountain biking, and fishing.