Timothy Kremchek '81 Keeps Athletes on Top of Their Game
Broken bones, torn ligaments and muscle spasms keep Timothy Kremchek ’81 quite busy as the team physician and medical director for the Cincinnati Reds baseball team.
Add to that being head of Beacon Orthopaedics, and Kremchek could easily say “no” to more clients.
Yet, for Kremchek, “no” is apparently not an option as evidenced by his countless community contributions, including a new sports medicine practice in Springfield thanks to a partnership with Community Hospital, which will benefit Wittenberg students for years to come.
Such commitment defines this award-winning physician and recently earned him one of Wittenberg’s most prestigious recognitions, The Class of 1914 Award.
Given to an individual from the Wittenberg community who has served the university above and beyond what might be expected of any contributor to the college’s welfare, the award was presented to Kremchek during the university’s new Homecoming/Reunion Weekend Celebration called “The Big Shebang,” Oct. 22-24.
“It has been nothing but a very rewarding experience,” Kremchek said. “Wittenberg was where my wife Hilary and I spent some wonderful times.
The Springfield sports medicine office we just opened is just another of the many opportunities I want for Witt athletes and the Springfield community.”
A biology major at Wittenberg and the university’s chief orthopaedic since 1993, Kremchek has consistently been honored for his professional achievements.
Widely published and a sought-after speaker, he received the Good Samaritan Hospital Research Award in 1988 and was named the Outstanding Contributor to High School Athletics in 2001.
In addition, Kremchek holds
membership in numerous professional associations, including the American Medical Society, Academy of Medicine of Cincinnati, Ohio State Medical Association and the National Football League Second Opinion Association.
Kremchek earned his M.D. from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine in 1986 and was inducted into the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons in 1998.