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Beacon Celebrates the Homecoming of Reds Pitcher Brent Suter

Beacon Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine and Dr. Tim Kremchek, extends a warm welcome to the newly-signed Cincinnati Reds pitcher Brent Suter.

Six years ago, Dr. Kremchek played a pivotal role in Brent Suter’s journey by successfully performing Tommy John elbow surgery. Hailing from Anderson Township and a graduate of Moeller High School, Suter has accumulated an impressive eight-year career, with stints with the Milwaukee Brewers and the Colorado Rockies. Notably, Suter’s baseball prowess began at Harvard, where he played college baseball.

Expressing his excitement about Suter’s recent signing with the Reds, Dr. Kremchek, who served as the Reds’ medical director for 27 years and continues to consult on medical matters with the team, commends Suter’s toughness and unwavering determination. 

“Brent is an impressive young man who is extremely smart and incredibly driven. He worked hard to get to the big leagues, and he worked hard to get back after his surgery. I am happy I was able to give him the hope and the help to continue on with his career.”  -Dr. Tim Kremchek 

Last year, Dr. Kremchek and Suter received well-deserved recognition when they were both enshrined into the Gerry Faust Moeller High School Hall of Fame.

Reflecting on the impact of Dr. Kremchek on his career, Suter expressed his gratitude last summer when the Brewers were in town to play the Reds. 

“One of the reasons I’m still pitching in the majors is because of Doc. I’m so grateful to him, and for us to be put into the Moeller Hall of Fame at the same time makes it even more special.” -Bret Suter

Suter, a 2008 Moeller graduate, shares a special connection with Dr. Kremchek, who follows in the footsteps of his late father, Dr. Edward Kremchek. A sports medicine pioneer, Dr. Edward Kremchek served as Moeller’s team physician from 1968 until his passing in 1995. The father-son duo is now honored members of the Moeller Hall of Fame.

“Fortunately, I never had a serious injury in high school,” Suter said. “But when I was injured in 2018, I knew Doc Kremchek was who I had to see for a second opinion and then ultimately for my elbow surgery.”

Dr. Kremchek’s expertise in Tommy John surgery has earned him recognition as one of the Top 10 Super Surgeons by Bleacher Report. In addition to Suter, he has successfully performed Tommy John surgery on several professional pitchers, including Mike Clevinger, Alexis Diaz, and Joe Mantiply.

Reflecting on his role as a surgeon, Dr. Kremchek expresses pride in witnessing athletes like Brent Suter excel. “As a surgeon, my goal is to allow these athletes – professional, college, and high school players – to live their lives pain-free and to continue playing and fulfilling their dreams.”