March 1, 2012
Cincinnati native Timothy Kremchek is a proud alumnus of Wittenberg University. Upon graduating from Indian Hill High School, Kremchek played varsity baseball for Wittenberg all four of his undergraduate years. The Tiger became a Bearcat, and after finishing medical school from the University of Cincinnati, Dr. Kremchek completed a one year Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Fellowship at the Alabama Sports Medicine Institute under renowned sports surgeon Dr. James Andrews.
Dr. Kremchek, like many other notable alumni, has gone on to do great things in his field. He returned to Wittenberg University at the Team Orthopaedist serving the medical needs of the student athletes. Dr. Kremchek is one of the loudest voices calling for preventative actions to reduce athletic injuries. A renown Tommy John (UCL surgery as it is less commonly known) surgeon, Kremchek has developed significant changes to the ligament repair operation. These steps lead by Kremchek to evolve and improve the surgery have helped decrease recovery times, and have put countless athletes back on the field.
During his time on campus at Wittenberg, Kremchek remembers, “I had a great experience on campus, being in the science department as a pre-med major, and Greek life.” He also enjoyed playing baseball as a Tiger for four years.
When Dr. Kremchek was young, he used to sit in that stands at Reds baseball games. “One day I am going to take care of the Reds,” Kremchek would state in a matter-of-fact way. Some of his friends would tease him, but the work ethic and passion Kremchek demonstrated left few doubting he had it in him. After decades of attending games as a spectator, Dr. Kremchek now has the honor of serving at the Reds Medical Director.
As a Cincinnati native, college ball player, and lifetime Reds fan, this is a huge honor for Dr. Kremchek. It dovetails perfectly with his passion for injury prevention, and makes the best care in the region available immediately to the Reds players.