Timothy Kremchek, M.D.
For over 25 years, I have served as the Team Medical Director for the Cincinnati Reds, their minor league affiliates, including the Dayton Dragons, and dozens of local college and high school athletic programs. I deliver the same pro-quality care to all my patients, from young athletes to older adults. My specialties include sports medicine and orthopedic surgery. Click below to schedule an appointment with me or one of my affiliated providers, Dr. Matic and Dr. Goddard.
Hear and read true stories of my patients and their experiences with Beacon Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine. An injury isn’t the end, and often times athletes and active adults return to even higher activity levels after a full recovery.Read More
Your Sports Medicine Team
Meet the physician extenders, medical assistants, schedulers, and athletic trainers that will guide you through recovery. My team is hand-picked and designed specifically to give you the best experience and fastest recovery we can. Dr. George Matic and Dr. Nicole Goddard, who work closely with me, are available to see patients when my schedule is full.Read More
About Dr. Kremchek
Timothy Kremchek, M.D. is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon who is fellowship trained in sports medicine. After graduating from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine in 1986, Dr. Kremchek accepted an internship in General Surgery at Good Samaritan Hospital. In 1988, he began his residency at Tufts University and affiliated hospitals in Boston, Massachusetts. In 1992, he was selected to be a chief resident at the internationally known New England Baptist Hospital. Following, he completed a sports medicine fellowship in Birmingham, Alabama at the world renowned Andrews Institute for Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine with James R. Andrews, M.D.
His passion for sports medicine is obvious, since he has been the Medical Director for the Cincinnati Reds, Dayton Dragons and their other minor league affiliates since 1996. In addition, Dr. Kremchek also provides second opinions for the NFL, and is Team Physician for Wilmington College, Morehead State, and Wittenberg University, as well as Medical Director for Moeller, Indian Hill, Kings, Wyoming, Mt. Notre Dame, Mason, Clinton-Massie, Wilmington High School & Wilmington College and Lakota West high schools.
Dr. Kremchek treats professional athletes from a variety of sports and all levels of competition. He has performed Tommy John Surgery (ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction) on dozens of MLB pitchers, as well as many minor league and college ballplayers. Because of the drastic increase in the number of cases requiring Tommy John surgery, Dr. Kremchek has become one of the most outspoken voices in Southwestern Ohio regarding pitch counts in youth baseball.
Professional & College Affiliations
1996 to Present
2001 to Present
1996 to Present
1993 to 2010
1996 to Present
2012 to Present
Wittenberg University, B.A., 1977-1981 – Varsity baseball for four years
University of Cincinnati, M.D., 1986
General Surgery, Good Samaritan Hospital, 1986-1988
Tufts University Affiliated Hospitals, 1988-1992
New England Baptist Hospital, Chief Resident, 1992
Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, American Sports Medicine Institute, 1992-1993
Alabama Sports Medicine – James R. Andrews, M.D. – William C. Clancy, M.D. – Lawrence J. Lemak, M.D.
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 1995
Recertification American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2016
Subspecialty Certificate in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, 2007
His special interests include sports medicine and orthopedics. It is Dr. Kremchek’s goal to help athletes return to play, while developing the knowledge and skills to prevent future injuries. For active patients, he endeavors to guide them through the healing process, while helping inform them to prevent future injuries.
“Plain and simple, Dr. Kremchek gave me my dream back. Without his willingness to keep exploring what was going on within my elbow, both pre and post my TJ surgery, I would have thrown in the towel and called it quits. Instead, I am continuing my professional season in the MLB!”
– Major League Baseball Player
“Dr. Kremchek is the best surgeon around. After my knee surgery my PT told me I was already miles ahead of schedule as far as rehab. Dr. Kremchek is also very polite, and treated me as if I was one of the professional athletes he works on. Just an all around great experience. The whole staff is awesome to work with.”
“Dr. Kremchek and his staff are amazing. I never expected a doctor so well known in the professional sports industry to be so well rounded. He treated my young athlete just as if she were a pro but also with perfect bedside manner treating a child. He was kind, funny and friendly making her laugh. He completely took her mind off of the pain. Truly a professional and great at what he does.”
– Sydney B. via Google
High School & Club Affiliations
Dr. Kremchek has been one of the loudest voices of the medical community, speaking out against overuse injuries. These often preventable injuries are on the rise among college, high school, and even younger athletes. Simple tactics like pitch counts, proper hydration, and appropriate rest and recovery are paramount in protecting athletes by preventing overuse.
Instead of playing the same sport year round, leading sports medicine doctors, Dr. Kremchek included, encourage athletes to choose a level of variance. This allows the athletes to develop and stress differing muscle groups, instead of using the same ones over and over again.
Dr. Kremchek discusses the growing epidemic of ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) injuries due to overuse. Often called “Tommy John,” this reconstructive surgery involves transplanting a tendon to replace a ligament in the elbow.
The Reds Medical Director has been one of the most outspoken voices to youth baseball to take preventative measures in reducing overuse injuries. It is up to parents and coaches to protect their young athletes. The simplest way to avoid overuse is to limit and monitor pitches thrown and innings pitched.
Mike Clevinger – Tommy John Surgery
Along with serving as Team Medical Director for the Cincinnati Reds and all their minor league affiliates for over 25 years, Dr. Kremchek treats professional, college and high school athletes across the country
Dr. Kremchek has been featured in several publications, including this 2014 article by Bleacher Report, Meet the 10 Super Surgeons Tasked with Putting MLB’s Broken Arms Back Together.
Along with Mike Clevinger, starting pitcher for the San Diego Padres (pictured left), Dr. Kremchek has treated hundreds of other MLB and MiLB players, including Brent Suter, Michael Pineda, Chris Bassitt, Homer Bailer, Edison Volquez, and Andrew Chafin.
Gabe’s Story – Proximal Hamstring Surgery
Dear Dr. Kremchek,
(Y)ou performed a proximal hamstring surgery on our son, Gabe… we were very nervous about going through with such an ordeal.
On or about June 25th, 2015, he started playing soccer again, which is one of his main high school sports. He was trying to get ready for this upcoming junior year of play. He ended up having a terrific year and was chosen 2nd team All- League. We wanted to let you know how thankful and appreciative we are. You gave our son his life back. More importantly you gave him hope that he would be able to run fast again, sit without pain again and feel normal again… You have given us much to be thankful for. I know you work your magic on people daily. For our son, your work has been nothing short of miraculous. We are so very grateful.
With Sincere Gratitude,
Larry and Shelley
Cameron’s Story – Tommy John Surgery
As a pitcher, when Cameron was told that he might never play baseball again, he was crushed. On the other hand, without surgery to correct his fraying tendon, his baseball future would be over.
“Until it was taken away, I never realized how much I enjoyed baseball,” Cameron said. “I knew I liked it, but it was pretty tough without it.”
After hours of in-depth research for the top specialists, the Comers traveled to Cincinnati to meet with Dr. Tim Kremchek of Beacon Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine. Dr. Kremchek is also the Team Medical Director and Chief Orthopedic Surgeon for the Cincinnati Reds.
Dr. Kremchek performed Cameron’s surgery on Oct. 26, 2012. After months of recovery and physical therapy, Cameron went on to play at Division 1 baseball at the University of Virginia.
When Dr. Kremchek’s schedule is full, Dr. George Matic and Dr. Nicole Goddard, who work closely with him, are available to see patients.
George Matic, M.D. practices Primary Care Sports Medicine and Non-Operative Orthopedics at Beacon Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine’s Summit Woods (Sharonville) location. He is fellowship trained in Primary Care Sports Medicine at The Ohio State University and completed his residency in Family Medicine at Wright State University earning Resident of the Year honors.
Nicole Goddard, D.O. is Board Certified in Family Medicine with a Certificate of Added Qualification in Sports Medicine. She sees patients primarily at Beacon’s Wilmington location, she also sees patients at Beacon’s Cincinnati Sports Club location and Summit Woods (Sharonville) location.
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Schedule a consultation with Dr. Kremchek to find out how to best return to the sports and activities you love.
Dr. George Matic and Dr. Nicole Goddard, who work closely with Dr. Kremchek, are also available to see patients when Dr. Kremchek’s schedule is full.Book an Appointment