Dr. Edmond Gicewicz

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Athlete, Sports Physician

Dr. Gicewicz had a brilliant athletic career at the University at Buffalo from 1948-1952. Although he captained the varsity baseball team (while moonlighting as clean up hitter for the Muny AAA Champions Puchalski Florists) and basketball teams (starring with Jim Horne), he made his most memorable impression in football. As captain of the 1950 and 1951 gridders, Gicewicz achieved Little All-American status. At one time, the strapping end held UB records for the most touchdowns, receptions and yardage in a game, season and career.

After graduation, Gicewicz declined tryout invitations from the Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions and Los Angeles Rams, instead opting for medical school. His degree in that discipline would eventually lead him back to sports in, among others, the following roles: Medical Director, World University Games (1993); founder and initial Director, University Sports Medicine Center at the State University of New York at Buffalo (1989); Medical Director, Empire State Games (1985 – 86); Medical Director, NCAA Division III Wrestling Championships (1987); Medical Director, NCAA Division II Championships (1989); Physician in Attendance, numerous New York State Midget and Batnam Hockey Championships (1980-84).

Doc was honored with the New York State Medical Society’s Sports Medical Physician Award for 1991, and he is a member of the Riverside-Black Rock Hall of Fame and UB Athletic Hall of Fame.