PAVELKA, DR. RONALD P.

DR. RONALD P. PAVELKA

Inducted:  May 1, 2011 in Merrillville, IN

Date of Birth:  December 22, 1938 in Gary, IN

High School Attended:  Gary Edison              Graduated:  1956

College Attended:  Indiana University           Graduated:  1960

                      Indiana University Medical School            1964

Professional Career:  While doing medical internship at Illinois Masonic Hospital 1964-1965, worked with team physician for the Chicago Bears, Dr. Ted Fox; worked as fill-in physician for the Indiana Pacers of the ABA 1967-1968; worked as ringside physician for Indianapolis Golden Gloves 1968; served as team physician - for Derby, KS, HS football team 1969-1970 while serving two years in Air Force; for Madison, IN, HS football and basketball teams 1971-1974; for Hanover College football team 1971-1974; for Munster, IN, HS 1975-2008; for Purdue University Calumet basketball team 1980-1985; over 33 years service to the Munster athletic community and over 41 years total service to Indiana sports as a team physician until retiring in 2009.

Special Recognition:  Member of the Indiana Medical Association Committee on Sports Medicine 1985-1987; Indiana State Medical Association Team Physician of the Year 2001.

Family:  Wife, Nancy; children, Jeff, Dan, and Beth.