by Chris Vilag, Published May 7, 2012
Mark R. Sadzikowski, M.D., ('74) earned a bachelors degree in Aquatic Biology at EMU. He went on to earn a Master of Science degree in Anaerobic Bacteriology from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) as well as his medical degree from Wayne State University. He has been an emergency physician since 1996, and currently practices at Beaumont Hospital in Grosse Pointe.
He has practiced medicine on all seven continents. Dr. Sadzikowski spent almost a year at the U.S. Palmer Station (National Science Foundation) in Antarctica, providing 24/7 medical/surgical care to scientists and workers. While there, he had many duties, including being the doctor, dentist, storekeeper and cook's assistant. He has been on more than a dozen medical missions around the world, providing medical care to people in Nepal, Bosnia, Honduras, the Philippines and Africa. He uses his vacation time for many of these missions. It is not unusual for him to work 10 to 12 hours a day and perform at least 200 surgeries on these missions.
Dr. Sadzikowski was honored with an Outstanding Doctor Award from Beaumont Health System in 2011, for his dedication, caring and skill as a Beaumont physician. His ongoing interest in EMU is evidenced by trips to view new buildings on campus with his family. He generously funded an EMU endowment in support of the Kresge Science Challenge in honor of Dr. Bill Fennel, one of his Eastern professors. Dr. Sadzikowski has also been a donor to another local organization, the Washtenaw Camp Placement Association, which provides scholarships for needy children to attend summer camp. He resides in St. Clair Shores.
Join us for the 51st Annual Alumni Awards Dinner, Saturday, May 12, 2012 at the Ann Arbor Marriott Ypsilanti at Eagle Crest, to celebrate Mark's accomplishment. more information can be found at: http://on.fb.me/HHyBci