Distinguished Alumni Award
Dr. Mark Adickes was raised all over the world as the son of an Army chaplain. He attended high school in Berlin and Munich, and graduated from Killeen High School while his father was stationed at Fort Hood. Dr. Adickes excelled in sports and received a football scholarship to Baylor University. At Baylor he appeared in three bowl games and in his senior year was the team captain and honored as a first team All-American. He received a BBA in management and marketing upon his graduation from Baylor.
Football was career number one for Dr. Adickes after being drafted in the first round by both the NFL and the USFL. He played 2 years with the LA Express in the USFL, followed by four seasons with Kansas City Chiefs and three with the Washington Redskins. His professional football career culminated with a Super Bowl Championship with the Washington Redskins.
Numerous injuries, surgeries and rehabilitations led to the conception of Dr. Adickes’ second career choice. He attended George Mason University to complete his pre-med studies and was accepted to Harvard Medical School. Dr. Adickes’ medical school experience was enhanced by his selection to deliver the commencement address at graduation. He then attended orthopedic surgery residency at the world-famous Mayo Clinic. Upon completion of residency he was honored to be offered a fellowship position at the renowned Stedman Hawkins Clinic. His fellowship included extensive training in the treatment of knee, shoulder and hip injuries.
Dr. Adickes’ ultimate goal as a physician is to heal, and he approaches every patient with a curious mind and a dogged determination to achieve that goal. He often tells his patients, “I will treat your problem as if it were my own or that of a family member.” When seeking treatment for an injury, one cannot ask for more.