Dr. Jerome Greenblatt
Dr. Jerome Greenblatt was known in Lobo Land as the "athletes' doctor." His humanitarian service to University of New Mexico athletes spanned more than three decades of gratuitous medical and personal services, ranging from treatment and rehabilitation to educational advisement and family counseling.
Credited with organizing medical service for UNM athletes in 1957, "Doc" Greenblatt treated more than 3,000 Lobos during his tenure as a sports physician. He is especially proud that many of the students went on to become successful professionals in many walks of life.
By requesting professional assistance, supplies and equipment from his medical colleagues on a free or low-fee basis, it was estimated that Greenblatt and his associates contributed the financial equivalent of more than $1 million of services in-kind to UNM athletics. He personally donated an X-ray machine because of his concern for the need of instant, on-site diagnosis of athletic injuries.
Greenblatt and his sports medicine team were a revered tradition in UNM athletics. Any athlete that was treated by Greenblatt was aware of his genuine and enthusiastic love of UNM sports, UNM student-athletes and the Lobos' athletics program.