Elliot Silkowski, Pharmd. RPH.

About This Inductee

Elliot was a very well rounded athlete who played competitively in football, rugby, baseball, basketball, tennis and swimming. Some of the highlights of his athletic participation include but are not limited to being a multi-medal winning swimmer under the tutelage of Rick Evans, including placing third in districts in the breast stroke. He states his proudest achievement as a swimmer was swimming nationals at West Point Military Academy where he placed in the top twenty nationwide out of the hundreds of swimmers invited in breaststroke. In baseball (a sport in which he had the best chance to be drafted professionally), he was a multi-tooled (he excelled defensively, could hit for both average and power and could throw) catcher who made multiple all-star teams as a starter where he would usually bat cleanup. However, knee injuries forced him to retire his catcher’s mitt. Elliot was a multi-year tennis letterman for G.A.R. High School, where he was also on the 1984 state championship football team as a linebacker/defensive end. After his high school days, he gave up football to focus on his future career in pharmacy/pharmacology. He did, however, play “Mike” linebacker and co-captain the defense for the Wilkes-Barre Outlaws Flag Football team. He played for three years culminating in a national championship in West Virginia. He also played for the Wilkes-Barre Rugby Football Club for four years, winning a bronze medal in the Keystone State Games. Unable to play at the competitive level that he used to because of his knees, Elliot returned to the books and earned his Doctorate in Pharmacy. Although years have gone by since he last played ball in a competitive way, Elliot is currently producing an energy drink called “The Matrix” that will be launching late this summer. Elliot is the owner of Better Rx Consulting and Advanced Pharmacy Services and resides in the Wilkes-Barre area.