2000 ATHLETIC HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE
Dr. Patrick O. Fasusi was an outstanding soccer player at GW for four seasons ('74-'77). A center forward and sweeper for the Colonials, he earned four letters and four times was an All-South selection by members of the Intercollegiate Soccer Association of America. Twice (1974 and '77) during his career GW qualified for NCAA tournaments. Fasusi was the team's MVP both as a junior and senior, and he was named the University's Outstanding Men's Senior Athlete at the school's athletic awards banquet in the spring of 1978. This was the first time the award was received by a soccer player.
A defensive stalwart during his first three seasons on the teams that won 22 of 33 games, the 6-foot-4, 170-pound native of Lagos, Nigeria, was named team captain in 1977 and moved to the front line for his senior year by coach Georges Edeline. Fasusi responded with a team-leading eight goals and five assists. That season the Colonials rolled up a 10-3 campaign. After losing its first two game, GW won 10 straight contests before losing to Clemson, the nation's No. 1 ranked team, in the NCAA Tournament.
A pre-med major who earned his bachelor's degree in '78, Fasusi entered medical school at American University of the Caribbean where he earned is M.D. in 1982. He obtained his anesthesiology and pain management training at Howard University Hospital. He is President and CEO of a free standing surgery center in Washington , the Premiere Surgery Center of D.C.
Fasusi and his wife, Patricia, have three children: Sola, Tonya and Temi.