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Physician Bio

  • James S Raphael, MD

    James S. Raphael, MD, is the Chairman of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery, and Director of the Hand Surgery Program at Einstein Medical Center.

    Dr. Raphael specializes in the treatment of chronic and traumatic conditions of the hand, wrist and elbow. He is regionally recognized for his proficiency in today’s most advanced orthopedic surgery procedures, including arthroscopy, microsurgery, replantation, free-tissue transfer, nervesurgery and reconstruction.

    Dr. Raphael co-chairs the Research Program in the Department of Orthopedics at Einstein Healthcare Network and has published numerous articles in peer-reviewed medical journals.

    Top Doc, 2012, Philadelphia magazine
    Top Doc, 2013, Philadelphia magazine 
    Top Doc, 2014, Philadelphia magazine


    1. Clarke SE, Raphael JS. Combined Dislocation of the Trapezium and the Trapezoid: A Case Report with Review of the Literature. Hand (N Y). 2009 Aug 26.

    2. Clarke SE, Lee SY, Raphael JS. Coronoid fixation using suture anchors. Hand (N Y). 2009 Jun;4(2):156-60.

    Locations & Hours

    Thom. Jefferson Univ. Hospital


    Mount Sinai Med. Center, NY

    Medical School

    State Univ. of NY Syracuse


    Mount Sinai Med. Center, NY

    Teaching Appointment

    Thom. Jefferson Univ. Hospital

    Board Certifications
    • Orthopaedics
    Takes Referrals for:
    • Orthopaedics
    • Surgery, Hand
    Areas of Interest
    • Dept/Div Chair
    • Hand/Wrist Surgery
    • Shoulder injuries/surgery
    • Upper extremity/Shoulder/Elbow
  • James Raphael