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James S. Raphael, MD, has been appointed Chairman of the Department of Orthopedics and Director of the Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery Program at Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia. Board-certified in orthopedic surgery, Dr. Raphael specializes in the treatment of chronic and traumatic conditions of the hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder, and has expertise in joint replacement surgery, rotator cuff repair and complex fractures from the shoulder to the finger tip.
Dr. Raphael is recognized in the region for his expertise in today’s most advanced orthopedic surgical procedures, including arthroscopy, microsurgery, re-plantation, free-tissue transfer, nerve surgery and reconstruction. He co-chairs the Research Program in the Department of Orthopedics at Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia and has published numerous articles in peer-reviewed medical journals.
Prior to his appointment, Dr. Raphael was Associate Chairman of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery and he will continue as Director of Einstein’s Hand Surgery Program. He worked alongside John A. Handal, MD, who served as Chairman of Einstein’s Department of Orthopedics since 1998 until stepping down from this role as of June 1, 2014. Dr. Handal continues to see patients and perform spine surgery and has expanded his practice into the field of musculoskeletal oncology.
Dr. Raphael sees patients at Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia, Einstein Medical Center Elkins Park, and at Einstein Center One in Northeast Philadelphia. For more information or to request an appointment, call 215-456-7900.
A graduate of New York University, Dr. Raphael earned his medical degree at SUNY Health Science Center at Syracuse. He completed a residency in Orthopedic Surgery at Mt. Sinai Medical Center in New York City and a Hand Surgery fellowship at the Philadelphia Hand Center at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Dr. Raphael joined Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia in 1999.