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Meet Our Team

Crouse SportsMedicine features the region’s leading board-certified sports medicine experts. They treat athletes of all ages and levels of competition, from adolescence to high school, college, professional and adult recreational athletes with an emphasis in arthroscopic surgery of knees, shoulders, hips and ankles, as well as concussion diagnosis and treatment.


Daniel DiChristina Daniel DiChristina, MD
Head Team Physician – Syracuse Crunch
Partner – Orthopedics East

A partner with Michael Wiese, MD, in Orthopedics East, Dr. DiChristina has served as head team physician for the Syracuse Crunch hockey team since 1994. His surgical specialty areas include fracture care and all aspects of sports medicine.

 Board-certified in orthopedics, Dr. Dichristina earned his medical degree at SUNY Health Science Center in Syracuse in 1983, and completed his residency in orthopedics at Hamot Medical Center in Erie, PA, in 1987. He completed a trauma fellowship at Allegheny General Hospital in Pennsylvania and a sports medicine fellowship at the University of Birmingham in 1993.

Dr. Dichristina’s hobbies include youth hockey, baseball and golf. A native of Chittenango, his office is located at 183 Intrepid Lane.



Bradley Raphael, MD
Syracuse Orthopedic Specialists 

Dr. Raphael graduated from Yale Medical School in 2005 and completed a surgical internship at New York-Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center, followed by an orthopedic residency at the Hospital for Special Surgery, also in New York City. He then completed a sports medicine fellowship at Kerlan Jobe Orthopedic Clinic in Los Angeles and served as assistant team physician for a number of teams, including the LA Dodgers, Angels, Lakers and Kings, as well as the Anaheim Ducks.


Whether you're a Little League baseball player, a basketball weekend warrior, or a PGA golfer, Dr. Raphael recognizes each patient's specific needs, creating a personalized treatment plan tailored to those unique requirements. His mission is to identify his patients' expectations, and then surpass them so they can get back into the game to play at their peak performance level.

Dr. Raphael’s interests include SU sports, travel, lacrosse and spending time with family.

 Michael Wiess

Michael Wiese, MD
Partner – Orthopedics East

 A partner with Daniel DiChristina, MD, in Orthopedics East, Dr. Wiese serves as orthopedic consultant to Christian Brothers Academy, Le Moyne College and the Syracuse Crunch hockey team. Board-certified in orthopedics, Dr. Wiese earned his medical degree from Georgetown University Medical School in 1985 and completed his residency at St. Lukes-Roosevelt Hospital Center in 1992 and internship at Washington Hospital Center in 1986. A native of Rochester, Dr. Wiese’s hobbies include fishing, gardening and boating. His office is located at 183 Intrepid Lane in Syracuse.