Meet the Team
Dr. Bradley Raphael
Dr. Bradley Raphael is the Team Physician for Syracuse University. He specializes in arthroscopic and ligament reconstructive surgery of the shoulder, elbow, knee, and ankle.
Dr. Raphael is a graduate of Yale University School of Medicine and completed his orthopedic residency at Hospital for Special Surgery at Cornell-Weill Medical School in New York City. His cutting-edge training also includes a sports medicine fellowship at the prestigious Kerlan-Jobe Orthopedic Clinic in Los Angeles. Dr. Raphael has extensive experience out in the field working in tandem with the team doctors for the Los Angeles Lakers, Anaheim Ducks, Los Angeles Dodgers, and the University of Southern California.
With over 10 years of medical training, Dr. Raphael is honored to bring the most innovative care and state-of-the-art treatments back to Syracuse, his hometown.
To schedule an appointment with Dr. Bradley Raphael, please call 315-701-4024.
Dr. Irving Raphael
Dr. Irving Raphael was the Director of Sports Medicine and Head Team Physician for Syracuse University and Cazenovia College. He is an Orthopedic consultant to the NCAA, NBA, NFL, and PGA.
Dr. Raphael specializes in arthroscopic and ligament reconstructive surgery of the shoulder, hip, knee, and ankle.
Dr. Raphael is a graduate of Yale University School of Medicine and completed his orthopedic residency at Upstate Medical School, where he is now a clinical assistant professor of orthopedics. Dr. Raphael frequently lectures on sports medicine and student athlete related issues. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine, the International Arthroscopy Association, and is a board certified in orthopedic surgery.
Dr. Irving Raphael can reached by calling 315-701-4024 at Raphael Sports Medicine or Empire Dermatology at 315-500-SKIN, where he will be serving both practices.
Brandon Weaver, RPA-C
Brandon Weaver, RPA-C, has over 12 years of experience as a physician assistant with extensive experience in treating various orthopedic issues in both acute and non-acute settings. He assists the Orthopedic Team at Syracuse Orthopedics with daily clinical care.
Brandon is a graduate of Rochester Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physician Assistant. He is a clinical preceptor for Rochester Institute of Technology providing instruction in patient care, treatment and mentoring to Physician Assistant students. Brandon is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants.
Deborah Pflugh brings over thirty years of experience to Syracuse Orthopedics. She is a certified First Assistant to Dr. Irving Raphael, attending closely to his patients in the office.
Deborah Pflugh is a graduate of St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center School of Nursing and she received her certification as a Nurse Practitioner at SUNY Health Science Center, both in Syrcause. She is certified member of the American Nurses’ Association and an active member in the Syracuse chapter of the Nurse Practitioner Association.