Athletic Trainers and Sports Medicine Specialists

Our dedicated staff of healthcare specialists provides a full range of medical and physical services to treat all athletes, whether they participate in high school, college, recreational or professional sports.

The Sports Medicine Team includes:
Physical Therapists
Athletic Trainers

Sports Medicine Physicians

We offer athletes the expertise of Sports Medicine Fellowship trained physicians. Our staff includes specialists in orthopedic surgery, physical medicine and rehabilitation, and family and community medicine. All work together in a multidisciplinary environment to diagnose, treat and educate patients for the best possible outcome. Additionally, Sports Medicine Center surgeons perform the latest surgical procedures required for a quick and safe return to normal activity. Procedures include:

  • ACL reconstruction
  • Rotator cuff repairs
  • Arthroscopy of the knee, shoulder, elbow, ankle and hip
  • Ulnar Collateral Ligament repairs
  • Impingement repairs

The Sports Medicine Center physician team includes:

William G. Raasch, MD
Orthopaedic Surgeon
Director, Sports Medicine Center

Anne Z. Hoch, DO
Sports Medicine Physician
Director, Women's Sports Medicine Program

Megan Charboneau, MD
Sports Medicine Physician

Demetrious Douros, MD
Orthopaedic Surgeon

Laura Gottschlich, DO
Family Medicine, Sports Medicine and Women's Health Physician

Carole S. Vetter, MD 
Orthopaedic Surgeon

Craig C. Young, MD
Sports Medicine Physician

Physical Therapists

Physical therapists aid athletes in their recovery from injury or surgical procedures. Using the latest equipment and treatment techniques, these specialists in the area of sports medicine focus on getting the athlete back in top shape and back to activity at the appropriate time.

The Sports Medicine Center physical therapy team includes:

Dan Bruss, PT, CSCS
Lead Physical Therapist

Kay Chmielewski, DPT

Eileen Craighead, DPT, ATC
US Speedskating Physical Therapist

Melissa DeChiara, MPT

Griffin Ewald, MPT, OCS, CSCS
Sports Medicine Blogger
Golf PEP Consultan

Chris Geiser, MS, PT, ATC

Lauren Hogan, DPT, OCS, ATC

Chris Kolodzek, MPT

Matthew Krimmer, DPT

Alicia Lambert, DPT

Mark Lydecker, MPT, OCS, ATC
Physical Therapist

Andrea McCarthy, DPT
Runners' Clinic Specialist

Chris Melkovitz, PT
Milwaukee Ballet Physical Therapist
Runners’ Clinic Specialist

Sara Ziegele, DPT

Certified Athletic Trainers

Skilled trainers work with athletes to keep them focused on goals and develop a competitive advantage. Our structured program ensures athletes follow proper exercise and stretching methods as they develop the muscle groups needed for their particular sport. Athletic trainers are also available to help athletes prepare prior to an athletic event.

The Sports Medicine Center certified athletic trainers team includes:

Julie Carpenter, LAT
Athletic Trainer, US Speedskating

Annie Cullen, MS, LAT, ROT
Head Athletic Trainer, Divine Savior Holy Angels High School

Jack Curtin, CSCS
Performance Enhancement Instructor

Andre Daniel, LAT, CSCS, PES, CES
Head Football Athletic Trainer, Wisconsin Lutheran College

Liz Frieseke, MS, LAT
Head Athletic Trainer, Pius XI High School

Traci Gibb, LAT
Athletic Trainer

Evan Guettel, LAT
Head Athletic Trainer, Wisconsin Lutheran High School

Kahla Hendricks, MS, LAT, PES
Head Athletic Trainer, Wauwatosa West High School

Joseph M. Hoff, MS, LAT
Supervisor of Athletic Training Services & Performance Enhancement Program

Bailey Leeson, LAT
Head Athletic Trainer, Mount Mary University

Duane Mueller, LAT, PES
Head Athletic Trainer, Wisconsin Lutheran College

Cornell Smith, MS, LAT
Athletic Trainer, Milwaukee Ballet

Jeff Walter, LAT
Head Athletic Trainer, Milwaukee Lutheran High School

Jake Venes, CSCS, USAW, PES
Performance Enhancement Instructor


All athletes benefit from the nutrition assessments and counseling provided by our dietitian. Evaluations help athletes develop healthy eating habits to achieve optimal athletic performance. Advice is tailored to each athlete’s needs and addresses a variety of topics including body composition, muscle and weight gain, hydration, and nutrition planning for endurance training and events.

Nicole Fasules, RD, CD, CSSD
Sports Medicine Dietician


For sports medicine:

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