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Medical Staff

Dr. Ashish Rawal - Head Physician

Dr. Ashish M. Rawal, M.D. is Board Certified in both Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine. His practice is focused on Sports Medicine, arthroscopic treatment of the knee and shoulder, and cartilage restoration procedures.


While Dr. Rawal has a special interest in the arthroscopic management of shoulder and knee conditions, he uses both operative and non-operative techniques to allow his patients at all physical levels to return from their injuries back to their original level of function.


Dr. Rawal is originally from the northern suburbs of Chicago. After attending the University of Illinois for his undergraduate studies, where he received a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Biochemistry with Honors, Dr. Rawal received his Medical Doctorate (MD) degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago. He then completed his residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Illinois at Chicago.


Dr. Rawal attended the Methodist Sports Medicine Center in Indianapolis, Indiana, where he completed his Sports Medicine fellowship. His fellowship training focused on the arthroscopic treatment of shoulder, knee, elbow, and ankle injuries. While in Indianapolis, he provided care to athletes at various levels, including students from Indiana University, Butler University, University of Indianapolis, as well as the NFL Indianapolis Colts.


In addition to his Sports Medicine fellowship, Dr. Rawal received fellowship training in advanced cartilage restoration techniques at the Cartilage Restoration Center of Indiana. His experiences encompassed cutting edge treatment and techniques in meniscus transplant, osteochondral allograft, and autologous chondrocyte implantation (ACI).


As an Associate Master Instructor for the Arthroscopy Association of North America, Dr. Rawal devotes time outside of his clinical practice to teach the newest techniques in arthroscopic surgery to orthopaedic surgeons from around the world.

Alyssa Brummitt - Head Athletic Trainer

Alyssa is in her first season with the Capitols. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Athletic Training from Carthage College and her Masters of Science in Kinesiology from UW-Madison. 


Working for UW Health and Mercyhealth, Alyssa provided event coverage to a variety of levels; youth-adults sports, and several area high schools and collegiate level athletes; part-time coverage at St. Xavier University in Chicago; and coverage with the Madison Capitols a variety of times including camps and tryouts.


A native of Niles, IL, Alyssa shared a passion for the sport of hockey with her parents and brother. In her free time, she likes travelling, spending time outdoors, and watching movies and sports.

Dr. Joel Hartjes - Team Dentist

Dr. Hartjes is a University of Wisconsin-Madison alum, and completed dental school at the University of Minnesota, graduating in 1990. He spent the first five years of his career serving our country as a member of the US Air Force. 


Dentistry continues to be a great profession for Dr. Hartjes. He enjoys going to work every day and his passion is to treat patients with the latest and best techniques and materials in an atmosphere where they feel safe and comfortable.


A proud co-owner of Hartjes Dental Associates, Dr. Hartjes and his wife, Lindsay have been living in Middleton since 1995 and have a son, Tyler, and daughter, Ellie.

Dr. Ben Mikala - Team Chiropractor

Dr. Mikla is in his second season as the team’s chiropractor and has been with LSM Chiropractic for over 11 years in the Middleton and Madison area.


Dr. Mikla grew up in Verona and completed his Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Athletic Training, from the University of Wisconsin, working with the 2000 Rose Bowl Champions in football. Dr. Mikla worked for the San Francisco 49ers and the University of Washington before pursuing a Doctor of Chiropractic degree.


He enjoys spending time with his wife and three kids, and their numerous activities.