James B. Hayden, M.D., Ph.D.

  • Associate Professor of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, School of Medicine


I specialize in evaluating bone and soft tissue abnormalities. This extends beyond just cancer. I treat patients who have unusual X-ray or MRI findings, genetic abnormalities, infections and broken bones that require specialized treatment. I also do surgery for cancer and non-cancerous tumors. I treat patients of all ages. So far, my youngest patient was two months old and my oldest was 102. I enjoy working with patients to diagnose their problems and then setting up a treatment plan. I see many of my patients after treatment, either because we are watching for the return of a tumor or because we need to make sure they do not have problems with a reconstructive surgery over the years. This gives me a chance to get to know each person as an individual, beyond their medical problems.

In my spare time I like to be involved in athletics. I consider myself a distance runner and a swimmer, and am very active in USA swimming. I am a nationally certified official and travel throughout Oregon and Washington volunteering at swim meets. I have also built several cedar strip kayaks, and enjoy kayaking with my family.

Education and training

  • Residency

    • Orthopaedic surgery, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR, 2001
  • Fellowship

    • Musculoskeletal oncology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA,2002
  • Certifications

    • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2004. Recertified 2014.

Memberships and associations:

  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • OHSU Knight Cancer Institute


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