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

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Associate Professor of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation School of Medicine

Accepting new patients

4.7 out of 5 (353 Ratings, 110 Comments)


  • Cancer
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Orthopaedics and rehabilitation

Special focus on

  • Bone Tumors
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Sarcoma
  • 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.


James Hayden, M.D., Ph.D., joined the department in 2002 as an assistant professor. Dr. Hayden's primary clinical interests include bone tumors, soft tissue neoplasms, inflammatory arthropathies, and metabolic bone disease.


  • English

Memberships and associations

  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • OHSU Knight Cancer Institute

Patient Ratings

4.7 out of 5 (353 Ratings, 110 Comments)

The patient ratings score is an average of all responses to the question "How likely would you be to recommend this provider to your family and friends (on a scale of 0 to 10)" on our nationally-recognized NRC patient surveys.

Patient Comments

  • Oct 08, 2019

    Excellent care...very efficient and thorough.

  • Oct 08, 2019

    I had an amazing experience, Dr. Hayden was very helpful and thorough in explaining his diagnosis and providing me with possible next steps.

  • Sep 26, 2019

    Really great experience with friendly, professional, warm people at every step. It’s easy to see they love their jobs.

  • Sep 19, 2019

    It was awesome.

  • Aug 27, 2019

    was treated with care and dignity.

  • Aug 20, 2019

    the doctor was respectful and seems to be knowledgeable; however i was disappointed that the MRI wasn't scheduled immediately. Also I'm worried about the possibility of "Cancer". I didn't do much at work today yet my pain level is back up to a 8 or 9. I want everything possible checked.

  • Aug 20, 2019

    Professional, caring, reassuring. I know I’m in good hands.

  • Aug 14, 2019

    I am 90 days post op and was told to take it easy on my leg. Great info but was previously told I had no restrictions so I have been walking a lot and now my break is not healing. It would be nice to get a consistent message from all providers.

  • Aug 13, 2019

    I like the provider but I don't care for his service, his scheduling service so I don't know how you would do that. Thank you so much.

  • Aug 08, 2019

    We felt that he was very caring. Everything was on time. You're in and out. His staff is wonderful. We've enjoyed meeting with him several times. Thank you.

  • Aug 06, 2019

    Very friendly

  • Jul 31, 2019

    Great care and great professionals

  • Jul 30, 2019

    Dr. Hayden is a brilliant and skillful surgeon. Five years ago, he disconnected my femur to remove calcified loose bodies in my hip. Recently, he successfully provided me with total hip replacement.

  • Jul 25, 2019

    Explained to me with options,showed me and explained all my x-rays and made me feel that I picked the right option to come back in 3 months rather than just open me up and take a bone sample, cause at this time my pain level is zero, also explained to me that if something should change sooner than my next appt, to call right away and see him sooner than wait

  • Jul 25, 2019

    I felt that Dr. Hayden was very methodical and I felt very confident in him and put my trust in him as a patient ... I think that's all.

  • Jul 23, 2019

    Dr Hayden has a wonderful way of making us feel comfortable, and showing us what he is explaining. We would highly recommend him.

  • Jul 23, 2019

    Dr Hayden is a great Doctor I trust us judgement.

  • Jul 18, 2019

    The experience with Dr. Hayden was fine. Somehow he didn't know that I was in the waiting room and I did wait longer and he apologized but there was a mix up I guess in the support staff letting him know that I was there. So I waited in the waiting room, I mean in the doctor's room.

  • Jul 17, 2019

    I was actually delighted by my interactions with the entire team. When I called, expecting to wait weeks for an appointment, the scheduling person identified I had been seen previously for a rare tumor and expedited my call with a team nurse (Virgina). I was seen the same day I called and all my information from other institutions, including care in Seattle, WA was available to Dr. Hayden. Dr. Hayden was thorough and patient, answering all our questions and carefully explaining how he thought about designing a surgical approach to treatment of my condition. As I retired physician, I am often disappointed by the poor communication in the healthcare system. This experience was such a pleasant surprise. Great work team!

  • Jul 07, 2019

    There's very friendly

  • Jun 28, 2019

    This is [Name] and I am telling you that I had very wonderful care. I was taken very good care of and I would recommend it highly.

  • Jun 28, 2019

    Dr. Hayden is just a wonderful doctor. Every time I go there he takes the time to explain to me what's happened either pass surgery or what's going on now. What I need to do in the future. He's likeable. He explains things very well. He's always on time and I really really appreciate him. I travel an hour and a half just to go up and see him and I have a lot of trouble getting in and out of a car. I'm in a wheelchair but he's worth hour and a half ride to see I really appreciate them and I really like him and I would tell anybody he'd be a great doctor to have if you can get him. Thank you.

  • Jun 27, 2019

    Very good!

  • Jun 21, 2019

    I feel like I had a long wait time. I arrived early for appointment, but was taken to room maybe 15min after appointment and info was taken by RN?, but wasn't seen by Dr until about 40min after appoint start time. Felt well taken care of during actual appointment and procedure was quick and don't have complaints past thinking the day was overbooked, so maybe staff was running behind.

  • May 31, 2019

    Appointment time was on schedule doctor spent time with you explaining and answering questions did NOT talk down to you like I have seen doctors do in the past at other hospitals

  • May 25, 2019

    Okay, I have nothing but good things to say about Miss ... Dr. Hayden. I mean, he's working his butt off trying to get help me save my arm, and that's about all I can ask for, but I'd like to work ... working with him, his personality and everything. It makes me feel confident that I'm getting the best care that I can get. Thanks.

  • May 23, 2019

    The doctor was very calming very professional, very good listener and other than that, I thought it was a great.

  • May 23, 2019

    Dr. Hayden asked me in my first session with him what my goals were and that the answer to that question guided everything that we did after that. I deeply appreciated that question.

  • May 21, 2019

    he walks on water. enough said

  • May 21, 2019

    Excellent staff, caring, attention to detail, humans....

  • May 14, 2019

    Dr Hayden was very knowledgeable and explained things to me in a logical, understandable way. He could see my wife was somewhat anxious, and took the time to ask her opinion about his recommendations. I was extremely impressed with his confident, calm, reassuring, personable manner.

  • May 09, 2019

    prompt, professional, listened and communicated well

  • Apr 25, 2019

    The appointment was an initial consult for bone cancer. Dr. Hayden was very patient, seeking to hear from me. He reviewed the MRI, CT scans and x-rays carefully and explained what he saw to me. He answered all of my questions and those of my wife. I was very pleased with the experience.

  • Apr 23, 2019

    Timely professional and feel Dr Hayden is very competent and has met my needs very well.

  • Apr 21, 2019

    He is very knowledgeable. He makes you feel comfortable about your upcoming surgery.

  • Apr 11, 2019

    Dr. Hayden was very knowledgeable. Very calming. Helped me a whole ... gave me great confidence in ... in what I have to do with my knee is if I have to have surgery. He is answered all my questions and .. and I felt very comfortable and confident that he will do a good job. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Are you there?

  • Apr 09, 2019

    From the first visit until yesterday's 6 month followup, Dr. Hayden has been very open and realistic about my care. I could not have gotten better care anywhere else.

  • Mar 28, 2019

    As usual, we trust and appreciate the expertise of OHSU, their caring attitude and knowledge of medical situations of all kinds.

  • Mar 28, 2019

    Dr. Hayden is a great man. He is forthright, he knows what he's doing. He's always sure to answer questions that I have and make sure that I understand what is going on. and He puts up with my sarcastic humor, (inaudible) part of it, too and he's got a great bed side manner.

  • Mar 26, 2019

    Actually Dr. Hayden was amazing very very nice and very good doctor. I will I'm out already replied my family trying to to visit him or if you want me to. Thanks.

  • Mar 22, 2019

    Dr. Hayden and everybody that worked at the assistance and all that couldn't not be more professional and what they've done and how they they behaved and talk to me and showed that there there caring and just a professionalism just off the charts that I couldn't ever get any better than what they were. So there could be there's no room for improvement that I could see that anybody could do there in that hospital. Thank you.

  • Mar 21, 2019

    The experience with the provider was absolutely excellent. The only negative thing I can say was trying to get into this provider took me 2 months. That's the only negative I can say. He's got a beautiful bed side manner. I would recommend them to anybody. Anyway, thanks.

  • Mar 06, 2019

    Compassionate, understanding of concerns, asked questions and actively listened. Overall a good visit.

  • Mar 06, 2019

    Very good

  • Feb 14, 2019

    Dr. Hayden is a wonderful doctor. We have been very happy with him.

  • Feb 05, 2019

    Excellent service and the employees are ver attentive.

  • Feb 04, 2019

    Very, very late

  • Jan 25, 2019

    Hi, she was excellent. He knew everything. He talks nice and clear and he described everything in detail the way the way I wanted to hear it. It was really good. And yeah, I couldn't I couldn't complain I've I wish all my doctor's would been like him.

  • Jan 20, 2019

    Experience for me was very very very good and everything was handled so well - even though I had a time with my blood pressure - but I appreciated how all the members there, the medical staff, just jumped right in and got it so that I could have the surgery, and Dr. Hayden worked with them, and I just appreciate it very much. Thank you. Dr. Hayden. I think I was supposed to push a number.

  • Jan 19, 2019

    We had a good Q & A session/interview. He seemed competent.