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Roman Hayda, M.D.

Chief, Division of Orthopedic Trauma
Associate Professor
Fellowship-trained Orthopedic Surgeon

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Roman Hayda, M.D.

Chief, Division of Orthopedic Trauma
Associate Professor
Fellowship-trained Orthopedic Surgeon


Dr. Hayda, Chief of Orthopaedic Trauma at Rhode Island Hospital and Brown University Department of Orthopaedic Surgery is devoted to providing state of the art orthopaedic trauma care. His areas of expertise include the evaluation and treatment of fractures and other injuries of the extremities and pelvis. Fractures around joints, particularly those of the knee, elbow, ankle, hip are of special interest. In addition to these acute injuries, he treats post traumatic conditions such as nonunion of fractures, infected fractures, malunions, and arthritis. When possible, minimally invasive techniques of fixation using plates, rods, or screws are used. He also has significant experience in using circular fixators and other techniques to regenerate bone. The goal is to restore the highest level of function possible for each patient.


Dudley Street
2 Dudley St.
Providence, RI

Kettle Point
1 Kettle Point Ave.
East Providence, RI

Undergraduate Degree:

Johns Hopkins University

Medical Degree:

Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences


Orthopaedic residency training at Walter Reed Army Medical Center


Fellowship-trained in Trauma at University of Pennsylvania

Professional Affiliations:

  • Dr Hayda gained his extensive experience in the Army ultimately retiring as a Colonel after 24 years. He served as the Chief of Orthopaedic Trauma at Brooke Army Medical Center from 1998 to 2008 caring for wounded and injured servicemen and their families. In addition to reconstructing complex injuries, he was also integrally involved in developing protocols and techniques of amputation. He also directed a number of research projects directly aimed at improving the ability to protect, evaluate, and treat soldiers serving on the battlefield. While there, he additionally served as educator culminating as Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program Director.
  • Member of the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Trauma Association, American Orthopaedic Association, and the Society of Military Orthopaedic Surgeons. He serves on several committees of these professional organizations.


  • Extremity war injuries: challenges in definitive reconstruction. Pollak AN, Ficke JR; Extremity War Injuries III Session Moderators. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2008 Nov;16(11):628-34. PMID: 18978285 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
  • From Iraq back to Iraq: modern combat orthopaedic care. Hayda RA, Mazurek MT, Powell Iv ET, Richardson MW, Frisch HM, Andersen RC, Ficke JR. Instr Course Lect. 2008;57:87-99. Review. PMID: 18399572 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
  • Orthopaedic war injuries: from combat casualty care to definitive treatment: a current review of clinical advances, basic science, and research opportunities. Covey DC, Aaron RK, Born CT, Calhoun JH, Einhorn TA, Hayda RA, Levin LS, Mazurek MT, Murray CK, Powell ET, Schwarz EM, Wenke JC. Instr Course Lect. 2008;57:65-86. Review. PMID: 18399571 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
  • Infectious complications of open type III tibial fractures among combat casualties. Johnson EN, Burns TC, Hayda RA, Hospenthal DR, Murray CK. Clin Infect Dis. 2007 Aug 15;45(4):409-15. Epub 2007 Jul 5. PMID: 17638186 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
  • Definitive treatment of combat casualties at military medical centers. Andersen RC, Frisch HM, Farber GL, Hayda RA. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2006;14(10 Spec No.):S24-31. PMID: 17003202 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
  • Moderators' summary: management of segmental bone defects. Hayda RA, Bosse MJ. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2006;14(10 Spec No.):S142-4. No abstract available. PMID: 17003187 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
  • Minocycline-induced black bone disease. Hepburn MJ, Dooley DP, Hayda RA. Orthopedics. 2005 May;28(5):501-2. No abstract available. PMID: 15945609 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
  • Pathophysiology of delayed healing. Hayda RA, Brighton CT, Esterhai JL Jr. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 1998 Oct;(355 Suppl):S31-40. Review. PMID: 9917624 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
  • The effect of tourniquet use in anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. A prospective, randomized study. Arciero RA, Scoville CR, Hayda RA, Snyder RJ. Am J Sports Med. 1996 Nov-Dec;24(6):758-64. PMID: 8947397 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

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