Faculty - Trauma
Christopher Born, M.D.
Director, Division of Orthopaedic Trauma
Dr. Born's Professional Papers
Dr. Born received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1970 and completed his premedical studies at Columbia University in New York City. After receiving his MD degree from Georgetown University in 1979, he went on to complete five years of orthopedic training at the University of Pennsylvania. From 1984 until 1996 he was the Assistant Division Head of Orthopedic Surgery at Cooper Hospital University Medical Center in Camden, New Jersey, and was an Associate Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Medicine and Dentistry/Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. In 1996, Dr. Born rejoined the faculty at the University of Pennsylvania as an Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, serving as the Co-Director of Orthopedic Trauma. Prior to joining the faculty at Brown University, he was a Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Temple University and the Co-Director of Orthopedic Trauma there. Dr. Born is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons where he serves on its Committee for Continuing Medical Education and is the current Chairman of its jointly sponsored Orthopaedic Trauma training course. He is a member of the Orthopedic Trauma Association where he currently serves as the Chairman of its Mass Casualty Response Committee and is the past Chairman of its Fellowship Committee. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and for eight years served on its Committee on Traumas Education Committee and was the Section Chairman for Orthopaedic Surgery. He is currently an advisor to its Disaster Committee. Dr. Born is on the Board of Directors of the Foundation for Orthopedic Trauma and the Foundation of the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma. He is also a former Board member of the latters parent organization. He writes and lectures extensively on issues of musculoskeletal trauma and disaster management both nationally and internationally. In 2004, he traveled to Iran with the International Medical Surgical Response Team of FEMA to given humanitarian aid to victims of a massive earthquake. This team was presented with the Secretary's Award by the Department of Homeland Security, of which Dr. Born is a founding member.
Roman Hayda, M.D.
Co-Director, Division of Orthopaedic Trauma
Dr. Hayda's Professional Papers
Dr. Hayda's 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.
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.
Following completion of his undergraduate studies at the Johns Hopkins University, Dr Hayda attended medical school at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. He completed orthopaedic residency training at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and received fellowship training in Trauma at University of Pennsylvania. He has numerous published articles, chapters and instructional videos. He has lectured extensively nationally and internationally and directed multiple courses and symposia on trauma topics.
Dr Hayda is a 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.
Peter G. Trafton, M.D.
Division of Trauma
Dr. Trafton joined the Brown University/Rhode Island Hospital faculty in 1984, as Surgeon-in-Charge of Orthopaedic Trauma. Previously, he was Assistant Professor at San Francisco General Hospital and the University of California San Francisco, where he did his post-graduate training. Dr. Trafton is a member of the International Board of AOTrauma, a part of the AO Foundation. He is a past president of the Orthopaedic Trauma Association, and of AO North America, and a former member of the Committee on Trauma of the American College of Surgeons. He frequently teaches in trauma educational courses in the United States and abroad, and is one of the editors of Skeletal Trauma, a comprehensive textbook on musculoskeletal injuries, now in its 4th edition, and of the on-line AO Surgery Reference. He retired as Rhode Island Hospital's Orthopaedic Trauma Chief, and as Director of our Orthopaedic Trauma Fellowship, in August, 2005, but continues on the faculty as a consultant and teacher, while focusing on international trauma education and development..
Dr. Trafton is a graduate of Phillips Academy, Yale University, and Harvard Medical School.