Meet Our Team - Orthopedic Trauma Specialists

The Lifespan Orthopedics Institute is home to some of the most well-respected and skilled trauma surgeons. The physicians and staff not only work to give the best care, but also the best possible recovery.

Orthopedic Trauma Surgeon

Andrew Evans, MD is a member of the orthopedic trauma division of the department of orthopedics at Rhode Island Hospital and an assistant professor at The Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University. Dr. Evans specializes in the care of patients with fractures and other musculoskeletal injuries of the upper extremity, lower extremity, and pelvis.

Dr. Evans received his medical degree from Stritch School of Medicine at Loyola University, Chicago. He did his residency at several hospitals affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University, followed by a fellowship in orthopedic traumatology at the University of Washington’s Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. His research interests include the treatment of complex traumatic injuries to the extremities and pelvis, particularly open fractures, as well as the basic science of fracture healing.

Dr. Evans has served on the steering committee for the Major Extremity Trauma Research Consortium for the past three years. He has received research grants from the Orthopedic Trauma Association and various private foundations to lead groundbreaking research. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American College of Surgeons and a member of the Orthopaedic Trauma Association.

Orthopedic Trauma Surgeon

Christopher Born, MD received his BA degree from the University of North Carolina and completed his pre-medical studies at Columbia University. 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, Born 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, Born rejoined the faculty at the University of Pennsylvania as an associate professor of orthopedic 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.

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 orthopedic 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 orthopedic surgery. He is currently an advisor to its Disaster Committee.

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 latter's 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 give humanitarian aid to victims of a massive earthquake. Born is a founding member of the team. The group was presented with the Secretary's Award by the Department of Homeland Security .

Chief of Orthopedic Trauma, Rhode Island Hospital

Roman A. Hayda, MD, chief of orthopedic trauma at Rhode Island Hospital and associate professor of orthopedics at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, is devoted to providing state-of-the-art orthopedic 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, and hip are of particular interest.

In addition to these acute injuries, Dr. Hayda treats post-traumatic conditions such as nonunion of fractures, infected fractures, malunions, and arthritis. When possible, he uses minimally invasive techniques of fixation using plates, rods, or screws. He also has significant experience in using circular fixators and other techniques to regenerate bone. 

Dr. Hayda earned his medical degree from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland, and completed his orthopedic residency training at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, also in Bethesda.