Hayden B. Rockson, MD




Hayden B. Rockson, MD

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Dr. Hayden Rockson is a fellowship-trained orthopaedic hand surgeon with an interest in upper extremity trauma, degenerative disorders, peripheral nerve compression (including carpal tunnel and cubital tunnel syndromes), Dupuytren's contracture, and soft tissue management of the hand and wrist. 




Dr. Rockson graduated from  Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts, where she was a member of the women's softball team. She went on to receive a master's degree in Italian Literature at Boston College, then attended medical school at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester. She is a proud alumna of the UMass Medical School/UMMHC orthopedic surgery residency, where she spent a sixth year as a fully-funded research resident. Among her many research endeavors that year, she was the recipient of a prestigious Ortho Research and Education Foundation grant to study hip fracture care. She attended fellowship at the University of Texas-Southwestern, where she worked with a large and varied hand surgery faculty at UT Southwestern, Parkland Hospital, Dallas Children's Medical Center, Dallas VA Hospital, and Texas Scottish Rite Hospital. She performed over 800 surgical cases during her fellowship year.




Dr. Rockson resides in Grafton, Massachusetts with her husband and sons. After a year in Texas, she is thrilled to be back in central Massachusetts to enjoy everything the region has to offer.

Orthopaedic Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
General Orthopedics Trauma


Undergraduate Studies - Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts
Graduate Studies - master's degree in Italian Literature at Boston College
Doctorate Studies - University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester. 


Residency - UMass Medical School/UMMHC orthopedic surgery residency
Fellowship in Hand Surgery - The University of Texas-Southwestern