Rex Haydon, MD, PhD

Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Oncology, Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery | More

Simon and Kalt Families Professor in Orthopaedic Surgery Associate Director, Molecular Oncology Laboratory

A clinically integrated network of physicians and providers employed by UChicago Medicine who offer care in inpatient, community, ambulatory, acute care or extended care settings.

Rex Haydon, MD, PhD, focuses on the comprehensive treatment of malignant and benign tumors in bone or soft tissue. He specializes in the surgical care of bone and soft tissue tumors, including limb-salvage and reconstructive surgery of the upper and lower extremities. Dr. Haydon works with an integrated team of specialists to ensure that patients have access to the most innovative and effective treatment options available.

Also a skilled physician scientist, his research focuses on advancing the treatment of musculoskeletal tumors. Dr. Haydon has a particular interest in the underlying causes of musculoskeletal neoplasms. Author of more than 25 articles and book chapters, he has accepted career development awards from both the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation and the National Institutes of Health. Additionally, Dr. Haydon's research has been supported by the Musculoskeletal Tumor Foundation.

Medical Education

  • University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine


  • University of Chicago Medicine


  • University of Chicago Medicine


  • University of Chicago Medicine

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • Orthopaedic Research Society
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Connective Tissue Oncology Society
  • Musculoskeletal Tumor Society
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna PPO
  • BCBS Blue Precision HMO
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • CountyCare
  • Coventry Health Plan PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Illinicare*
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Choice / Choice Plus
  • United Options (PPO)
  • United Select (HMO & EPO)
  • United W500 Emergent Wrap
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At a Glance

Practicing Since2003

Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Surgery

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish