Dr. Hayden is Assistant Professor and Emergency Ultrasound Director in the Department of Medicine, Division of Emergency Medicine, and the Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC).
He completed medical school at the University of Virginia and went on to an Emergency Medicine residency at Vanderbilt University. After a chief residency at Vanderbilt, Dr. Hayden completed an Emergency Ultrasound fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania. He then served as the Emergency Ultrasound Director at Vanderbilt University and New York Methodist Hospital, before joining faculty at MUSC in 2012.
Dr. Hayden is establishing an Emergency Ultrasound curriculum for Emergency Medicine and Pediatric Emergency Medicine residents, fellows, and faculty. His research interests include non-invasive volume assessment of critically ill patients using ultrasound, reliability of bedside ultrasound for soft tissue and musculoskeletal pathology, and ultrasound-guided vascular access efficacy and complications in adult and pediatric populations.
He teaches ultrasound courses around the country and has lectured at the American Academy of Emergency medicine on topics such as the role of ultrasound in undifferentiated hypotension, airway management in the ED, and cervical spine injuries. He has published in the areas of ultrasonography, bowel obstruction and hernia, and cervical spine injuries.
Dr. Hayden is a member of the Emergency Ultrasound section at ACEP, and serves as a Southeastern regional representative on the Board of Governors for ACEP ultrasound accreditation.