Provider Bios

James Verheyden, M.D.
Orthopedic Surgery Upper Extremity

Undergraduate Education: University of Wisconsin at Madison
Medical School: University of Wisconsin Medical School
Residency: State University of New York Upstate Medical University
Fellowship: Hand and Microvascular Surgery at University of Washington
Board Certification: American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
Professional Affiliations: Fellow American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, Member American Society for Surgery of the Hand

Dr. Verheyden knew upon entering college that he wanted to pursue a career in medicine. When his parents were involved in a near-deadly head-on collision after dropping him off at college, he decided to specialize in orthopedic surgery and has never looked back.

After completing his Orthopedic Training at Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse, New York and his Hand and Microsurgery Fellowship at the University of Washington in Seattle, Dr. Verheyden moved to Bend in 2003 and joined The Center’s orthopedic team. He knew early in his medical training that he wanted to focus on hand and upper extremity injuries and says the immediate results patients see after a well-performed surgery are what satisfy him the most. And, living in Bend gives him the small town pleasure of seeing his patients out in the community.

Dr. Verheyden’s love of working with his hands also extends to his personal life, as he designs and builds projects on his forested property and manages it in a way that is socially and environmentally responsible. In his down time, he also enjoys spending time with his family, volunteering for the Boy Scouts and taking advantage of Central Oregon’s great biking and cross country skiing.