Dr. Arthur Day, one of nation's preeminent neurosurgeons, began his medical career in 1977 at the University of Florida. From 1998 to 2002, Dr. Day served as Co-Chairman and Program Director for the University of Florida. In that capacity, Dr. Day helped transform the University of Florida into a leading academic center for neuroscience, cerebrovascular anatomy, as well as the surgical management of stroke and athletic injuries to the brain.
Following his tenure at the University of Florida, Dr. Arthur Day was recruited to serve as Vice Chairman and Program Director for the Department of Neurosurgery at Brigham and Women's/Children's Hospitals in Boston, Massachusetts. At Brigham and Women's, Dr. Day's leadership emphasized academic excellence from residents and staff physicians both clinical and research settings. This resulted in Brigham and Women's achieving the highest medical board scores nationally and attracting leading neurosurgeons from around the world to visit, study and teach in the interactive and challenging learning environment that Dr. Day helped foster in Boston.
In 2010, Dr. Day joined the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston where is he currently serving as Professor and Vice Chairman. Dr. Day has been a prolific writer, publishing journal articles, research papers and books on stroke, brain aneurysms, brain tumors and sports injuries.
Throughout his career, Dr. Day has constantly given back to the medical community, devoting thousands of hours to mentoring interns and students, publishing numerous academic papers and being a constant presence on the international circuit, speaking publicly about advancements in neuroscience. Throughout his career, Dr. Day has been recognized by peers as one of the top neurosurgeons in the United States. Despite the professional accolades and research grants, Dr. Day's legacy rests in the lives of the numerous patients that he has saved or drastically improved through his work as a surgeon, including Ted Williams, Bobby Bowden and Claudia Irata, among many others.
Medical Associations and Memberships (Representative List)
- American College of Surgeons
- American Heart Association
- Congress of Neurological Surgeons
- The Society of Neurological Surgeons
- World Congress of Neurological Surgery
- Pop Warner Medical Advisory Board
Visiting Professorships (Representative List)
- Republic of China
- University of Southern California
- Fukuoka University (Japan)
- New York University
- University of Toronto
- Northwestern University
- Baylor College of Medicine (Houston)