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Dr. Arthur Day, MD


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Physician Biography

Dr. Arthur L. Day is a fellowship-trained and board-certified neurosurgeon with specific expertise in cerebrovascular and skull base neurosurgery. He also specializes in microsurgical treatments of brain tumors and minimally invasive spinal surgery.

Dr. Day was awarded his medical degree from Louisiana State University in New Orleans. He completed his internship training in Birmingham, Ala., and subsequently completed his neurological surgery residency and fellowship in brain tumor immunology at the University of Florida College of Medicine in Gainesville.

Before joining the Memorial Hermann Mischer Neuroscience Institute at the Texas Medical Center, Dr. Day practiced at the University of Florida for 25 years, ultimately rising to the positions of professor, co-chairman and program director of the department of Neurosurgery. In 2002, he moved to Boston to assume a position as a professor of surgery at Harvard Medical School with a clinical practice at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

While there, he served as the associate chair and residency program director of the department of Neurological Surgery at Brigham and Women’s and Children’s Hospital Boston. Later, he was the chairman of the department, and was also the director of the cerebrovascular center and the neurologic sports injury center at Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Awards and Honors

Dr. Day has held leadership positions in many medical professional societies, and received numerous awards and honors. In 2011, he was appointed as president of the Society of Neurological Surgeons. He has also been named multiple times to the Best Doctors in America. Dr. Day has published nearly 170 journal articles and book chapters, and co-edited a book about neurological sports injuries.

Dr. Day's special interests include:

  • Stroke and carotid artery disease
  • Brain aneurysms
  • Vascular malformations of the brain and spinal cord
  • Skull base tumors, especially meningiomas and schwannomas
  • Orbital tumors, pituitary adenomas and craniopharyngiomas
  • Microsurgical treatment of all types of brain tumors
  • Trigeminal neuralgia and hemifacial spasm
  • Minimally invasive spinal surgery
  • Sports-related neurological injuries

Related Media

Click the video below to view Dr. Art Day's presentation on the advanced treatment of pituitary gland tumors.

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