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Dr. Arthur Day MD

Dr. Arthur Day MD


Memorial Hermann Texas Medical Center
(713) 486-8000


Vice Chair, Program Director and Director of Clinical Education in Neurosurgery
Memorial Hermann Mischer Neuroscience Institute
Professor of Neurosurgery
The Vivian L. Smith Department of Neurosurgery
John P. and Kathrine G. McGovern Medical School

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 the microsurgical treatment of brain tumors and in minimally invasive spinal surgery.

Dr. Day was awarded his medical degree at Louisiana State University in New Orleans. He completed his internship training in Birmingham, Alabama, 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 Mischer Neuroscience Institute, Dr. Day practiced at the University of Florida for 25 years, ultimately rising to the positions of professor, co-chair 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 and program director and chair of the department of Neurological Surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He was also director of the Cerebrovascular Center and the Neurological Sports Injury Center at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

Dr. Day has held leadership positions in many medical professional societies, including serving as president of the Society of Neurological Surgeons and the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, as well as chair of the American Board of Neurological Surgery and the Joint Section of Cerebrovascular Surgery of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and the Congress of Neurological Surgeons. He served on the Residency Review Committee for Neurosurgery and is now chair of the Committee for Advanced Subspecialty Training of the Society of Neurological Surgeons. He has been named multiple times to Best Doctors in America.

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Awards and Honors

Dr. Day has received numerous awards and honors, including the prestigious Harvey Cushing Medal, the highest honor awarded by the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, the Founders’ Laurel Award from the Congress of Neurological Surgeons and the Medal of Honor from the Neurosurgical Society of American for his “exceptional service, lifelong dedication and meritorious accomplishments in the field of neurosurgical practice and medical education.” He has published more than 170 journal articles and book chapters, co-edited two books about neurological sports injuries, and been a visiting professor at more than 50 training programs.

Dr. Day’s clinical interests include:

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

Physician Details

Medical Education
Louisiana State University at New Orleans - Registrar, 1972
Internships & Residency
University of Florida Gainesville - Neurosurgery, 1977
PCP Number
Cities Served
Bellaire, Galena Park, Houston, Missouri City
ZIP Codes Served
77001, 77002, 77003, 77004, 77005, 77006, 77007


Insurance Accepted

  • AARP Medicare Complete
  • Aetna (Most Benefit Plans)
  • Aetna Medicare
  • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • AHI Healthlink
  • Amerigroup Chip
  • Amerigroup MMP Perinatal*
  • Amerigroup Star
  • Amerigroup Star Plus
  • Amerivantage
  • Beechstreet
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Texas
  • Blue Exchange PPO
  • Cigna (Most Benefit Plans)
  • Coastal Comp Healthnetworks PPO*
  • Coastal Comp Healthnetworks Work Comp
  • Community Health Choice
  • Community Health Choice Chip
  • Community Health Choice Marketplace Kelsey QHP
  • Community Health Choice Marketplace QHP
  • Community Health Choice Star
  • Corporate Remedies Worker's Comp*
  • Corvel Worker's Comp*
  • Coventry Health Care - PPO Network
  • Coventry Medicare Advantra
  • Evolutions Healthcare Systems - PPO Network*
  • Evolutions Healthcare Systems - Worker's Comp*
  • First Health - PPO Network
  • First Health - Worker's Comp
  • Galaxy Health Network
  • Healthsmart
  • Humana (Most Benefit Plans)
  • Humana Gold Choice PFFS
  • Humana Gold Plus HMO
  • Humana HMOx QHP Exchange
  • Humanachoice PPO Medicare
  • Independant Medical Systems
  • Injury Management Organization Worker's Comp*
  • Interplan Health Group (IHG)*
  • Medicaid Traditional
  • Medicare Traditional
  • Medicus International - PPO Network
  • Memorial Hermann Advantage HMO
  • Memorial Hermann Advantage PPO
  • Memorial Hermann Solutions
  • Multiplan
  • OccuNet PPO - PPO Network
  • Olympus (International) - PPO Network*
  • Political Subdivision Workers Comp Alliance*
  • Private Healthcare System
  • Reny Company Worker's Comp
  • Rockport - PPO Network*
  • Superior CHIP/Perinatal*
  • Superior Foster Care Program
  • Texas True Choice - PPO Network*
  • United Healthcare (Most Benefit Plans)
  • United Healthcare Chip
  • United Healthcare Chronic Complete
  • United Healthcare Dual Complete
  • United Healthcare Medicare Advantage
  • United Healthcare Star
  • United Healthcare Star Plus Perinatal*
  • United Healthcare TXMMP
  • US Family Health Plan
  • USA Managed Care Organization - PPO Network
  • USA Managed Care Organization - Worker's Comp*
  • Wellcare
  • WorkLink Worker's Comp