Professor of Neurosurgery
Vice Chair and Director of Clinical Education in Neurosurgery, The University of Texas Medical School at Houston
Art L. Day, M.D., 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, La. 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, Fla.
Before joining Mischer Neurosurgical Associates, 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, Dr. Day 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.
Dr. Day has held leadership positions in many medical professional societies, and received numerous awards and honors.
He was named multiple times to the Best Doctors in America and other similar distinguished physician lists, most recently in 2009. This list is a medical resource started by physicians affiliated with Harvard Medical School; those named are chosen by their fellow physicians as outstanding in their fields and most qualified to review and treat complicated medical conditions.
He has published nearly 170 journal articles and book chapters, and co-edited a book about neurological sports injuries.
Dr. Day’s special clinical interests include:
- Stroke and carotid artery disease
- Brain aneurysms
- Vascular malformations of the brain and spinal cord
- Skull base and orbital tumors, especially meningiomas and schwannomas
- Microsurgical treatment of all types of brain tumors
- Trigeminal neuralgia and hemifacial spasm
- Minimally invasive spinal surgery
- Sports related neurological injuries