Arthur L. Day, MD, vice chair and director of clinical education in neurosurgery at Mischer Neuroscience Institute at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center and professor of neurosurgery at UTHealth Medical School, has received the prestigious Harvey Cushing Medal, the highest honor awarded by the American Association of Neurological Surgeons. Dr. Day was selected as the recipient of this honor for his many years of outstanding leadership, dedication and contributions to the field of neurosurgery.
“I am incredibly honored to be recognized with such a prestigious award as the Harvey Cushing Medal,” said Dr. Day. “Many world-renowned, well respected physicians have received this award in the past, and it is deeply humbling to be added to a group with such great medical legacies.”
Dr. Day is a board-certified neurosurgeon with specific expertise in cerebrovascular and skull base neurosurgery. He also specializes in microsurgical treatment of brain tumors and minimally invasive spinal surgery. Dr. Day has held leadership positions in many medical professional societies, including serving as the president of the Society of Neurological Surgeons, and has received several awards and honors, including being named multiple times to Best Doctors in America.
The Harvey Cushing Medal is named for Dr. Harvey Cushing, a pioneer of brain surgery who was the first to describe “Cushing’s disease.” He is often referred to as the father of modern neurological surgery.