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Arthur L. Day, M.D., Named Director of Clinical Education


Sept. 17, 2010—Arthur L. Day, M.D.,has joined the medical staff of Mischer Neuroscience Institute (MNI), concomitant with his appointment as professor of neurosurgery at The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, effective July 1. He will also serve as vice chair of the department of neurosurgery at UT Medical School and director of clinical education at MNI.

An accomplished clinician and researcher, Dr. Day comes to MNI from the department of neurosurgery at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, where he served as a professor and program director of neurosurgery since 2002, and chair of the department from 2007 to 2009. He received his medical degree at Louisiana State University in New Orleans in 1972, followed by a neurological residency and a neuropathology fellowship in brain tumor immunology at the University Of Florida (UF) at Gainesville. After completing his training, he joined the UF faculty and rose to the rank of professor, program director, and co-chair of the department.

Dr. Day’s clinical interests include surgical treatment of intracranial aneurysms and other vascular lesions; skull base exposures to complex vascular lesions and tumors; general neurosurgical procedures, including minimally invasive spine surgery; and the management of athletic injuries to the nervous system. His clinical research focuses on new and safer surgical approaches to complex tumors and vascular lesions of the skull base, especially those affecting the visual system. In the lab, his research includes neuroprotection with estrogens in ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke and  biomarkers of neural injury.

A fellow of the American Surgical Association and American College of Surgeons, Dr. Day served as vice president of the World congress of Neurological Surgery in 2009. He is a past president of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons and past chair of the American Board of Neurological Surgery, and is currently a member of the Residency Review Committee for Neurosurgery and the president-elect of the Society of Neurological Surgeons. He has served on the editorial board of numerous  journals, and has been consistently named among the Best Doctors in America, America’s Top  Doctors, Best Doctors and America’s Top Doctors for Cancer. He has published widely, including authoring or coauthoring more than 150 original articles and book chapters. He has been invited as a visiting professor at prominent universities throughout the United States and the world.