Richard A. A. Day MD

Richard A. A. Day, MD

Rocky Mountain Neurosurgery Center 1190 Westwood Drive
Hamilton, MT 59840
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Phone: (406) 375-4714
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Bio

Dr. Richard Day is certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery, and has been practicing adult and pediatric neurosurgery since 1996 when he moved back to his home town of Missoula after completion of extensive education and training required for his board certification. He attended University of Michigan, Dartmouth Medical Center, and University of Utah Medical Center, where he completed the Neurosurgery Residency program as well as a multidisciplinary Fellowship in Intensive Care, Anesthesia, ENT, and Emergency Medicine. He also received extensive training in pediatric Neurosurgery at Primary Children's Medical Center in Salt Lake City and through his Fellowship training at Children's Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri.

For the past twelve years, Dr. Richard Day has been treating patients in Ravalli County at the Marcus Daly Specialty Clinic. Beginning February 18, 2013, Dr. Day will be consulting and treating patients in the Rocky Mountain Neurosurgery Center, a new Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital Surgical Specialty Clinic.

Dr. Richard Day has been practicing adult and pediatric neurosurgery since 1996 when he moved back to his home town of Missoula after completion of extensive education and training required for Board Certification in Neurosurgery. He attended University of Michigan, Dartmouth Medical Center, and University of Utah Medical Center, where he completed the Neurosurgery Residency program as well as a multidisciplinary Fellowship in Intensive Care, Anesthesia, ENT, and Emergency Medicine. He also received extensive training in pediatric Neurosurgery at Primary Children's Medical Center in Salt Lake City and through his Fellowship training at Children's Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri.

For the past sixteen years Dr. Day has had an extensive neurosurgery practice with services offered at St. Patrick Hospital and Community Medical Center in Missoula, with additional outreach clinics in Billings, Hamilton, Helena, Ronan, and Superior. He has published multiple studies in several medical journals, presented at medical conferences and participated in elective clinical trainings around the world.

Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital is proud to welcome Dr. Richard Day to the medical staff. Call (406) 375-4714 to schedule an appointment today.

More/Other Information:
LANGUAGES
Spanish: Fluent
French: Six years of study

STAFF POSITIONS
August 1992-1994
Ambulatory Care Salt Lake City, UT
FHP Health Care

July 1996-1998
Adult Pediatric Neurosurgeon - Missoula, MT
St. Patrick Hospital
Community Medical Center
Big Sky Surgery Center

2001
Surgery Committee Chairman - Missoula, MT
Community Medial Center

LICENSURE
Utah State Medical: 1989 - Present
Montana State Medical: 1996 - Present

AFFILIATIONS
Montana Medical Association: 1996
American Medical Association : 2000
American Association of Neurological Surgeons: 1997
AANC/CNS Section of Pediatric Neurosurgeons: 1996

COURSES
Midas Rex - University of Utah, Park City, UT
Review Course in Neurological Surgery - NCAME, Chicago, IL
Microvascular Surgery - University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT

PUBLICATIONS
Day, RA, The Biochemistry of Herpes Simplexes with Special Attention to Clinical Manifestations, Biosynthesis, and Social Implications, Denison Biological Journal, Fall 1982.

Day, RA, Macdonald, J, Op Coder Pro: A Neurosurgical Database Program Formatted on Fiìemaker Pro®, Sponsored by the AANS, 1993.

Day RA, Heilbrun MP, Koehler S, McDonald P, Peters W, Siemionow V: Three-point transformation for integration of multiple coordinate systems: applications to tumor, functional, and fractionated radiosurgery stereotactic planning. Stereotact Funct Neurosurg 1994.

Sherbum EW, Day RA, Kaufman BA, Park TS : Subdental synchondrosìs fracture in children: the value of 3-dimensional computerized tomography. Pediatr Neurosurg 25256-259, 1996.

Ojemann JG, Park TS, Komanetsky R, Day RA, Kaufman BA: Lack of speciñcity in electrophysiological identification of lower sacral rooîs during selective dorsal rhizotomy. J Neurosurg 86: 28-33, 1997.

Day RA, Park TS, Ojemann JG, Kaufman BA: Foramen magnum decompression for cervicomedullary encroachment in craniometaphyseal dysplasia: case report. Neurosurgery 41: 960-964, 1997

PRESENTATIONS
Correlation between CT and MRI Images with Posteroventral Pallidotmy,

Richard Lende Winter Neurosurgery Conference, Snowbird, UT, 1993.

Three-Unit Transformation for Integration of Multiple Coordinate Systems: Applications to Tumor, Functional, and Fractìonated Radiosurgery Stereotaotic Planning, The XI th Meeting of the World Society for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery, Ixtapa, Mexico, 1993.

Experience with Op Coder Pro MD, Richard Lende Winter Neurosurgery Conference, Snowbird, UT, 1994

Pathologically Proven Brain Tumors in Patients with Temporal Lobe Epilepsy and Subtle MRI tindings, Joint Section on Pediatric Neurological Surgery of The American Association of Neurological Surgeons and Congress of Neurological Surgeons, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, 1994

Occult Spinal Dysraphism in Children, Montana Neurosurgery Symposium, Bigfork, Montana, 1996

Occipital Condyle Fractures: Evaluation and Management, Montana
Neurosurgery Symposium, Bigfork, Montana, 1997

Evaluation of Subdental Synchondrosis Disruption in Children, American Society of Pediatric Neurosurgeons 21st Annual Meeting, Lana’i, Hawaii, 1998

Surgical Treatment of Parkinson’s Disease, Minerva Society Lecture, Missoula, MT, 1998

Education

1979-1983
Denison University - Granville, OH
Degree: Bachelor of Science in Biology, Minor Chemistry, 1983
Honors: Dean’s List 1979-81, Phi Society 1979-80
Research: Herpesviruses

1984-1988
University of Michigan Medical School - Ann Arbor, MI
Degree: M.D. May 1988
Research: PET scan studies on middle Cerebral artery infarcts.
Internship: January 1983
Independent Surgical Internship - Mexico City, Mexico
Observed and assisted in a variety of operations and attended clinics under Dr. Isabel Algori, a leading surgical oncologist at the Sanatorio Espanol.

January 1983 Independent Surgical Internship - Mexico City, Mexico
Observed and assisted in a variety of operations and attended clinics under Dr. Isabel Algori, a leading surgical oncologist at the Sanatorio Espanol.

October 1988
Neurosurgery Clerkship - University of Colorado, Denver, CO
Elective clinical externship as a fourth year medical student, directed by Drs. Glenn Kindt and Kevin Lillehei.

March - April 1988
Neurology Clerkship - The National Hospital, Queen Square, London
Elective Clinical Experience as a fourth year medical student, directed by Dr. Ian McDonald

October 1989
Stereotactic Neurosurgery - University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
Instructor for BRW Image Guided Stereotactic Neurosurgery Workshop, directed by Dr. Peter Heilbrun

February 1997
Craniosynostosis and Skull Molding Symposium - Scottsdale, AZ
Update on current knowledge and treatment options for skull molding and Craniosynostosis

Fall 1998-2001
Computer Skills basic Database Design
Instructor of Congress of Neurological Surgeons Scientific Course

Fall 1998-2001
Digital Images and Presentations
Instructor of Congress of Neurological Surgeons Scientific Course

Residency: 1988
Dartmouth - Hitchcock Medical Center Hanover, NH
Program: General Surgery Residency

1990-1995
University of Utah Medical Center Salt Lake City, UT
Program: Neurosurgery Residency
Research: Frameless Stereotaxy, Computer Medical Database
Formatting, Pallidotomy, Mesial Temporal Lobe Tumors in Children.

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