Brian Day graduated in medicine from the University of Manchester. After postgraduate studies in internal medicine and general surgery, residency in orthopedics at UBC, and trauma fellowships in Basel, Oxford and USC, he set up practice at VGH and UBC. He was a pioneer in arthroscopic surgery and sports medicine in Canada. Due to his interest in technology, he was involved in developing the world's first surgical robot and the first ever satellite telemedicine broadcast between North America and China. He was the recipient of the Canadian Orthopaedic Association's Edouard Samson Award for outstanding research. Dr. Day served as vice president of the Canadian Orthopedic Foundation, a charitable foundation, as well as being on the executive of the Canadian Orthopedic Research Society. He is a former research committee chair and past president of the Arthroscopy Association of North America, the world's leading academic society in his field. He has lectured worldwide and has published over 200 articles and book chapters.
In addition to academic orthopedics, he has studied, lectured, and written on health policy. He is a past president of the Canadian Medical Association. Despite the deterioration in our healthcare system, Dr. Day is optimistic that physicians, with their knowledge and experience, can lead necessary reform and propose solutions to the current unsustainable system.
In 2014, Dr. Day was honoured to receive the Don Rix Leadership Award from the Doctors of BC. He is a past board member of the BCMA, and is currently a member of the BCMJ editorial board. He is motivated to support the Doctors of BC in creating a health system that is excellent for patients and physicians.
Dr. Day is married to Dr. Nina Bland and is the father of six children. He enjoys supporting them as they work towards achieving their goals and pursuing their passions. He is interested in sports, particularly tennis and soccer, and enjoys writing.
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CMA book: ‘Lessons Learned’