Cambie Surgery Centre
2836 Ash Street Vancouver, BC V5Z 3C6
Dr. Brian Day was born in Liverpool and graduated in medicine from
the University of Manchester, England in 1970. He obtained post-graduate
qualifications in Britain, in both internal medicine and general surgery,
and in 1978 he completed his training at the University of British Columbia.
He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada, the American
Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, and is certified by the American Board
of Orthopaedic Surgery. He holds a M.Sc. degree from the University
of British Columbia and in 1979 received the Canadian Orthopaedic Association's
Edouard Samson Award, for outstanding orthopaedic research in Canada.
Following a Fellowship in traumatology, in Basel (Switzerland), Oxford
(England), and Los Angeles, he began practice at the Vancouver General
Hospital, initially in trauma, but later developing an interest and
expertise in orthopaedic sports medicine and arthroscopy.
He is Past President of the Arthroscopy Association of North America,
the world's leading academic society in the field of sports injuries
and medicine - and is only the second Canadian to have assumed that
position. He is past Chairman of its Research Committee. He is a member
of the Scientific Committee of the European Society of Sports Traumatology.
He has chaired five International Seminars on arthroscopic surgery,
and is a pioneer in the introduction and teaching of arthroscopic surgical
techniques in Canada. He is a former Secretary - Treasurer and Vice-President
of the Canadian Orthopaedic Foundation), a past Director of the Canadian
Orthopaedic Association, and has served on the Executive of the Canadian
Orthopaedic Research Society. For three years he was Chairman of the
Royal College of Surgeons of Canada Test Committee in Orthopaedics.
He served as Associate Editor of the Journal of Arthroscopy and is on
the editorial board of several other publications.
Dr. Day is Associate Professor (part-time) in orthopaedics at the University
of British Columbia. He has been invited as a visiting professor and
lecturer at many universities and learned societies in the United States
and around the world, including McGill, Manitoba, Ottawa, Bowman Gray
(N. Carolina), Yale, Cambridge (England), Taipei, Manila, Madrid, Santiago,
Mexico, Athens, Rome and Sydney. Dr. Day has published over 75 scientific
articles and book chapters. Dr. Day is the President and CEO of Cambie
Surgeries Corporation, a private company that developed the first private
health care facility of its type in Canada, described in the media as
"Canada's finest medical facility". In 2001 the Vancouver
Medical Association honoured him as the 80th Osler lecturer. In addition
to lecturing world wide in his area of specialization, he often speaks
on topics relating to the business of medicine and has appeared often
in the local and national media on issues of health economics, health
policy and the role of the private sector. Canada's most widely read
news magazine, MacLean's Magazine, recently named him "one of the
top 50 Canadians to watch".