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Dr. Art Day Awarded Highly Coveted Harvey Cushing Medal

HOUSTON (June01, 2015)

Art Day, M.D., vice chair and director of clinical education in neurosurgery at Memorial Hermann Mischer Neuroscience Institute at the 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.

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About Memorial Hermann

An integrated health system, Memorial Hermann is known for world-class clinical expertise, patient-centered care, leading edge technology, and innovation. The system, with its exceptional medical staff and more than 20,000 employees, serves to advance health in Southeast Texas and the Greater Houston community. Memorial Hermann’s 13 hospitals include four hospitals in the Texas Medical Center: an acute care hospital which houses the Texas Trauma Institute and a Level I trauma center of which Life Flight® air ambulance is a part, a hospital for children, a rehabilitation hospital and an orthopedic and spine hospital; eight suburban hospitals; and a second rehabilitation hospital in Katy. The system also operates three Heart & Vascular Institutes, the Mischer Neuroscience Institute, three IRONMAN Sports Medicine Institute locations, joint replacement centers, cancer centers, imaging and surgery centers, sports medicine and rehabilitation centers, outpatient laboratories, a chemical dependency treatment center, a home health agency, a retirement community and a nursing home. As an Accountable Care Organization, the system also offers employers health solutions and health benefit plans through its wholly owned Memorial Hermann Health Insurance Company.