• Bio

    Dr Day graduated with Honours from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in May 1989.

    He completed his Neurosurgical training at University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Centre, Parkland and Dallas Children’s Hospitals, Penn State University Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, Pennsylvania in June 1996.  Pursuing further expertise in cerebrovascular surgery led him to Sydney in May of 1993 to undertake a position as a Neurovascular fellow with Professor Michael Morgan at the University of Sydney and Royal North Shore Hospital.  

    In July 1996, on completion on his Neurosurgical training he joined Tri-State Neuroscience Center, Huntington, West Virginia and developed a comprehensive adult and paediatric Neurosurgical practice including appointments as Clinical Instructor, Marshall University School of Medicine, physician reviewer West Virginia State Medical Institute and Clinical Director, St. Mary’s Hospital Stroke Center.  He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Neurological Surgery and following exacting American Neurosurgical Board standards, he has successfully passed the recertification Board exams required every 10 years.  With a passion for and active involvement in providing education for medical, nursing and allied health care students, Dr Day enrolled at the University of Wollongong  and has successfully complete a Graduate Certificate in Medical Education in 2018.

    He and his family relocated to Wollongong in 2002 and Illawarra Neurosurgery opened in August of that year. He held the position of Head of the Department of Neurosurgery at Wollongong Hospital from 2002 until 2020 and worked diligently to develop a comprehensive Neurosurgical Unit there, Figtree Private Hospital and the new Wollongong Private Hospital. Dr Day diagnoses and surgically treats a wide variety of neurosurgical conditions including brain aneurysms and arteriovenous malformations, brain tumours, peripheral nerve tumors/compression, and complex spinal conditions. He has enjoyed documenting patient treatment outcomes and teaching throughout his career. He is an Australian citizen and thoroughly enjoys living in the Illawarra. He remains committed to continuing to be an active member of the Illawarra Medical community dedicated to providing excellent neurosurgical outcomes through a collaborative healthcare approach.

  • Appointments

    • Wollongong Public Hospital- Consultant Neurosurgeon 2002- present 
    • Wollongong Public Hospital- Head of the Neurosurgical Dept. 2002-2020
    • Wollongong Private Hospital- Consultant Neurosurgery. 2016- 2019
    • Figtree Private Hospital- Consultant Neurosurgeon. 2002-16
    • Lawrence Hargrave Hospital Medical Advisory and Credentials Committee. 2003- 2019
    • Wollongong Private Hospital Medical Advisory and Credentials Committee. 2018- 2019
    • Chairman of the Figtree Private Hospital Surgical Peer Review Committee. 2007- 17
    • Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Regional Committee. 2006-12  
    • Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Academy of Surgical Educators. 2013- present
    • Senior Clinical Instructor at the University of Wollongong  Graduate School of Medicine. 2006- present  
  • Memberships

    • Fellow of the Royal Australasia College Surgeons. (FRACS) (Neurosurgery examiner. 2012-present)
    • Neurosurgical Society of Australasia (Board Member 2013-2014)
    • Spine Society Australia (2015-present)
    • Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. (FACS) (1997- present)
    • American Board of Neurological Surgery (1999- present)
    • Fellow ‘International’of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (FIAANS)
    • Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) (1997- present)
    • North American Spine Society (NASS)
    • AO Spine International
  • Selected Publications

    • Sacroiliac Joint Arthrodesis and Fixation

      Gragnaniello C, Tender G, Day J, Sutterlin C, Fukshansky M, Nader R

      Neurosurgery Tricks of the Trade: Spine and Peripheral Nerves
      2014, Thieme
      Remi Nader, Scott C. Berta, Cristian Gragnaniello, Abdulrahman J. Sabbagh, and Michael L. Levy, editors

    • Spontaneous cerebellar haemorrhage following lumbar fusion

      Peter Khong, M. Jerry Day Jr

      Journal of Clinical Neuroscience, Volume 16, Issue 12, December 2009, pp. 1673-1675

    • Positioning and Fetal Monitoring Considerations

      Day J, Batjer H H

      Chapter 15, pp. 177-184
      Neurosurgical Aspects of Pregnancy
      1996, AANS Publications Committee
      Christopher M. Loftus, M.D., editor

    • The Use of Intraarterial Papaverine in the Management of Vasospasm Complicating Resection of Arteriovenous Malformations of the Brain: Report of two cases

      Morgan MK, Day MJ, Little N, Grinnell V, Little N, Sorby W

      Journal of Neurosurgery 82: 296-299, 1995

    • A familial history of cavernous angioma without clinical haemorrhage

      Day M J, Morgan M K, Roman M, Wang S C

      Journal of Clinical Neuroscience 2: 224-228, 1995

    • Successful Treatment of Acute Thrombosis of an Intracranial Vertebral Endarterectomy with Urokinase

      Morgan M K, Grinnell V, Little N, Day M J

      Neurosurgery 35: pp 978-981, 1994

  • Selected Presentations

    • Cervical and Lumbar Total Disc Replacement Outcomes 2002-Present

      Day J

      Spine Society of Australia 25th Annual Scientific Meeting. April 2014, Brisbane, QLD, AU.

    • Image Guidance in Spinal Surgery and Intraoperative Radiation Safety

      Dr Jerry Day

      Neurosurgical Society of Australasia Continuing Professional Development Workshop
      June 2012, Hobart, TAS, AU.

    • Assessment of Patient Outcomes following Dynamic Stabilization using the Wallis Interspinous Distraction Implant for Degenerative Lumbar Stenosis

      Dr Jerry Day

      Neurosurgical Society of Australasia Meeting, September 2009, Alice Springs, NT, AU

    • Image Guidance in Spinal Surgery

      Dr Jerry Day

      International Spine Conference
      Prince Court Medical Center, July 2008, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

    • Car Surfing Crash: Traumatic Brain Injury Presentation

      Dr Jerry Day

      Global Scientific Brain Injury Meeting, June 2006, Gold Coast, QLD, AU.

    • Internal Carotid Artery Sacrifice: Recent Experience and Interposition Saphenous Vein Bypass Graft between the common and Internal Carotid Arteries

      Dr Jerry Day

      4th International Workshop on Cerebrovascular Surgery, June 1995. Chicago, IL, USA.

    • Internal Carotid Artery Sacrifice: Recent Experience

      Dr Jerry Day

      4th International Workshop on Cerebrovascular Surgery, June 1995. Chicago, IL, USA.

    • A Family History of Cavernous Angioma

      Dr Jerry Day

      Neurosurgical Society of Australasia Meeting, August, 1993, Dunedin, NZ

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