Dr. Brian Day was born in Liverpool, England and graduated in medicine at the University of Manchester in 1970. He obtained specialist qualifications in both internal medicine and general surgery before moving to Canada, where he completed his orthopaedic training.
He is a Fellow of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons of Canada and England and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. After further training in Switzerland, he practised in the field of orthopaedic trauma, and introduced some of the minimally invasive techniques for fracture treatment to Canada.
He is Associate Professor in orthopaedics at the University of British Columbia. He has been a visiting professor and lecturer at many universities and learned societies and has published over 150 scientific articles and book chapters. In 1984, his collaborative work with a group of biomedical engineers resulted in the development of “Arthrobot”, the world’s first surgical robot. This received world wide acclaim and was featured by “National Geographic”.
Dr. Day has specialized in the surgical treatment of sports injuries and has treated many international and national elite athletes. He is the founder, President and CEO of Cambie Surgeries Corporation, a company that in 1995 opened the first private, for profit, hospital of its type in Canada. MacLean's magazine has described him as “an iconoclast, whose time is now”.
Dr. Day is a former President of the Canadian Medical Association. He is the only orthopaedic surgeon in its 145 year history to have served as President. In 2012, Dr. Brian Day was named to the Globe and Mail’s annual Power 50, which ranks the players with the influence and desire to affect sport in Canada during 2012.