Andrew T. Day, MD MPH is an Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at UT Southwestern Medical Center.  He is also a member of the Population Science and Cancer Control program at the Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Dr. Day earned his medical degree from the University of Minnesota Medical School.  Following his residency in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at Washington University in St Louis School of Medicine, he received advanced training in Head and Neck Oncologic Surgery and Microvascular Reconstruction at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.  He subsequently earned a Master of Public Health degree from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

His clinical interests primarily encompass the management of benign and malignant tumors of the head and neck.  He has specific expertise in complex ablative surgery, transoral laser microsurgery (TLM), transoral robotic surgery (TORS), reconstructive surgery, open and minimally-invasive salivary gland surgery, and thyroid and parathyroid surgery.

Dr. Day has published in a number of journals and serves as an ad-hoc reviewer for Oral Oncology, Head Neck, and JAMA Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. His research interests include early detection of head and neck cancer, improving the quality of life and survival of cancer survivors, and head and neck cancer outcomes.   

He is a member of the American Head and Neck Society, the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery and the Triological Society. 


Medical School
University of Minnesota (2010)
Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine (2015), Otolaryngology
Graduate School
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (2017), Public Health
Johns Hopkins Hospital (2017), Head & Neck Oncology Surgery and Microvascular Reconstructi


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Impact of a tobacco treatment program on abstinence and survival rates among current smokers with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma.
Day AT, Dahlstrom KR, Lee R, Karam-Hage M, Sturgis EM, Head Neck 2020 Sep 42 9 2440-2452
Care in the time of coronavirus: Ethical considerations in head and neck oncology.
Gordin EA, Day A, Stankova L, Heitman E, Sadler J, Head Neck 2020 Jul 42 7 1519-1525
Considerations in Human Papillomavirus-Associated Oropharyngeal Cancer Screening: A Review.
Day AT, Fakhry C, Tiro JA, Dahlstrom KR, Sturgis EM, JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2020 May
Palatine Tonsilloliths and Actinomyces: A Multi-institutional Study of Adult Patients Undergoing Tonsillectomy.
Arvisais-Anhalt S, Quinn A, Bishop JA, Wang CS, Mitchell RB, Johnson RF, Schultz B, Day AT, Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2020 May 194599820921392
Head and neck oncology during the COVID-19 pandemic: Reconsidering traditional treatment paradigms in light of new surgical and other multilevel risks.
Day AT, Sher DJ, Lee RC, Truelson JM, Myers LL, Sumer BD, Stankova L, Tillman BN, Hughes RS, Khan SA, Gordin EA, Oral Oncol. 2020 Apr 105 104684
Submental flap practice patterns and perceived outcomes: A survey of 212 AHNS surgeons.
Tang L, Day AT, Lee R, Gordin E, Emerick K, Patel UA, Deschler DG, Richmon JD, Am J Otolaryngol 2020 Jan - Feb 41 1 102291
Regional flap practice patterns: A survey of 197 head and neck surgeons.
Day AT, Yang AM, Tang L, Gordin EA, Emerick KS, Richmon JD, Auris Nasus Larynx 2019 Dec
Perioperative outcomes after tracheoplasty: A NSQIP analysis 2014-2016.
Johnson RF, Eaviz N, Truelson JM, Day AT, Laryngoscope 2019 Sep
Vincristine-induced vocal cord paresis and paralysis in children.
Zavala H, Roby BB, Day A, Bostrom B, Sidman J, Chinnadurai S, Int. J. Pediatr. Otorhinolaryngol. 2019 Aug 123 1-4
A Review of and Algorithmic Approach to Soft Palate Reconstruction.
Britt CJ, Hwang MS, Day AT, Boahene K, Byrne P, Haughey BH, Desai SC JAMA Facial Plast Surg 2019 Mar


Featured Books Legend Featured Books

Regional flaps. In Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery: Clinical Reference Guide

Day AT, Chaudhary HA, Richmon JD. (2016). San Diego, Plural Publishing, Inc.

Radioiodine sialadenitis. In Gland-Preserving Salivary Surgery ? A Problem-Based Approach

Day AT, Eisele DW. (2017). Berlin, Springer