- Medical School - University of Minnesota (2006-2010)
- Residency - Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine (2010-2015), Otolaryngology
- Graduate School - Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (2016-2017), Public Health
- Fellowship - Johns Hopkins Hospital (2015-2017), Head & Neck Oncology & Microvascular Reconstructive Surgery
- Other Post Graduate Training - Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (2016-2017)
Andrew Day, M.D.
- Eugene P. Frenkel, M.D. Scholar in Clinical Medicine
- Head & Neck Cancers
- Surgical Treatment of Head & Neck Cancers
Andrew T. Day, M.D., M.P.H., 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 at 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 then earned a Master of Public Health degree from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
His clinical interests primarily include 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, skin cancer and melanoma management, sentinel lymph node biopsy, open and minimally-invasive salivary gland surgery, and thyroid and parathyroid surgery.
Dr. Day is a national leader in the fields of head and neck cancer, cancer survivorship, and cancer prevention. He is the Vice Chair of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) Survivorship Panel. He co-led the Cancer Center (Tobacco) Cessation Initiative at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (UTSW), which was a National Cancer Institute Cancer Moonshot program. He is also serves on committees of the NRG, American Head and Neck Society (AHNS), and Head and Neck Cancer International Group (HNCIG).
Dr. Day also conducts research to screen for head and neck cancer and reduce the burden of head and neck cancer in survivors. He and his colleagues have been awarded grants from the National Cancer Institute, Cancer Prevention Research Institute of Texas, and the American Cancer Society. In his current projects, he is developing a head and neck cancer care pathway, testing a cancer coaching intervention, and screening middle-aged men for HPV-mediated cancers.
Dr. Day has authored over 50 peer-reviewed publications. He serves as an ad-hoc reviewer for Oral Oncology, Head Neck, and JAMA Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery.
Meet Dr. Day
Life after a head and neck cancer diagnosis is hard enough. Struggling to navigate head and neck cancer care after a diagnosis can make life even harder. The head and neck cancer team at UT Southwestern wants to help patients avoid this experience.
“We partner with patients in their journey towards long-term head and neck cancer survivorship,” says Andrew T. Day, M.D., M.P.H., a head and neck cancer and reconstructive surgeon at UT Southwestern.
There are often multiple treatment options for patients with head and neck cancer, and each option has a unique side-effect profile with different risks and benefits. “This decision-making process can be confusing and challenging for patients, especially because sometimes there isn’t a ‘right’ answer,” says Dr. Day. “We provide patients with the best available evidence and support them in their decision-making process. We want to empower patients to make the best treatment choice for them.”
At UT Southwestern, patients receive advanced, multidisciplinary head and neck cancer care. The team includes seven fellowship-trained head and neck cancer and reconstructive surgeons, three radiation oncologists, and two medical oncologists, as well as other facial plastic and reconstructive surgeons, pathologists, neuroradiologists, dentists, speech and language pathologists, nurse specialists, nurse navigators, dietitians, clinical trialists, clinical and basic science researchers, and administrative staff.
“We’ve all dedicated our careers to help patients with head and neck cancer. Everyone contributes and we work together. We’re proud of what we have here.” Each patient is discussed at the multidisciplinary tumor board where everyone has an opportunity to provide input. “Then we share the results of the discussion with our patients,” says Dr. Day.
The head and neck cancer team at UT Southwestern is also at the cutting edge of clinical care and research. “In the last fifteen years, head and neck cancer care in the U.S. has evolved significantly,” says Dr. Day.
Different types of head and neck cancer were discovered. Transoral robotic surgery was pioneered and popularized. The concept of treatment “de-intensification” is now widely studied. Additionally, immunotherapy has recently been shown to prolong survival in select head and neck cancer patients.
“Members of our group have been at the frontline of many of these advances," Dr. Day says. "We fail our patients if we don’t provide access to the best available treatments in surgery, radiation, medical oncology, and immunology.”
In addition to traditional cancer resections and other head and neck procedures, Dr. Day performs minimally-invasive transoral laser microsurgery and transoral robotic surgery. He also performs complex reconstructive surgery for patients with head and neck cancer defects. His research focuses on health outcomes of head and neck cancer patients, early detection of head and neck cancer, and improving quality of life and survival in head and neck cancer survivors.
- National Cancer Center Network (NCCN) Survivorship Panel, Vice Chair
- NRG Head and Neck Surgical Subcommittee, Member
- National Cancer Institute (NCI) Cancer Center [Tobacco] Cessation Initiative (C3I), Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center, Project Co-Director
- Head and Neck Cancer International Group (HNCIG), Young Investigators Subcommittee
- Texas Monthly Super Doctors, Rising Star 2021
- UT – Fund to Retain Clinical Scientists (UT-FOCUS) Awardee 2021
- Texas Monthly Super Doctors, Rising Star 2020
- Texas Monthly Super Doctors, Rising Star 2019
- Eugene P. Frenkel, M.D. Scholar in Clinical Medicine 2019
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
- Regional flaps in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery: Clinical Reference Guide
Commercial Claims-Based Comparison of Survival and Toxic Effects of Definitive Radiotherapy vs Primary Surgery in Patients With Oropharyngeal Squamous Cell Carcinoma.
Sher DJ, Agiro A, Zhou S, Day AT, DeVries A JAMA otolaryngology-- head & neck surgery 2018 Oct 144 10 913-922
Otolaryngology resident experience with supraclavicular, submental and other regional flaps in the United States.
Day AT, Tang L, Patel UA, Richmon JD, Emerick KS American journal of otolaryngology 2018 May
Impact of high- versus low-risk genotype on sinonasal radiographic disease in cystic fibrosis.
Halderman AA, Lee S, London NR, Day A, Jain R, Moore JA, Lin SY The Laryngoscope 2018 Dec
Supraclavicular flap practice patterns and outcomes: A survey of 221 AHNS surgeons.
Day AT, Tang L, Emerick K, Patel UA, Deschler DG, Richmon JD The Laryngoscope 2018 Dec
Comparative effectiveness of primary radiotherapy versus surgery in elderly patients with locally advanced oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma
Sher DJ, Yan J, Day A, Sumer BD, Pham N, Khan S, Zhu H. Oral oncology. 2018
Soft Palate Reconstruction: An Algorithmic Approach and Review
Britt CJ, Hwang MH, Day AT, Boahene K, Byrne P, Haughey BH, Desai SC. JAMA facial plastic surgery. 2018
Tobacco treatment programs at National Cancer Institute-designated cancer centers: a systematic review and online audit
Day AT, Tang L, Karam-Hage M, Fahkry C. American journal of clinical oncology. 2018
Surgical Fires in Otolaryngology: A Systematic and Narrative Review.
Day AT, Rivera E, Farlow JL, Gourin CG, Nussenbaum B Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery 2018 Jan 194599817746926
Development and external validation of a risk-prediction model to predict 5-year overall survival in advanced larynx cancer.
Petersen JF, Stuiver MM, Timmermans AJ, Chen A, Zhang H, O'Neill JP, Deady S, Vander Poorten V, Meulemans J, Wennerberg J, Skroder C, Day AT, Koch W, van den Brekel MWM The Laryngoscope 2017 Nov
Salvage arterial anastomosis using a microvascular coupler in head and neck free flap reconstruction.
Genther DJ, Day AT, Rana K, Richmon JD The Laryngoscope 2017 Mar 127 3 642-644
Management of primary T1-T4 glottic squamous cell carcinoma by transoral laser microsurgery.
Day AT, Sinha P, Nussenbaum B, Kallogjeri D, Haughey BH The Laryngoscope 2017 Mar 127 3 597-604
The robotic ENT microsurgery system: A novel robotic platform for microvascular surgery.
Feng AL, Razavi CR, Lakshminarayanan P, Ashai Z, Olds K, Balicki M, Gooi Z, Day AT, Taylor RH, Richmon JD The Laryngoscope 2017 Jun
Treatment, short-term outcomes, and costs associated with larynx cancer care in commercially insured patients.
Day AT, Chang HY, Quon H, Kang H, Kiess AP, Eisele DW, Frick KD, Gourin CG The Laryngoscope 2017 Jul
Successful facial artery pseudoaneurysm coiling and pedicle preservation following free tissue transfer.
Day AT, Genther DJ, Hui F, Mydlarz WK, Griffith G, Desai SC American journal of otolaryngology 2017 Jan - Feb 38 1 103-107
Transoral robotic thyroidectomy: a preclinical feasibility study using the da Vinci Xi platform.
Russell JO, Noureldine SI, Al Khadem MG, Chaudhary HA, Day AT, Kim HY, Tufano RP, Richmon JD Journal of robotic surgery 2017 Feb
Prevertebral muscle flap for internal carotid artery coverage during oropharyngeal transoral surgery.
Day AT, Haughey BH, Rich JT The Laryngoscope 2017 Apr
Transoral robotic thyroidectomy
Richmon JD, Tufano RP, Russell J, Day A, Chaudhary HA, Noureldine SI VideoEndocrinology 2016 3 4
Early Practice: External Sinus Surgery and Procedures and Complications.
Schneider JS, Day A, Clavenna M, Russell PT, Duncavage J Otolaryngologic clinics of North America 2015 Oct 48 5 839-50
Severe nasal frostbite injury from nasal cannula supplemental oxygen malfunction.
Jabbour N, Heman-Ackah SE, Day AT, Odland R American journal of otolaryngology 2011 Jul-Aug 32 4 349-52
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
Considerations in Human Papillomavirus-Associated Oropharyngeal Cancer Screening: A Review.
Day AT, Fakhry C, Tiro JA, Dahlstrom KR, Sturgis EM, JAMA otolaryngology-- head & neck surgery 2020 May
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, American journal of otolaryngology 2020 Jan - Feb 41 1 102291
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 oncology 2020 Apr 105 104684
Perioperative outcomes after tracheoplasty: A NSQIP analysis 2014-2016.
Johnson RF, Eaviz N, Truelson JM, Day AT, The Laryngoscope 2019 Sep
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 plastic surgery 2019 Mar
Risk of unplanned hospital encounters in patients treated with radiotherapy for head and neck squamous cell carcinoma.
Moore ZR, Pham NL, Shah JL, Nedzi L, Sumer BD, Day A, Khan SA, Sher DJ Journal of pain and symptom management 2019 Jan
Comparative effectiveness of primary radiotherapy versus surgery in elderly patients with locally advanced oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma.
Sher DJ, Yan J, Day A, Sumer BD, Pham NL, Khan S, Zhu H Oral oncology 2019 Jan 88 18-26
Tobacco Treatment Programs at National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Centers: A Systematic Review and Online Audit.
Day AT, Tang L, Karam-Hage M, Fakhry C American journal of clinical oncology 2019 Feb
Vincristine-induced vocal cord paresis and paralysis in children.
Zavala H, Roby BB, Day A, Bostrom B, Sidman J, Chinnadurai S, International journal of pediatric otorhinolaryngology 2019 Aug 123 1-4
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
Day A, Minnesota medicine 2009 Dec 92 12 64
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
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, Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery 2020 May 194599820921392
- Commercial Claims-Based Comparison of Survival and Toxic Effects of Definitive Radiotherapy vs Primary Surgery in Patients With Oropharyngeal Squamous Cell Carcinoma.
- Head and Neck Cancer Survivorship
- Head and Neck Cancer Outcomes
- Early Detection of HPV-mediated Oropharyngeal Cancer
- Head & Neck Cancers
- Surgical Treatment of Head & Neck Cancers
- Surgical Treatment of Benign Head & Neck Conditions
- Skull Base Surgery
- Surgery for Skin Cancer
- Skin Cancer Reconstruction
- Head & Neck Reconstructive Surgery
- Parathyroid & Thyroid Cancers
- Parathyroid & Thyroid Conditions
- Salivary Gland Cancers
- Salivary Gland Disorders