John W. Day, MD, PhD

Neuromuscular neurologist, Neurophysiologist

4.8 out of 5
53 Patient Ratings
32 Patient Comments

Stanford Neuroscience Health Center

Neuromuscular Program

Neurodiagnostic Labs

Professional Education

  • Residency: UCSF Cardiology Fellowship (1986) CA
  • Professional Education: Albert Einstein College of Medicine Office of the Registrar (1982) NY
  • Medical Education: University of Minnesota School of Medicine Registrar (1977) MN
  • Residency, UCSF, Department of Neurology (1986)
  • Board Certification: Neuromuscular Disease, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (2011)
  • Internship: Montefiore Medical Center - Albert Einstein College of Medicine (1983) NY
  • Fellowship: UCSF (1987) CA
  • Board Certification: Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (1988)
  • Ph.D, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Neuroscience (1982)
  • M.D, University of Minnesota, Medicine (1977)
  • BA, Oberlin College, Physics (1973)

Honors & Awards

  • All University Post-Baccalaureate Teaching Award, All University Post-Baccalaureate Teaching Award (2007)
  • All University Post-Baccalaureate Teaching Award, University of Minnesota (2007)
  • Clinical Investigator Development Award, NINCDS, NIH (1986)
  • Distinguished Teaching Award, University of California San Francisco (1985)
  • Distinguished Teaching Award, University of Minnesota Medical School (1996)
  • Distinguished Teaching Award, University of Minnesota Medical School (2001)
  • Distinguished Teaching Award, University of Minnesota Medical School (2003)
  • Distinguished Teaching Award, University of Minnesota Medical School (2005)
  • Grass Foundation Fellow in Neurophysiology, Marine Biological Lab, Woods Holes, MA (1978)
  • Leon Poliachik Humanitarian Award, University of Minnesota ALS Clinic (2002)
  • Outstanding Teaching Award, University of Minnesota Medical School (2005)
  • Recognized among Best Physicians in Minnesota, Twin Cities Magazine (2010)

Administrative Appointments

  • Associate Head for Clinical Affairs, Neurology Department, U of MN (1999 - 2001)
  • Director, Center for Muscle Disorders, University of Minnesota (1996 - 2003)
  • Director, Neuromuscular Division and Clinics, Stanford University (2011 - Present)
  • Director, Paul and Sheila Wellstone Muscular Dystrophy Center, U of MN (2003 - 2011)
  • Institute of Human Genetics, Executive Board, University of Minnesota (1999 - 2011)
  • Medical Director, Clinical, Neuroscience Research Unit (1997 - 2003)

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4.8

Friendliness

4.8

Explanations

4.8

Listens

4.8

Includes you in decisions

4.8

Clear Communication

4.8

Confidence in your doctor

4.8

Recommended to others

3.9

Wait times

SHC Patient, Dec 2018

Dr. Day was very thorough in his exam and in addressing my questions. He also provided a next step for how to address my condition/issues.

SHC Patient, Oct 2018

Dr. Day is the leading national expert on my disease myotonic muscular dystrophy type? He is also a great human being. Best doctor at Stanford!

SHC Patient, Aug 2018

He's fabulous. He's been a life saver. He has helped me with issues that I've seen many doctors for over ten years. He's the first person who understood my condition & knew what medication would help. I wish I had met him years ago.

SHC Patient, Apr 2018

Excellent doctor. Thoughtful and considerate.

SHC Patient, Apr 2018

On past visits I have had Dr. Day's undivided attention this time I felt like it was a bother to his day to see me.

SHC Patient, Dec 2017

Dr. Day is the very best!! He is a keeper!!

SHC Patient, Jun 2017

Dr. Day inspires my confidence in every way via his thorough knowledge of dystrophy. I am so lucky to be in his care.

SHC Patient, Feb 2017

Dr. Day's team is excellent!

SHC Patient, Nov 2016

Dr. Day is the best doctor I have ever met.

SHC Patient, Jun 2016

I love Dr. Day. He always spends any amount of time needed to make my visits complete. Never feel like he is in a rush to move on.

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

This was our first appointment with Dr. Day and his staff. We are extremely pleased on all levels -

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

Dr. Day was excellent!

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4.8 out of 5
53 Patient Ratings
32 Patient Comments

SHC Patient, Dec 2018

Dr. Day was very thorough in his exam and in addressing my questions. He also provided a next step for how to address my condition/issues.

SHC Patient, Oct 2018

Dr. Day is the leading national expert on my disease myotonic muscular dystrophy type? He is also a great human being. Best doctor at Stanford!

SHC Patient, Aug 2018

He's fabulous. He's been a life saver. He has helped me with issues that I've seen many doctors for over ten years. He's the first person who understood my condition & knew what medication would help. I wish I had met him years ago.

SHC Patient, Apr 2018

Excellent doctor. Thoughtful and considerate.

SHC Patient, Apr 2018

On past visits I have had Dr. Day's undivided attention this time I felt like it was a bother to his day to see me.

SHC Patient, Dec 2017

Dr. Day is the very best!! He is a keeper!!

SHC Patient, Jun 2017

Dr. Day inspires my confidence in every way via his thorough knowledge of dystrophy. I am so lucky to be in his care.

SHC Patient, Feb 2017

Dr. Day's team is excellent!

SHC Patient, Nov 2016

Dr. Day is the best doctor I have ever met.

SHC Patient, Jun 2016

I love Dr. Day. He always spends any amount of time needed to make my visits complete. Never feel like he is in a rush to move on.

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

This was our first appointment with Dr. Day and his staff. We are extremely pleased on all levels -

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

Dr. Day was excellent!

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

Dr. Day was very friendly and thorough.

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

Very informative and helpful.

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

Dr. Day is amazing!!

SHC Patient, Jun 2015

He just doesn't do anything or explain anything. Fails to follow up as promised. Fails to communicate.

SHC Patient, May 2015

Dr. Day was exceptional and Dr. Liberty fellow (first name I forgot last) was exceptional too.

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

Never have any problem talking to Dr. Day.

SHC Patient, Feb 2015

Dr. Day was excellent but I also met with social worker, PT, OT, genetic counselor, nurse.

SHC Patient, Dec 2014

Dr. Day and his fellow are both very empathetic and embody the qualities a medical doctor should have.

SHC Patient, Nov 2014

Best expertise for my condition.

SHC Patient, Nov 2014

Dr. Day is, by far, the best physician I have ever used.

SHC Patient, Oct 2014

Good.

SHC Patient, Oct 2014

There has been no follow up.

SHC Patient, Sep 2014

Dr. Day is a wonderful dr. Very caring!

SHC Patient, Aug 2014

After receiving a life-changing diagnosis from Dr. John Day I was so overwhelmed with information by caregivers for 2+ hours! I didn't OR couldn't concentrate on anything after that. The time was overkill for a 1st appt.

SHC Patient, Aug 2014

My provider was very professional & they made sure to really go into detail, regarding my condition.

SHC Patient, Feb 2014

I liked Dr. Day a lot. He is very kind and understanding. He listens when one speaks.

SHC Patient, Feb 2014

We saw 5 different people - all informative & concise.

SHC Patient, Jan 2014

I have no diagnosis or recommendation for correcting problem.

SHC Patient, Dec 2013

Dr. Day and all his staff made sure all my questions were answered. They didn't seem rushed to get out of the room.

SHC Patient, Dec 2013

Told me what could be wrong. So I have some idea about my illness. Very helpful.