Molly A. Day, MD
Orthopedics
Summary

Molly A. Day, MD, is an Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Wisconsin-Madison specializing in Sports Medicine, with a focus on arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery of the knee, shoulder and elbow. She is a team physician for UW Badger Athletics, providing orthopedic coverage for the UW Men’s and Women’s Soccer and Track & Field teams. Dr. Day has specialized training and technical expertise in the areas of advanced arthroscopic and minimally invasive techniques to treat sports-related and athletic injuries such as anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction, cartilage/meniscus restoration and repair, patellofemoral instability, shoulder instability, rotator cuff tears, arthritis, as well as care of the female athlete. She has authored numerous peer-reviewed articles in leading scientific journals of orthopaedic surgery and sports medicine, book chapters, and has presented her research regionally and nationally at orthopaedic conferences and meetings. She is an active member in the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM), Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA), Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Honor Medical Society and the Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society (RJOS).

Dr. Day received her undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, and prior to entering medical school, worked as an athletic trainer in the high school, collegiate and professional sports settings. She then received her medical degree from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and finished her orthopaedic surgery residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. After residency, Dr. Day was selected to undergo subspecialty training and completed a Sports Medicine and Shoulder fellowship at the #1 ranked orthopaedic hospital in the nation, the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, NY. While in New York, Dr. Day trained under many of the world’s leading experts in sports medicine and served as the fellow team physician for the New York Giants (NFL) and the New York Red Bulls (MLS). She strives to provide the highest level of patient-centered care, with the goal of helping her patients eliminate pain, optimize function, and maintain a healthy, active lifestyle.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Day has specialized training and technical expertise in the areas of advanced arthroscopic and minimally invasive techniques to treat sports-related and athletic injuries such as anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction, cartilage/meniscus restoration and repair, patellofemoral instability, shoulder instability, rotator cuff tears, arthritis, as well as care of the female athlete.

Research Interests

Dr. Day has authored numerous peer-reviewed articles in leading scientific journals of orthopaedic surgery and sports medicine, book chapters, and has presented her research regionally and nationally at orthopaedic conferences and meetings. Her research has included a wide array of topics, including ACL reconstruction, rotator cuff surgery, shoulder replacement, hip arthroscopy, patellofemoral instability, osteotomies of the knee, care of the female athlete, fractures, patient satisfaction and the measurement of patient-reported outcomes.

Affiliations
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM)
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA)
  • Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Honor Medical Society
  • Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society (RJOS)
Education
  • Fellowship
    Hospital for Special Surgery / New York Presbyterian Hospital (New York, NY)
  • Residency
    University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (Iowa City, IA)
  • Medical School
    University of Wisconsin School of Medicine & Public Health (Madison, WI)
  • Post-graduate
    New Hampshire Musculoskeletal Institute (Manchester, NH)
  • Undergraduate
    University of Wisconsin - La Crosse (La Crosse, WI)
Honors & Awards
  • 2021 Warren R. Kadrmus, M.D. Fellowship Award (New York, NY)
  • 2019 American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) Emerging Leaders Advisory Board
  • 2019 Mid-America Orthopaedic Association (MAOA) Education Grant
  • 2019 American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Resident Assembly Delegate for the National Orthopedic Leadership Conference (Washington D.C.)
  • 2015 Abdel-Morrey Orthopedic Surgery Award (Madison, WI)
  • 2014 Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
  • 2010 Murphy Award for Academic Excellence (La Crosse, WI)
  • 2010 Iota Tau Alpha Athletic Training Honor Society
  • 2009 Golden Key International Honor Society
  • 2006 NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field National Provisional Qualifier
Locations

Research Park Clinic

Phone: (608) 263-8850

East Madison Hospital

Phone: (608) 263-8850

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Administrative Assistant
Carolyn Morris