Terry Day, MD received his medical degree from the University of Oklahoma. He completed his residency at Louisiana State University before pursuing a fellowship in Head and Neck Oncologic Surgery at the University of California, Davis, and in craniomaxillofacial surgery at Inselspital-Bern in Bern, Switzerland. Following fellowship, he joined the faculty in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee. Currently, he is Professor and Director of the Division of Head and Neck Oncologic Surgery in the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at the Medical University of South Carolina.
Dr. Day is the Director of the Head and Neck Tumor Center at Hollings Cancer Center, and Chair of the Coordinating Council of the statewide South Carolina Cancer Alliance. He currently serves as the president of the American Head and Neck Society, chairs the committee on Head and Neck Surgery and Oncology for the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery and the Prevention Committee for the American Head and Neck Society. He also serves on the Head and Neck Surgical Subcommittee for RTOG and Head and Neck Working Group for the American College of Surgeons Oncology Group. Dr. Day volunteers his time as President of the Head and Neck Cancer Alliance and leads the international Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week annually.
Since completion of his fellowship, Dr. Day has limited his practice to patients with tumors of the head and neck region, including skull base, thyroid, and salivary gland. His goals for patient care include a comprehensive and multidisciplinary approach to each patient to provide the best cure, quality of life, and cosmesis.