Are you REALLY a Doctor?

Every once in a while a person writes to me, skeptical about my credentials, and questioning if I am REALLY a doctor.  For years, I have resisted posting the following information because I did not think it was pertinent and because many people are pretty fast at pointing the finger of criticism. 

But I guess I have to choose between skepticism and criticism.  It’s really a no-win situation.  These documents and pictures have just been sitting in a file folder in a file cabinet in my home for years.  These are just a few of my contributions to medicine in general, and Orthopedic Surgery, in particular.  The rest of my Curriculum Vitae contains all my memberships in various medical organizations, the professional papers, books, and contributions to textbooks that I have written, the hundreds of talks I have given as an invited Guest Speaker or Visiting Professor throughout the U.S. and other countries, the many hundreds of radio programs on which I have been a guest, plus many other contributions I have made to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and other Professional Organizations of which I am, or have been, a member. 

Internship at San Francisco General Hospital
(Article in the Sunday Supplement of the San Francisco Examiner and Chronicle)




Article in Australian Women’s Weekly
(A few days after I completed my Orthopedic Surgery Residency when my husband and I were traveling in Australia for 6 weeks where he was a Surgery Visiting Professor giving seminars all over Australia for the government of Australia.)


One of Six Outstanding Women Physicians on the Faculty of the University of California, San Francisco Medical School
(Published in the U.C. San Francisco School of Medicine Magazine)




 Women in Orthopaedics
(Published in the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Bulletin



Member of American Orthopaedic Association
(Membership is by invitation only and is limited to about 1,400 of the most outstanding Orthopaedic Surgeons of the almost 20,000 Orthopaedic Surgeons in the United States.)

Membership in the American Orthopaedic Association

The American Orthopaedic Association (AOA) is a Community of Leaders and members of the AOA are leaders in the Orthopaedic community.  Obtaining membership in the AOA begins with a nomination made by a current AOA member and seconded by another AOA member.

Criteria for Membership

Candidates for active membership in the AOA must be certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery or a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada in Orthopaedic Medicine and in practice no less than five years at the time membership is approved.

In addition, experience and leadership in the following domains are considered by the Membership Committee during the candidate review process. 

Professional Positions Held
Scholarships and Research
Leadership in Orthopaedics and Medicine
Leadership in the Individual’s Community 


Professional Paper Given by Dr. Lorraine Day at National Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
(Published in the San Francisco Chronicle Newspaper)


Invited Guest Speaker at the
International Conference on Jewish Medical Ethics



Invited to Testify at U.S. President Reagan’s
Commission on AIDS
(Article in the Saturday Evening Post)



Instructional Course Speaker for Continuing Education for Other Orthopaedic Surgeons at the National Meeting of the
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons



Article in Newsweek Magazine



Article in Los Angeles Times



Article in the Delaware Lawyer Magazine



Article in New Scientist Magazine



Article in American Journal of Ethics & Medicine




Article in Orthopedics Today



Article in General Surgery News



Article in Christian Herald



Invited by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to be a member of the Consensus Development Conference on Clinical Applications of Biomaterials

(Invited Panel of 16 M.D.s and Ph.D.s chosen from throughout the U.S.)

Consensus Development Panel

Pierre M. Galletti, M.D., Ph.D.
(Panel Chairman)
Professor of Medical Science
Vice President (Biology and Medicine)
Division of Biology and Medicine
Brown University
Providence, Rhode Island

James M. Anderson, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Pathology and Macromolecular Science
Department of Pathology
Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, Ohio

Denes I. Bardos, Ph.D.
Director, Research Services
Zimmer, Inc.
Warsaw, Indiana

Jonathan Black, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Department of Bioengineering
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Garry S. Brody, M.D.
Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery (Plastic)
Chief, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Rancho Los Amigos/University of Southern California Medical Center
Downey, California

Lorraine Day, M.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Orthopedic Surgery
University of California at San Francisco
San Francisco General Hospital
San Francisco, California

Manville G. Duncanson, Jr., D.D.S., Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Chairman
Department of Dental Materials
College of Dentistry
University of Oklahoma
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

James Grizzle, Ph.D.
Professor and Chairman
Department of Biostatistics
School of Public Health
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Edward J. Kowalewski, M.D.
Professor and Chairman
Department of Family Medicine
University of Maryland Hospital and School of Medicine
Baltimore, Maryland

Katharine Merritt, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Microbiology in Orthopedics
Orthopedic Research
University of California at Davis
Davis, California

William S. Pierce, M.D.
Professor, Department of Surgery
Division of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
College of Medicine
Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Pennsylvania State University
Hershey, Pennsylvania

Frank E. Samuel, Jr., Esq.
Dickstein, Shapiro, and Morin
Washington, D.C.

Shalaby W. Shalaby, Ph.D.
Manager, Polymer Research Section
Ethicon, Inc.
Somerville, New Jersey

Edmund E. Spaeth, Ph.D.
Vice President, Planning and Business Development
Medical Specialties Business
American Hospital Supply Corporation
Irvine, California

Mary K. Stallo
Alexandria, Virginia

I. V. Yannas, Ph.D.
Professor of Polymer Science and Engineering
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, Massachusetts


Lorraine Day, M.D.,
Contributor to Women Physicians' Lifestyle Magazine




Orthopaedic Trauma Association

Lorraine Day, M.D. - Founding Member