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Susan Day, MD

Dr. Day is the Senior Vice President, Medical Affairs, ACGME International. Dr. Day previously worked in private practice as a pediatric ophthalmologist at the California Pacific Medical Center where she was most recently chair and program director in the Department of Ophthalmology.

In addition to being President of the American Academy of Ophthalmology in 2005, Dr. Day has held numerous other positions in the academy: Board of Trustees (1998-2001); Chair of the Ethics Committee (1996-2000); Membership Advisory Committee (2000-present); Instruction Advisory Committee; Professional Liaison Committee; Interspecialty Committee; Allied Health Committee; and Preferred Practice Patterns Committee.

Dr. Day also served as President of the Association of University Professors of Ophthalmology (AUPO) in 2011, as President of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (AAPOS) in 2004, and on various boards and committees, including Women in Ophthalmology, OMIC, American Academy of Pediatrics (Division of Ophthalmology), Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute, and Pacific Vision Foundation. She is a member of the American Ophthalmological Society and the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology.

Dr. Day received her medical degree from Louisiana State University. Additional educational achievements include Letterman Army Medical Center, The Presidio Medicine Internship; Pacific Medical Center Ophthalmology Resident; The Hospital for Sick Children, England, David Taylor Pediatric & Strabismus Fellowship; and the University of Iowa, William Scott, MD Pediatric & Strabismus Fellowship. She has authored more than 40 peer-reviewed articles and papers.

Dr. Day has previously served the ACGME in a variety of capacities. She was a member and Chair of the ACGME Board of Directors and a member and Chair of the Review Committee of Ophthalmology. Additionally, Dr. Day was Co-Chair of the ACGME Duty Hours Task Force in 2009-2010, and served as a site visitor for ACGME International in Singapore and Beirut.

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