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Healthcare Providers

John Day, MD, PhD

Healthcare Provider
Department of Neurology
Standford Children's Health
730 Welch Road, 2nd Fl
Palo Alto, California, United States

John Day is professor in the department of neurology at Stanford Children’s Health. He received his education from University of Minnesota School of Medicine Registrar, Minneapolis, internship from Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York, and Residency form UCSF, Department of Neurology.

Early on, he became interested in neurology to understand brain function, memory, and emotions. However, Dr. Day found it easier and more tractable to understand how nerves worked in the arms, legs, and muscles. He can look at a sub-molecular level to determine why a specific region of a molecule is causing certain outcomes in patients, for example.


Conditions Treated:

  • Electromyography
  • Genetic Testing
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Nerve and Muscle Biopsies
  • Neuromuscular Disorders


Representative Publications:

Ataluren: An Overview of Clinical Trial Results in Nonsense Mutation Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Humanizing the mdx mouse model of DMD: the long and the short of it

Clinical Follow-Up for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Newborn Screening: A Proposal