Molly Day, MD

  • Sports Medicine
  • Pediatric Sports Medicine


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.

Languages spoken
  • English

Education & credentials

Medical School
  • University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, WI
  • Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY
  • New York Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY
  • University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, IA