“I was named Doris after Doris Day but my last name was not Day from birth, nor is it my married last name... My original last name was Bakshandeh (translates to: the giver, or forgiving). My parents are very proud immigrants from Iran. My dad always wanted to be an American and when he became a doctor he came to NY for his medical residency.
He felt it was the greatest City in the world and chose to raise his family here. When he went to take his board exam they divided his name to Backshan Day. He loved it!! So, he legally changed our family name to Day. I was 2 years old at the time.
He loved having an all American name and especially loved being the father of an all- American girl named Doris Day!
I love and am proud of my rich Persian heritage and I appreciate his vision for his family.”
Doris Day, MD, ((@drdorisday)) is a board certified dermatologist who specializes in laser, cosmetic and surgical dermatology. She is affiliated with Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City and is a clinical associate professor of dermatology at the New York University Langone Medical Centers where she was presented with the award for Dedication and Excellence in the Teaching of Dermatology.
Dr. Day is a highly respected and sought-after media personality in the area of cosmetic dermatology. She also lectures regularly nationally and internationally both to her peers and to the public on the latest in aesthetic techniques. She has written and spoken extensively in this area and is a frequent guest expert for Good Morning America, The View and Dr Oz, and has had several appearances on 20/20 including a Barbara Walters Special on rejuvenation, CNN, the Today Show, Wendy Williams, The Rachael Ray Show, The Katie Couric Show, Bethenny, and other television, news and internet events, and is frequently quoted in major women’s magazines including In Style, Allure, Vogue, Glamour, Redbook, and Cosmopolitan and others.
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