Dayton Grogan, MD


  • Dayton GroganMEDICAL COLLEGE OF GEORGIA, Doctor of Medicine, 2022
  • DUKE UNIVERSITY, BS, Cum Laude, Biology with distinction 2017
  • Minors: Chemistry and Philosophy



Research Experience

Research Assistant, Emory University 2020-21
Project interested in the effects of exercise on a chemically-induced parkinsonian phenotype in mice; then, recreating such effects with neuromodulatory techniques.

Student Research Assistant, Duke University, High Energy Physics Department 2016-17
Assisted in the improvement of data acquisition and calibration of the ATLAS experiment associated with the large hydron collider at CERN via neural networks and machine learning algorithms.


AANS/CNS Joint Section Charles Kuntz Scholar Award: Spine Summit, San Diego, CA 2021
Augusta University Faculty Club Scholarship for Service and Academic Promise: Medical College of Georgia 2019
Medical Scholars Summer Research Fellowship: Medical College of Georgia 2018
Student Leadership and Service Award: Duke University 2017




2023 Jun 12. In: StatPearls [Internet]. Treasure Island (FL): StatPearls Publishing; 2024 Jan–.ABSTRACTThalidomide is a medication used to manage and treat advanced leprosy and multiple myeloma, and various other solid…

Biologically Effective Dose and Prediction of Obliteration of Arteriovenous Malformations in Pediatric Patients Treated by Gamma Knife Radiosurgery

Neurosurgery. 2024 Mar 1;94(3):614-621. doi: 10.1227/neu.0000000000002717. Epub 2023 Oct 13.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) represents an effective treatment for pediatric arteriovenous malformations (AVMs). Biological effective dose (BED) has shown…

A New Era for Lesioning in Parkinson Disease

World Neurosurg. 2023 Nov;179:236-237. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2023.08.069. Epub 2023 Aug 19.NO ABSTRACTPMID:37716815 | DOI:10.1016/j.wneu.2023.08.069

Comparing Cortical Bone Trajectory and Traditional Pedicle Screws in Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion: A Retrospective Cohort Study of One-Year Outcomes

Cureus. 2023 Aug 9;15(8):e43237. doi: 10.7759/cureus.43237. eCollection 2023 Aug.ABSTRACTINTRODUCTION: This is a retrospective study of consecutive patients undergoing transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF) at a single institution. The objective of…

Identifying the Sources of Racial Disparity in the Treatment of Parkinson's Disease With Deep Brain Stimulation

Neurosurgery. 2023 Jun 1;92(6):1163-1170. doi: 10.1227/neu.0000000000002339. Epub 2023 Jan 9.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is a highly efficacious treatment for appropriately selected patients with advanced, medically refractory Parkinson's disease (PD).…

The laterodorsal tegmentum and seizure regulation: Revisiting the evidence

J Neurosci Res. 2023 Feb;101(2):256-262. doi: 10.1002/jnr.25144. Epub 2022 Nov 9.ABSTRACTElectrical deep brain stimulation (DBS) is now a routine treatment option for patients suffering from medically refractory epilepsy. DBS of…

Artificial neural networks predict the need for permanent cerebrospinal fluid diversion following posterior fossa tumor resection

Neurooncol Adv. 2022 Sep 13;4(1):vdac145. doi: 10.1093/noajnl/vdac145. eCollection 2022 Jan-Dec.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: Resection of posterior fossa tumors (PFTs) can result in hydrocephalus that requires permanent cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) diversion. Our goal was…

Evidence supporting deep brain stimulation of the medial septum in the treatment of temporal lobe epilepsy

Epilepsia. 2022 Sep;63(9):2192-2213. doi: 10.1111/epi.17326. Epub 2022 Jun 29.ABSTRACTElectrical brain stimulation has become an essential treatment option for more than one third of epilepsy patients who are resistant to pharmacological…

Clinical and radiographic characteristics of diffuse astrocytic glioma, IDH-wildtype, with molecular features of glioblastoma: a single institution review

J Neurooncol. 2022 Mar;157(1):187-195. doi: 10.1007/s11060-022-03961-5. Epub 2022 Feb 25.ABSTRACTPURPOSE: Genetic analyses of gliomas have identified key molecular features that impact treatment paradigms beyond conventional histomorphology. Despite at-times lower grade…

Loss of efferent projections of the hippocampal formation in the mouse intrahippocampal kainic acid model

Epilepsy Res. 2022 Feb;180:106863. doi: 10.1016/j.eplepsyres.2022.106863. Epub 2022 Jan 19.ABSTRACTUnilateral intrahippocampal injection of kainic acid is used as a model of medial temporal lobe epilepsy and provides a platform to…

Trends in Academic Spine Neurosurgeon Productivity as Measured by the Relative Citation Ratio

World Neurosurg. 2021 Mar;147:e40-e46. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2020.11.097. Epub 2020 Nov 26.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: Publication metrics such as the author-level h-index are often used to evaluate and compare research productivity in academia. The h-index,…

A case of dual three-column thoracic spinal fractures following traumatic injury

Surg Neurol Int. 2020 Jun 13;11:150. doi: 10.25259/SNI_189_2020. eCollection 2020.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: Thoracic spine fracture-dislocations due to motor vehicle accidents (MVAs) rarely involve double- level, noncontiguous lesions.CASE DESCRIPTION: A 19-year-old male following…

Targeting the endocannabinoid system: a predictive, preventive, and personalized medicine-directed approach to the management of brain pathologies

EPMA J. 2020 Apr 15;11(2):217-250. doi: 10.1007/s13167-020-00203-4. eCollection 2020 Jun.ABSTRACTCannabis-inspired medical products are garnering increasing attention from the scientific community, general public, and health policy makers. A plethora of scientific…

A simple and cost-effective model for ventricular catheter placement training: technical note

J Neurosurg. 2020 May 1;134(5):1640-1643. doi: 10.3171/2020.2.JNS19161.ABSTRACTOBJECTIVE: External ventricular drain (EVD) placement is one of first cranial procedures neurosurgery residents are expected to perform independently. While proper training improves patient…

Impact of Protein Palmitoylation on the Virulence Potential of Cryptococcus neoformans

Eukaryot Cell. 2015 Jul;14(7):626-35. doi: 10.1128/EC.00010-15. Epub 2015 Apr 10.ABSTRACTThe localization and specialized function of Ras-like proteins are largely determined by posttranslational processing events. In a highly regulated process, palmitoyl…