Dr. Garton received his undergraduate and medical degrees from Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois, where he was also a graduate of the Honors Program in Medical Education. He completed his surgical internship and neurosurgical residency in 1997 at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah, under the direction of Dr. M. Peter Heilbrun and Dr. Marion Walker.
Following residency training, Dr. Garton was invited to be Fellow in Clinical Trials at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, and obtained a Masters Degree in Health Sciences with concentrations in Clinical Epidemiology and Clinical Trials under the supervision of Dr. John Kestle.
After completing his residency and post-graduate training, Dr. Garton completed his fellowship training in pediatric neurosurgery at Indiana University's Riley Hospital for Children, after which he joined the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Michigan in the fall of 1999.
Dr. Garton is Board Certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery.
Dr. Garton's clinical practice encompasses all areas of pediatric neurosurgery, but his areas special interest include: hydrocephalus, cerebrospinal fluid shunts, myelomeningocele, brain tumors, the surgical management of epilepsy and spasticity, pediatric neurotrauma, and pediatric spinal instability.
Dr. Garton's research interests include clinical epidemiology, clinical trials and outcomes in neurosurgery, clinical prediction of shunt malfunction, outcomes after head injury, management of severe head injury, economic assessments of the treatments of hydrocephalus, and the surgical management of intractable spasticity.
Dr. Garton is married and lives with his wife and 3 children in Ann Arbor.
Areas of Interest
Pituitary and neuroendocrinology disorders, hydrocephalus, cerebrospinal fluid shunts, myelomeningocele, brain tumors, CNS tumors, refractory epilepsy, the surgical management of epilepsy and spasticity, spasticity and cerebral palsy, vascular anomalies, pediatric neurotrauma, and pediatric spinal instability.
Honors & Awards
Northwestern University Medical School, 1991
University of Utah, 1997
Surgery General, Riley Children's Hospital/Indiana University, 1999