hugh j.l. garton, md, mhsc

Associate Professor, Neurosurgery


Hugh J.L. Garton, M.D, MHSc received his undergraduate and medical degrees at Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois where he was 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. Follow residency training he 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, he completed Fellowship training in Pediatric Neurosurgery at Indiana University, Riley Hospital for Children then joined the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Michigan in the fall of 1999.

His clinical practice encompasses all areas of Pediatric Neurosurgery with special interests in hydrocephalus, cerebrospinal fluid shunts, neuroendoscopy, myelomeningocele, brain tumors, the surgical management of epilepsy and spasticity, pediatric neurotrauma and pediatric spinal instability.

An Associate Professor in the Dept. of Neurosurgery, he holds the Richard C. Schneider Professorship and is chief of the Pediatric Neurosurgery Service. He serves the Department of Neurosurgery’s primary liaison to both the adult and pediatric trauma services.

Dr. Garton is Board Certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery and the American Board of Pediatric Neurological Surgery.

His 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, intracranial pressure monitoring, pediatric hydrocephalus and intraventricular hemorrhage, treatments of hydrocephalus and the surgical management of intractable spasticity.