Location: VA 512C


Department of Medicine / Pulmonary Disease Division

Christopher Dayton, MD



1998 - BS - Chemical Engineering - Brigham Young University
2003 - MD - Medicine - UT Southwestern at Dallas
2008 - Residency - Combined Internal Medicine and Emergency Medicine - SUNY Downstate
2010 - Postdoctoral Fellowship - Global Health Fellowship - St. Luke's Roosevelt
2014 - Postdoctoral Fellowship - Critical Care Fellowship - Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center
2014 - MPH - Public Health - Columbia University


Flea borne Typhus – Partnered with faculty from the Infectious Disease Division, we are investigating the clinical characteristics of murine typhus which is regionally active in South Texas and causes significant critical illness in our patients.

Critical Care Ultrasound – As a member of the Critical Care Ultrasound Section, I am interested in leveraging point-of-care ultrasound’s utility in the care our critically ill patients.

Teamwork and Team Building – Partnered with Dr. Kathryn Keeton at UTSA, I participate in executive development education by providing perspectives in resuscitative environments of health care.

Public and Global Health – I have interest in translating best practices in critical and resuscitative care into low resource settings, emphasizing high impact and cost effective interventions.



Society of Critical Care Medicine – Member UT Health San Antonio


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Dayton C, Ibrahim J, Augenbraun M, Brooks S, Mody K, Holford D, Roblin P, Arquilla B. Integrated plan to augment surge capacity. Prehospital and disaster medicine. 2008 Apr;23(2):113-9.

Stephens BE, Thi M, Alkhateb R, Agarwal A, Sharkey FE, Dayton C, Anstead GM. Case report: fulminant murine typhus presenting with status epilepticus and multi-organ failure: an autopsy case and a review of the neurologic presentations of murine typhus. The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene. 2018 Aug 2;99(2):306-9.

Dayton C. Dyspnea and Pulmonary Embolism Chapter 12. In: Soni NJ, Arntfield R, Kory P. Point of care ultrasound e-book. Elsevier Health Sciences; 2019 Apr 26.

Hsieh SJ, Otusanya O, Gershengorn HB, Hope AA, Dayton C, Levi D, Garcia M, Prince D, Mills M, Fein D, Colman S. Staged Implementation of Awakening and Breathing, Coordination, Delirium Monitoring and Management, and Early Mobilization Bundle Improves Patient Outcomes and Reduces Hospital Costs. Critical care medicine. 2019 Jul 1;47(7):885-93.

Chueng TA, Koch KR, Anstead GM, Agarwal AN, Dayton CL. Case Report: Early Doxycycline Therapy for Potential Rickettsiosis in Critically Ill Patients in Flea-Borne Typhus-Endemic Areas. The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene. 2019 Oct 2;101(4):863-9.


9/2014 Clinical Assistant Professor – Department of Internal Medicine Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care, UT Health San Antonio

3/2016 Clinical Assistant Professor – Department of Emergency Medicine, UT Health San Antonio