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R. Justin Garling, MD
Title
Resident, Year 4

4201 St. Antoine Boulevard
Suite 6E, Neurosurgery
Detroit, Michigan 48201

Biography

Originally from Desoto, TX, Dr. Garling attended college at Duke University in Durham, NC where he double majored in Chemistry and History. He graduated with Distinction in Chemistry in 2009 after defending his senior thesis entitled “Differences in Lipid Distribution Between Parkinson’s vs Non-Parkinson’s Diseased Neuromelanin from the Substantia Nigra, Cerebellum, and Putamen Brain Regions.”

Dr. Garling attended The University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio (UTHSCSA) School of Medicine where he was awarded The Roman Hlatky, M.D. Excellence in Neuroscientific Research Award by the UTHSCSA Department of Neurosurgery for exceptional work performed in basic neuroscience research. Upon graduation from medical school, Dr. Garling was awarded M.D. with Distinction in Research for his work on traumatic brain injury under the guidance of Drs. Lora T. Watts and Murat Digicaylioglu. He studied the neuroprotective effects of progesterone and purinergic receptor stimulation on traumatic brain injury in a closed skull TBI mouse model.
 

Interests

Clinical: Skull base surgery, endoscopic skull base surgery

Research: Traumatic Brain Injury

Publications

Watts LT, Zheng W, Garling RJ, Frohlich VC, Lechleiter J. Rose Bengal photothrombosis by confocal optical imaging in vivo: a model of single vessel stroke. J Vis Exp. 2015 Jun 23;(100): e52794. PMID: 26131664

Garling RJ, Watts LT, Sprague S, Fletcher L, Jimenez D, Digicaylioglu M. Does progesterone show neuroprotective effects on traumatic brain injury through increasing phosphorylation of Akt in the hippocampus? Neural Regeneration Research. 2014 Nov 1;9(21):1891-6. PMID: 25558238

Watts LT, Lloyd R, Garling RJ, Duong T. Stroke Neuroprotection: Targeting Mitochondria. Brain Sciences. 2013 Apr; 3(2):540-560. PMID: 24961414

Watts LT, Sprague S, Zheng W, Garling RJ, Jimenez D, Digicaylioglu M, Lechleiter J. Purinergic 2Y1 receptor stimulation decreases cerebral edema and reactive gliosis in the traumatic brain injury model. Journal of Neurotrauma. 2013 Jan 1;30(1):55-66. PMID: 23046422
 

Residency

2014-Present
Neurosurgery
Wayne State University
Detroit, Michigan

2013-2014
Surgery
St. Josephs Hospital
Phoenix, Arizona

Medical Education

2009-2013
MD, with Distinction in Research
The University of Texas Health Science Center
San Antonio School of Medicine
San Antonio, Texas

Undergraduate Education

2009
BA, Chemistry with Distinction
BA, History
Duke University
Durham, North Carolina