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John Dayton, MD, Emergency Medicine, Palo Alto, CA


Emergency Medicine Palo Alto, CA

Medical Innovation and Design Fellow, Stanford

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  • Dr. John Dayton practices Emergency Medicine with Intermountain Health and Stanford Health Care.

    He is the first Medical Innovation Fellow with Stanford's Department of Emergency Medicine where he also completed a Biodesign Faculty Fellowship. He received his MD from George Washington, completed residency training at SUNY-Buffalo, and did a mini-Health Policy Fellowship with ACEP in Washington, DC.

    Dr. Dayton is interested in digital health, AI, entrepreneurship, and medical devices. John has served as the Utah ACEP President, chaired the ACEP Freestanding Emergency Center Section, and led the ACEP Task Force focused on credentialing Freestanding EDs.

    Dr. Dayton is involved with medical innovation as an investor and currently advises Zus on health data interoperability and physician user experience. He co-founded Utah's Chapter of the Society of Physician Entrepreneurs (SoPE), and serves on advisory boards for both and AngelMD.

Education & Training

  • Stanford Byers Center for Biodesign
    Stanford Byers Center for BiodesignFellowship, 2022 - 2023
  • Stanford Health Care
    Stanford Health CareFellowship, Medical Innovation, 2021 - 2023
  • David Eccles School of Business, University of Utah
    David Eccles School of Business, University of UtahCertificate, Health Science Leadership Development Program, 2015 - 2015
  • American College of Emergency Physicians
    American College of Emergency PhysiciansMini-Fellowship, Health Policy, 2014 - 2014
  • University at Buffalo
    University at BuffaloResidency, Emergency Medicine, 2006 - 2009
  • George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences
    George Washington University School of Medicine and Health SciencesClass of 2006
  • Brigham Young University
    Brigham Young UniversityBS, Neuroscience, 1997 - 2002

Certifications & Licensure

  • UT State Medical License
    UT State Medical License 2009 - 2026
  • CA State Medical License
    CA State Medical License 2021 - 2025
  • NM State Medical License
    NM State Medical License 2019 - 2023
  • OH State Medical License
    OH State Medical License 2018 - 2021
  • WY State Medical License
    WY State Medical License 2014 - 2017
  • MO State Medical License
    MO State Medical License 2011 - 2014
  • NY State Medical License
    NY State Medical License 2008 - 2010
  • American Board of Emergency Medicine Emergency Medicine

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Outstanding Section Newsletter ACEP, 2016
  • William Hebard Scholar George Washington University School of Medicine, 2004-2005

Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • Stanford’s Information Exchange  
    Grant, C., Nayak, R., Han, D., Wulfovich, S., & Dayton, JR, ACEPNow, 11/27/2023
  • Leveraging Large Language Models (like ChatGPT) in Emergency Medicine: Opportunities, Risks, and Cautions  
    Ashenburg, N., Rose, C., & Dayton, JR, ACEP Now, 6/1/2023
  • STEMI X Symposium Holds Health Care Innovation Ideas Competition  
    Kabeer, R, Dayton, JR, ACEP Now, 10/13/2022
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Books/Book Chapters


  • HackED! A New Way to Teach Innovation and Entrepreneurship for Emergency Medicine Physicians
    Preiksaitis, C, Dayton, JR, Kabeer, R, Bunney, G, Boukhman, M, Mediterranean Emergency Medicine Conference, Rhodes, Greece, 9/8/2023
  • Characterizing Independently Owned Freestanding Emergency Departments in the United States.
    Simon E, Schmitz G, Marburger N, Shakya S, Hallas O, Jouriles N, Dayton JR, Society of Academic Emergency Medicine, Las Vegas, Nevada, 5/15/2019
  • Insurance Companies Force FSEDs Out of Network and Shift Cost to Patients
    Schmitz GR, Simon E, de Moor C, Dayton JR, Haddock A, Texas Medical Association's TexMed, Houston, Texas, 2017
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  • Piloting New Technology with Academic Centers 
    InnovatorMD Global Summit. San Francisco, CA - 1/12/2024
  • State of Evidence and Digital Medicine Standards Practice of Care - Translating Digital Health Science to Practice 
    2023 Digital Medicine Conference. New York, NY - 12/7/2023
  • The Stanford Emergency Medicine Partnership Program (STEPP): A Novel Approach to Streamlining the Evaluation and Implementation of Emerging Health Technologies through... 
    12th Mediterranean Emergency Medicine Conference. Rhodes, Greece - 9/8/2023
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Authored Content

  • How Can Physicians Drive Health Care InnovationJanuary 2024
  • HackED! A New Way to Teach Innovation and Entrepreneurship for Emergency Medicine PhysiciansOctober 2022

Press Mentions

  • StartUp Health Adds 6 New Healthcare Transformers to Its Portfolio
    StartUp Health Adds 6 New Healthcare Transformers to Its PortfolioJuly 25th, 2019
  • How Can Physicians Drive Health Care Innovation?
    How Can Physicians Drive Health Care Innovation?January 4th, 2024
  • MedForums Crowdsources Knowledge
    MedForums Crowdsources KnowledgeFebruary 3rd, 2024

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