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Daniel E. Couture, M.D.

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Daniel E. Couture, M.D.

Daniel E. Couture, M.D.

Associate Professor, Neurosurgery

Pediatrics

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Contact Information

  • Department: 336-716-4081

  • Fax: 336-716-3065

Memberships

  • North Carolina Neurosurgical S

  • Pediatric Trauma Society

  • Am Assn Of Neurological Surgeo

  • Southern Neurosurgical Society

  • Am Cleft Palate-Craniofacial A

  • Am Medical Assn

  • Am Soc Of Pediatric Neurosurge

  • Childrens' Oncology Group

  • Congress Of Neurological Surge

  • Forsyth County Medical Society

  • NPI: 1124210950

Clinical Interests

  • Cerebrovascular Surgery, Spina Bifida, Chiari Malformation/Syringomyelia, Neurosurgery, Neuroendoscopy, Pediatric Spine Surgery, Pediatric Brain Tumors, Pediatric Cerebrovascular Surgery, Neurosurgery (pediatric), Craniofacial Surgery

Education & Training

  • M.D.

    2000 - University of Virginia

  • Residency

    2000 - Neurosurgery: University of Virginia

  • Internship

    2001 - Surgery: NC Baptist Hospital

  • Residency

    2006 - Neurosurgery: NC Baptist Hospital

  • Fellowship

    2007 - Neurosurgery: Primary Childrens Hosp

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Neurological Surgery Neurological Surgery

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Research Contact Information

  • Academic: 336-716-9728

  • Department: 336-716-4081

  • Fax: 336-716-3065

Research Interests

  • Craniosynostoses, Plagiocephaly, Nonsynostotic, Infant, Syringomyelia, Cervical Vertebrae

Recent Publications

  • Long-term outcomes of pediatric cranial reconstruction using resorbable plating systems for the treatment of craniosynostosis Branch LG, Crantford C, Cunningham T, Bharti G, Thompson J, Couture D, David LR.. J Craniofac Surg. 2017;28(1):26-29.
  • A pivotal randomized clinical trial evaluating the safety and effectiveness of a novel hydrogel dural sealant as an adjunct to dural repair Tew JM, Strong MJ, West GA, Woo H, Couture DE, Wilson JA, Munoz LF, Rosen CL, Greenlee JD, van Loveren HR, Iantosca M, Baird CJ, Smith M, McGirt M, Parish J, Asher AL.. Oper Neurosurg. 2017;13(2):204-212.
  • Long-term growth and alignment after occipitocervical and atlantoaxial fusion with rigid internal fixation in young children Kennedy BC, D'Amico RS, Youngerman BE, McDowell MM, Hooten KG, Couture D, Jea A, Leonard J, Lew SM, Pincus DW, Rodriguez L, Tuite GF, Diluna ML, Brockmeyer DL, Anderson RC.. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2016;17(1):94-102.
  • Accelerated unilateral radiographic Huntingtonian changes following neoadjuvant chemotherapy for a nongerminomatous germ cell tumor leading to identification of occult disease in the dorsal striatum Lucas JT Jr, Zapadka M, Houseknecht K, Buckley KS, Couture DE, Brown DR.. J Pediatr Hematol Oncol. 2016;38(2):161-162.
  • Laser interstitial thermal therapy for mesial temporal lobe epilepsy Wicks RT, Jermakowicz WJ, Jagid JR, Couture DE, Willie JT, Laxton AW, Gross RE.. Neurosurgery. 2016;79(Suppl 1):S83-S91.
  • Evaluating the safety and efficacy of tranexamic acid administration in pediatric cranial vault reconstruction Crantford JC, Wood BC, Claiborne JR, Ririe DG, Couture DE, Thompson JT, David LR.. J Craniofac Surg. 2015;26(1):104-107.
  • Extradural ossification following epidural hematoma in children: a rare but significant entity Claiborne JR, Hoge MK, Wood BC, Couture DE, David LR.. J Craniofac Surg. 2015;26(5):1500-1503.
  • Management of idiopathic pediatric syringohydromyelia Rodriguez A, Kuhn EN, Somasundaram A, Couture DE.. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2015;16(4):452-457.
  • Comparison of stereo-EEG and grid-implanted phase II patients' experience prior to epilspsy surgery: the Wake Forest experience [abstract] Woodard V, Boggs J, Couture D, Laxton A, Popli G, Silvia M, Sam M, Munger-Clary H, Wong M, O'Donovan C.. In: Abstracts of the 2016 Annual Meeting of the American Epilepsy Society; 2016 Dec 2-6; Houston (TX). 2015;():A2.171.
  • Definitive treatment of vein of Galen aneurysmal malformation with stereotactic radiosurgery Triffo WJ, Bourland JD, Couture DE, McMullen KP, Tatter SB, Morris PP.. J Neurosurg. 2014;120(1):120-125.
  • Localization of interictal epileptiform activity using magnetoencephalography with synthetic aperture magnetometry in patients with a vagus nerve stimulator Stapleton-Kotloski JR, Kotloski RJ, Boggs JA [sic] [Boggs JG], Popli G, O'Donovan CA, Couture DE, Cornell C, Godwin DW.. Front Neurol. 2014;5():244.
  • Multicenter experience with minimally invasive stereotactic laser thermal amygdalohipppocampotomy for mesial temporal lobe epilepsy [abstract] Willie JT, Gross RE, Mehta A, Sharan A, Sperling MR, Curry DJ, Wilfong A, Marsh WR, Danish SF, Wong S, Weinand M, Langevin JP, Labiner D, Couture D, Tandon N, Kalamangalam G.. Epilepsia. 2013;54(Suppl 3):290.
  • The use of minimally invasive MR-guided laser interstitial thermal therapy in the treatment of mesial temporal lobe epilepsy of children and young adults [abstract] Witcher MR, Couture D, Sam M, Popli G.. Epilepsia. 2013;54(Suppl 3):190.
  • Efficacy of passive helmet therapy for deformational plagiocephaly: report of 1050 cases Couture DE, Crantford JC, Somasundaram A, Sanger C, Argenta AE, David LR.. Neurosurg Focus. 2013;35(4):E4.
  • Authors' response [to Commentary on: Lantz PE, Couture DE. Fatal acute intracranial injury, subdural hematoma, and retinal hemorrhages caused by stairway fall. J Forensic Sci 2011;56(6):1648-53] [letter] Lantz PE, Couture DE, Tillett J.. J Forensic Sci. 2012;57(2):562.
  • Midline dermoid cyst resulting in frontal bone erosion Wood J, Couture D, David LR.. J Craniofac Surg. 2012;23(1):131-134.
  • Acute hydrocephalus secondary to neurocysticercosis Weber D, Stevens EA, Couture DE, Winslow JE.. J Emerg Med. 2012;43(2):342-343.
  • Increased incidence of metopic suture abnormalities in children with positional plagiocephaly Fisher DC, Kornrumpf BP, Couture D, Glazier SS, Argenta LC, David LR.. J Craniofac Surg. 2011;22(1):89-95.
  • Time-dependent perioperative anesthetic management and outcomes of the first 100 consecutive cases of spring-assisted surgery for sagittal craniosynostosis Ririe DG, Smith TE, Wood BC, Glazier SS, Couture DE, Argenta LC, David LR.. Pediatr Anesth. 2011;21(10):1015-1019.
  • Fatal acute intracranial injury, subdural hematoma, and retinal hemorrhages caused by stairway fall Lantz PE, Couture DE.. J Forensic Sci. 2011;56(6):1648-1653.
  • Outcome analysis of our first 75 spring-assisted surgeries for scaphocephaly David LR, Plikaitis CM, Couture D, Glazier SS, Argenta LC.. J Craniofac Surg. 2010;21(1):3-9.
  • Occipitocervical instrumentation in the pediatric population using a custom loop construct: initial results and long-term follow-up experience Couture D, Avery N, Brockmeyer DL.. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2010;5(3):285-291.
  • Spinal injuries Benzel EC, Couture D, Kim PK, Klineberg E, Lavelle WF, Miele VJ, Mohit AA, Montgomery WH, Reisenberg RI, Ugokwe KT. In: Samandouras G, ed. The neurosurgeon's handbook. New York: Oxford University Press;2010: 239-300.
  • Non-traumatic spinal disorders Benzel EC, Couture D, Kim PK, Klineberg E, Lavelle WF, Miele VJ, Mohit AA, Montgomery WH, Reisenberg RI, Ugokwe KT. In: Samandouras G, ed. The neurosurgeon's handbook. New York: Oxford University Press;2010: 781-866.
  • Effects of antibiotic-impregnated external ventricular drains on bacterial culture results: an in vitro analysis Stevens EA, Palavecino E, Sherertz RJ, Shihabi Z, Couture DE.. J Neurosurg. 2010;113(1):86-92.
  • Antibiotic-impregnated external ventricular drains [editorial response] Couture DE.. J Neurosurg. 2010;113(1):85.
  • Pediatric frontal mucocele secondary to a bifid frontal sinus septum Plikaitis CM, Purzycki AR, Couture D, David LR.. J Craniofac Surg. 2010;21(5):1525-1528.
  • Spring-assisted surgery--a surgeon's manual for the manufacture and utilization of springs in craniofacial surgery Pyle J, Glazier S, Couture D, Sanger C, Gordon S, David L.. J Craniofac Surg. 2009;20(6):1962-1968.

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