Kristin Dayton, MD


 Associate Professor

Phone 352-265-7337
Fax 352-627-4415

Children’s Medical Services Building
1699 SW 16th Ave
Gainesville, FL 32608




  • University of Florida, Gainesville, FL                   B.S.          2008
  • Wake Forest University School of Medicine        M.D.         2012
  • University of Florida, Gainesville, FL                   Fellow      2015

Professional Biography

Dr. Kristin Dayton is a board certified pediatrician and board eligible pediatric endocrinologist. She is originally from Tarpon Springs, FL and attended the University of Florida for her undergraduate degree, Wake Forest University for Medical School and returned to Gainesville, FL for her Pediatric Residency and Pediatric Endocrinology Fellowship at the University of Florida. Her areas of research interest include pediatric obesity and transgender care. She is involved in a study of a text messaging program to improve outcomes for patients with obesity, as well completing a study during her fellowship that evaluated for more sensitive screening tools for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). She is a provider for transgender youth as a part of the UF Health Youth Gender Program and she works to advocate for these patients as well as participating in research studies to improve care for youth with gender dysphoria.


  • Youth gender
  • Metabolic/ Type 2 Diabetes
  • Thyroid Diseases

Recent Publications

  • Dayton K., Miller J. Finding treatable genetic obesity: strategies for success. Current Opinion in Pediatrics. [Epub ahead of print] 2018 May 15. PubMed PMID: 29771759
  • Bril F, Portillo-Sanchez P, Liu I, Kalavalapalli S, Dayton K, Cusi K. Clinical and Histologic Characterization of Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis in African American Patients Diabetes Care Diabetes Care Publish Ahead of Print, published online November 13, 2017
  • Dayton KA, Silverstein J. What the Primary Care Provider Needs to Know to Diagnose and Care for Adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes. J Pediatr. 2016 Dec;179:249-255.e1. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2016.08.077. PubMed PMID: 27663214.
  • Russell, K., Oliver, S. E., Lewis, L., Barfield, W. D., Cragan, J., Meaney-Delman, D., (2016). Update: Interim guidance for the evaluation and management of infants with possible congenital Zika virus infection — United States, August 2016. MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report65(33), 870–878. doi:10.15585/mmwr.mm6533e2 (Acknowledgements: Kristin Dayton, MD)
  • Dayton K, Ryan MF. Symptomatic Floor-of-Mouth Swelling with Neck Extension in a 14-Year-Old Girl. Case Rep Pediatr. 2014;2014:831923. doi: 10.1155/2014/831923. PubMed PMID: 25548707; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4273473.



2011                Selection as Junior Medical Student for membership in Alpha Omega Alpha

2012                Faculty Award for Demonstrating Overall Scholarship and Character

2017                Douglas J. Barrett Academic Fellowship Award

2017                Best Resident/Fellow Poster Presentation – UF Pediatric Science Day 2017