Justin Allen Dye

Justin Allen Dye

DR. Justin Allen Dye, Assistant Professor, Department of Neurosurgery

A native of Northern California, Dr. Dye graduated from Pacific Union College in 2003 and was awarded the Brian Nichelin award for excellence in Biology. A recipient of the US Navy’s Health Professionals Scholarship he earned his medical degree from Loma Linda University School of Medicine.

Dr. Dye completed his neurosurgical training at the University of California Los Angeles. During his residency he earned the UCLA Harold and Mimi Steinberg Academic Excellence Award which is given in recognition of outstanding academic achievement and contribution to the scientific body of literature.

Dr. Dye went on to complete a two-year fellowship in Endovascular Neurosurgery also at UCLA. During his fellowship training, he was a study investigator in the pivotal acute ischemic stroke intervention trial known as SWIFT PRIME.

After completing his medical training, Dr. Dye began his active duty military service and was stationed at the Naval Medical Center in San Diego. During his time in the Navy, Dr. Dye had the opportunity to be in unique leadership roles including the 2017 Pacific Partnership mission to Vietnam and a six month deployment to the NATO Multinational Medical Unit in Kandahar, Afghanistan. For his service, Dr. Dye received the Navy and Marine Corp Commendation Medal for meritorious service during Operation Freedom’s Sentinel.

After completing his military service, Dr. Dye joined the neurosurgery faculty at Loma Linda University where he is currently an assistant professor.

Dr. Dye has several peer reviewed publications and has presented at regional and national conferences. His areas of interest and expertise include residency education and training, stroke, cerebral aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations, arteriovenous fistulas and neurotrauma.

Positions and Employment:

  • 2013-2015, Clinical Instructor, Division of Interventional Neuroradiology, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
  • 2015-2019, Neurosurgeon, Medical Corp, US Navy, Naval Medical Center, San Diego, CA
  • 2017-2019, Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, Uniformed Services of the Health Sciences SOM, Bethesda, MD
  • 2019, Assistant Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, CA

Military Experience:

  • 2018, Department Head of Surgery, NATO Role 3 hospital, Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan
  • 2018, Process Improvement Officer, NATO Role 3 hospital, Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan
  • 2017-2019, Associate Program Director, Transitional Year Residency, Naval Medical Center San Diego


  • 2003, Brian Nichelin award for excellence in Biology
  • 2004, Professionalism award for Medical Pathology
  • 2010, Harold and Mimi Steinberg resident academic excellence award
  • 2010, Western Neurosurgical Society resident research award
  • 2015, National Defense Service Medal
  • 2015, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
  • 2018, North Atlantic Organization Medal – Afghanistan
  • 2018, Afghanistan Campaign Medal – Operation Freedom’s Sentinel
  • 2018, Navy Sea Service Deployment Ribbon
  • 2018, Navy and Marine Corp Commendation Medal

Contributions to Science|Study Investigator:

  • 2013-2015, Solitaire FR as primary treatment for acute ischemic stroke (SWIFT PRIME). ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01657461.
  • 2013-2015, Penumbra System with Separator 3D. A randomized, concurrent controlled trial to assess the safety and effectiveness of the separator 3D as a component of the penumbra system in the revascularization of large vessel occlusion in acute ischemic stroke. ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01584609.

Academic Reviewer:

  • 2013-2015, Plus One Scientific Journal
  • 2013-2017, Surgical Neurology International
  • 2013, Journal of NeuroInterventional Surgery

Peer Reviewed Publications:

  • Elias P, Yeto J, Dye J. Multinodular and vocuolating neuronal tumor: case report of a rare pathologic diagnosis. Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery. Accepted for publication August, 2019.
  • Breeze J, Bowley DM, Harrisson SE, Dye J, et al. Survival after traumatic brain injury improves with deployment of neurosurgeons: a comparison of US and UK military treatment facilities during the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry. 2020 Apr;91(4):359-365.
  • Dye J, Buchanan C, Gonzalez N. Combined open surgical and endovascular embolization treatment of a paracavernous venous plexus fistula: a case report. Journal of Neurosurgery. 2015 Apr;122(4):933-8.
  • McLaughlin N, Dye J, Khanlou N, Yong WH, Martin NA. A 26-year-old female with a millimetric prepontine lesion. Brain Pathology. 2014 Jul; 24(4):421-2.
  • Buchanan C, Hernandez E, Anderson J, Dye J, Leung M, Buxey F, Bergsneider M, Afsar-Manesh N, Pouratian N, Martin N. Analysis of 30-day readmissions in neurosurgical patients: surgical complication avoidance is key to quality improvement. Journal of Neurosurgery. 2014 Jul;121(1):170-5.
  • Dye J, Rees G, Yang I, Vespa P, Martin N, Vinters H. Neuropathologic analysis of hematomas evacuated from patients with spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage. Neuropathology. 2014 Jun;34(3):253-60.
  • Dye JA, Dusick JR, Lee DJ, Gonzalez NR, Martin NA. Frontal bur hole through an eyebrow incision for image-guided endoscopic evacuation of spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage. Journal of Neurosurgery. 2012;117(4):767-773.
  • Hamilton R, Dye J, Frew A, Baldwin K, Hu X, Bergsneider M. Quantification of pulsatile cerebrospinal fluid flow within the prepontine cistern. Acta Neurochir Suppl. 2012;114:191-195.
  • Chou A, Lalezari S, Fong B, Dye J, Pham T, Vinters H, Pouratian N. Post-transplantation primary central nervous system lymphoma: A case report and review of the literature. Surgical Neurology International. 2011;2:130.
  • Kim W, Choy W, Dye J, Nagasawa D, Safaee M, Fong B, Yang I. The tumor biology and molecular characteristics of medullosblastoma identifying prognostic factors associated with survival outcomes and prognosis. Journal of Clinical Neuroscience. 2011 Jul;18(7):886-890.
  • Kim W, Stramotas S, Choy W, Dye J, Nagasawa D, Yang I. Prognostic factors for post-operative seizure outcomes after cavernous malformation treatment. Journal of Clinical Neuroscience. 2011 Jul;18(7):877-80.