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Ramon Mitra Esclamado, MD, MS

Richard Hall Chaney, Sr. Distinguished Professor of Otolaryngology
Professor Emeritus of Head and Neck Surgery and Communication Sciences
Office: 1562 White Zone, Durham, NC 27710
Campus Mail: DUMC Box 3805 Med Ctr, Durham, NC 27710

Dr. Esclamado has devoted his 25 year career in academic medicine to the education and training of potential future leaders Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, with a focus in the care of patients with benign and malignant tumors of the head and neck.  He has extensive expertise, experience and interest in thyroid and parathyroid surgery, parotid tumors, advanced skin malignancies, and other benign and malignant tumors of the head and neck.  He is an active member of the multidisciplinary Duke Cancer Institute Head and Neck Oncology Program.

Education and Training

  • Resident, Otolaryngology Head And Neck Surgery, University of Washington, 1983 - 1989
  • M.S., University of Washington, 1985
  • M.D., University of California, Davis, 1983

Publications

Nobuhara, Chloe K., W Michael Bullock, Thomas Bunning, Brian Colin, Mary Cooter, Michael J. Devinney, Michael N. Ferrandino, et al. “A protocol to reduce self-reported pain scores and adverse events following lumbar punctures in older adults.” J Neurol 267, no. 7 (July 2020): 2002–6. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00415-020-09797-1.

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Berger, Miles, David M. Murdoch, Janet S. Staats, Cliburn Chan, Jake P. Thomas, Grant E. Garrigues, Jeffrey N. Browndyke, et al. “Flow Cytometry Characterization of Cerebrospinal Fluid Monocytes in Patients With Postoperative Cognitive Dysfunction: A Pilot Study.” Anesth Analg 129, no. 5 (November 2019): e150–54. https://doi.org/10.1213/ANE.0000000000004179.

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Palmer, Gregory M., Hengtao Zhang, Chen-Ting Lee, Husam Mikati, Joseph A. Herbert, Marlee Krieger, Jesko von Windheim, et al. “Assessing effects of pressure on tumor and normal tissue physiology using an automated self-calibrated, pressure-sensing probe for diffuse reflectance spectroscopy.” J Biomed Opt 23, no. 5 (May 2018): 1–8. https://doi.org/10.1117/1.JBO.23.5.057004.

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Giattino, Charles M., Jacob E. Gardner, Faris M. Sbahi, Kenneth C. Roberts, Mary Cooter, Eugene Moretti, Jeffrey N. Browndyke, et al. “Intraoperative Frontal Alpha-Band Power Correlates with Preoperative Neurocognitive Function in Older Adults.” Front Syst Neurosci 11 (2017): 24. https://doi.org/10.3389/fnsys.2017.00024.

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Nolen, David, Steven B. Cannady, Mark K. Wax, Joseph Scharpf, Liana Puscas, Ramon M. Esclamado, Michael Fritz, John Freiberger, and Walter T. Lee. “Comparison of complications in free flap reconstruction for osteoradionecrosis in patients with or without hyperbaric oxygen therapy.” Head Neck 36, no. 12 (December 2014): 1701–4. https://doi.org/10.1002/hed.23520.

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Hu, Fangyao, Karthik Vishwanath, H Wolfgang Beumer, Liana Puscas, Hamid R. Afshari, Ramon M. Esclamado, Richard Scher, et al. “Assessment of the sensitivity and specificity of tissue-specific-based and anatomical-based optical biomarkers for rapid detection of human head and neck squamous cell carcinoma.” Oral Oncol 50, no. 9 (September 2014): 848–56. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.oraloncology.2014.06.015.

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Bahl, Manisha, Julie A. Sosa, Rendon C. Nelson, Ramon M. Esclamado, Kingshuk Roy Choudhury, and Jenny K. Hoang. “Trends in incidentally identified thyroid cancers over a decade: a retrospective analysis of 2,090 surgical patients.” World J Surg 38, no. 6 (June 2014): 1312–17. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00268-013-2407-9.

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Hoang, J. K., K. R. Choudhury, J. D. Eastwood, R. M. Esclamado, G. H. Lyman, T. M. Shattuck, and X. V. Nguyen. “An exponential growth in incidence of thyroid cancer: trends and impact of CT imaging.” Ajnr Am J Neuroradiol 35, no. 4 (April 2014): 778–83. https://doi.org/10.3174/ajnr.A3743.

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