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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

Lee, W. T., R. Medinas, J. H. Lee, S. Sparks, D. M. Brizel, R. M. Esclamado, N. Ready, and K. J. Weinhold. “Impact of Concurrent Chemoradiation on T Cell Populations in Patients With Advanced-Stage Oropharyngeal Squamous Cell Carcinoma.” In International Journal of Radiation Oncology*Biology*Physics, 88:504–504. Elsevier BV, 2014. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijrobp.2013.11.131.

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Hobbs, Hasan A., Manisha Bahl, Rendon C. Nelson, Peter G. Kranz, Ramon M. Esclamado, Nathan M. Wnuk, and Jenny K. Hoang. “Journal Club: incidental thyroid nodules detected at imaging: can diagnostic workup be reduced by use of the Society of Radiologists in Ultrasound recommendations and the three-tiered system?” Ajr Am J Roentgenol 202, no. 1 (January 2014): 18–24. https://doi.org/10.2214/AJR.13.10972.

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Schulz, Kristine, Liana Puscas, Debara Tucci, Charles Woodard, David Witsell, Ramon M. Esclamado, and Walter T. Lee. “Surgical Training and Education in Promoting Professionalism: a comparative assessment of virtue-based leadership development in otolaryngology-head and neck surgery residents.” Med Educ Online 18 (October 29, 2013): 22440. https://doi.org/10.3402/meo.v18i0.22440.

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Nguyen, X. V., K Roy Choudhury, J. D. Eastwood, G. H. Lyman, R. M. Esclamado, J. D. Werner, and J. K. Hoang. “Incidental thyroid nodules on CT: evaluation of 2 risk-categorization methods for work-up of nodules.” Ajnr Am J Neuroradiol 34, no. 9 (September 2013): 1812–17. https://doi.org/10.3174/ajnr.A3487.

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Lee, Walter T., Ramon M. Esclamado, and Liana Puscas. “Selecting Among Otolaryngology Residency Applicants to Train as Tomorrow's Leaders.” Jama Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 139, no. 8 (August 1, 2013): 770–71. https://doi.org/10.1001/jamaoto.2013.3982.

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Schulz, Kristine, Liana Puscas, Debara Tucci, Charles Woodard, David Witsell, Ramon M. Esclamado, and Walter T. Lee. “Surgical Training and Education in Promoting Professionalism: a comparative assessment of virtue-based leadership development in otolaryngology-head and neck surgery residents.” Med Educ Online 18, no. 1 (January 2013): 22440. https://doi.org/10.3402/meo.v18i0.22440.

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Kahmke, Russel, Walter T. Lee, Liana Puscas, Richard L. Scher, Michael J. Shealy, Warner M. Burch, and Ramon M. Esclamado. “Utility of Intraoperative Frozen Sections during Thyroid Surgery.” Int J Otolaryngol 2013 (2013): 496138. https://doi.org/10.1155/2013/496138.

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Lee, Walter T., Kristine Schulz, David Witsell, and Ramon Esclamado. “Channelling Aristotle: virtue-based professionalism training during residency.” Med Educ, November 2012. https://doi.org/10.1111/medu.12000.

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Lee, Walter T., David S. Yoo, Liana Puscas, David Witsell, Seth M. Cohen, Samuel R. Fisher, Richard Scher, et al. “Treatment-induced changes in vocal cord mobility and subsequent local recurrence after organ preservation therapy for laryngeal carcinoma.” Head Neck 34, no. 6 (June 2012): 792–96. https://doi.org/10.1002/hed.21813.

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Yoo, David S., John P. Kirkpatrick, Oana Craciunescu, Gloria Broadwater, Bercedis L. Peterson, Madeline D. Carroll, Robert Clough, et al. “Prospective trial of synchronous bevacizumab, erlotinib, and concurrent chemoradiation in locally advanced head and neck cancer.” Clin Cancer Res 18, no. 5 (March 1, 2012): 1404–14. https://doi.org/10.1158/1078-0432.CCR-11-1982.

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