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Ramon Mitra Esclamado, MD, MS

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


Burkey, B., R. Esclamado, and M. Morganroth. “The role of cricothyroidotomy in airway management.” Clin Chest Med 12, no. 3 (September 1991): 561–71.


Esclamado, R. M., W. F. Larrabee, and G. E. Zel. “Efficacy of steroids and hyperbaric oxygen on survival of dorsal skin flaps in rats.” Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 102, no. 1 (January 1990): 41–44.

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Vogel, A. M., and R. M. Esclamado. “Identification of a secreted Mr 95,000 glycoprotein in human melanocytes and melanomas by a melanocyte specific monoclonal antibody.” Cancer Res 48, no. 5 (March 1, 1988): 1286–94.


Esclamado, R. M., A. M. Gown, and A. M. Vogel. “Unique proteins defined by monoclonal antibodies specific for human melanoma. Some potential clinical applications.” Am J Surg 152, no. 4 (October 1986): 376–85.

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