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Ramon Mitra Esclamado, MD, MS

Richard Hall Chaney, Sr. Distinguished Professor of Otolaryngology
Professor Emeritus of Surgery
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 at Davis, 1983

Publications

Lee, Walter T., Mark Rizzi, Joseph Scharpf, Robert R. Lorenz, Jerrod P. Saxton, David J. Adelstein, and Ramon M. Esclamado. “Impact of preepiglottic space tumor involvement on concurrent chemoradiation therapy.” Am J Otolaryngol 31, no. 3 (May 2010): 185–88. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amjoto.2009.02.001.

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Cannady, Steven B., Walter T. Lee, Joseph Scharpf, Robert R. Lorenz, Benjamin G. Wood, Marshall Strome, Pierre Lavertu, Ramon M. Esclamado, Jerrold P. Saxton, and David J. Adelstein. “Extent of neck dissection required after concurrent chemoradiation for stage IV head and neck squamous cell carcinoma.” Head Neck 32, no. 3 (March 2010): 348–56. https://doi.org/10.1002/hed.21189.

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Solares, C. A., B. Wood, C. P. Rodriguez, R. R. Lorenz, J. Scharpf, J. Saxton, L. A. Rybicki, et al. “Does vocal cord fixation preclude non-surgical management of laryngeal cancer?” Laryngoscope 119, no. SUPPL. 1 (August 17, 2009): 87. https://doi.org/10.1002/lary.20372.

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Solares, C Arturo, Benjamin Wood, Cristina P. Rodriguez, Robert R. Lorenz, Joseph Scharpf, Jerrold Saxton, Lisa A. Rybicki, et al. “Does vocal cord fixation preclude nonsurgical management of laryngeal cancer?” Laryngoscope 119, no. 6 (June 2009): 1130–34. https://doi.org/10.1002/lary.20225.

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Scher, Richard L., and Ramon M. Esclamado. “Organ and function preservation: the role of surgery as the optimal primary modality or as salvage after chemoradiation failure.” Semin Radiat Oncol 19, no. 1 (January 2009): 17–23. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.semradonc.2008.09.004.

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Rodriguez, Cristina P., David J. Adelstein, Lisa A. Rybicki, Jerrold P. Saxton, Robert R. Lorenz, Benjamin G. Wood, Marshall Strome, Ramon M. Esclamado, Pierre Lavertu, and Marjorie A. Carroll. “Clinical predictors of larynx preservation after multiagent concurrent chemoradiotherapy.” Head Neck 30, no. 12 (December 2008): 1535–42. https://doi.org/10.1002/hed.20902.

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Lorenz, Robert R., Ramon M. Esclamado, Aysenur M. Teker, Marshall Strome, Joseph Scharpf, Douglas Hicks, Claudio Milstein, and Walter T. Lee. “Ansa cervicalis-to-recurrent laryngeal nerve anastomosis for unilateral vocal fold paralysis: experience of a single institution.” Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol 117, no. 1 (January 2008): 40–45. https://doi.org/10.1177/000348940811700109.

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Khariwala, Samir S., Prashant P. Vivek, Robert R. Lorenz, Ramon M. Esclamado, Benjamin Wood, Marshall Strome, and Daniel S. Alam. “Swallowing outcomes after microvascular head and neck reconstruction: a prospective review of 191 cases.” Laryngoscope 117, no. 8 (August 2007): 1359–63. https://doi.org/10.1097/MLG.0b013e3180621109.

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Rodriguez, C. P., D. J. Adelstein, L. Rybicki, J. P. Saxton, R. R. Lorenz, B. G. Wood, M. Strome, R. M. Esclamado, P. Lavertu, and M. Carroll. “Clinical predictors of larynx preservation (LP) after multiagent concurrent chemoradiotherapy (MCCRT).” In Journal of Clinical Oncology, Vol. 25. AMER SOC CLINICAL ONCOLOGY, 2007.

Scholars@Duke

Tan, Ann, David J. Adelstein, Lisa A. Rybicki, Jerrold P. Saxton, Ramon M. Esclamado, Benjamin G. Wood, Robert R. Lorenz, Marshall Strome, and Marjorie A. Carroll. “Ability of positron emission tomography to detect residual neck node disease in patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma after definitive chemoradiotherapy.” Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 133, no. 5 (May 2007): 435–40. https://doi.org/10.1001/archotol.133.5.435.

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