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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

Publications

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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Lee, Walter T., Claudio Milstein, Douglas Hicks, Lee M. Akst, and Ramon M. Esclamado. “Results of ansa to recurrent laryngeal nerve reinnervation.” Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 136, no. 3 (March 2007): 450–54. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.otohns.2006.11.040.

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Lee, Walter T., Lee M. Akst, David J. Adelstein, Jerrod P. Saxton, Benjamin G. Wood, Marshall Strome, Robert S. Butler, and Ramon M. Esclamado. “Risk factors for hypopharyngeal/upper esophageal stricture formation after concurrent chemoradiation.” Head Neck 28, no. 9 (September 2006): 808–12. https://doi.org/10.1002/hed.20427.

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Tan, A., D. J. Adelstein, R. M. Esclamado, L. A. Rybicki, J. P. Saxton, B. G. Wood, R. R. Lorenz, M. Strome, and M. A. Carroll. “Does positron emission tomography (PET) improve our ability to detect residual neck node (NN) disease in patients with squamous cell head and neck cancer (SCHNC) after definitive chemoradiotherapy?” In Journal of Clinical Oncology, 24:286S-286S. AMER SOC CLINICAL ONCOLOGY, 2006.

Scholars@Duke

Tan, A., D. J. Adelstein, R. M. Esclamado, L. A. Rybicki, J. P. Saxton, B. G. Wood, R. R. Lorenz, M. Strome, and M. A. Carroll. “Does positron emission tomography (PET) improve our ability to detect residual neck node (NN) disease in patients with squamous cell head and neck cancer (SCHNC) after definitive chemoradiotherapy?” J Clin Oncol 24, no. 18_suppl (June 20, 2006): 5526.

Scholars@Duke

Brizel, David M., and Ramon Esclamado. “Concurrent chemoradiotherapy for locally advanced, nonmetastatic, squamous carcinoma of the head and neck: consensus, controversy, and conundrum.” J Clin Oncol 24, no. 17 (June 10, 2006): 2612–17. https://doi.org/10.1200/JCO.2005.05.2829.

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Rinaldo, Alessandra, Mohamed N. Elsheikh, Alfio Ferlito, Carlos T. Chone, Hakan H. Coskun, Ahmet Köybasiŏglu, Ramon M. Esclamado, Toby H. Corlette, and Yoav P. Talmi. “Prospective studies of neck dissection specimens support preservation of sublevel IIB for laryngeal squamous carcinoma with clinically negative neck.” J Am Coll Surg 202, no. 6 (June 2006): 967–70. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2006.02.033.

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Adelstein, David J., Jerrold P. Saxton, Lisa A. Rybicki, Ramon M. Esclamado, Benjamin G. Wood, Marshall Strome, Pierre Lavertu, Robert R. Lorenz, and Marjorie A. Carroll. “Multiagent concurrent chemoradiotherapy for locoregionally advanced squamous cell head and neck cancer: mature results from a single institution.” J Clin Oncol 24, no. 7 (March 1, 2006): 1064–71. https://doi.org/10.1200/JCO.2005.01.5867.

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