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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


Hoff, P. T., and R. M. Esclamado. “Use of a revascularized, tubed costal myoperiosteal graft for repair of circumferential, segmental tracheal defects.” Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 120, no. 5 (May 1999): 706–12.

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Clevens, R. A., L. J. Marentette, R. M. Esclamado, G. T. Wolf, and D. A. Ross. “Incidence and management of tension pneumocephalus after anterior craniofacial resection: case reports and review of the literature.” Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 120, no. 4 (April 1999): 579–83.

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Strome, S. E., W. To, M. Strawderman, K. Gersten, K. O. Devaney, C. R. Bradford, and R. M. Esclamado. “Squamous cell carcinoma of the buccal mucosa.” Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 120, no. 3 (March 1999): 375–79.

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Pauloski, B. R., J. A. Logemann, L. A. Colangelo, A. W. Rademaker, F. M. McConnel, M. A. Heiser, S. Cardinale, et al. “Surgical variables affecting speech in treated patients with oral and oropharyngeal cancer.” Laryngoscope 108, no. 6 (June 1998): 908–16.

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Terrell, J. E., P. R. Kileny, C. Yian, R. M. Esclamado, C. R. Bradford, M. S. Pillsbury, and G. T. Wolf. “Clinical outcome of continuous facial nerve monitoring during primary parotidectomy.” Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 123, no. 10 (October 1997): 1081–87.

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Terrell, J. E., K. A. Nanavati, R. M. Esclamado, J. K. Bishop, C. R. Bradford, and G. T. Wolf. “Head and neck cancer-specific quality of life: instrument validation.” Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 123, no. 10 (October 1997): 1125–32.

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Thomas, G. R., J. Greenberg, K. T. Wu, K. Moe, R. Esclamado, C. Bradford, W. Carroll, A. Eisbruch, S. Urba, and G. T. Wolf. “Planned early neck dissection before radiation for persistent neck nodes after induction chemotherapy.” Laryngoscope 107, no. 8 (August 1997): 1129–37.

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Xia, L., S. W. Stoll, M. Liebert, S. P. Ethier, T. Carey, R. Esclamado, W. Carroll, T. M. Johnson, and J. T. Elder. “CaN19 expression in benign and malignant hyperplasias of the skin and oral mucosa: evidence for a role in regenerative differentiation.” Cancer Res 57, no. 14 (July 15, 1997): 3055–62.