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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


Jones, J. W., J. R. Raval, T. F. Beals, M. J. Worsham, D. L. Van Dyke, R. M. Esclamado, G. T. Wolf, C. R. Bradford, T. Miller, and T. E. Carey. “Frequent loss of heterozygosity on chromosome arm 18q in squamous cell carcinomas. Identification of 2 regions of loss--18q11.1-q12.3 and 18q21.1-q23.” Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 123, no. 6 (June 1997): 610–14.

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Boyd, C. M., R. M. Esclamado, and S. A. Telian. “Impaired vocal cord mobility in the setting of acute suppurative thyroiditis.” Head Neck 19, no. 3 (May 1997): 235–37.<235::aid-hed13>;2-a.

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Strome, S. E., J. S. Hill, M. A. Burnstine, J. Beck, D. B. Chepeha, and R. M. Esclamado. “Anterior ischemic optic neuropathy following neck dissection.” Head Neck 19, no. 2 (March 1997): 148–52.<148::aid-hed11>;2-9.

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Naficy, S., and R. M. Esclamado. “Effect of intraoperative ischemia on chondrogenesis by vascularized auricular perichondrium grafted in the airway.” Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol 106, no. 3 (March 1997): 237–39.

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Esclamado, R. M. “Skin graft reconstruction of the composite resection defect - Comment.” Head and Neck Journal for the Sciences and Specialties of the Head and Neck. JOHN WILEY & SONS INC, November 1, 1996.


Eisbruch, A., J. A. Ship, M. K. Martel, R. K. Ten Haken, L. H. Marsh, G. T. Wolf, R. M. Esclamado, et al. “Parotid gland sparing in patients undergoing bilateral head and neck irradiation: techniques and early results.” Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 36, no. 2 (September 1, 1996): 469–80.

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Eisbruch, A., A. F. Thornton, S. Urba, R. M. Esclamado, W. R. Carroll, C. R. Bradford, M. B. Hazuka, F. J. Littles, M. Strawderman, and G. T. Wolf. “Chemotherapy followed by accelerated fractionated radiation for larynx preservation in patients with advanced laryngeal cancer.” J Clin Oncol 14, no. 8 (August 1996): 2322–30.

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Terrell, J. E., J. S. Lewin, and R. Esclamado. “Botulinum toxin injection for postlaryngectomy tracheoesophageal speech failure.” Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 113, no. 6 (December 1995): 788–91.

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