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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


Beck, J. C., K. D. McClatchey, M. M. Lesperance, R. M. Esclamado, T. E. Carey, and C. R. Bradford. “Presence of human papillomavirus predicts recurrence of inverted papilloma.” Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 113, no. 1 (July 1995): 49–55.

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Orloff, L. A., M. G. Glenn, A. J. Domb, and R. A. Esclamado. “Prevention of venous thrombosis in microvascular surgery by transmural release of heparin from a polyanhydride polymer.” Surgery 117, no. 5 (May 1995): 554–59.

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Urba, S. G., A. A. Forastiere, G. T. Wolf, R. M. Esclamado, P. W. McLaughlin, and A. F. Thornton. “Intensive induction chemotherapy and radiation for organ preservation in patients with advanced resectable head and neck carcinoma.” J Clin Oncol 12, no. 5 (May 1994): 946–53.

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