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Esclamado Named Otolaryngology Chief

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DURHAM, N.C. -- Ramon M. Esclamado, M.D., joined Duke
University Medical Center as chief of otolaryngology on Jan. 1,
2006. The announcement was made by Duke surgery chairman Danny
O. Jacobs, M.D., MPH.

Esclamado, 50, comes to Duke from the Cleveland Clinic
Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University,
where he served as professor of surgery. He also served as vice
chairman of the Head and Neck Institute of the Cleveland Clinic
and as Head of the Section of Head and Neck Surgery within the
institute since 1996.

Known for his expertise in the care and management of
patients with benign and malignant tumors of the head and neck,
Esclamado has 16 years experience in the education and training
of resident physicians in all aspects of head and neck
surgery.

"Dr. Esclamado is universally applauded for his
contributions to patient care, for his leadership of
multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary teams so as to achieve
excellence in research, education and administration, and for
his mentoring of junior faculty, residents and students,"
Jacobs said. "He brings great maturity, energy and enthusiasm
to Duke surgery and I look forward to his contributions – which
will likely be plentiful."

As chief, Esclamado plans to enhance Duke's clinical
programs and to further develop translational and outcomes
research initiatives.

Esclamado received his medical degree from the University of
California-Davis in 1983 and then completed a residency in
otolaryngology, head and neck surgery at the University of
Washington Affiliated Hospitals in Seattle. He also served on
the faculty of the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer
Center.

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