Gary Clayman, MD

Gary Clayman, MDCancer.Net Specialty Editor: Head and Neck Cancers
MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Dr. Gary L. Clayman is the Alando J. Ballantyne Distinguished Chair of Head and Neck Surgery and Professor of Surgery in the Department of Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. He also serves as the Director of the Head and Neck Cancer Program, Deputy Head of the Division of Surgery for academics, and Medical Director for Health Care Providers at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

After earning his dental and medical degrees, he completed a surgery internship at the University of Minnesota and subsequent residency in otolaryngology/ head and neck surgery at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. Dr. Clayman was promoted to Professor of Surgery in 2000 and awarded his Distinguished Chair of Surgery in 2003.

Dr. Clayman lectures nationally and internationally on the surgical management of thyroid malignancies. He is actively involved in basic, translational, and clinical research in thyroid cancer. He has authored more than 250 peer-reviewed publications and serves on the editorial board of several international journals, including Clinical Cancer Research, Laryngoscope, Head and Neck, and Frontiers in Bioscience. Dr. Clayman has consistently been named one of America’s Top Doctors by Castle Connolly as well as Best Doctors in America for the past fourteen years. 

Disclosure: Dr. Clayman has served as a consultant/advisor for Eisai Pharmaceuticals Company.

Last updated: November 2015