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Gary Clayman DMD, MD, FACS

Gary L. Clayman DMD, MD, FACS

Founder and Surgeon In Chief, The Clayman Thyroid Cancer Center, Tampa, Florida

Dr. Gary L. Clayman is the Founder and Surgeon In Chief of the Clayman Thyroid Surgery and Thyroid Cancer Center at Tampa General Hospital, Tampa Florida.  This is the first and only Cancer Center dedicated solely to the evaluation and surgical management of patients with thyroid cancers.  Dr. Clayman was previously the 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 served 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 until his departure in September of 2016.

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 at the University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center. From 2003, till his departure in 2016, Dr. Clayman served as the Chief of Head and Neck Endocrine Surgery at MD Anderson.

Dr. Clayman lectures nationally and internationally on the surgical management of thyroid malignancies. His website was created for the education of patients. He is actively involved in basic, translational, and clinical research in thyroid cancer. Dr. Clayman has received more than 35 honors and awards.  He has authored more than 218 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, Best Doctors in America, and U. S. News and World report since the inception of these recognitions began.

Dr. Clayman is arguably one of the most experienced thyroid surgeons in the world. Dr. Clayman performs only thyroid and thyroid cancer surgery with now more than 9000 thyroid operations successfully performed.