Daniel Robert ClayburghM.D., Ph.D.. F.A.C.S.

  • Otolaryngologist
  • Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, School of Medicine
  • Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Division of Head and Neck Surgery, School of Medicine


  • Cancer
  • Otolaryngology (ENT)

Special focus on

  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Minimally-Invasive Skull Base Surgery
  • Otolaryngology (ENT)
  • Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery
  • TransOral Robotic Surgery (TORS)

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Dr. Daniel Clayburgh grew up in North Dakota and attended a Williams College in Massachusetts, where he received a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry. He then attended University of Chicago, where he received his medical degree and also completed a Ph.D. in the Department of Pathology.  Following medical school he completed his residency in Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery at Oregon Health and Science University, followed by a fellowship in Advanced Head and Neck Surgical Oncology at the University of Pittsburgh.  He is board certified in Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery.

Dr. Clayburgh works at both OHSU and the Portland VA Medical Center and specializes in the treatment of head and neck cancer, including squamous cell carcinoma, skin cancer, thyroid and parathyroid disease, and salivary gland malignancy.  He has advanced training in minimally invasive approaches to the head and neck, including transoral robotic surgery.  His research interests include cancer stem cells, the development of new therapies and surgical technology for head and neck cancer, and improvements in perioperative management of head and neck cancer patients. 


  • Ph.D., 2006, The University of Chicago
  • M.D., 2008, The University of Chicago
  • Residency:

    • Oregon Health & Science Univeristy - otolaryngology
  • Fellowship:

    • University of Pittsburgh - advanced head and neck surgical oncology
  • Certifications:

    • American Board of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery


  • English
  • Spanish (some)

Memberships and associations

  • American Academy of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery