R. Brannon Claytor MD, FACS
About the Practice
Patient centered care, catering to the aesthetic client who desires discretion and professional care delivered by Board Certified ASAPS Plastic Surgeons who have experience as faculty members of the prestigious ASAPS AIM and MOC programs. Dr. Claytor is devoted to improving patients’ lives through dedication to patient safety and by providing expert and compassionate care in aesthetic and reconstructive surgery in the Greater Philadelphia area.
Rotary International, Ardmore Chapter, Member
Coach Basketball 2006, 2007, 2008, Little League Baseball 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, Lacrosse 2007, 2008
Program Director and Board Member of TORCH club of Maine. 2009 - 2010
Commercial Airline Pilot: 1989 – present
Interests: Competitive Sailing
Background & Certification
Surgery of the Hand by the American Board of Plastic Surgery - November 2008
Plastic Surgery by the American Board of Plastic Surgery - November 2006
07/2004 – 06/2005
Breast Microsurgery & Hand Fellowship
Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, MO
07/2002 – 06/2004
Plastic Reconstructive Surgery Fellow
University of Massachusetts Medical School
06/1996 – 07/2002
General Surgery Resident
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Basic Science Research in Center for Platelet Function Studies and Vascular Surgery Laboratory
University of Massachusetts Medical School
09/1992 – 06/1996
Jefferson Medical College, Doctor of Medicine
09/1990 – 06/1991
University of Pennsylvania, Post Baccalaureate
09/1984 – 06/1988
Colby College, Bachelor of Arts
09/1980 – 06/1984
The Haverford School
Lahey Clinic in Massachusetts
University of Vermont
Clinical instructors at each
Publications and Presentations
Claytor RB: Breast Reconstruction in Radiated Breasts with Neo-Approach; Tissue Expander Based Reconstruction. New England Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, May 2014
Claytor RB: Lipoabdominoplasty; Scarpa Sparring Abdominoplasty with concomitant liposuction, No drains Needed. SOFCEP, Tours, France May 2014
Claytor RB, Gray L, Baker M: MOC Course: Scarpa Sparring Abdominoplasty with concomitant liposuction, No drains Needed. Maintenance of Certification Instructor. American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, San Francisco, CA April 2014
Claytor RB: MOC Course: Lipoabdominoplasty; Scarpa Sparring Abdominoplasty with concomitant liposuction, No drains Needed. Maintenance of Certification Instructor. Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons, Washington DC, September 2013
Claytor RB, Gray L, Baker M: Scarpa Sparring Abdominoplasty with concomitant liposuction, No drains Needed. Maintenance of Certification Instructor. American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, New York, NY April 2013
Claytor RB: Scarpa Sparring Abdominoplasty with concomitant liposuction. New England Society for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons Meeting, Woodstock, VT June 2012
Claytor RB: MACS facelift with FATS, American Association of Plastic Surgeons, San Francisco, CA, May 2012
Claytor RB: Breast reconstruction, the latest advances in technology and technique, Breast Center Portsmouth Regional Hospital, January, 2012
Claytor RB, High Volume Lipografting to Irradiated Tissue, Fat Grafting Forum, New Orleans, October 2010.
Claytor RB, Vertical Oblique Incisions for Mastectomy Reduces Flap Necrosis and Improves Aesthetic Results, New England Society for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons Meeting, June 2010
Claytor RB, Chen J, “Comparison of Current and Past External Fixation Techniques of PIP Joint Fracture Dislocation: The Compass Hinge vs. the Schenck Hoop”, Plastic Surgery Research Council, May 2008.
Claytor RB, Lalikos JF, Dunn RM, “Remote Ischemic Preconditioning is mediated by Nitric Oxide”, New England Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons Meeting, May 2003.
Claytor RB, Shah S, Callery M, Herrmann J, Harland RC, Rohrer, MJ,
“Simvastatin Inhibits Mitogen Induced Proliferation of Human Saphenous Vein Endothelial Cells Through S-Phase Reduction”, Association of Academic Surgeons, November 2000.
Claytor RB, Shah S, Herrmann J, Harland RC, Rohrer, MJ, “Simvastatin Induces Apoptosis in Proliferating Human Saphenous Vein Endothelial Cells Through PARP Cleavage”, Oral Presentation, American College of Surgeons, October 2000.
Claytor RB, Michelson A, LI JM, et al, “The Cleaved Peptide of PAR1 is a More Potent Stimulant of Platelet-Endothelial Cell Adhesion Than Thrombin”, Oral Presentation, American College of Surgeons, October 1999.
Claytor RB, Li JM, Furman MI, Garnette CS, Rohrer MJ, Barnard MR, Krueger L, Frelinger AL, Michelson AD, “Laser scanning cytometry: A novel method for the detection of platelet-endothelial cell adhesion”, Poster presentation, XVIIth Congress International Society for Thrombosis & Haemostasis, August 1999.
Claytor RB, LI JM, Michelson A, “Prolonged Exposure of Platelets to Thrombin Decreases Platelet-Endothelial Adhesion”, Poster Presentation, Society for Vascular Medicine and Biology, June 1999.
Claytor RB, Vittimberga FJ, Swanson RS, “ERCP-Associated Duodenal Perforation Usually Can Be Treated Non-Operatively”, Poster Presentation at Surgical Society of the Alimentary Tract, May 1998.
Mackinnon S, Claytor RB, Pearson’s Thoracic Surgery, Chapter 121: Surgery of the Phrenic Nerve, Churchill Livingstone, Patterson et al 2007.
Claytor RB, Aranson BS, Ignotz RA, Lalikos, JF, Dunn RM, Remote Ischemic Preconditioning Modulates p38 MAP Kinase in Rat Adipocutaneous Flaps, Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery 2007;23:93-98.
Claytor RB, Michelson A, LI JM, et al, “The Cleaved Peptide of PAR1 is a More Potent Stimulant of Platelet-Endothelial Cell Adhesion Than Thrombin”, Journal of Vascular Surgery, Vol 37, 2, 440-445, 2003.
Rohrer MJ, Claytor RB, Garnette CSC, Powell CC, Barnard MR, Furman MI,Michelson AD. Platelet-monocyte aggregates in patients with chronic venous insufficiency remain elevated following correction of reflux. Cardiovascular Surgery 2002; 10:464-469.
Claytor RB Li JM, Furman MI, Garnette CS, Rohrer MJ, Barnard MR, Krueger L, Frelinger AL, Michelson AD. Laser Scanning Cytometry: A novel method for the detection of platelet-endothelial cell adhesion. Cytometry Vol 43.4 April 2001.
Li, JM, Garnette CSG, Cahn M, Claytor RB, Rohrer MJ, Dobson, JG, Gerlitz B, Cutler BS, Recombinant Thrombomodulin inhibits arterial smooth muscle cell proliferation induced by thrombin. J Vasc Surg 2000; 32:804-13.
Garnette CS, Rohrer MJ, Valeri CR, Barnard MR, Frelinger AL, Claytor RB, Krueger LA, Hechtman HB, Furman MI, Michelson AD, Leukocyte Cathepsin G-mediated Mechanism for the Loss of Surface P-selectin from Circulating Degranulated Platelets, Journal of Clinical Investigation, submitted for review.
Claytor RB, Michelson A, LI JM, et al, The Cleaved Peptide of PAR1 is a More Potent Stimulant of Platelet-Endothelial Cell Adhesion Than Thrombin, Surgical Forum, Owen H. Wangenstein, Volume L, PP 475-476, 1999
DeMatteo RP, Raper SE, Ahn M, Fisher KJ, Burke C, Radu A, Widera G, Claytor RB, Barker CF, Markmann JF, “Gene Transfer to the Thymus: A Means of Abrogating the Immune Response to Recombinant Adenovirus”, Annals of Surgery, vol 222, No 3, 229-242, 1995.
Markmann JF, Campos l, Bhandoola A, Kim J, Desai NM, Bassiri H, Claytor RB, Barker CF, “Genetically Engineered Grafts to study Xenoimmunity: A Role for Indirect Antigen Presentation in the Destruction of Major Histocompatibility Complex Antigen Deficient Xenografts”, Surgery, vol.116 No 2, 242-248, 1994.
Conducted research on abdominal adipocutaneous flap in rat model looking at remote ischemic preconditioning and the effect of nitric oxide on tissue injury, University of Massachusetts Medical School, MA, January - March 2003.
Surgical resident conducting basic science research on vascular physiology, Department of Surgery, Division of Vascular Surgery, Center for Platelet Function Studies, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA, 1998 – 2000.
Harrison Department for Surgical Research, Transplantation Surgery Laboratory, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, May 1993 - September 1994.
Awards & Honors
Teacher of the Year Award
Affiliations & Memberships
Main Line Health
Councilor on Executive committee for NESPRS
IRB committee for Portsmouth Hospital
Credentialing committee at Maine Medical Center
Committee member ASAPS Product Development and Market Research Committee
Staff & Facilities
Skin Care Products
Care Credit and Alpheon credit