Dr. Gary Clayman, MD

Dr. Gary Clayman, MD

Head and Neck Endocrine Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 60
Dr. Gary Clayman, MD is a head and neck endocrine surgery specialist in Tampa, FL and has been practicing for 25 years. He graduated from Northeastern Oh Univs Coll Of Med in 1986 and specializes in head and neck endocrine surgery.Read his story

1 Tampa General Cir

Tampa, FL 33606

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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Thyroid Cancer
very high
more than 98% of peers
Thyroid Disease
very high
more than 97% of peers
Thyroid Cyst
very high
more than 95% of peers

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Dr. Clayman's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Clayman "Gary Clayman M.D, F.A.C.S. served as Distinguished Chair of Head and Neck Surgery and Chief of Head and Neck Endocrine Surgery at the University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center since 2003. Dr. Clayman left M. D. Anderson Cancer Center to form the Clayman Thyroid Cancer Center an affiliated center with the Norman Parathyroid Center. Dr. Clayman performs only thyroid and thyroid cancer surgery! September 1st, 2016, Dr. Clayman Founded and serves as the Director of the Thyroid Cancer Center at Tampa General Hospital, the first such interdisciplinary institute dedicated to the premier evaluation and surgical management of thyroid cancer and surgical thyroid diseases. Dr. Clayman has received 35 honors and awards. He has been named to America's Top Doctors for sixteen consecutive years and U. S News and World Reports Top Doctors for six consecutive years. He has 5 current patents and has published 217 peer reviewed publications. Dr. Clayman is considered by many to be the world's authority on all thyroid surgery including all thyroid tumors (nodules), thyroid cancer, recurrent and persistent thyroid cancer, aggressive thyroid cancer, substernal goiter, Grave's disease and more."


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Clayman "Dr. Clayman provides expertise in the evaluation and surgical management of thyroid cancer and thyroid disease that is without comparison.  We provide excellence and personalized patient care for every patient.  We treat every patient as if they were family.  All patients have complete access to Dr. Clayman and his entire team.  Every patient has all questions answered. Every patient is heard.  Every patient has Dr. Clayman's phone number and email.  "

1  Specialties

  • Head and Neck Endocrine Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
    Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*

20  Conditions Treated

  • Abnormal Thyroid
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Benign Tumor
  • Follicular Thyroid Cancer
  • Goiter
  • Graves' Disease
  • Hashimoto's Disease
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Medullary Thyroid Cancer
  • Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia
  • Nodular Goiter
  • Papillary Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Cancer, Hurthle Cell
  • Thyroid Cyst
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroid Goiter
  • Thyroid Mass
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Thyroiditis

9  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Case Wes Res U
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Northeastern Oh Univs Coll Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 1986
  • Hennepin County Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1987
  • University Of Minnesota
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1991
  • Univ of Tex MD Anderson Cancer Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1993
  • Case Western Reserve School of Dentistry
    Other Education | Completed 1982

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Clayman has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Clayman's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Clayman to family and friends
118 total reviews (102 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (118)

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  • 3
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Dr. Clayman's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (102)

I was diagnosed with Papillary Thyroid Cancer in 2/2018 this was devastating. I started a search for the best surgeon and found Dr Clayman. I filled out the forms and received a email and phone call the next day! I had so many questions and concerns never did he act like it was a bother. I had my...more
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I can’t say enough good things about Dr Clayman. He is the foremost surgeon for thyroid cancer in the US. He sees very advanced and difficult cases. Tampa General Hospital is newer and state of the art. All the staff were knowledgeable and friendly. Some of them came with Dr Clayman from MD...more
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Dr. Clayman performed my difficult total thyroidectomy for papillary cancer. I previously had parathyroid surgery which left a tremendous amount of scarring. He was able to remove the thyroid and preserve the 2 remaining parathyroids. His office staff and team are all top notch and caring. He...more
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I highly recommend Dr. Clayman and the Thyroid Cancer Center at Tampa General Hospital! Three weeks ago I got the results of my PET scan that my thyroid cancer came back. I was devastated, scared, and crying after getting the news. After my conversation with Dr. Clayman, I made the decision to...more
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I was recently referred to Dr. Clayman to remove my thyroid cancer. I was very nervous as anyone would be but after reading about Dr. Clayman I knew I was in great hands! I was so impressed by his gentle bedside manner and his excellent team of Dr.'s, ARNP, Nurses and staff. He gives you his...more
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