Dr. John Clayton, MD

Dr. John Clayton, MD


Plastic Surgery | Male | 44 years old

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South Jordan, UT |
Dr Clayton is amazing! I wish I could see him for all of my medical needs. He is honest and always makes you feel that he will spend all the time you need with him to explain things. I have seen him for a few different procedures and he has done an excellent job.
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Bio and Interests

Dr. Clayton is a native of Utah and a third generation plastic surgeon. His grandfather, also named John L. Clayton, started Clayton Plastic Surgery and was later joined by his two sons, Dr. John N. Clayton and Dr. David N. Clayton, who now practice at Alta View Plastic Surgery Specialists. 

Dr. Clayton earned his Doctor of Philosophy in Epidemiology before attending medical school. He then completed a general surgery residency at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA in Los Angeles, California, and is currently certified by the American Board of Surgery. Dr. Clayton completed his plastic and reconstructive surgery training at the University of North Carolina Hospitals in Chapel Hill. 

He has been actively involved in research during all aspects of his training, including more recent research in breast cancer and breast reconstruction. He has 21 peer-reviewed publications and has given over 50 presentations. Dr. Clayton currently serves on the editorial board of the Annals of Plastic Surgery. 

He and his wife Heidi are the parents of three children, and are happy to call Utah home.

Practice Focus

My practice covers the entire spectrum of plastic and reconstructive surgery including hand surgery, the treatment for skin cancers and pediatric conditions. I have extensive training in breast reconstruction, enabling comprehensive surgical care for women interested in either immediate or delayed reconstruction.

I also enjoy performing cosmetic surgery including Liposuction, Breast Augmentation, Reduction and Lifting, Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty), Body Contouring after massive weight loss, Facelift, Eyelid and Brow lift, Nasal surgery (Rhinoplasty), Cosmetic and Reconstructive Ear surgery, Laser treatments (all kinds), Botox, Dysport, and fillers (Juvederm, Radiesse, Restylane, and Belotero), Obagi and other skin care programs.

Dr. Clayton's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

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  •  Specializes in Plastic Surgery
  •  Board certified in General Surgery and Plastic Surgery
  •  Malpractice claims in Utah not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • General Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Hernia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Benign Tumor
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Cancer
  • Cellulitis
  • Cosmetic Conditions
  • Facial Skin Cancer
  • Facial Trauma
  • Folliculitis
  • Foot Conditions
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gynecomastia
  • Hand Conditions
  • Labored Breathing
  • Laceration
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Infections
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma


  • Medical School
    La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans

    Graduated in 2005

  • Internship Hospital
    UCLA Ctr For Hlth Sci

    Completed in 2006

  • Residency Hospital
    UCLA Ctr For Hlth Sci

    Completed in 2010

  • Fellowship Hospital
    University North Carolina Hospital

    Completed in 2013

  • Undergraduate School
    University Of Utah

    Graduated in 1996

  • Other Education

    Completed in 1998


    Completed in 2001

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Plastic Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Abdominal Wall Reconstruction
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Breast Augmentation
  • Breast Cancer Surgery
  • Breast Lift Surgery
  • Breast Reduction
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery
  • Cosmetic Facial Surgery
  • Cosmetic Laser Surgery
  • Cosmetic Neck Surgery
  • Cosmetic Surgical Procedure
  • Cosmetic Trunk Surgery
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Hand Surgery
  • Hand Tendon Repair
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Laceration Repair
  • Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Skin Grafts
  • Wound Repair