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R. Brannon Claytor, MD, FACS
Chief of the Division Of Plastic Surgery at Main Line Health

Dr. Claytor Philadelphia | Bryn Mawr PA

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Dr. R. Brannon Claytor, M.D., FACS

“I have never had a doctor treat me with such respect and care in my life. I am beyond grateful for the experience I’ve had with this practice.”

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Dr. Brannon Claytor Bryn Mawr PA | Philadelphia

Dr. R. Brannon Claytor joined Dr. R. Barrett Noone in 2014 to help carry on the tradition of exemplary plastic and cosmetic surgery on the Main Line.  Dr. Noone started Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Associates 40 years ago, and the practice has had a rich history of providing care to patients in Greater Philadelphia area ever since.

Dr. Claytor has been in practice for over 10 years.  A member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the American Society for Plastic Surgeons and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, Dr. Claytor has been an educator at the national level teaching courses at the ASAPS meetings to other plastic surgeons.

A native of the Philadelphia area, Dr. Claytor attended the Haverford School, Colby College in Waterville, Maine, and Jefferson Medical College. After a Plastic Surgery Fellowship at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, and a Hand and Micro-Surgery Fellowship at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Dr. Claytor spent ten years in private practice in New England.

In addition to his surgical work, Dr. Claytor  has served on the Credentialing Committee and as the Coordinator for Lahey Clinic plastic surgery residents at Maine Medical Center, where he was elected “Teacher of the Year” by the residents in 2008. He also served on both the Investigational Review Board and the By Laws Committee at Portsmouth Regional Medical Center. Dr. Claytor is a course instructor for the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons and a past Councilor for the New England Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons.

Committed to maintaining the quality of care and compassion exemplified by his partner, Dr. Claytor created Claytor/Noone Plastic Surgery to provide a lasting legacy that will serve as a testament to Dr. Noone’s dedication and service of the past forty years.

Dr. Claytor’s warmth and attention to his patients’ needs complement his expertise in cosmetic and reconstructive breast surgery, abdominoplasty, and facial aesthetic surgery. His knowledge of and continual training in the most advanced surgical techniques provide his patients with up-to-date, cutting-edge care that yields exceptional results.

Dr. Claytor and his wife, Sarah, are the proud parents of three children. He is an active member of the Rotary International and participated in a Rotoplast trip in December, 2015 to Bangladesh where the team performed surgery on 82 children and adults.  Dr. Claytor holds a commercial airline pilot’s license, and enjoys competitive sailing and fly fishing.

Dr. Brannon Claytor Bryn Mawr PA | Philadelphia

Recent Honor and Awards

  • “Teacher of the Year” Award, Plastic Surgery Department, Lahey Clinic, Burlington, Massachusetts, 2008
  • University of Massachusetts Medical School, Healy Award. $5,000 grant to support basic science research on, “Remote Ischemic Preconditioning mediated by Nitric Oxide”, 2003.
  • International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis: Young Investigator of the Year, “Laser Scanning Cytometry, A Novel Method for Detection of Platelet-Endothelial Cell Adhesion”, 1999.
  • Alpha Omega Alpha National Student Research Fellowship: “Immune Tolerance through Gene Transfer in the Thymus”, 1994.


  • “High Volume Lipografting to Irradiated Breast Tissue”
    Fat Grafting Forum, October 2010.
  • “Vertical Oblique Incisions for Mastectomy Reduces Flap Necrosis and Improves Aesthetic Results”
    New England Society for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, June 2010.
  • “Comparison of Current and Past External Fixation Techniques of PIP Joint Fracture Dislocation: The Compass Hinges. The Schenck Hoop”
    Claytor, RB, Chen, J, Plastic Surgery Research Council, 2008.
  • “Fat Grafting to the Breast”
    International Federation for Adipose Therapeutics and Science Meeting, Montreal, Canada, 2012
  • “MACS Facelift with FATS”
    Claytor, RB, Gray, L, American Association of Plastic Surgeons Meeting, San Francisco, CA, 2012
  • “Correction of Late Breast Implant Ptosis with Conversion to Composite Muscle Pockets and Placement of a Larger Implant”
    Gray, L, Claytor, RB, Geneva, Switzerland, 2012
  • “Scarpa Sparing Abdominoplasty with Concomitant Liposuction: No Drains Needed”
    Maintenance of Certification Course, American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, New York, NY, 2013
  • Abdominoplasty, Maintenance of Certification Course
    Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons, Washington, D.C., 2013
  • “Scarpa Sparing Abdominoplasty with Concomitant Liposuction: No Drains Needed”
    Maintenance of Certification Course and Aesthetic Immersion Module, American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, San Francisco, CA, 2014
  • “Scarpa Sparing Abdominoplasty with Concomitant Liposuction: No Drains Needed”
    Society of French Esthetic Plastic Surgeons, Tours, France, May 2014
  • “Scarpa Sparing Abdominoplasty with Concomitant Liposuction: No Drains Needed”
    American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Montreal, Canada, May 2015
  • “Scarpa Sparing Abdominoplasty with Concomitant Liposuction: No Drains Needed”
    American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Las Vegas, Nevada, April 2016


  • “Pearson’s Thoracic Surgery,Chapter 121: Surgery of the Phrenic Nerve”
    Mackinnon, S, Claytor, RB, Churchill Livingstone, Patterson et al 2007.
  • “Remote Ischemic Preconditioning Modulates p38 MAP Kinase in Rat Adipocutaneous Flaps”
    Claytor, RB, Aranson, BS, Ignotz, RA, Lalikos, JF, Dunn, RM, Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery 2007; 23:93-98.
  • For a complete list of publications, please call the office.

Research Experience

  • 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.

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