Professional Summary


  • Louisiana State University School of Medicine - New Orleans, in Doctor of Medicine, 2005


  • UCLA School of Medicine - Los Angeles, in General Surgery, 2010


  • Fellowship in Plastic Surgery from University of North Carolina

Board Certifications

  • AM BD PLASTIC SURGERY awarded in 11/14/2014
  • AM BD SURGERY awarded in 10/17/2010

Professional Memberships

  • Utah Medical Association
  • American Board of Surgery
  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • American Board of Plastic Surgeons


  • Plastic Surgery

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • German

Practice Focus

My practice covers the entire spectrum of plastic and reconstructive surgery. I specializes in cosmetic surgery including liposuction, breast augmentation, breast reduction and breast lifting, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), body contouring after massive weight loss, facelift, eyelid and brow lift, nasal surgery (functional and cosmetic rhinoplasty), ear surgery, laser treatments, Botox, Xeomin, Dysport, and fillers , EltaMD and other skin care programs. I provide complete treatment (removal and immediate reconstruction) of any type of skin cancer, including melanoma. I also treat common hand conditions, such as carpal tunnel, trigger fingers and traumatic hand injuries.


Dr. John L. Clayton is a native of Utah and a third-generation plastic surgeon. His grandfather, also named Dr. John L. Clayton, started Clayton Plastic Surgery in 1963 and was later joined by his two sons. Dr. Clayton's practice is located at Intermountain Riverton Hospital, where he is Chief of the Division of Plastic Surgery. He earned his Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) 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 board certified in general surgery 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 and is currently board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Dr. Clayton has been actively involved in research during all aspects of his training, including more recent research in breast cancer and breast reconstruction. He has 24 peer-reviewed journal publications and has given over 50 presentations to the medical community. Dr. Clayton formerly served on the editorial board of the Annals of Plastic Surgery. He and his wife, Heidi, are the parents of three children. He enjoys spending time with his family and loves mountain biking, backcountry skiing and mountaineering.

Verified Patient Ratings

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Patient Satisfaction

(4.8) 693 ratings

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Sep 1, 2023
Everyone was very kind and thorough in their jobs. I would highly recommend Dr. Clayton to anyone.
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Jul 28, 2023
Good experience!
Jul 28, 2023
Very good experience!
Jul 19, 2023
Dr Clayton was awesome. I am from Idaho and had a facelift. He did an incredible job and has been excellent in all follow up appointments.
Jul 9, 2023
Dr. John Clayton is the best doctor I have.
Jun 22, 2023
Dr John Clayton is a remarkable provider! I recommend all my family and friends!
Jun 22, 2023
I can really see how this team is an engaged and connected group of people who work well together!
Jun 11, 2023
Dr was very professional, answer all my concerns and gave very good explanation about may surgery
May 31, 2023
LOVED Dr. Clayton!
Apr 5, 2023
Great experience!!!
Apr 5, 2023
Dr. Clayton was great in every way and would highly recommend him to others.
Mar 22, 2023
Yes always because they care about people . Special doctor Clayton thank you thank you so much
Feb 18, 2023
Dr Clayton made my daughter feel very comfortable & explained things really well to the both of us. We really appreciated his kindness & thoroughness.
Jan 31, 2023
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Jan 25, 2023
Friends and sister very interested in see the same doctor with my recommendation!
Jan 20, 2023
Excellent. High praise for Dr. Clayton and his assistants!
Jan 20, 2023
Dec 15, 2022
Dr Clayton and his team were super helpful a listened to my concerns.
Nov 30, 2022
I was very at ease and felt good above all.
Nov 17, 2022
Dr Clayton as well as were both very professional
Nov 9, 2022
I felt that Dr Clayton was genuinely concerned about my situation and went out of his way to provide me with the upmost care. Made me feel very comfortable.
Nov 9, 2022
Completely satisfied with my visit.
Nov 3, 2022
Good experience!
Sep 15, 2022
Dr. Clayton is the best.
Sep 15, 2022
This doctor is a wonderful expert there was no time for discussion.
Sep 15, 2022
Good experience, was shown examples or surgery I wanted and explained thoroughly the procedure.

Get to know John L. Clayton, MD

Get to know John L. Clayton, MD

Practice Location

Intermountain Southridge Clinic - General Surgery

3723 W 12600 S Ste 270 A Riverton, UT
Mon thru Fri 9AM - 5PM
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