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John L. Clayton, MD

John L. Clayton, MD

Plastic Surgery

Intermountain Medical Group
My Health +
Accepting new patients
(801) 285-4600 main office

Patient Satisfaction


Professional Summary


  • Louisiana State University School of Medicine New Orleans, LA in Doctor of Medicine, 2001 - 2005


  • UCLA School of Medicine Los Angeles, CA in General Surgery, 2005 - 2010


  • University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, NC in Plastic Surgery, 2010 - 2013

Board Certifications

  • AM BD PLASTIC SURGERY re-verification 12/31/2024

Professional Memberships

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

Languages Spoken

  • English

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 have extensive training in breast reconstruction, enabling comprehensive surgical care for women interested in either immediate or delayed reconstruction. 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 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 currently serves 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 and road biking.