Jason B. Clain, MD

Jason B. Clain, MD

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Jason B. Clain, MD

Jason B. Clain, MD

Dr. Jason Clain is a Harvard-trained plastic surgeon specializing in both reconstructive and aesthetic plastic surgery. He has a particular interest in facial skin cancer reconstruction and surgical and non-surgical facial aesthetics (facelift, rhinoplasty, eyelid/blepharoplasty surgery).

Beginning his academic career at Tufts University, Dr. Clain graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Quantitative Economics. He spent the next two years researching the outcomes for patients undergoing reconstruction after head and neck surgery. He attended Medical School at Tufts University School of Medicine, where he graduated with research honors and was awarded the Martin J. Loeb surgical award. He completed residency at Harvard Plastic Surgery, where he served as chief resident in his final year.

Dr. Clain has published over 20 peer-reviewed articles. He has extensive training in multiple methods of complex reconstruction and cutting-edge approaches to aesthetic surgery (rhinoplasty, facelift, eyelid, breast, and body).

In his leisure time, Dr. Clain enjoys sailing, cooking with his wife Alison, and hiking with his yellow lab Teddy and daughter Isabelle.

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Education

  • M.D. Tufts University School of Medicine; Boston, MA
  • B.S. Quantitative Economics Tufts University; Medford, MA

Training

  • Plastic Surgery Residency: Harvard Integrated Plastic Surgery Program in Boston, MA

Teaching

  • Dean Appointed Voting Member, Admissions Committee, Tufts University School of Medicine
  • Research Associate, THANC Foundation, Beth Israel Medical Center
  • Certified Emergency Medical Technician, Greenwich Emergency Medical Services

Affiliations/Certifications

  • Certified Emergency Medical Technician, Greenwich Emergency Medical Service 2008-2011

Awards

  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society
  • Tufts American College of Surgeons Scholarship
  • Martin J. Loeb Prize in Surgery
  • William Dameshek Award in Undergraduate Research

Publications

  • Scherl S, Alon EE, Karle WE, Clain JB, Khorsandi A, Urken ML. Rare tracheal tumors and lesions initially diagnosed as isolated differentiated thyroid cancers. Thyroid. 2013 Jan;23(1):79-83. doi: 10.1089/thy.2012.0192. PubMed PMID: 23072609.
  • Karle WE, Anand SM, Clain JB, Scherl S, Buchbinder D, Smith ML, Urken ML. Use of a combined latissimus dorsi scapular free flap revascularized with vein grafting to the internal mammary artery in a vessel-depleted and previously irradiated neck. Head Neck. 2013 Nov;35(11): E328-32. doi: 10.1002/hed.23194. Epub 2012 Nov 14. PubMed PMID: 23152141.
  • Karle WE, Anand SM, Clain JB, Scherl S, Urken ML. Total soft palate reconstruction using the palatal island and lateral pharyngeal wall flaps. Laryngoscope. 2013 Apr;123(4):929-33. doi: 10.1002/lary.23787. Epub 2012 Nov 20. PubMed PMID: 23169602.
  • Crawley MB, Anand SM, Clain JB, Scherl S, Buchbinder D, Urken ML. Trismus release in a pediatric patient using a parascapular free flap reconstruction following desmoid tumor resection. Laryngoscope. 2013 Jun;123(6):1451-4. doi: 10.1002/lary.23897. Epub 2013 Jan 11. PubMed PMID: 23315759.
  • Clain JB, Scherl S, Karle WE, Khorsandi A, Ghali V, Wang B, Urken ML. Castleman disease in the parapharyngeal space: a case report and review of the literature. Head Neck Pathol. 2013 Dec;7(4):389-92. doi: 10.1007/s12105-013-0449-9. Epub 2013 May 16. Review. PubMed PMID: 23677703; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3824807.
  • Viets R, Scherl S, Clain JB, Urken ML, Khorsandi A. Radiology quiz case 2: hypoglossal nerve schwannoma of the submandibularspace. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2013 May;139(5):523-4. doi: 10.1001/jamaoto.2013.2878a. Review. PubMed PMID: 23681039.
  • Urken ML, Milas M, Randolph GW, Tufano R, Bergman D, Bernet V, Brett EM, Brierley JD, Cobin R, Doherty G, Klopper J, Lee S, Machac J, Mechanick JI, Orloff LA, Ross D, Smallridge RC, Terris DJ, Clain JB, Tuttle M. Management of recurrent and persistent metastatic lymph nodes in well-differentiated thyroid cancer: a multifactorial decision-making guide for the Thyroid Cancer Care Collaborative. Head Neck. 2015 Apr;37(4):605-14. doi: 10.1002/hed.23615. Epub 2014 Apr 3. PubMed PMID: 24436291.
  • Clain JB, Scherl S, Dos Reis L, Turk A, Wenig BM, Mehra S, Karle WE, Urken ML. Extrathyroidal extension predicts extranodal extension in patients with positive lymph nodes: an important association that may affect clinical management. Thyroid. 2014 Jun;24(6):951-7. doi: 10.1089/thy.2013.0557. Epub 2014 May 5. PubMed PMID: 24443878.
  • Mehra S, Tuttle RM, Bergman D, Bernet V, Brett E, Cobin R, Doherty G, Klopper J, Lee S, Machac J, Milas M, Mechanick JI, Orloff L, Randolph G, Ross DS, Smallridge R, Terris D, Tufano R, Alon E, Clain JB, Dos Reis L, Scherl S, Urken ML. Improving the quality of thyroid cancer care: how does the Thyroid Cancer Care Collaborative cross the Institute of Medicine’s Quality Chasm? Thyroid. 2014 Apr;24(4):615-24. doi: 10.1089/thy.2013.0441. Review. PubMed PMID: 24512449.
  • Scherl S, Mehra S, Clain JB, Dos Reis LL, Persky M, Turk A, Wenig B, Husaini H, Urken ML. The effect of surgeon experience on the detection of metastatic lymph nodes in the central compartment and the pathologic features of clinically unapparent metastatic lymph nodes: what are we missing when we don’t perform a prophylactic dissection of central compartment lymph nodes in papillary thyroid cancer? Thyroid. 2014 Aug;24(8):1282-8. doi: 10.1089/thy.2013.0600. Epub 2014 Jun 3. PubMed PMID: 24787362.
  • Dos Reis LL, Mehra S, Scherl S, Clain JB, Machac J, Urken ML. The differential diagnosis of central compartment radioactive iodine uptake after thyroidectomy: anatomic and surgical considerations. Endocr Pract. 2014 Aug;20(8):832-8. doi: 10.4158/EP13435.RA. PubMed PMID: 24793917.
  • Gibber MJ, Clain JB, Jacobson AS, Buchbinder D, Scherl S, Zevallos JP, Mehra S, Urken ML. Subscapular system of flaps: An 8-year experience with 105 patients. Head Neck. 2015 Aug;37(8):1200-6. doi: 10.1002/hed.23738. Epub 2014 Jul 10. PubMed PMID: 24800735.
  • Dibelius G, Mehra S, Clain JB, Urken ML, Wenig BM. Noninvasive anaplastic thyroid carcinoma: report of a case and literature review. Thyroid. 2014 Aug;24(8):1319-24. doi: 10.1089/thy.2013.0586. Epub 2014 Jul Review. PubMed
  • Dos Reis LL, Tuttle RM, Alon E, Bergman DA, Bernet V, Brett EM, Cobin R, Doherty G, Harris JR, Klopper J, Lee SL, Lupo M, Milas M, Machac J, Mechanick JI, Orloff L, Randolph G, Ross DS, Smallridge RC, Terris DJ, Tufano RP, Mehra S, Scherl S, Clain JB, Urken ML. What is the gold standard for comprehensive interinstitutional communication of perioperative information for thyroid cancer patients? A comparison of existing electronic health records with the current American Thyroid Association recommendations. Thyroid. 2014 Oct;24(10):1466-72. doi: 10.1089/thy.2014.0209. Epub 2014 Sep 5. Review. PubMed PMID: 25036190.
  • Clain JB, Mehra S, Scherl S, Dos Reis LL, Turk A, Wenig BM, Dewey EH, Urken ML. Intrathyroidal tumors presenting with extranodal extension: what are we missing? Endocr Pathol. 2014 Dec;25(4):385-9. doi: 10.1007/s12022-014-9340-9. PubMed PMID: 25325929.
  • Clain JB, Leibman MI, Belsky MR, Ruchelsman DE. Ultrasound guidance of steroid injections. J Hand Surg Am. 2014 Dec;39(12):2498-501. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2014.09.027. Epub 2014 Oct 23. Review. PubMed PMID: 25446413.
  • Mehra S, Tuttle RM, Milas M, Orloff L, Bergman D, Bernet V, Brett E, Cobin R, Doherty G, Judson BL, Klopper J, Lee S, Lupo M, Machac J, Mechanick JI, Randolph G, Ross DS, Smallridge R, Terris D, Tufano R, Alon E, Clain JB, DosReis L, Scherl S, Urken ML. Database and registry research in thyroid cancer: striving for a new and improved national thyroid cancer database. Thyroid. 2015 Feb;25(2):157-68. doi: 10.1089/thy.2014.0270. Epub 2015 Jan 16. Review. PubMed PMID: 25517683.
  • Castro J, Likhterov I, Mehra S, Bassiri-Tehrani M, Scherl S, Clain JB, Buchbinder D, Urken ML. Approach to en bloc resection and reconstruction of primary masticator space malignancies. Laryngoscope. 2016 Feb;126(2):372-7. doi: 10.1002/lary.25500. Epub 2015 Nov 3. Review. PubMed PMID: 26526821.
  • Rowe ME, Clain JB, Scherl S, Dos Reis L, Turk A, Wenig BM, Mehra S, Urken ML. Response to “Breach of the thyroid capsule and lymph node capsule in node-positive papillary and medullary thyroid cancer: Different biology”. Eur J Surg Oncol. 2016 Jan;42(1):156-7. doi: 10.1016/j.ejso.2015.09.029. Epub 2015 Nov 18. PubMed PMID: 26632081.
  • Mourad MW, Su HK, Castro JR, Lazarus CL, Clain JB, Mojica JS, Urken ML. Staged laryngeal reconstruction with a prefabricated flap for radiation recurrent glottic carcinoma. Laryngoscope. 2016 May;126(5):1061-70. doi:10.1002/lary.25593. Epub 2015 Nov 6. PubMed PMID: 26541762.
  • Clain JB, Vitale MA, Ahmad CS, Ruchelsman DE. Ulnar Nerve Complications Following Ulnar Collateral Ligament Reconstruction of the Elbow: A Systematic Review. Am J Sports Med. 2019.
  • Eisenberg G, Clain JB, Feinberg-Zadek N, Leibman M, Belsky M, Ruchelsman DE. Clinical Outcomes of Limited Open Intramedullary Headless Screw Fixation of Metacarpal Fractures in 91 Consecutive Patients. Hand (N Y). 2019
  • Rinkinen JR, Weitzman RE, Clain JB, Lans J, Shin JH, Eberlin KR. Locoregional Flap Closure for Highrisk Multilevel Spine Surgery. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2020

Presentations

  • Eisenberg G, Clain JB, Feinberg-Zadek N, Leibman MI, Belsky MR, Ruchelsman DE. Expedited Return to Play Following Intramedullary Headless Screw Fixation of Metacarpal Fractures in Elite Athletes. American Association for Hand Surgery (AAHS); 1/10/18-1/13/18, 2018; Phoenix, Arizona.
  • Clain JB, Vitale MA, Ahmad CS, Ruchelsman DE. (2017). Ulnar Nerve Complications Following Ulnar Collateral Ligament Reconstruction of the Elbow: A Systematic Review. AAHS. Waikoloa, Hawaii.
  • Clain JB, Scherl S, Dos Reis LL, Turk A, Wenig BM, Mehra S, Karle WE, Urken M. Extrathyroidal
  • Extension Predicts Extranodal Extension in Patients with Positive Lymph Nodes: The Case for Upstaging of Minimal Extrathyroidal Extension. Word Congress on Thyroid Cancer. Toronto, Canada 2013
  • Clain JB, Scherl S, Dos Reis LL, Turk A, Wenig BM, Mehra S, Urken M.L. Intrathyroidal Tumors Presenting with Extranodal Extension: What Are We Missing? Word Congress on Thyroid Cancer. Toronto, Canada 2013
  • Scherl S, Clain JB, Dos Reis LL, Mehra S, Persky M, Turk A, Wenig BM, Urken ML. The Effect of Surgeon Experience on the Detection of Metastatic Lymph Nodes in the Central Compartment and the Pathologic Features of Clinically Unapparent Metastatic Lymph Nodes. Word Congress on Thyroid Cancer. Toronto, Canada 2013
  • Dos Reis LL, Scherl S, Clain JB, Turk A, Wenig BM, Mehra S, Urken ML. Clinically Apparent Nodes in the Lateral Compartment are Associated with a High Risk of Positive Nodes in the Central Compartment: What are We Missing When We Don’t Perform a Prophylactic Central Compartment Node Dissection? Word Congress on Thyroid Cancer. Toronto, Canada 2013
  • Dos Reis LL, Tuttle RM, Bergman D, Bernet V, Brett E, Brierley JD, Cobin R, Doherty GM, Klopper J, Lee SL, Machac J, Milas M, Mandel SJ, Mechanick J, Orloff LA, Randolph G, Ross D, Smallridge R, Terris D, Tufano RP, Clain JB, Scherl S, Mehra S, Urken ML. What is the “Gold Standard” for Comprehensive Inter-Institution Communication of Perioperative Information for Thyroid Cancer Patients? A Comparison of Existing Electronic Tools with ATA Standards. Word Congress on Thyroid Cancer. Toronto, Canada 2013
  • Mehra S, Tuttle RM, Bergman D, Bernet V, Brett E, Cobin R, Doherty GM, Klopper J, Lee SL, Machac J, Milas M, Mandel SJ, Mechanick J, Orloff LA, Randolph G, Ross D, Smallridge R, Terris D, Tufano RP, Alon E, Clain JB, Scherl S, Dos Reis LL, Urken M. Striving for a New and Improved National Thyroid Cancer Database. Word Congress on Thyroid Cancer. Toronto, Canada 2013
  • Mehra S, Tuttle RM, Bergman D, Bernet V, Brett E, Cobin R, Doherty GM, Klopper J, Lee SL, Machac J, Milas M, Mandel SJ, Mechanick J, Orloff LA, Randolph G, Ross D, Smallridge R, Terris D, Tufano RP, Alon E, Clain JB, Scherl S, Dos Reis LL, Urken M. Improving the Quality of Thyroid Cancer Care: How Does the Thyroid Cancer Care Collaborative Cross the Institute of Medicine’s Quality Chasm. Word Congress on Thyroid Cancer. Toronto, Canada 2013
  • Olafsson, S. S., Clain, J., Flowers, K. M., Taylor, E., Erdmann-Sager, J., Broyles, J., & Shreiber, K. L. (2022). 12. Sleep Disturbance in the First Year After Mastectomy Among Patients With or Without Reconstruction. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery–Global Open, 10, 8.
  • Karle WE, Anand SM, Clain JB, et al. Use of a combined latissimus dorsi scapular free flap revascularized with vein grafting to the internal mammary artery in a vessel-depleted and previously irradiated neck. 8th International Conference on Head and Neck Cancer. Toronto, Canada 2012
  • Dibelius G, Mehra S, Clain JB, Urken ML, Wenig BM. Noninvasive Anaplastic Thyroid Carcinoma: Report of a Case and Literature Review. Word Congress on Thyroid Cancer. Toronto, Canada 2013
  • Tran T, Persky M, Scherl S, Clain JB, Wallach J, Hu K, Urken ML, Jacobson AS, Harrison LB, Persky MS. Head And Neck Paragangliomas: A Review Of 92 Patients. American Head & Neck Society Annual Meeting; April 10-11, 2013, 2013; Orlando, Florida.
  • Mourad MW, Castro JR, Su HK, Lazarus CL, Clain JB, Urken ML. Staged Laryngeal Reconstruction For Recurrent Glottic Carcinoma Following Failed Definitive Radiation Therapy With A Prefabricated Flap. American Head and Neck Society Annual Meeting; 7/26/2014-7/30/2014, 2014; New York, New York.
  • Castro JR, Mehra S, Scherl S, Clain JB, Buchbinder DB, Urken ML. Resection of Malignant Tumors Arising in the Masticator Space and Primary Reconstruction: Report of 8 Cases. American Head and Neck Society Annual Meeting; 7/26/2014-7/30/2014, 2014; New York, New York.
  • Eisenberg G, Clain JB, Feinberg-Zadek N, Leibman MI, Belsky MR, Ruchelsman DE. Clinical Outcomes of Limited Open Intramedullary Headless Screw Fixation of Metacarpal Fractures – 91 Consecutive Patients. American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH); 2018; Boston, MA.
  • Eisenberg G, Clain JB, Feinberg-Zadek N, Leibman MI, Belsky MR, Ruchelsman DE. Excision of Hook of Hamate Fractures in Elite Baseball Players: Outcomes and Surgical Technique. American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH); 2018; Boston, MA.
  • Eisenberg G, Clain JB, Feinberg-Zadek N, Leibman MI, Belsky MR, Ruchelsman DE. Expedited Return to Play Following Intramedullary Headless Screw Fixation of Metacarpal Fractures in Elite Athletes. American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH); 2018; Boston, MA.

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