Donald J. Clutter, MD, FACS

Donald J. Clutter

Otolaryngologist & Facial Plastic/Reconstructive Surgeon

Dr. Donald Clutter is a highly experienced dual board-certified otolaryngologist and facial plastic surgeon who has been practicing in the Sacramento and Folsom areas since 1984. As an otolaryngologist, he treats all disorders relating to the ear, nose and throat and has a special interest in nasal and sinus surgery and treatment. In addition, Dr. Clutter specializes and is board certified in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. Using the most current and advanced methods available, he performs procedures such as facial rejuvenation surgery, eyelid surgery and rhinoplasty. He employs his cosmetic surgical expertise and state-of-the-art techniques to achieve results that are natural, rejuvenating and aesthetically pleasing, always with the patient’s utmost satisfaction in mind. In addition, Dr. Clutter offers minimally invasive cosmetic procedures, including laser skin resurfacing, laser hair removal and injectable fillers, such as Botox ™, Restylane ™ and Juvaderm ™, all within the security of a physician’s office.

Dr. Clutter received his undergraduate and medical degree from Indiana University. He went on to complete general surgical training at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis and then finished his residency in otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the State University of New York, Syracuse. Dr. Clutter completed a fellowship with the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in Beverly Hills, CA, and at the University of California, Los Angeles, from 1983-1984.

Dr. Clutter served on the Otolaryngology Advisory Panel to the California Medical Association for ten years and has held numerous local and state positions in his field. He was previously Chief of Staff at Mercy General Hospital (Dignity), Sacramento; Chairman, Department of Surgery, Mercy General Hospital (Dignity); and Chief, Department of Otolaryngology, Mercy Hospital (Dignity). He is a Fellow at the American College of Surgeons and a member of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. Dr. Clutter performs surgeries at Mercy General Hospital, Mercy Hospital, Folsom and Sutter Community Hospitals.

In his spare time, Dr. Clutter enjoys standup paddle boarding, endurance horse racing, hiking and traveling to unusual destinations. He is an avid bareboat sailor and enjoys spending time with his family, reading and restoring old motorcycles.

Undergraduate Education: 

Indiana University

Graduate Education:

Indiana University Medical


State University of New York, Syracuse

Board Certifications:

Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery


  • Folsom (Creekside)