Dr. Clayton received her bachelor's degree from the State University of New York at Binghamton. She attended medical school and did her residency at Upstate Medical University in Syracuse. Prior to joining IACNY in 2003, Dr. Clayton was the attending physician for the Women's Clinic at the VA Medical Center in Syracuse, and then at the VA Medical Center in Salt Lake City. She is board-certified in internal medicine. Dr. Clayton lives in DeWitt with her husband, Dr. Charles Lutz, and their two children.