- ASSISTANT PROFESSOR | Rehabilitation Medicine
- Rehabilitation and Physical Medicine
- Hospital Affiliations
- The Mount Sinai Hospital
- Mount Sinai Beth Israel
- Mount Sinai St. Luke's and Mount Sinai West
He received his undergraduate degree from The University of Chicago and his medical degree from University of Illinois. He received specialty training in Rehabilitation Medicine at The Baylor/UT-Houston PM&R Alliance.
Dr. Escalon is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and has sub-specialty training in Spinal Cord Injury Medicine.
Dr. Escalon works closely with physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, recreational therapists, neuropsychologists, and other medical and surgical specialists in order to provide comprehensive care.
Dr. Escalon oversees the rehabilitation and mobilization of critically ill patients, especially those patients in the ICU. The scope of ICU practice includes debility, critical illness myopathy/polyneuropathy, pain, spasticity, etc.
Dr. Escalon also performs spasticity management (including intrethecal pump management and botox injections) as well as peripheral joint injections for osteoarthritis and trigger point injections.
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
- Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
- Botulinum Toxin Injections
- Cauda Equina Syndrome
- Central Cord Syndrome
- Cerebral Palsy
- Cervical Myelopathy
- Guillain-Barré Syndrome
- Heterotopic Ossification
- Intracerebral Hemorrhage (ICH)
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Muscle Strain
- Muscular Dystrophy
- Neurogenic Bladder
- Post-Polio Syndrome
- Postconcussion Syndrome
- Quadriplegia And Paraplegia
- Spina Bifida
- Spinal Cord Injury
- Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
- Subcutaneous Injection
- Subdural Hematoma
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Wheelchair Evaluations
MD, University of Illinois at Chicago
MPH, University of Illinois at Chicago
Internship, Internal Medicine
St. Francis Medical Center
Residency, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Baylor College of Medicine
Fellowship, Spinal Cord Injury
Mount Sinai Hospital
Dr. Escalon is involved with research related to spinal cord injury especially as it relates to spasticity after spinal injury. He is also involved in the use of robotic exoskeletons to facilitate walking, and stem cell implantation for neurological recovery after spinal cord injury.
Dr. Escalon is also involved in research related to ICU patients as it relates to their long term function and quality of life.
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Dr.Escalon did not report having any of the following types of financial relationships with industry during 2016 and/or 2017: consulting, scientific advisory board, industry-sponsored lectures, service on Board of Directors, participation on industry-sponsored committees, equity ownership valued at greater than 5% of a publicly traded company or any value in a privately held company. Please note that this information may differ from information posted on corporate sites due to timing or classification differences.
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