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Miguel Escalon

  • ASSISTANT PROFESSOR Rehabilitation Medicine
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Education

  • 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

Biography

    Dr. Miguel Escalon came to The Mount Sinai Medical Center in 2013 and has served as Director of Critical Care Rehabilitation since 2014. He is an Associate Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

    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.

Research

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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.

Industry Relationships

Physicians and scientists on the faculty of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai often interact with pharmaceutical, device and biotechnology companies to improve patient care, develop new therapies and achieve scientific breakthroughs. In order to promote an ethical and transparent environment for conducting research, providing clinical care and teaching, Mount Sinai requires that salaried faculty inform the School of their relationships with such companies.

Dr.Escalon is not currently required to report Industry relationships.

Mount Sinai's faculty policies relating to faculty collaboration with industry are posted on our website at http://icahn.mssm.edu/about-us/services-and-resources/faculty-resources/handbooks-and-policies/faculty-handbook. Patients may wish to ask their physician about the activities they perform for companies.

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