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Miguel Escalon

  • ASSISTANT PROFESSOR Rehabilitation Medicine
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  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation


  • 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. 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 Assistant 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.



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

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Dr. Escalon did not report having any of the following types of financial relationships with industry during 2015 and/or 2016: 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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Rehabilitation Medicine Associates

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Tel: 212-241-6335
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