Miguel X Escalon
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Miguel X Escalon, MD

Rehabilitation and Physical Medicine

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About Me

Dr. Miguel Xavier Escalón is the Vice Chair of the Department of Rehabilitation and Human Performance. He came to The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in 2013 and has served as Director of Critical Care Rehabilitation since 2014 and as the Residency Program Director for the PM&R residency since 2017. He also serves as the Director of Brain Injury Medicine at Mount Sinai and is the Fellowship Director for the Brain Injury Medicine Fellowship. He is an Associate Professor in the Department of Rehabilitation and Human Performance and the Department of Medical Education 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. Escalón is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Spinal Cord Injury Medicine and Brain Injury Medicine.

Dr. Escalón 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. Escalón oversees the rehabilitation and mobilization of critically ill patients, especially those patients in the ICU. The scope of his ICU practice includes debility, critical illness myopathy/polyneuropathy, pain, spasticity, delirium, early mobilization, etc.

Dr. Escalón also focuses on neuro-rehabilitation of any disease that affects the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord). He is an expert in spasticity management, including intrathecal pump management and botulinum toxin injections.





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ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR | Rehabilitation and Human Performance, ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR | Medical Education
Hospital Affiliations
  • Mount Sinai Beth Israel
  • Mount Sinai Morningside
  • The Mount Sinai Hospital
  • Mount Sinai West