Enrique Escalante, M.D., M.S.H.S., was born and raised in Mexico City, Mexico. He came to the United States at age 18 to attend college at Fairfield University, where he received a bachelor's degree in Management Information Systems and Operations Management. After college, he worked as a project manager at a Fortune 500 company for 6 years and, during that time, also completed the post-baccalaureate pre-medical program at Columbia University. He attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and subsequently completed his pediatric residency at the University of California, San Francisco. He then moved to Washington, D.C. to complete a fellowship in pediatric hospitalist medicine at Children’s National.
Following fellowship, Dr. Escalante joined the faculty at Children’s National. In addition to his clinical responsibilities, he serves as the Director of Minority Recruitment for the pediatric residency program as well as the Medical Unit Director for Pharmacy.