Escobar, Shaunna L., M.D., M.P.H., C.P.H., M.H.L.

Faculty – Middletown Office


State University of New York
Syracuse, NY

Graduate School

Brown University
Providence, RI

Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health
New York, NY

Medical School

State University of New York (SUNY) Upstate Medical University
Syracuse, NY


St. Vincent's Medical Center Family Medicine Residency Program
Jacksonville, FL


Brown University/Thundermist Health Center/Landmark Medical Center
Woonsocket, RI


American Board of Family Medicine

Escobar, Shaunna L., M.D., M.P.H., C.P.H., M.H.L.

Dr. Shaunna EscobarDr. Escobar started her career in medicine with a focus on Emergency Medicine and Disaster Medicine. That all changed when she began her OB/GYN rotation in medical school. It was through this rotation that she discovered a love for delivering babies and caring for families. She ultimately chose Family Medicine, with a focus on Obstetrics, as her specialty, pursuing a fellowship in Maternal Child Health at Brown University after residency. Dr. Escobar also earned two graduate degrees—a Master of Public Health and a Master of Healthcare Leadership—to further her capacity for driving change in health care towards improved patient care, improved obstetric and neonatal outcomes and more family-centric care. She still has a passion for Disaster Medicine and focuses on Obstetric Disaster Medicine and the care of pregnant women and their newborns during disasters.

What I like best about working at Middlesex...

The supportive environment at Middlesex is the best aspect of working here! The culture of lending a hand to whatever needs to be done is wonderful.

My favorite thing to do with residents is...

Discussing how important it is for physicians to become involved in leadership positions in order to enact change that impacts their patients. It is even better when these discussions happen over an amazing meal! Sometimes, it takes more than prescribing the right medicine or getting a patient surgery to allow them to heal.

What I do for fun...

Pre-COVID, travel was something that was becoming a habit, but I have had to pivot into gardening, cooking and exploring locally. Since moving to Connecticut from Rhode Island, there are new places for me to explore and enjoy! I have recently become scuba certified and am looking forward to some Connecticut dives!