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. Dr. Escobar directs our inpatient Maternal-Child Health Service.

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...

Discuss best practices surrounding Women's Health issues. Teaching Family Medicine Physicians how to provide comprehensive, evidence-based Obstetric and Women's Health care will ensure that women can receive outstanding care in FM offices. Our speciality can do our part to decrease Maternal Mortality and decrease gender based discrepancies in healthcare.

What I do for fun...

Pre-COVID, travel was something that was becoming a habit, but I have re-discovered my passion for gardening! I have a balcony that is overflowing with greenery and has become an oasis to relax in after a long day.  Also with travel opening up, scuba diving is a newly developed hobby that I hope to further cultivate!