Carmen Escalante, MD, Oral History Interview, May 23, 2014
Major Topics Covered:
- Roles heading the Department of Internal Medicine
- Experiences as a woman professional in medicine
- Evolving status of women at MD Anderson
Chapter 21: Changes for Women at MD Anderson
Chapter 22: Changes at MD Anderson Under a New President: for the Institution and General Internal Medicine
Chapter 23: Refining Policies While Serving on Executive Committee of the Medical Staff
Chapter 24: A Girl Scout Leader Pursues Her Passion for Women’s Advancement
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Escalante, Carmen MD and Rosolowksi, Tacey A. PhD, "Carmen Escalante, MD, Oral History Interview, May 23, 2014" (2014). Interview Sessions. 121.
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About the Interview
About the Interview Subject:
Carmen Escalante, M.D. (b. 30 August 1959, Raceland, Louisiana) joined the faculty of MD Anderson in 1988 as an instructor in the Section of General Internal Medicine. She has served as Chair of the Department of General Internal Medicine since 2005. Dr. Escalante was involved in the first initiatives to set up a formal General Internal Medicine service at MD Anderson. Her research has focused on deep venous thrombosis; dyspnea and the development of risk models that predict imminent death for acutely ill patients with this condition; cancer-related fatigue. In 1998 she set up the first clinic for cancer fatigue in the nation.