Robert Escalera, MD



American Board of Pediatrics

Pediatric Cardiology



Medical School:

Georgetown University School of Medicine


University of California San Francisco


University of Iowa


Educated at the University of Notre Dame, Dr. Escalera is a native of California. Prior to arriving at CHKD, he was an attending physician as part of the INOVA pediatric residency program in northern Virginia. Dr. Escalera and his wife have three sons. Dr. Escalera is fluent in Spanish and joined a team of physicians and nurses providing care to children with congenital heart disease and cardiac arrhythmia from the states of Campeche and Mérida in Mexico in the winter of 2006.

Honors and Awards:

  • Coastal Virginia Magazine “Top Doc” 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023
  • Outstanding Clinical Sub-specialist Teaching Award, INOVA, 2008
  • Annual Fellow in Training Travel Award, American College of Cardiology, 2007
  • Best Pediatric Resident Teacher Award, UCSF-Fresno, 2003
  • Best 2nd-year Pediatric Resident Award, UCSF-Fresno, 2002
  • Outstanding Achievement in Community Service, Dept. of Family Medicine, Georgetown University, 2000



  • Echocardiographic Assessment of Cardiac Morphology and Function in Xenopus. Bartlett, HB, Escalera II, RB, Patel, SS, Wedemeyer EW, Volk, KA, Lohr, JL, Reinking, BE. Comparative Medicine. 2010 April; 60 (2): 107-113.
  • Triple-balloon pulmonary valvuloplasty: An advantageous technique for percutaneous repair of pulmonary valve stenosis in the large pediatric and adult patients. Escalera, RB, Chase, TJ, Owada, CY. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2005 Nov; 66 (3): 446-451.

Community Involvement and Memberships:

Medical Society of Virginia
American College of Cardiology
American Academy of Pediatrics

Contact Info:

(757) 668-7214



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