Alison Escalante, MD is a practicing pediatrician who has
developed a way of thinking and breathing through what she calls,
"The Shouldstorm." As physicians, we face similar storms with
our patients, colleagues, administrators, and ourselves. She
walks us through the ideas she presented in a TEDx talk and applies
it to doctoring.
She can be found at
And her TEDx talk can be found at
She did her undergrad at Princeton, studying Medieval
Renaissance History, went to med school at Rutgers
University-Robert Wood Johnson and pediatric residency at Duke and
University of Chicago. She is a former clinical instructor of
pediatrics at Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine and is now a
pediatrician at DuPage medical group in Naperville, Illinois.
She practices what she preaches as the mother of two fun,
friendly, rambunctious and startlingly wise boys.