Martin Escandon, M.D., M.P.H.
University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine; Martín grew up in Spokane, Washington where he developed a taste for organic apples and strong coffee. He attended the University of Washington in Seattle as an undergraduate and majored in Spanish with a minor in microbiology. After college he worked through AmeriCorps as a patient navigator at a community health center in south Seattle where he solidified his understanding of how social, political and economic factors erode health in marginalized communities. His desire to use medicine as a vehicle for advocacy, community engagement and positive social change led him to the Program in Medical Education for the Urban Underserved (PRIME-US) at the University of California in San Francisco. During medical school, Martín pursued his interests in rural healthcare, farm worker health and full spectrum family medicine. He received an MPH from the Harvard School of Public Health with a concentration in Maternal and Child Health, investigating racial and ethnic disparities in adolescent pregnancy. Martín loves to hike, garden and ride bicycles. He is grateful to join the team in Santa Rosa and stand in solidarity with the community in the struggle for health and social equity. ¡Si se puede!
Alumni Year: 2019