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Oscar Escobar, MD

Job Title Associate Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
4401 Penn Avenue, Suite Floor 3
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
412-692-5170 Phone
412-692-5834 Fax

Education and Training

Medical School:

1986 Universidad del Valle, Cali, Colombia, South America


1991 Hospital Universitario del Valle, Universidad del Valle, Cali, Colombia, South America
1995 Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY


1994 Louisiana State University, Medical Center and Affiliated Hospitals, New Orleans, LA
1997 Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY


  • The Endocrine Society         
  • American Diabetes Association        
  • Colombian Association of Endocrinology       
  • Colombian Association of Pediatric Endocrinology     
  • Lawson Wilkins Pediatric Endocrine Society

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics
  • American Board of Pediatrics, Sub-Board of Pediatric Endocrinology


  • Best Research Award, 18th Pediatric Colombian Congress
  • Javier Gutierrez Jaramillo Award:  “Best Clinical Sciences Teacher in the area of Fluids and Electrolytes”   
  • Teacher of the Year Award, Pediatric Residents, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh 


  • Helgeson, V. S.  Escobar, O., Siminerio, L., Becker, D.  Unmitigated communion and health among adolescents with and without diabetes:  The mediating role of eating disturbances.  Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin. 2007;33(4):519-536.
  • Helgeson VS, Reynolds KA, Siminerio L, Escobar O, Becker, D. Distribution of Parent and Adolescent Responsibility for Diabetes Self Care: Emergence and Impact of Shared Responsibility. 2007. Submitted to Journal of Pediatric Psychology.
  • Helgeson VS, Snyder PR, Escobar O, Siminerio L, Becker DJ. Comparison of Adolescents with and without Diabetes on Indices of Psychosocial Functioning for Three Years. Accepted for publication in Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 2007.

    View Dr. Escobar's full list of publications from PubMed.
Last Update
September 8, 2011
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Last Update
September 8, 2011