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Allan R. Escher Jr.
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An Illinois native, Dr. Escher grew up in Dallas, Texas. At the University of North Texas, he earned a B.A. in Philosophy with a second major in History. He received his medical degree at Kansas City University of Medicine & Biosciences. He completed his residency in Anesthesiology at the University of Michigan and a fellowship in Pain Management at the University of South Florida. He holds continuous certification in Anesthesiology and subspecialty certification in Pain Management.

Dr. Escher is a recipient of the AMA Foundation Leadership Award for, "outstanding leadership in medicine and community affairs." He received the Young Alumnus Achievement Award from Kansas City University of Medicine & Biosciences, He is a Fellow of the American Osteopathic College of Anesthesiologists, the Federation of State Medical Boards, and the American Association of Osteopathic Examiners. He is an active oral and clinical examiner, having performed 70+ Clinical Examinations in 25 states and the District of Columbia.

Dr. Escher served on the Board of Osteopathic Medicine under Florida Governors Crist and Scott.
He has lectured nationally and internationally on pain management, anesthesiology, maintenance of licensure, and board certification. In multiple media appearances, he remains a strong advocate for public health and safety. He is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Oncologic Sciences at the University of South Florida. His clinical interests are oncology, the use of ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia, pain management, and public health. His research interests are oncology and anesthesiology, public health and safety, medical ethics, and the preservation of medical history.

Skills & Interests
public health and safety medical ethics infectious diseases medical education anesthesiology pain medicine licensure state medical boards history of medicine oncology
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Publications (5)

Recent article categories: Infectious Disease, Public Health, Epidemiology/Public Health

Co-authors (8)
Jonathan B. Cohen

Nasrin N. Aldawoodi

David Ninan

Sephalie Y. Patel

Yu Zhang

Jinhong Liu

Devang Padalia M.D.
Pain Management

Neal Shah M.D.

My Professional Societies

American Osteopathic Board of Anesthesiology
Federation of State Medical Boards
American Osteopathic Association
American Osteopathic College of Anesthesiologists
Florida Osteopathic Medical Association
American Society of Anesthesiologists