Dr. Escott has served as the Interim Medical Director and Health Authority for Austin Public Health since October 2019.
Dr. Escott has served as the EMS System Medical Director for the City of Austin and Travis County since 2016. During this time he was also the Alternate Health Authority for Austin Public Health.
Dr. Escott received his medical degree from Flinders University School of Medicine in Adelaide, Australia. He also has a Master of Public Health from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Escott's medical training included an internship with the University of Adelaide in Australia and a residency in Emergency Medicine at the Pennsylvania State Health Milton Hershey Medical Center. Dr. Escott is Board Certified in Emergency Medicine and Subspeciality Board Certified in EMS.
Dr. Escott has published numerous articles, abstracts, papers, and presentations related to EMS, Disaster Management, and Public Health.
Prior to his position with the EMS System in Austin, Dr. Escott served as the Director of the Division of EMS and Disaster Medicine and EMS Fellowship Director for the Baylor College of Medicine, Health Authority for the Montgomery County Public Health District and Medical Director for the Montgomery County Hospital District EMS, Harris County ESD #48, and San Jacinto Community College-North.