Melicia Escobar, MSN, CNM, WHNP-BC

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Melicia Escobar, MSN, CNM, WHNP-BC, is a certified nurse midwife in the Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Areas of Expertise: Clinical education
Locations: Main Hospital
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

Education and Training

Board Certification

Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS)
Basic Life Support (BLS)
Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM)
Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP)
Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner (WHNP-BC)

Undergraduate Degree

BSN - Georgetown University, Washington, DC
BA in Anthropology - Haverford College, Haverford, PA

Graduate Degree

MSN in Midwifery & Women’s Health - University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Titles and Academic Titles

Certified Nurse Midwife

Departments and Services




Knauth, D., Skowron, E., and Escobar, M. (2006). Effect of differentiation of self on adolescent risk behavior: Test of the theoretical model. Nursing Research, 55(5), p. 336-345. doi: 10.1097/00006199-200609000-00006




Escobar, M. (2019). Intrauterine Device Insertion and Removal. In T.L. King, M. C. Brucker, K. Osborne, & C. Jevitt (Eds.), Varney’s Midwifery (6th ed.). Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning.

Escobar, M. (2019). Pregnancy after Infertility. In R.G. Jordan, C. L. Farley, & K. T. Grace (Eds.), Prenatal and Postnatal Care: A Woman-Centered Approach (2nd ed.). Edison, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Awards and Honors

2017, AAMC LEAD Fellow
2004, Award for Clinical Excellence, Georgetown University
2003-2004, Dean’s List, Georgetown University
1997-2000, Magill-Rhodes Scholar, Haverford College

Editorial and Academic Positions

Editorial Positions 

2018, Reviewer, Oyelowo, T. & Johnson, J. (2018). A guide to women’s health (2nd ed.). Jones & Bartlett Learning: Burlington, MA.
2014-present, Reviewer, Jones & Bartlett Learning

Academic and Institutional Committees

Mentor, Midwives of Color Committee Mentor Subcommittee
Chair, American College of Nurse Midwifery, Bylaws Committee
Treasurer, PA Affiliate of the American College of Nurse Midwifery

Leadership and Memberships

Memberships in Professional Organizations

2015-present, The National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health (NPWH)
2006-present, American College of Nurse Midwifery (ACNM)