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Kristin Escamilla, M.D.


UT Southwestern Medical School


Residency, Psychiatry
UT Southwestern Medical School

Fellowship, Psychosomatic Medicine
Dell Medical School


Kristin Escamilla, M.D., is an assistant professor, director of undergraduate medical education and psychiatry clerkship director in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin.

Escamilla is double-board-certified in adult psychiatry and consultation-liaison psychiatry. She received a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from the University of Notre Dame in 2005 and her medical degree in 2009 from UT Southwestern Medical School. Escamilla then returned to her hometown of Austin, Texas, and completed her psychiatry residency at UT Southwestern-Austin in 2014 and psychosomatic fellowship at Dell Medical School in 2015.

Born and raised in Austin and passionate about serving the people in her community, Escamilla did emergency psychiatry work at Dell Seton Medical Center for three years and has now focused her clinical attention toward working with Integral Care at the Judge Guy Herman Center for Mental Health Crisis Care.

Escamilla has also worked to increase diversity, equity and inclusion awareness and education within her department as the co-chair of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council. Alongside a dedicated team, she is currently working to inspire kindergarten through 12th grade students in Central Texas to achieve a health professions career.

Professional Affiliations
  • American Psychiatric Association
  • Association for Academic Psychiatry
  • Association of Directors of Medical Education in Psychiatry
  • Austin Psychiatric Society
  • Travis County Medical Society