I was born April 3rd., 1944 as a
British Subject on the Island of Jamaica where my Father & Grandfather were
both Medical Doctors.
Granddad rode a horse to Obstetrical deliveries in the
hills above Ocho-Rios, and from the age of ten I 'apprenticed' at his side:
I well remember baptizing one of his infant patients with pneumonia,
about to die from lack of hospital resources in that era. I got to know my
Dad when he and I spent evenings together in his car as he drove around the
city of Kingston doing Medical 'House-Calls.'
I was educated at Jamaica
College, the all-boys Christian Academy they had both attended; and I became a Jamaican Citizen when Jamaica gained Independence
in the 1960s.
ESCOFFERY III, MD, MBBS, JD, FRCP(C).
I entered college at McGill University in Montreal, Canada with direct
admission to the second year, B.Sc./Honors Zoology in 1961-1962 at age 17
(standing maintained). I transferred to The University of The West Indies (UWI)
in Kingston, Jamaica (founded as a College of The University of London,
England) for the MBBS (Combined Undergraduate/Medical Degree) and graduated as a physician &
Jamaica in 1969. While at UWI, I shared the 1967 National Press Award & Gold
Medal for “'The Young Jamaican Cabinet'; A Five Year Development Plan
for Jamaica" (published as a series in The Jamaican 'Daily Gleaner'
Newspaper). I completed my internship at UWI Hospital in 1969-70.
Immigrated to Canada in 1970. (ECFMG/LMCC). Specialist training FRCP(C)
(Fellow of The Royal College of Physicians of Canada) as an Anatomical
Pathologist at the University of Toronto/Toronto General Hospital & Banting
Institute, 1970-75. During that time I was:
* Senior Resident i/c Surgical pathology
Service, Toronto General Hospital, 1974
* Senior Resident i/c Autopsy Service,
Banting Institute, Toronto, Canada, 1974
* Student Lecturer, University of Toronto,
* Student Representative, Academy of
Medicine, Toronto, 1974
* Resident in Cardiovascular Pathology to
M.D. Silver, M.D., PhD
“Pre-natal Diagnosis of Hypophasphatasia,” Benzie R.; Doran T.
A.; Escoffery W.; et al., Dept. Obstet. Gynecology, Toronto Gen. Hospital,
Toronto, CANADA; BIRTH DEFECTS, ORIG. ART. SER. (USA) 1976, 12/6 (271-282).
* F.R.C.P.(C) 1974. Became a
Canadian citizen in 1975.
Immigrated to the US in 1975. (FLEX in Michigan). Practiced in the
mid-west as a hospital pathologist and County Medical Examiner.
* Assistant County Coroner, Third
Judicial District, Kansas.
Moved to S. Florida in 1977.
Maintained my own private Anatomical Pathology laboratory for a period and
Practiced General Medicine & Obstetrics, including “Home-Deliveries” (never
lost one!) in Homestead, FL for 10 years, during which time I was Founder &
Chairman of the Medical Chiefs of Staff Coalition of Dade County, FL
fighting the “Malpractice Crisis” of that era ~ & a Member of The Florida
Governor’s E.R. & Trauma Care Task Force in 1987. (Extensive political lobbying
activities including interviews on “Good Morning America”, “The Today Show,”
etc.). Then practiced in a number of other states when liability issues
drove many of us from Florida in the late 1980s. (Licensed in FL, W. VA, KS,
IN, MT & MI).
Washburn University School of Law, Topeka, KS 1988-92 while concurrently
working full-time as a General Practice MD (Medical Director, Brown Medical,
Saint Mary’s KS), part-time for the military at Fort Riley, KS; and also as
Night-Coroner in Shawnee County, KS. Was Medical Examiner for Social
* National Moot Court Competitor, San Diego,
* American Jurisprudence Award, 1988
* First Place Contracts I, 1988 (Washburn
* First Place Federal Govt. Contracts, 1989 (WLS)
* First Place Research & Writing, 1989 (WLS)
* First Place Senior Writing, 1990 - “The
Government Contractor Defense: Boyle & Beyond”, (WLS, 1990).
Awarded JD in 1992. Passed the
Colorado Bar & was admitted to practice as an Attorney & Counselor
at Law before The Colorado State Supreme Court in 1993. Medical Director for
Plaintiffs’ Med-Mal Law firm “Gibbins, Winkler & Harvey” in Austin, Texas
during 1992 & 1993 (while commuting week-ends to Kansas to work in the E.R.
at Ft. Riley).
Moved to Indiana in 1993 and became
a US citizen. Brought up a couple kids (Home-Schooled my boy) & a
step-daughter in Muncie, IN; was Medical Director for Hospital & Medical Clinics in
Montana and Michigan, including “Frontier Medicine” ER situations (ACLS/ATLS
Certified) while my kids remained with their mother to complete private Christian school in
Indianapolis. Spent seven months working in Disaster
Medicine for FEMA in New Orleans and environs during the Katrina/Rita
catastrophes in 2005-2006. (PBS interview, Muncie IN, Fall 2006: the
"Immigration Crisis"). Moved back to FL 3½ years ago after
Currently I work for PrimeCare of N.W. Florida in their medical clinic at
Fort Walton Beach in The Florida Panhandle.
I married three times. I have two
children. My third wife is Leslie Robertson-Escoffery, a 56 year old nurse whom I met
upon my return to Florida three years ago. We have been married for a almost
a couple years and we live in Shalimar, Okaloosa County, FL.
M.B.,B.S [M.D.] ............ Bachelor of
Medicine & Surgery 1969
F.R.C.P.(C) .................. Fellow of The Royal College of Physicians of
F.L.E.X ........................ Federated State Boards of Licensing Examiners
(U.S. National Board equivalent
for FMGs ).
Educational Council for Foreign Medical Graduates 1970
L.M.C.C. ...................... Licentiate of the Medical Council of Canada 1975. (Canadian M.D. Equivalent for Foreign Medical graduates).
............................ Juris Doctorate; Washburn University School of Law