Felicia C. Esteban, MD

Master of Science in Physician Assistant (MSPA) Assistant Professor 540-887-4319

Felicia Esteban, MD, grew up in Reston, Virginia, and received a degree in Biochemistry with a minor in English Literature from Virginia Tech. After college she worked at the National Institute of Health in molecular biology. She went on to attend the Medical University of South Carolina in the beautiful city of Charleston. She was elected to the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society during medical school and stayed in Charleston to complete a pediatric residency at the Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital. She received the 3rd year pediatric resident teaching award during her final year there.

After finishing her residency, Dr. Esteban and her husband moved to San Antonio, Texas. While there, her husband completed his orthopedic surgical residency training, and she worked as a civilian pediatrician for a military medical center. Then they relocated with their young family to the Shenandoah Valley where they have lived for the last nineteen years. Dr. Esteban worked as a private pediatrician in Fishersville, Virginia, and works currently once a week for Healthy Community Health Center, a federally qualified health center for underserved children and families. Passionate about teaching, Dr. Esteban started guest lecturing at James Madison University in 2014. She grew into her role and became an assistant professor teaching anatomy, physiology, and pediatric medicine. She was recognized by the JMU Office of Disability Services in 2021 for her student access support and was nominated in  2022 for the Madison Vision teaching award by her students.

Dr. Esteban has just completed her first year as faculty at Murphy Deming. She teaches pathophysiology and assists in teaching a variety of other courses including anatomy, clinical medicine, laboratory & diagnostics, history & physical, and clinical seminar. Her goals include encouraging her amazing students throughout their rigorous studies to become exemplary, balanced medical providers. She is also committed to help her students realize their crucial role to remove health disparities and improve overall wellbeing in their communities. She enjoys being active outdoors and cooking international foods with her husband and four children, who range from young adults to teenagers. She grounds herself weekly by hiking trails in the Shenandoah National Park with her parti coloured standard poodle, Rico.