About Brook Calton, MD, MHS

Dr. Calton is a Palliative Medicine Physician at The Massachusetts General Hospital and a member of the Harvard Medical School Faculty. She is the Medical Director of Palliative Care for Mass General-Brigham Population Health Management.

Palliative Medicine is a team-based, medical specialty focused on alleviating the physical, psychological, and social stressors that patients living with serious illness, and their caregivers, may experience. Dr. Calton aims to ensure patients and families have access to high-quality palliative care when and where they need it, with a particular focus outside the hospital walls. Dr. Calton aims to use the programs she designs and leads to: provide the highest quality care to patients and their families, serve as a model for national palliative care programming, and function as a platform for training the next wave of practitioners.

At MGH, Dr. Calton provides palliative care in clinic, in the hospital, and through the MGB Home-Based Palliative Medicine program, where she serves as the Medical Director. She is involved in trainee education and curriculum development around symptom management and communication for patients with serious illness. 

Dr. Calton attended medical school, residency in Internal-Medicine/Primary Care, and fellowship in Hospice and Palliative Medicine at UC San Francisco (UCSF). She built several successful home-based palliative care models at UCSF and speaks and writes nationally on home-based palliative care and telemedicine for seriously ill patients.  In recognition of her contributions to the field, Dr. Calton was one of ten individuals selected as Cambia Foundation Sojourn Scholars in 2016; she is also a Fellow of the Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. 

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Medical Education

  • MD, UCSF Medical Center
  • Residency, UCSF Medical Center
  • Fellowship, UCSF Medical Center

American Board Certifications

  • Hospice and Palliative Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine

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  • https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/?term=Calton+B&cauthor_id=32240756

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