Karolina Brook, MD
Assistant Professor
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine
Dept of Anesthesiology

MD, Harvard Medical School



Karolina Brook, M.D. received her a B.A. in Chemistry summa cum laude from Princeton University and her M.D. from Harvard. She completed both her residency in Anesthesiology and her fellowship in Pediatric Anesthesiology at Massachusetts General Hospital. She works as an Anesthesiologist at Boston Medical Center, where she takes care of adults, children and obstetric patients.

She serves as Director of Quality and Safety in the Department of Anesthesiology at Boston Medical Center. In her role, she has initiated a department-wide quality data collection program, led and overseen a variety of quality improvement projects, and developed a quality improvement curriculum for the Anesthesiology residents. She has published several papers on the topics of patient safety and quality improvement. She serves on the American Society of Anesthesiologists Committee for Patient Safety and Education, where she was involved in writing the ASA Statement on Safety Culture.

She also has been involved in the Massachusetts Society of Anesthesiologists, most recently serving as Alternate Delegate to the American Society of Anesthesiologists.

Apart from her interest in quality and patient safety, she has a strong interest in resident and physician financial education and creating a resident course where she teaches residents the fundamentals of financial knowledge.

Attending Anesthesiologist
Boston Medical Center
Anesthesiology


Pediatric Anesthesiologist
Boston Medical Center
Anesthesiology


Publications listed below are automatically derived from MEDLINE/PubMed and other sources, which might result in incorrect or missing publications. Faculty can login to make corrections and additions.

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  1. Brook K, Gonzalez RM. An Improvement to Medication Safety-Or a Weakness? Anesthesiology. 2022 04 01; 136(4):664. PMID: 35089996; DOI: 10.1097/ALN.0000000000004138;
     
  2. Brook K, Facchin MJ, Kalustian AA, Mauricio Gonzalez R, McDonnell KL, Lambert DH. An inherently dangerous fluid warmer design. J Clin Monit Comput. 2022 Jun; 36(3):909-915.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34860322
     
  3. Brook K, Meyer KKT, Ortega R. Linguistic Structure of Surgical Checklists. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2021 06; 47(6):392-393. PMID: 33727010; DOI: 10.1016/j.jcjq.2021.02.005;
     
  4. Brook K, Quraishi SA. Response to Letter to the Editor "Ongoing Problems With Research on Vitamin D in Critical Illness". Nutr Clin Pract. 2020 02; 35(1):165. PMID: 31729090; DOI: 10.1002/ncp.10446;
     
  5. Brook K, Otero TMN, Yeh DD, Canales C, Belcher D, Quraishi SA. Admission 25-Hydroxyvitamin D Levels Are Associated With Functional Status at Time of Discharge from Intensive Care Unit in Critically Ill Surgical Patients. Nutr Clin Pract. 2019 Aug; 34(4):572-580. PMID: 30294930; DOI: 10.1002/ncp.10196;
     
  6. Brook K, Bennett J, Desai SP. The Chemical History of Morphine: An 8000-year Journey, from Resin to de-novo Synthesis. J Anesth Hist. 2017 Apr; 3(2):50-55. PMID: 28641826; DOI: 10.1016/j.janh.2017.02.001;
     
  7. Louie D, Brook K, Frates E. The Laughter Prescription: A Tool for Lifestyle Medicine. Am J Lifestyle Med. 2016 Jul-Aug; 10(4):262-267. PMID: 30202281; PMCID: PMC6125057; DOI: 10.1177/1559827614550279;
     
  8. Brook K, Camargo CA, Christopher KB, Quraishi SA. Admission vitamin D status is associated with discharge destination in critically ill surgical patients. Ann Intensive Care. 2015 Dec; 5(1):23. PMID: 26380991; PMCID: PMC4573737; DOI: 10.1186/s13613-015-0065-9;
     
  9. Perez LJ, Ng WL, Marano P, Brook K, Bassler BL, Semmelhack MF. Role of the CAI-1 fatty acid tail in the Vibrio cholerae quorum sensing response. J Med Chem. 2012 Nov 26; 55(22):9669-81. PMID: 23092313; PMCID: PMC3798069; DOI: 10.1021/jm300908t;
     
  10. Allsop SA, Erstad DJ, Brook K, Bhai SF, Cohen JM, Dimitrakoff JD. The DABBEC phenotyping system: towards a mechanistic understanding of CP/CPPS. Nat Rev Urol. 2011 Feb; 8(2):107-13. PMID: 21243018; DOI: 10.1038/nrurol.2010.227;
     

This graph shows the total number of publications by year, by first, middle/unknown, or last author.

Bar chart showing 10 publications over 9 distinct years, with a maximum of 2 publications in 2021

YearPublications
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20151
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2022 Boston Medical Center: QI Hub Silver Certification for QI Leadership
2020-2021 Boston Medical Center: Ellison C. Pierce MD Patient Safety/Teaching Award
2016 Society of Critical Care Medicine: Anesthesiology Section Travel Grant Recipient
2016 Society of Critical Care Medicine: Research Snapshot Award
2011 Harambe Endeavor Alliance: GlaxoSmithKline HeadStart Award
2010 Princeton University: Summa Cum Laude
2010 Princeton University: Gregory T. Pope '80 Prize for Science Writing
2008 Princeton University : Adel Mahmoud Global Health Scholar
In addition to these self-described keywords below, a list of MeSH based concepts is available here.

Anesthesia
Anesthesia, General
Pediatrics
Quality Improvement
Patient Safety

Karolina Brook enjoys mentoring medical students who are considering a pathway in Anesthesiology. She also takes interest in mentoring residents who are considering various career pathways in Anesthesiology.

Available to Mentor as: (Review Mentor Role Definitions):
  • Career Mentor
  • Education Mentor
  • Work / Life Integration Mentor
Contact for Mentoring:
  • Email (see 'Contact Info')

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