Karolina Brook, MD

Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology

Karolina Brook


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 adult, 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, and will be serving as Secretary for the upcoming term (2023-2025).

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.

Other Positions

  • Attending Anesthesiologist, Anesthesiology, Boston Medical Center
  • Pediatric Anesthesiologist, Anesthesiology, Boston Medical Center


  • Harvard Medical School, MD
  • Princeton University, BA


  • Published on 10/4/2023

    Vasudevan A, Brook K, Bernstein W. Maintaining patient satisfaction and safety in patients with aesthetic enhancements. J Clin Anesth. 2023 Oct 04; 91:111269. PMID: 37801821.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 9/19/2023

    Richards JL, Brook K. How the physician's financial wellness could impact patient safety. Postgrad Med J. 2023 Sep 19. PMID: 37738094.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 6/14/2023

    de Meneses FGA, Mulcahy BP, Brook K. Wiretap laws and the perioperative physician - The current state of affairs. J Clin Anesth. 2023 Oct; 89:111178. PMID: 37327714.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 5/19/2023

    Brook K, de Meneses FGA, Quraishi SA. Recording Clinical Interactions and Wiretapping Laws. Anesth Analg. 2023 Jun 01; 136(6):e28-e29. PMID: 37205811.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 10/31/2022

    Committee on Patient Safety and Education. ASA Statement on Safety Culture. 2022.

    Read at: Custom
  • Published on 10/1/2022

    Brook K, Lambert DH. Spectrograms-Need for Increased Training and Accessibility. J Educ Perioper Med. 2022; 24(4):E692. PMID: 36545370.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 9/8/2022

    Conley C, Brook K, Louca J, Haber A, Nozari A, Ortega R. Inhalational Induction. N Engl J Med. 2022 Sep 08; 387(10):e19. PMID: 36069873.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 4/1/2022

    Brook K, Gonzalez RM. An Improvement to Medication Safety-Or a Weakness? Anesthesiology. 2022 04 01; 136(4):664. PMID: 35089996.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 12/3/2021

    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. PMID: 34860322.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 2/18/2021

    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.

    Read at: PubMed

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