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 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.

Other Positions

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


  • Harvard Medical School, MD
  • Princeton University, BA


  • 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
  • Published on 11/14/2019

    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.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 10/7/2018

    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.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 4/5/2017

    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.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 6/23/2016

    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.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 9/17/2015

    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.

    Read at: PubMed

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