Katharine E Brock, MD, MS

Attending Physician

Gender

Female

Language

English

Dr. Brock joined Children’s and Emory as an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics. She is Director of the Aflac Cancer Center Supportive Care Clinic and also attends on the pediatric advanced care team.

She came to Georgia from Boston, Mass., where she completed a fellowship in pediatric palliative medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital/Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Dr. Brock earned her medical degree from Northwestern University in Chicago, Illi., followed by residency training in pediatrics at the University of Colorado and a pediatric hematology/oncology fellowship at Stanford University. While at Stanford, she also completed a master’s in epidemiology and clinical research, as well as a fellowship in medical education. She is currently the Co-Director of the Pediatric Fellowship Communication Series.

Dr. Brock has broad experience and interests in the field of pediatric oncology, and pediatric palliative and supportive care. She focuses on improving patient-parent-provider communication, understanding family values, achieving patient’s goals, assisting in medical decision making, coordinating care with community agencies, and improving quality of life through relieving physical, emotional, and spiritual suffering. Dr. Brock works on research in these areas and trains other physicians in effective communication strategies.

Dr. Brock loves what she does and feels privileged to care for patients and families during their journey with a serious illness. She understands this comes with many hopes and worries, and her goal is to help each day be as good as possible. She works hard to understand who each child and family is so that she can provide the highest level of care.

In her spare time, you will find Dr. Brock traveling, doing yoga, hiking, eating out or cheering on her favorite sports teams.

Locations

Pediatric Advanced Care Team

Medical Office Building at Scottish Rite hospital, 5461 Meridian Mark Rd NE Suite 320
Atlanta, GA 30342
Get Directions 404-785-3240

Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center

Scottish Rite hospital, 1001 Johnson Ferry Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30342
Get Directions 404-785-5252

Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center

Egleston hospital, 1405 Clifton Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30322
Get Directions 404-785-1112

Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center

Medical Office Building at Scottish Rite hospital, 5461 Meridian Mark Road NE Suite 400
Atlanta, GA 30342
Get Directions 404-785-1112

Focus of Practice

  • Supportive care
  • Palliative care/pediatric advanced care team
  • Pediatric oncology

Areas of Interest

  • Improving quality of life
  • Pain and symptom control
  • Enhancing patient-parent-provider communication
  • Supportive care for children with cancer
  • Simulation-based medical education

Professional Affiliations

  • American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • Children’s Oncology Group (COG)
  • American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine
  • Georgia Cancer Control Consortium

Research Interests

Communication training for pediatric providers, Simulation-based education for pediatric fellows, Models of embedded palliative oncology care, Outcomes related to supportive oncology care, Opportunities for telehealth to ease the transition from hospital to home