Brooke Worster, MD

Assistant Professor



925 Chestnut Street
Fourth Floor, Suite 420A
Philadelphia, PA 19107

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Brooke Worster, MD

Assistant Professor


Medical School

Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA - 2007


Internal Medicine, Temple Hospital, Philadelphia, PA - 2010


Palliative Care Massachusetts General Hospital & DFCI Boston, MA - 2012
Pain, MGH &  Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA - 2013



My research interests focus on improving the quality of life for patients with serious illness – both the impact, risks and benefits of cannabis compared to other prescription pharmacotherapy for pain and other burdensome symptoms as well as how to quantify and maximize the benefits of team-based interprofessional interactions for patients and their families. 


  • SAMHSA X Waiver - 2019


  • Attending Teaching Award, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital - 2015
  • Gold Humanism Honor Society, Sidney Kimmel Medical College - 2018
  • Leadership Academy, Jefferson Health - 2018
  • Dean’s Award for Excellence in Education, Sidney Kimmel Medical College - 2018
  • James B. Erdmann, PhD Award for Excellence In Interprofessional Collaborative Practice - 2018


Brooke grew up in central PA and went to medical school in Philadelphia at Temple University and completed her internal medicine residency and was a chief resident after completing her residency at Temple as well. This is where she fell in love with treating underserved patients with serious illness.  Subsequently she completed a pain and palliative medicine fellowship in Boston, MA at the Harvard MGH/Dana Farber Palliative Care/Pain program and loves the challenges of creating a Supportive Medicine and Cancer Survivorship program spanning the SKCC enterprise as well as new endeavors in transitional, home base and nursing home palliative care.