J. Trig Brown, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Campus mail Duke University Health System, Section Palliative Medicine, Durham, NC 27710
Phone (919) 684-8111
Email address james.t.brown@duke.edu

A general internist in practice for several years, Dr. Brown has now finished Fellowship training in Hospice and Palliative Medicine and has rejoined the Faculty in the Division of General Medicine, Palliative Care Section.  Clinical and teaching activities are at Duke University Health System, Duke Regional Hospital, and at the in-patient hospice facility, The Hock Family Pavilion.  He has several areas of active scholarly activities including the integration of palliative care into the primary care arenas, building physician resiliency, and quality improvement at end of life.

Education and Training

  • Fellow, Consultation Liaison Psychiatry, Duke University School of Medicine, 1980 - 1981
  • Resident, Medicine, Duke University School of Medicine, 1978 - 1980
  • Intern, Medicine, Duke University School of Medicine, 1977 - 1978
  • M.D., Washington University in St. Louis, 1977


Price, Meghan, Cherith Godwin, Rachael Mahle, Aaron Tarnasky, Nicole Dalal, Jason Webb, J Trig Brown, and Lucas Wachsmuth. “The Student Navigators Project: Improving Access to Early Education in End-of-Life Care for Healthcare Professional Students.” In Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 59:469–70. ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC, 2020.