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Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Hospital Medicine
Service Line Leader; Complex Care Committee Chair

Specialty Areas

Hospital medicine / inpatient internal medicine, Geriatric medicine, individualized care plans for medically and psychosocially complex patients, medical student and resident education


BA: Earlham College, 1990; MD: University of North Carolina, 2001; Resident: University of Pennsylvania, 2001-2004; Fellow: University of North Carolina, Geriatrics, 2005; Hospitalist and Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine: WakeMed Hospital, Raleigh, NC, 2005-2011; Hospitalist and Associate Professor of Medicine: University of North Carolina, 2011-present.

Research Interests

Dr. Brubaker’s clinical interests include quality improvement projects around strategies to provide most appropriate care to medically and psychosocially complex high utilizers of healthcare, hospital re-admissions, inpatient workflow, training medical students and residents as attending physician on inpatient Medicine services.


  • Address

    101 Manning Drive

    Hospital Medicine

    CB# 7085

    Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7085