Palliative Care Specialists Medical Director
David Buxton, MD completed his medical school training at Virginia Commonwealth University where he graduated with Honors in Psychiatry. He went to Brown University for his Adult Psychiatry Residency and Harvard Massachusetts General Hospital/McLean Hospital for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship. Dr. Buxton became the first psychiatrist to complete the Harvard MGH/Dana-Farber Palliative Care Fellowship. He founded the Center for Palliative Psychiatry and started the first Palliative Care Team in the Hospital Corporation of America system at CJW Medical Center in Richmond, Virginia as the Medical Director. He is a Clinical Associate Professor at VCU, a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and a Distinguished Fellow of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Dr. Buxton is considered an expert in the topic of adult psychiatry, child psychiatry and palliative care with presentations at local, national and international conferences. Dr. Buxton is board certified in all three medical specialties. He provides consultations to multiple start-ups, insurances and health care systems.
Dr. Buxton is the Executive Medical Director of Palliative Medicine for AdventHealth – South Division. He serves as the Director for the Palliative Care Inpatient Consulting Service and Inpatient Palliative Care Unit at AdventHealth Orlando. His research is on digital legacy concepts and empowering patients to talk about the 'unmentionables' in healthcare.