Dr. Taylor Lincoln graduated from Boston College in 2007 with a B.S. in Biology and Philosophy. She completed her M.D. at the University of Vermont College of Medicine in 2013. During her time in Vermont, she was elected as a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society and adopted her rescue dog, Mable. She then moved south to the University of North Carolina for Internal Medicine Residency. Deciding she missed the snow and long winters, Dr. Lincoln headed back north to Pittsburgh where she completed a fellowship in Hospice and Palliative Medicine and earned a Master’s of Clinical Research at the University of Pittsburgh. Outside of the hospital, she enjoys live music and getting outside by cross-country skiing, hiking, and cycling.
Dr. Lincoln intends to apply her palliative care training to improving end-of-life care for critically ill patients by promoting high quality communication aimed to ensure patients receive care consistent with their values. Her long-term career goal is to become a clinical investigator conducting health services research at the intersection of critical care and palliative medicine. Currently, Dr. Lincoln is working with Dr. Douglas B. White to determine whether communication behaviors during family meetings affect physician trust in surrogate decision-makers. She is also conducting an ancillary study within a randomized controlled trial assessing how providers interact with a system-level intervention that aims to improve psychological outcomes for decision-makers of critically-ill patients.
2007 : Boston College, B.S., Biology, Philosophy
2013 : University of Vermont College of Medicine, M.D.
2013 – 2016 : University of North Carolina, Internal Medicine Residency
2016 – 2018 : University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship
2016 – 2018 : University of Pittsburgh, Master’s of Clinical Research