A forward thinking physician dedicated to discussing the unmentionables in healthcare.

Writings & Research

Dr.Buxton’s work has been featured in:


• The Journal of Palliative Medicine

• Journal of American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

• Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America

• Psychiatric Annals

• Neuropsychiatry

• American Medical Association Journal of Ethics

• Association of Community of Cancer Center





• Real Grieving After Suicide Doesn’t Occur on Social Media []

• My Life: The 2am call [Richmond Times Dispatch]

• Finding Light in the Dark: Suggestions for Dealing with a Patient’s Death [Psychiatric News]

• Facebook Will Be The Largest Graveyard in the World [Richmond Times Dispatch]

• Social Media Consequences of Pediatric Death []



Dr. Buxton has focused his research on clinical problems. This has included being the onsite coordinator for a project, Shattered Shangri-la, to investigate depression and PTSD in Tibetan Refugees in India;  Clinical Resident Coordinator for Department of Psychosocial Research at Brown University Butler Hospital; Collaboration with Coping, Goals Assessment, and Relief from Evolving Symptoms of Cystic Fibrosis (CF-Cares Project) at Massachusetts General Hospital; Principal Investigator for Parent of Children with Life-Limiting Illnesses and Physician Communication Study (PAPC Study) at Harvard University.