Christopher Lawton, MD

Assistant Professor


  • Froedtert Hospital
  • Cancer Center - Froedtert Hospital


  • Hospice and Palliative Medicine


  • English, Spanish

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  • MD - Doctor of Medicine


Dr. Lawton is Assistant Professor of Medicine (Hematology and Oncology) at the Medical College of Wisconsin specializing in hospice and palliative medicine. He graduated from Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons in 2012 and then completed his internal medicine residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital-Columbia University Medical Center in 2015. He went on to complete his fellowship in hospice and palliative medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. His clinical interests include communication skills in the palliative care setting and substance use disorders in the terminally ill.

Ongoing Palliative Medicine Clinical and Scholarship Projects

  • Description and effectiveness of a standardize didactic and experiential palliative care curriculum for fellows in Vascular and Interventional Radiology
  • Screening tools and best care strategies for aberrant opioid behaviors among patients with a serious illness
  • Palliative Care educational curriculum designer for Department of Medicine residents
  • Defining “the imposter syndrome” within Palliative Care and identifying best mitigation strategies