Mitchell Brooks, M.D., FAAOS
Dr. Brooks is an orthopedic surgeon and former family practitioner with extensive experience in both conservative and surgical procedures involving orthopedic disorders. Dr. Brooks received his undergraduate and medical education at the University of Toronto in Toronto, Canada. He practiced Family Medicine in Toronto for three years before his residency in Orthopedic Surgery at The Medical College of Virginia and was awarded a spinal surgery fellowship at New York University/Bellevue Medical Center.
Dr. Brooks was a clinical instructor in Anatomy at New York Medical College during the 1980 fall semester. He has been a visiting lecturer in sports medicine and orthopedic surgery at the University of Cardiff in Wales where Dr. Brooks also helped develop one of the first privately operated orthopedic sports medicine surgical centers. While there, he also co-authored the book Sports Injuries with colleagues Mr. John Fairclough and Dr. Roger Evans.
Dr. Brooks has also been involved in the creation of orthopedic educational and injury prevention programs for a host of national and international companies.
In 2007 Dr. Brooks underwent a heart transplant due to longstanding cardiac failure. Since that time he has served as a medical, legal and compensation claims consultant to several law firms and insurance companies, as well as area businesses.
Dr. Brooks was an associate of Directions International, an international management-consulting firm, from 1994 to 1997. In 1994, he headed a design team for a 36,000 square foot "Jeep Hospital" using physician, nursing, patient and payer focus groups. This right sized hospital is capable of performing 90 percent of the product lines of a standard 200+ bed community hospital at 30 percent of the fixed costs.
In the Spring and Fall of 2008, he acted as the principle for medical development and medical project operations for Baruch Properties, a Texas real estate and development company responsible for buying, selling or developing over 70,000 acres of land in the last 30 years.
Dr. Brooks is married to the former Kathleen Keenan and has a daughter currently living in New York City. He still sees and enjoys taking care of people in need of orthopedic-related second opinions, second surgical opinions and new patients for specific orthopedic problems that require evaluation, diagnosis and conservative office-based management. He is a Fellow of The American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons.