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Dr BrooksSteven Brooks, MD, FACS
email: steven.brooks@ttuhsc.edu

Assistant Professor of Surgery
Assistant Trauma Medical Director
Director of Geriatric Trauma Services
Surgical Director, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit

Patient Appointments:
Surgery Clinic : 806-743-2373
Clinic Location:
Surgery Clinic: Pavillion 4th Floor

 

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Biography

Steven Brooks, MD graduated from Occidental College in Los Angeles, California and detoured from advanced education for five years to play professional football in the NFL for the L.A./St. Louis Rams, San Francisco 49’ers, New Orleans Saints, Detroit Lions and Washington Redskins. In the off-season Dr. Brooks was also a professional actor, appearing in several episodes of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Beverly Hills 90210, HBO’s Arliss and the movie Space Jam.

Dr. Brooks inevitably followed his passion to become a doctor and matriculated to AUC School of Medicine in 2001. Dr. Brooks completed his general surgery residency at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas, where he was named the Raleigh-Ross Outstanding Resident by the Texas Surgical Society. While chief resident at Texas Tech, he was the recipient of the 2010 American College of Surgeons Resident Award for Exemplary Teaching. Although the American College of Surgeons (ACS) had met annually for the previous 96 years, Dr. Brooks was only the 8th recipient of the award.

He completed two additional years of fellowship at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, where he trained in Trauma Surgery, Surgical Critical Care and Acute Care Surgery. He received the Vanderbilt University Adult Emergency Department Advocate Award for “representing the highest ideals of patient advocacy and professionalism with patients and Emergency Department Physicians.” In 2016 he was recieved the “South Plains Emergency Medical Service (SPEMS) Physician of the Year” award from the Trauma Area B Regional Advisory Council (B-RAC).

Dr. Brooks is board certified in both General Surgery and Surgical Critical Care, and has returned to Texas Tech University Medical Center in Lubbock, where he is now the Assistant Trauma Medical Director, Director of the Geriatric Trauma Unit and Surgical Director of the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit.

Dr. Brooks is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS), and a member of the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma (AAST) and the International College of Surgeons.

  Clinical Interests

Inpatient practice is focused on Trauma, Surgical Critical Care, Acute Care Surgery, and Burns at the Level 1 University Medical Center, including management of Necrotizing Soft Tissue Infections (NSTIs). Outpatient practice includes serving as the principal general surgeon for the John Montford Unit, a Lubbock medical facility in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) state prison system.

  Educational Interests

Research interests include numerous aspects of trauma and critical care. Recent emphasis includes rib fracture management, thoracic trauma, and as Director of the Geriatric Trauma Unit, dedication to improved care of multiply injured elderly trauma patients. Additionally, Dr. Brooks has focused on outreach as a leader in trauma education for hospitals in the West Texas and Eastern New Mexico region. He is also devoted to system improvements within the residency program, promoting education and research regarding documentation, acuity, and billing. He also drives system improvements within the University Medical Center as a member of numerous committees devoted to evidence-based best practices in antibiotic stewardship, sepsis management, and aspects of critical care. He is the surgical representative for the Trauma Quality Improvement Program (TQIP).

Education:

    • Fellowship:
      Acute Care Surgery (Trauma, Surgical Critical Care, Emergency General Surgery), Vanderbilt University 2011 – 2013
    • Residency:
      General Surgery Resident (PGY-1 Preliminary), Providence Hospital, Detroit, MI, 2006
      Texas Tech University Medical Center, Lubbock, TX, 2011

  • Medical School:
    American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, Coral Gables, FL, 2005

 

Certifications:

Tennessee State Medical Board Licensure
Texas State Medical Board Licensure
Advanced Trauma Operative Management (A.T.O.M.)
Advanced Trauma Life Support (A.T.L.S.) Instructor
Fundamental Critical Care Support (F.C.C.S.) Instructor
Advanced Burn Life Support (A.B.L.S.)
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (A.C.L.S.)
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (P.A.L.S.)
Fundamentals in Laparoscopic Surgery (F.L.S.)
Basic Life Support (B.L.S.)

Research Interests:

Dr. Brooks has co-authored numerous research articles including most recently, "Do Models Incorporating Comorbidities Outperform Those Incorporating Vital Signs and Injury Pattern for Predicting Mortality in Geriatric Trauma?” in the Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery and, "Insulin Resistance Increases Before Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia in Euglycemic Trauma Patients,” in Surgical Infections.

Current Research Projects:

Dr. Brooks is presently co-writing a chapter on Geriatric Trauma for the next Trauma Issue of Surgical Clinics of North America.

Recent Funding:

 

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Doctor Finds Niche in Medicine After Sport Career. Lubbock Avalanche Journal. Lubbock, TX. February 7th, 2016. (http://lubbockonline.com/local-news/2016-02-07/doctor-finds-niche-medicine-after-sports-career#.VroG1cdteRt)

“Food, alcohol in moderation is safest way to healthy holidays” Health Column for the Lubbock Avalanche Journal, December 2013 (http://lubbockonline.com/local-news/2013-12-23/food-alcohol-moderation-safest-way-healthy-holidays#.UsznTnmJc2I)

“TTUHSC Community Medical School: Evolution of Geriatric Trauma” Promotion on Healthwise with Karin McKay, KCBD News Channel 11 (Lubbock, TX), February, 2015.

“TTUHSC Community Medical School: Evolution of Geriatric Trauma” Promotional Radio Interview. Inside HSC with Charles “Chuck” Luck, KTTZ-TV/FM Lubbock and KNCH-FM San Angelo, Feb 2015.

“Gallbladder Disease in the Holiday Season” Trauma System News and Program Report,. Healthwise with Karin McKay, KCBD News Channel 11 (Lubbock, TX), January, 2015. (http://www.kcbd.com/story/27777537/local-surgeon-says-abdominal-pain-often-flares-up-after-the-holidaysfor-reasons-you-might-not-expect)

“12 Merry Mishaps of Christmas” Trauma System News and Program Report,. Healthwise with Karin McKay, KCBD News Channel 11 (Lubbock, TX), December, 2014. (http://www.kcbd.com/story/27690613/merry-movie-mishapswhat-one-local-expert-wants-you-to-know-this-holiday-season)

“The 12 Merry Mishaps of Christmas” Internet Video, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (Lubbock, TX), December 2014. web. http://dailydose.ttuhsc.edu/2014/december/12-days-of-merry-movie-mishaps.aspx

“Texas Trauma Awareness Month: The Hierarchy of Doctors in an Academic Hospital” Trauma System News and Program Report,. Healthwise with Karin McKay, KCBD News Channel 11 (Lubbock, TX), May 2014.

“Texas Trauma Awareness Month: Motorcycle Safety” Trauma System News and Program Report,. Healthwise with Karin McKay, KCBD News Channel 11 (Lubbock, TX), May 2014.

“Texas Hospital Opens Geriatric Trauma Unit” Trauma System News and Program Report, April 2014. (http://trauma-news.us8.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=327d8587feb8938953c722c93&id=672a4e0d13)

“UMC First of its kind for Geriatric Trauma Unit” Healthwise with Karin McKay, KCBD News Channel 11 (Lubbock, TX), February 2014 (http://www.kcbd.com/story/24770132/umc-first-of-it)

“Overindulgence during the holiday season” Healthwise with Karin McKay, KCBD News Channel 11 (Lubbock, TX), December 2013 (http://www.kcbd.com/story/24267938/overindulgence-during-th-eholiday-season)

Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Overindulging All The Way” Health Column for the Lubbock Avalanche Journal, December 2013 (http://lubbockonline.com/health/2013-12-10/tech-doc-jingle-bells-jingle-bells-overindulging-all-way#.UszmOXmJc2I)

Texas Tech Trauma Symposium Preview, Delirium Management in the ICU. Healthwise with Karin McKay, KCBD News Channel 11 (Lubbock, TX), November 2013 (http://www.kcbd.com/category/240190/new-video-landing-page?autoStart=true&topVideoCatNo=default&clipId=9498640#.Unu2kO9-Cs4.facebook)


Peer Reviewed Publications

Kaushik Mukherjee MD MSCI, Kendell J. Sowards MD, Steven E. Brooks MD, Patrick R. Norris PhD, Judith M. Jenkins RN, Miya A. Smith BA, Paul M. Bonney, Jeffrey B. Boord MD, Addison K. May MD FACS FCCM. Insulin Resistance in Critically Ill Adults: Contribution of Pneumonia, Diabetes, Nutrition and Acuity. Surg Infect (Larchmt). 2015 Oct;16(5):490-7.

Kaushik Mukherjee MD MSCI, Kendell J. Sowards MD, Steven E. Brooks MD, Patrick R. Norris PhD, Miya A. Smith BA, Jeffrey B. Boord MD, Addison K. May MD FACS FCCM. Insulin Resistance Increases Before Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia in Euglycemic Trauma Patients. Surg Infect (Larchmt). 2014 Dec;15(6):713-20.

Kaushik Mukherjee MD MSCI, Kendell J. Sowards MD, Steven E. Brooks MD, Patrick R. Norris PhD, Miya A. Smith BA, Jeffrey B. Boord MD, Addison K. May MD FACS FCCM. Insulin Resistance Increases Before Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia in Euglycemic Trauma Patients. Surg Infect (Larchmt). 2014 Sep 12.

Steven E. Brooks, MD, Kaushik Mukherjee MD MSCI, Oliver L. Gunter MD MPH FACS, Oscar D. Guillamondegui MD FACS, Richard S. Miller MD FACS, Addison K. May MD FACS. Do Models Incorporating Comorbidities Outperform Those Incorporating Vital Signs and Injury Pattern for Predicting Mortality in Geriatric Trauma? J Am Coll Surg. 2014 Aug 6. pii: S1072-7515(14)01541-5. doi: 10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2014.08.001.

Steven E. Brooks, MD, Kaushik Mukherjee MD MSCI, Oliver L. Gunter MD MPH FACS, Oscar D. Guillamondegui MD FACS, Richard S. Miller MD FACS, Addison K. May MD FACS. University Healthsystem Consortium Outperforms TRISS in the Geriatric Trauma Population. Submitted to Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery. August, 2013.

Kaushik Mukherjee MD MSCI, Kendell J. Sowards MD, Steven E. Brooks MD, Patrick R. Norris PhD, Addison K. May MD FACS FCCM. Insulin Resistance Increases Before Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia in Glucose-Controlled Trauma Patients. Submitted to Critical Care Medicine, August, 2013.

Daniel J. Stinner, MD, Steven E. Brooks, MD, Andrew R. Fras, MD, and Bradley M. Dennis, MD. Caring for the Polytrauma Patient: Is Your System Surviving or Thriving? Am J Orthop. 2013;42(5):E33-E34

Book Chapters

Dr. Brooks is presently co-writing a chapter on Geriatric Trauma for the next Trauma Issue of Surgical Clinics of North America.

Book Reviews

Scientific Presentations

Hassan Ahmed MD, Benjamin Hirsch MD, Steven E. Brooks, MD. Left Atrial Appendage Rupture Due to Blunt Trauma. Poster presentation at the (North Texas) American College of Surgeons 55th Annual Meeting in Dallas, TX. February, 2016.

Milad Mohammadi MD, Natalie Kashefi MSIV, Jonathan Nathan MD, Sarah Ahmad MD, Ari Halldorsson MD, Steven E. Brooks, MD. Rib Plating of Traumatic Rib Fractures: Patient Selection, Operative Planning and Technique. Poster presentation at the American College of Surgeons (North Texas) Annual Meeting in Dallas, TX. February, 2015.

Jesse Flores MD, Jonathan Nathan MD, Adam Purtell MD, Dixon Santana MD, Steven E. Brooks, MD. Massive Gastrointestinal Bleeding from Jejunal Diverticulosis: Angiographic Localization and Resection. Poster presentation at the American College of Surgeons (North Texas) Annual Meeting in Dallas, TX. February, 2015.

Steven E. Brooks, MD, Kaushik Mukherjee MD MSCI, Oliver L. Gunter MD MPH FACS, Oscar D. Guillamondegui MD FACS, Richard S. Miller MD FACS, Addison K. May MD FACS. University Healthsystem Consortium Outperforms TRISS in the Geriatric Trauma Population. Poster presentation for American Association for the Surgery of Trauma (AAST) and Clinical Congress of Acute Care Surgery annual meeting in San Francisco, CA. September, 2013.

Kaushik Mukherjee MD MSCI, Kendell J. Sowards MD, Steven E. Brooks, MD, Patrick R. Norris PhD, Addison K. May MD FACS FCCM. Insulin Resistance Increases Before Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia in Glucose-Controlled Trauma Patients. Oral presentation at Surgical Infection Society annual meeting in Las Vegas, NV. April 2013.

Steven E. Brooks, MD, Erin Woller, MD, Benjamin Hirsch, MD, Thomas McGill, MD, Catherine A. Musemeche, MD. Trichobezoar Presenting as Gastric Obstruction: A Case of Rapunzel Syndrome. Poster presentation at the American College of Surgeons (North Texas) Annual Meeting in Dallas, TX. February, 2011.

Steven E. Brooks, MD, Mark Markarian, MD, Benjamin Hirsch, MD, Ari Halldorsson, MD. Traumatic Craniofacial Osteotomies. Poster presentation at the American College of Surgeons (North Texas) Annual Meeting in Dallas, TX. February, 2011.

Benjamin Hirsch, MD, Steven E. Brooks, MD, Sammuel Campbell, MD. Mesenteric Ischemia Resulting From Celiomesenteric Trunk Stenosis: A Case Study. Poster presentation at the American College of Surgeons (North Texas) Annual Meeting in Dallas, TX. February, 2011.

Robert S. Marks, MD, Steven E. Brooks, MD, Sharmila Dissanaike, MD, John B. Carter, MD. EKG Monitoring Used To Detect Intraoperative Entrapment of the Ilioinguinal Nerve during Femoral Hernia Repair. Poster presentation at the Gulf Atlantic Anesthesia Residents’ Research Conference in San Juan, Puerto Rico. May, 2010.

Steven E. Brooks, MD, S. Dissanaike, MD, A. Halldorsson, MD. Traumatic Lung Herniation: A Case Study. Poster presentation at the American College of Surgeons (North Texas) Annual Meeting in Dallas, TX. February, 2010.

Steven E. Brooks, MD, A. Halldorsson, MD, S. Dissanaike, MD. Use of BioGlue in the Treatment of a Rectovaginal Fistula: A Case Study. Poster presentation at the American College of Surgeons (North Texas) Annual Meeting in Dallas, TX. February, 2010.

 

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