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Steven Brooks, MD, FACS

email:   steven.brooks@ttuhsc.edu

Associate Professor of Surgery
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: Texas Tech Physicians Pavilion, 4th floor

 Biography:

Steven Brooks, MD, FACS, 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.” After returning to Texas Tech University Dr. Brooks received the “2016 South Plains Emergency Medical Service (SPEMS) Physician of the Year” award from the Trauma Area B Regional Advisory Council (B-RAC). Additionally, one year after assuming the trauma medical directorship, University Medical Center received the state’s highest trauma recognition, the Texas Department of State Health Services Designated Trauma Center Award.

Dr. Brooks is an Associate Professor of Surgery and the Trauma Medical Director at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Lubbock, Texas. He is also the 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 the International College of Surgeons (FICS).

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.

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/Certification:

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

Certification:

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:

In The News:

 

 
Texas Tech Doctors Save Life of Farmer Trapped in Equipment.

KAMC News. Paige Pauroso. October 19, 2017. More

 
FARMING ACCIDENT PATIENT RECEIVES LIFE-SAVING TRAUMA CARE.

TTUHSC Daily Dose. Suzanna Cisneros. October 19, 2017. More

 
Clovis Shooting Victims Receive Life-Saving Health Care in Lubbock.

TTUHSC Daily Dose. Suzanna Cisneros. August 31, 2017.  press conference. More

 
Doctor Finds Niche in Medicine After Sport Career.

Lubbock Avalanche Journal. Lubbock, TX. February 7th, 2016. More

 
Food, alcohol in moderation is safest way to healthy holidays

Health Column for the Lubbock Avalanche Journal, December 2013. More

 
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. More

 
The 12 Merry Mishaps of Christmas

Internet Video, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (Lubbock, TX), December 2014. web. More

 
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. More

 
UMC First of its kind for Geriatric Trauma Unit

Healthwise with Karin McKay, KCBD News Channel 11 (Lubbock, TX), February 2014. More

 
“verindulgence during the holiday season

Healthwise with Karin McKay, KCBD News Channel 11 (Lubbock, TX), December 2013. More

 
Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Overindulging All The Way

Health Column for the Lubbock Avalanche Journal, December 2013. More

 
Texas Tech Trauma Symposium Preview, Delirium Management in the ICU.

Healthwise with Karin McKay, KCBD News Channel 11 (Lubbock, TX), November 2013. More

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