Dr. Brooks received his M.D. from Columbia University in 1997. After orthopaedic residency at Brown University, Dr. Brooks completed two fellowships – a fellowship in Orthopaedic Trauma at Brown followed by the the prestigious Eaton-Littler Fellowship in Hand, Microvascular and Upper Extremity Fellowship at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt/Columbia in New York City. He also completed additional training in pediatric hand surgery at the Texas Scottish Rite Children’s Hospital. Dr. Brooks has cared for the Providence Bruins hockey team, The Brown University varsity football team and the New York Philharmonic during his training.
Dr. Brooks has also authored scientific articles on carpal tunnel surgery biomechanics, hand and wrist arthritis, and distal radius (wrist) fractures, and he has presented lectures from a regional to international level on aspects of hand surgery and orthopaedic trauma.
Dr. Brooks was the first surgeon in Stamford to perform complex pelvic fracture surgery and was also the first surgeon in Stamford to offer endoscopic carpal tunnel release. Dr. Brooks has been the Director of Orthopaedic Trauma at Stamford Hospital from 2010 to 2016.
Dr. Brooks’ treatment philosophy reflects his passions and interests — to stay as active as possible and minimize “downtime” from injuries. Dr. Brooks understands the active patient’s goals; he is himself an avid triathlete, cyclist, and runner, and has completed Ironman and several half-Ironman races, and has won his age group in several local triathlons.
- College: Washington and Lee University, B.A.
- Medical School: Columbia University, College of Physicians & Surgeons, M.D.
- Residency: Brown University School of Medicine/Rhode Island Hospital Providence, RI Orthopaedic Surgery
- Fellowship: Brown University School of Medicine/Rhode Island Hospital: Providence, RI Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery C.V. Starr Hand Surgery Center at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center/Columbia University Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery