Ari D Brooks, MD MS Ed.

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Professor of Clinical Surgery
Chief, Endocrine and Oncologic Surgery , Pennsylvania Hospital
Co-Director Penn Breast Health Initiative, Abramson Cancer Center, University of Pennsylvania
Breast Cancer disease based team leader, Pennsylvania Hospital
Governance Committee Director GI, EOS, CRS and Plastics, Department of Surgery, Perelman School of Medicine University of Pennsylvania
Clerkship Director in Surgery, Perelman School of Medicine University of Pennsylvania
Department: Surgery

Contact information
Department of Surgery
Penn Medicine Washington Square
800 Walnut Street, 20th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Hahnemann University School of Medicine, 1992.
B.A. (Medical Science)
Boston University , 1992.
M.S. (Medical Education)
University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education, 2016.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

Breast Cancer
Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery

Description of Other Expertise

Surgical Education

Innovation in Simulation

Cross University programs to stimulate innovation in Medical Device Development.

Description of Research Expertise

Clinical Studies of Devices related to surgery and cancer diagnosis.

Translation of engineering concepts into solutions for surgery and medical management.

Research in barriers to cancer screening and care for the underserved and at risk communities in the Philadelphia Region.

Selected Publications

Talwar AA, Mazzaferro D, Morris MP, Davis H, Hitchner M, Shulkin J, Christopher AN, Broach RB, Brooks AD, Serletti JM.: The Impact of Breast Cancer Type, Staging, and Treatment on Vascular Complications of Immediate Free-Flap Breast Reconstruction. Ann Plast Surg Page: Epub ahead of print, Jan 2023.

Burkbauer L, Goldbach M, Hoffman DI, Giannakou A, Dultz R, Brooks AD, Sataloff DM, Keele L, Tchou J: Preoperative MRI and its impact on surgical outcomes in patients with triple negative breast cancer treated with primary surgery: Did new margin guidelines or cavity shave margins practice diminish the role of preoperative MRI? Annals of Surgical Oncology Mar. 18 2022 (Epub) Notes: doi: 10.1245/s10434-022-11545-w.

Ahluwalia VS, Mankowski W, Pati S, Bakas S, Brooks AD, Vachon CM, Conant EF, Gastounioti A, Kontos D: Artificial-intelligence-driven volumetric breast density estimation with digital breast tomosynthesis in a racially diverse screening cohort. Journal of Clinical Oncology 40(16 Suppl 1), June 1 2022 Notes: Presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL and virtual, July 2022.

Goodsell KE, Familusi O, Mulvey HE, Williams C, Yeguez A, Brooks AD: Teaching what matters: Integrating health equity education into the core surgery clerkship. Surgery 171(6): 1505-1511, June 2022 Notes: Epub Nov. 29, 2021.

Soegaard Ballester JM, Goodsell KE, Ermer JP, Karakousis GC, Miura JT, Saur NM, Mahmoud NN, Brooks A, Tchou JC, Gabriel PE, Shulman LN, Wachtel H.: New Operative Reporting Standards: Where We Stand Now and Opportunities for Innovation. Ann Surg Oncol 29(3): 1797-1804, Mar 2022.

DeStefano LM, Coffua L, Wilson E, Tchou J, Shulman LN, Feldman M, Brooks A, Sataloff D, Fisher CS: Risk factors for the presence of residual disease in women after partial mastectomy for invasive breast cancer: A single institution experience. Surgical Oncology 37: 101608, June 2021 Notes: Epub May 25, 2021.

Trent G, Tong C, Brooks AD, Goodacre R, Sataloff D, Englander B: Improving time from check-in to start with preoperative SCOUT localization. Breast Journal 27(6): 564-566, June 2021 Notes: Epub Mar. 11, 2021.

Guerra CE, Verderame E, Nicholson A, Wan L, Brooks AD: A plan-do-study-act approach to the development, implementation and evaluation of a patient navigation program to reduce breast cancer screening disparities in un- and under-insured, racially and ethnically diverse urban women. Frontiers in Public Health 9: 595786, Feb. 2021.

Familusi O, Rios-Diaz AJ, Tilahun ED, Cunning JR, Broach RB, Brooks AD, Guerra CE, Butler PD: Post-mastectomy breast reconstruction: R. Supportive Care in Cancer 29(2): 1055-1063, Feb. 2021 Notes: Epub June 26, 2020.

Song Y, Swendiman RA, Shannon AB, Torres-Landa S, Khan FN, Williams NN, Dumon KR, Brooks AD, DeMatteo RP, Aarons CB: Can we coach resilience? An evaluation of professional resilience coaching as a well-being initiative for surgical interns. Journal of Surgical Education 77(6): 1481-1489, Nov./Dec. 2020 Notes: Epub May 20, 2020.

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Last updated: 04/28/2023
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