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Ari D. Brooks, MD

Ari D. Brooks, MD Physician

Director of the Integrated Breast Center, Pennsylvania Hospital Director, Endocrine and Oncologic Surgery Professor of Clinical Surgery

Languages spoken:

  • Hebrew

Dr. Brooks is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

In New Jersey, providers are affiliated with Penn Medicine through Clinical Health Care Associates of New Jersey.

About Dr. Ari D. Brooks

Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2014

Recognized by Philadelphia magazine's annual Top Docs issues 2015-2017

Patient Satisfaction Ratings

Patient Rating Breakdown

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Penn Medicine.

Overall Ratings

Patient Comments

Clinical Specialties


  • Endocrine and Oncologic Surgery

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Surgery, 2000

Clinical Expertise:

  • Anal Cancer
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Conserving Surgery (Lumpectomy)
  • Breast Exam
  • Colon Cancer
  • Ductal Carcinoma in Situ (DCIS)
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophagectomy
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Carcinoid Tumor
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Inflammatory Breast Cancer (IBC)
  • Invasive (Infiltrating) Ductal Carcinoma (IDC)
  • Invasive (Infiltrating) Lobular Carcinoma (ILC)
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Health (LGBT)
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lymph Node Enlargement
  • Male Breast Cancer
  • Male Breast Reduction (Gynecomastia)
  • Malignant Melanoma
  • Melanoma
  • Neck Masses and Lumps
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Parathyroid Gland Removal Surgery
  • Rectal Cancer
  • SAVI® Applicator
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Stomach Cancer (Gastric Cancer)
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

Description of Clinical Expertise

Breast Cancer
Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery
Difficult GI surgery problems.

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Amerihealth
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Medicare
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan

Education and Training

Medical School: Hahnemann University Hospital/Drexel University
Residency: NYU Langone Medical Center
Residency: Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Residency: New York University - Bellevue Hospital
Fellowship: Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center


American Board of Surgery, National American Cancer Society, National American College of Surgeons Surgical Biology Club III, National American College of Surgeons, National American Medical Association, National American Society of Breast Disease , National American Society of Breast Surgeons, National American Society of Clinical Oncology , National Association for Surgical Education , National Association of Academic Surgeons, National Cancer Committee, Hahnemann Hospital , Local CESERT (Association for Surgical Education) Foundation , National Clinical Research Committee, National Drexel Discovery Day Committee, Local Drexel University Nanotechnology Advisory Group, Local Drexel University Physicians, Local Drexel University School of Medicine, Local Grant Reviewer, AAAS Research Competitiveness Program,Washington State Life Sciences Discovery Fund , National Grant Reviewer, NSF SBIR panels in Biomedical Technology , National Grant Reviewer, NSF SBIR panels in Biomedical Technology, National Grant Reviewer, NSF SBIR panels in Biomedical Technology, National Grant Screener, CDMRP Prostate Research Program SIDA, IDEA Award , National Grant Screener, CDMRP Prostate Research Program SIDA, IDEA Awards , National Grant Screener, CDMRP Prostate Research Program SIDA, IDEA Awards, National Jewish Family and Children’s Services of South NJ Medical Advisory Committee , Local LCME Self Study Institutional Setting Governance , National MCP Hahnemann University/Drexel University Collaborations Working Group , Local Medical Office Building Committee, MCP/Hahnemann University , Local New York Academy of Science, National Pennsylvania Cancer Control Commission, , National Pennsylvania Medical Society, Local Philadelphia Academy of Surgery, Local Philadelphia College of Physicians , Local Search Committee for Chair of Department of Family Practice, National Search Committee for Director of Women’s Health Research, Drexel University School of Medicine , Local Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract , National Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES), National Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons , National Society of Surgical Oncology, National Society of University Surgeons, National Surgical & Invasive Procedures Committee, Hahnemann Hospital, Local Susan G. Komen Foundation, Philadelphia Chapter, Local Susan G. Komen Foundation, Philadelphia Chapter, Local

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Brooks is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Pennsylvania Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


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:

Brooks: "Breast Cancer" WPHL 17 Impact : 2016.

Zhunussova Aigul, Vitol Elina A, Polyak Boris, Tuleukhanov Sultan, Brooks Ari D, Sensenig Richard, Friedman Gary, Orynbayeva Zulfiya: Mitochondria-Mediated Anticancer Effects of Non-Thermal Atmospheric Plasma. PloS one 11 (6): e0156818,2016.

Layon Daniel R, Wang Caroline, Roth Susan, Brooks Ari D: Is Surgical Excision Necessary in Pseudoangiomatous Stromal Hyperplasia? The breast journal : epub ahead of print,2016.

Brooks: "Melanoma" ABC News Webchat ABC Philadelphia webchat : 2016.

Ercan Utku K, Smith Josh, Ji Hai-Feng, Brooks Ari D, Joshi Suresh G: Chemical Changes in Nonthermal Plasma-Treated N-Acetylcysteine (NAC) Solution and Their Contribution to Bacterial Inactivation. Scientific reports 6 : 20365,2016.

Zhunussova Aigul, Sen Bhaswati, Friedman Leah, Tuleukhanov Sultan, Brooks Ari D, Sensenig Richard, Orynbayeva Zulfiya: Tumor microenvironment promotes dicarboxylic acid carrier-mediated transport of succinate to fuel prostate cancer mitochondria. American journal of cancer research 5 (5): 1665-79,2015.

Shive Carey L, Mudd Joseph C, Funderburg Nicholas T, Sieg Scott F, Kyi Benjamin, Bazdar Doug A, Mangioni Davide, Gori Andrea, Jacobson Jeffrey M, Brooks Ari D, Hardacre Jeffrey, Ammori John, Estes Jacob D, Schacker Timothy W, Rodriguez Benigno, Lederman Michael M: Inflammatory cytokines drive CD4+ T-cell cycling and impaired responsiveness to interleukin 7: implications for immune failure in HIV disease. The Journal of infectious diseases 210 (4): 619-29,2014.

Seliktar, N, Polek, C, Brooks, A, Hardie, T.: Cognition in breast cancer survivors: hormones versus depression. Psychooncology : 2014.

Poor Alexander E, Ercan Utku K, Yost Adam, Brooks Ari D, Joshi Suresh G: Control of multi-drug-resistant pathogens with non-thermal-plasma-treated alginate wound dressing. Surgical infections 15 (3): 233-43,2014.

Au Giang H T, Mejias Linette, Swami Vanlila K, Brooks Ari D, Shih Wan Y, Shih Wei-Heng: Quantitative assessment of Tn antigen in breast tissue micro-arrays using CdSe aqueous quantum dots. Biomaterials 35 (9): 2971-80,2014.

Academic Contact Info

Penn Medicine Washington Square
800 Walnut Street
20th floor

Philadelphia, PA 19107
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)