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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 Director, Surgery Clerkship, Perelman School of Medicine Professor of Clinical Surgery

Languages spoken:

  • Hebrew

Dr. Brooks is employed by Penn Medicine.

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 - 2018

Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2015, 2016

Recognized by Philadelphia magazine's annual Top Docs issues 2015 - 2019

Presented with the Humanitarian Award, by the Melanoma Research Foundation, June 2018 in recognition of his dedication and care for the melanoma community.

Patient Satisfaction Ratings

Patient Rating Breakdown

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

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.

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Clinical Specialties


  • Endocrine and Oncologic Surgery

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Surgery, 2000

Clinical Expertise:

  • Acral Lentiginous Melanoma
  • Areola-Sparing Mastectomy
  • ATM Mutation
  • Atypical Ductal Hyperplasia
  • Axillary Lymphadenectomy
  • Axillary Lymphadenopathy
  • Axillary Mass
  • Basosquamous Carcinoma
  • Bile Duct Cancer (Cholangiocarcinoma)
  • Breast Biopsy
  • Breast Calcification
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Cancer Follow Up
  • Breast Cancer Prevention and Risk Reduction
  • Breast Cancer Surgery
  • Breast Disorders
  • Breast Hyperplasia
  • Cancer Surgery
  • Carcinoma In Situ of Breast
  • Cervical Lymphadenopathy
  • Checkpoint Kinase 2
  • Colon Tumors
  • Cystosarcoma Phyllodes
  • Dysplasia of Breast
  • Endocrine Surgery
  • ER Negative Breast Cancer
  • ER Positive Breast Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Cancer
  • Genodermatoses
  • Goiter
  • Groin Lymphadenopathy
  • Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer
  • Inflammatory Breast Cancer (IBC)
  • Invasive Breast Cancer
  • Limb Sparing Surgery
  • Lobular Neoplasia
  • Lumpectomy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy
  • Lymph Node Dissection
  • Mastectomy
  • Melanoma
  • Metastatic Axillary Cancer
  • Microcalcifications
  • Minimally Invasive Parathyroid Surgery
  • Nipple Diseases
  • Nipple Sparing Mastectomy
  • Nodular Goiter
  • P53
  • PALB2
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Papillary Cancer of Thyroid
  • Parathyroid Adenoma
  • Parathyroid Cancer
  • Parathyroid Disease
  • Parathyroid Hyperplasia
  • Parathyroid Mass
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Personalized Cancer Therapy
  • Primary Hyperparathyroidism
  • PTEN
  • Retroperitoneal Liposarcoma
  • Retroperitoneal Sarcoma Resection
  • Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy
  • Skin Cancer Surgery
  • Swollen Lymph Nodes
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Nodule Biopsy
  • Thyroid Nodules
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Toxic Nodular Goiter
  • Toxic Thyroid Nodule
  • Triple-Negative Breast Cancer
  • Ultrasound Guided Biopsy
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Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

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

Education and Training

Medical School: Drexel University Center City Hahnemann Campus
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 CESERT (Association for Surgical Education) Foundation, National Pennsylvania Medical Society, Local Philadelphia Academy of Surgery, Local Philadelphia College of Physicians, Local Society of Surgical Oncology, National Society of University Surgeons, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Brooks is employed by Penn Medicine.

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:

Han Jason J, Brooks Ari D: How can we be more "deliberate" in training surgeons? American Journal of Surgery 216 (2): 359-360,2018.

Ercan UK, Sen B, Brooks AD, Joshi SG: Escherichia coli cellular responses to exposure to atmospheric-pressure dielectric barrier discharge plasma-treated N-acetylcysteine solution Journal of Applied Microbiology 125 (2): 383-397,2018.

Yoon-Flannery K, DeStefano LM, De La Cruz LM, Fisher CS, Lin LY, Coffua LS, Mustafa RE, Sataloff DM, Tchou JC, Brooks AD: Quality of life and sexual well-being after nipple sparing mastectomy: A matched comparison of patients using the breast Q Journal of Surgical Oncology 118 (1): 238-242,2018.

Zoghbi Veronica, Caskey Robert C, Dumon Kristoffel R, Soegaard Ballester Jacqueline M, Brooks Ari D, Morris Jon B, Dempsey Daniel T: "How To" videos improve residents performance of essential perioperative electronic medical records and clinical tasks Journal of Surgical Education 75 (2): 489-496,2018.

Caskey Robert C, Owei Lily, Rao Raghavendra, Riddle Elijah W, Brooks Ari D, Dempsey Daniel T, Morris Jon B, Neylan Christopher J, Williams Noel N, Dumon Kristoffel R: Integration of hands-on team training into existing curriculum improves both technical and nontechnical skills in laparoscopic cholecystectomy Journal of Surgical Education 74 (6): 915-920,2017.

Rao Raghavendra, Caskey Robert C, Owei Lily, O'Connor Kathleen, Riddle Elijah, Dempsey Daniel T, Atkins Joshua, Baranov Dimitry, Motuk Gregory, Brooks Ari D, Williams Noel, Morris Jon, Dumon Kristoffel: Curriculum using the in-situ operating room setting Journal of Surgical Education 74 (6): e39-e44,2017.

Irgebay Zhazira, Yeszhan Banu, Sen Bhaswati, Tuleukhanov Sultan, Brooks Ari D, Sensenig Richard, Orynbayeva Zulfiya: Danazol alters mitochondria metabolism of fibrocystic breast Mcf10A cells Breast (Edinburgh, Scotland) 35 : 55-62,2017.

Owei Lily, Neylan Christopher J, Rao Raghavendra, Caskey Robert C, Morris Jon B, Sensenig Richard, Brooks Ari D, Dempsey Daniel T, Williams Noel N, Atkins Joshua H, Baranov Dimitry Y, Dumon Kristoffel R: In Situ Operating Room-Based Simulation: A Review. Journal of surgical education 74 (4): 579-588,2017.

Ari Brooks, MD: Race for the Cure Mother's Day weather update, Philadelphia the Weather Channel : 2017.

Ari Brooks: Treating a colleague with breast cancer WPVI Channel 10 News : 2017.

Academic Contact Info

Department of Surgery
Penn Medicine Washington Square
800 Walnut Street, 20th Floor

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