Dr. Patrick Brooks


Biomedical Sciences

Role: Faculty
Campus: Springfield

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Missouri State University
Biomedical Sciences
901 S. National Ave.
Springfield, MO 65897


Dr. Brooks is a Physician and Surgeon, with two decades of experience in General, Trauma, and Colorectal Surgery. His research program focuses on clinical surgical research.




  • MD, University of Michigan Medical School, 1995
  • BS, Biomedical Sciences, Grand Valley State University, 1991


  • Colon and Rectal Surgery Residency, William Beaumont Hospital, 2000-2001
  • General Surgery Residency, Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center/University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, 1995-2000


  • BMS 307 Human Anatomy lab
  • BMS/OTE 645 Clinical Gross Anatomy
  • BMS/PAS 717 Medical Human Anatomy
  • BMS 752 Medical Physiology
  • ANE 734 Advanced Physical Assessment and Clinical Reasoning
  • ANE 742 Clinical Physiology

Professional experience

Selected published articles

  • Hegde R, Trombold JM, Brooks JP, Dominguez JM.  Colorectal Surgery Review for Primary Care Providers.  Missouri Medicine.  117(4):383-387, Jul/Aug 2020
  • Perry WB, ?Brooks JP, ??Muskat PC.  The History of Military Colorectal Trauma Management. Seminars in Colon and Rectal Surgery. 15:70-9, 2004.
  • Brooks JP, ??Perry WB, Richards ML.  Abdominal Distention and Diarrhea in a Young Female. Current Surgery.  61(5):435-438, Sep/Oct 2004.
  • Brooks, JP, ??Perry, WB, Putnam AT, Karulf RE.  Thermal Imaging in the Detection of Bowel Ischemia. ?Diseases of the Colon and Rectum. 43(9):1319-21, Sep 2000.
  • Brooks JP, ??Tripp HJ.  Bioabsorbable Weave technique for Repair of Pectus Excavatum. ?Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery.  119(1):176-8, Jan 2000.

Selected published textbook chapters

  • Brooks, JP, ??Perry WB.  Radiation Injury to the Small and Large Bowel.  Cameron JL. ?Current Surgical Therapy, 8th Edition, Philadelphia, 2004, Mosby, Inc.

Selected invited presentations

  • Cardiovascular Physiology, with Emphasis on Hemorrhagic Shock, Missouri Association of Nurse Anesthetists (MoANA) Spring Meeting ’19. Springfield, Missouri, April 2019
  • Colorectal Surgery for the Surgical Technologist, National Continuing Education Program for the Missouri Assembly of Surgical Technologists. Springfield, Missouri, March 2006  
  • Penetrating Thoracic Trauma: Evaluation and Management, Surgical Management of Knife and Gunshot wounds:  A Practical Approach-Symposium Sponsored by East Netherlands Trauma Region. Nijmegen, the Netherlands. August 2002

Research and professional interests

As a Physician and Surgeon, Dr. Brooks's research includes basic science projects with immediate clinical applicability. Two directions of research include point-of-care smartphone thermal imaging in the diagnosis of ischemia and novel uses of hypochlorous acid in medical and surgical infectious disorders.

Awards and honors

  • Fellow, American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, current
  • Board Certification, Colon and Rectal Surgery, current
  • Board Certification, General Surgery, current
  • Eula and Donald S. Coffee Innovative Research Award, Society for Basic Urologic Research, November 2020
  • Iron Intern Award, Wilford Hall Medical Center Department of Surgery, 1996
  • Health Professions Scholarship Program, University of Michigan Medical School/US Air Force, 1991 - 1995
  • Upjohn Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement, University of Michigan Medical School, 1995
  • Alpha Omega Alpha, University of Michigan Medical School, 1994, 1995
  • Dean's Award, University of Michigan Medical School, 1992
  • Magna Cum Laude, Grand Valley State University, 1991
  • Outstanding Biomedical Sciences Graduate, Grand Valley State University, 1991