Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Gynecologic oncologist Rebecca A. Brooks is an expert in the medical and surgical care of women with uterine, ovarian, cervical, vulvar, and vaginal cancers. She is highly skilled in the diagnosis and treatment of gynecologic malignancies, and has particular interests in the maintenance of quality of life for survivors, through the application of integrated medicine. She also offers specialized care for women with complex benign gynecologic diseases.
Brooks’s most recent research focuses on genetic differences that influence the risk of metastatic disease in women with endometrial cancer and metastases in general. She was awarded a grant for this work from the Gynecologic Oncology Group, a nonprofit organization funded by the National Cancer Institute, and has presented her findings at several national meetings. She also studies the influence of medical comorbidities on treatment tolerance, cancer outcomes, and resource allocation. She is an invited reviewer for a number of leading academic medical journals, including Gynecologic Oncology, Cancer, and the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Brooks holds an MD from Rush University Medical Center and completed an internship, residency, and fellowship at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis.