Speakers & Bios
Peter Brooks, MD
Dr. Brooks received his MD from the University of Toronto in 1979, standing first in his class of 250. Following a residency in Orthopaedics at Harvard University, he returned to Toronto as a Fellow in Joint Reconstruction (hip and knee). This was followed by a year as a Fellow of the Medical Research Council of Canada in the field of biomechanics, and an appointment at Toronto General and Mt. Sinai Hospitals in Toronto.
Dr. Brooks joined the Department of Orthopaedics at Cleveland Clinic in 1991. Since that time he has specialized in adult hip and knee reconstructive procedures, such as joint replacement, revisions, and arthroscopic surgery. He has developed a busy practice, which over the past 10 years has transitioned to Cleveland Clinic’s Euclid Hospital, where he serves as Chief of Surgery.
For the past six years, Dr. Brooks has developed a reputation for hip resurfacing, a more bone-sparing alternative to hip replacement in younger, active patients. He is one of only a handful of surgeons in the world who has performed more than 1,000 hip resurfacing procedures (currently over 1,400).
Innovation has long been a passion. Dr. Brooks was the first to develop augments for bone defects in knee replacement surgery, which are now marketed by all major orthopaedic manufacturers and used worldwide in primary and revision surgery. He holds a patent on a novel hip prosthesis, has several patent applications in various stages of approval, and Cleveland Clinic has licensed two of his inventions to industry. His current interests are in hard bearing tribology, patient-specific instrumentation, and efficiency of healthcare delivery.
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