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Steven Brooks, MD, General Surgery, Lubbock, TX, University Medical Center

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General Surgery Lubbock, TX

Burn, Trauma Surgery & Surgical Critical Care

Associate Professor of Surgery, Vice Chair - Trauma Surgery/Surgical Critical Care/Acute Care Surgery - Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, TX

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  • Steven Brooks, MD graduated from Occidental College in Los Angeles, California and detoured from advanced education for five years to play professional football in the NFL for the L.A./St. Louis Rams, San Francisco 49’ers, New Orleans Saints, Detroit Lions and Washington Redskins. In the off-season Dr. Brooks was also a professional actor, appearing in episodes of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Beverly Hills 90210, HBO’s Arliss and the movie Space Jam.

    Dr. Brooks inevitably followed his passion to become a doctor and matriculated to AUC School of Medicine in 2001. He completed his general surgery residency at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas, where he was named the Raleigh-Ross Outstanding Resident by the Texas Surgical Society. While chief resident, he was the recipient of the 2010 American College of Surgeons Resident Award for Exemplary Teaching. Although the American College of Surgeons (ACS) had met annually for the previous 96 years, Dr. Brooks was only the 8th recipient of the award.

    He completed two additional years of fellowship at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, where he trained in Trauma Surgery, Surgical Critical Care and Acute Care Surgery. He received the Vanderbilt University Adult Emergency Department Advocate Award for “representing the highest ideals of patient advocacy and professionalism with patients and Emergency Department Physicians.” In 2016 he recieved the “South Plains Emergency Medical Service (SPEMS) Physician of the Year” award from the Trauma Area B Regional Advisory Council (B-RAC).

    Dr. Brooks is board certified in both General Surgery and Surgical Critical Care, and has returned to Texas Tech University Medical Center in Lubbock, where he is now the Trauma Medical Director, Director of the Geriatric Trauma Unit and Surgical Director of the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit.

    Dr. Brooks is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS) and the International College of Surgeons (FICS).
  • Trauma surgeons take lifesaving measures after man's legs caught in grain auger

    Surgeons prepare to operate in the field

Education & Training

  • Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center at Lubbock
    Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center at LubbockResidency, Surgery, 2006 - 2011
  • Ascension Providence/MSUCHM
    Ascension Providence/MSUCHMInternship, Surgery, 2005 - 2006
  • American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine
    American University of the Caribbean School of MedicineClass of 2005

Certifications & Licensure

  • ID State Medical License
    ID State Medical License 2017 - 2025
  • TX State Medical License
    TX State Medical License 2011 - 2025
  • TN State Medical License
    TN State Medical License 2012 - 2017
  • American Board of Surgery Surgery
  • American Board of Surgery Surgical Critical Care

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Adult Emergency Department Advocate Award Vanderbilt University Medical Center, 2013
  • Compassionate Doctor Award, 2011
  • Raleigh Ross Scholar Texas Surgical Society, 2010
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Press Mentions

  • 'Very Proud of Everyone': UMC Lubbock Was Prepared for Victims from Odessa Shooting
    'Very Proud of Everyone': UMC Lubbock Was Prepared for Victims from Odessa ShootingSeptember 4th, 2019

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  • Spanish

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