Associate Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Rebecca A. Brooks, MD, is an expert in the medical and surgical care of women with uterine, ovarian, cervical, vulvar and vaginal cancers. Dr. Brooks is highly skilled in the diagnosis and treatment of gynecologic malignancies, in addition to the maintenance of quality of life for survivors. She also offers specialized care for women with complex benign gynecologic diseases.
Dr. Brooks’ specific areas of clinical interest include:
- Surgery for gynecologic malignances including uterine, ovarian, cervical and vulvar cancers
- Surgery for pseudomyxoma peritonei
- Advanced robotic and laparoscopic surgery
- Using new therapies for the treatment of gynecologic malignancies
- Improving quality of life in patients with cancer and applying integrative medicine
Her most recent research focuses on genetic differences that influence the risk of metastatic disease in women with endometrial cancer, and metastases in general. Dr. Brooks was awarded a grant by the Gynecologic Oncology Group (GOG) for this work, and has presented her findings at several national meetings. Her other recent research involves the influence of medical comorbidities on treatment tolerance, cancer outcomes, and resource allocation.
View a partial list of Dr. Brooks' publications through the National Library of Medicine's PubMed online database
See Dr. Brooks's University of Chicago Medicine profile