He completed his undergraduate degree in 1983 at LSU Baton Rouge, and was the Outstanding Graduate from LSU Medical Center in Shreveport in 1987. Internship and Ophthalmology Residency were performed at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas where he was honored to be selected as Chief Resident for 1990-1991. Dr. Brooks is a fellowship-trained Cornea Specialist, completing the additional training at Flinders Medical Centre in Adelaide, South Australia in 1992.
He is actively involved in leadership in professional committees and societies. He has served as Councilor, Treasurer, and President of the Georgia Society of Ophthalmology, President of the Muscogee County Medical Society, Delegate to the Medical Association of Georgia, and as the current GA Councilor to the American Academy of Ophthalmology.
His practice includes general and specialty ophthalmology with interest and emphasis in:
- Diseases and surgery of the cornea, including transplantation
- Cataract and lens implant surgery including advanced technology lens implants
- Laser refractive surgery (LASIK/PRK)
- Corneal infections and complications of contact lens wear.
Community activities are important to Dr. Brooks, and he has served on the campaign committee and Executive Board for the United Way of the Chattahoochee Valley, Young Life of Columbus, and the Lifeline Children’s Services Foster and Adoption. He volunteers as Eye Clinic Coordinator for the Mercy Med/Good Shepherd Medical Clinic. International missions include annual trips to the Lighthouse for Christ in Mombasa, Kenya (member, Board of Directors), and other locations. Dr. Brooks served in the US Army Reserves Medical Corps. His family is committed to CrossPointe Church in Columbus.
Dr. Brooks’ family includes his wife Anne Marie and children Meghan, a Physician Assistant, Drew, an attorney in Columbus, Georgia, and Libby, in high school at Calvary Christian School. His interests include running distance events, cycling, and reading.