Dr. Patrick Brooks


Biomedical Sciences and School of Anesthesia
Role: Faculty
Campus: Springfield

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Missouri State University
Biomedical Sciences and School of Anesthesia
901 S. National Ave.
Springfield, MO 65897




  • MD, University of Michigan Medical School, 1995
  • BS, Biomedical Sciences, Grand Valley State University, 1991


  • Colon and Rectal Surgery Residency, William Beaumont Hospital, 2000-2001
  • General Surgery Residency, Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center/University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, 1995-2000


  • ANE 734 Advanced Physical Assessment and Clinical Reasoning
  • ANE 742 Clinical Physiology
  • BMS 307 Human Anatomy lab
  • BMS/OTE 645 Clinical Gross Anatomy
  • BMS/PAS 717 Medical Human Anatomy
  • BMS 752 Medical Physiology

Professional experience

Selected published articles

  • Brooks JP, Layman J, Willis J. Physiologic effects of surgical masking in children versus adults. PeerJ. 2023;11:e15474. 2023 Jun 16. doi:10.7717/peerj.15474
  • Brooks JP, Lupfer C, Yang W, Hao W, Kapiamba KF. The effect of hypochlorous acid on the filtration performance and bacterial decontamination of N95 filtering facemask respirators. Am J Infect Control. 2023;51(4):396-400. doi:10.1016/j.ajic.2022.07.013
  • Brooks JP, Brooks JM, Seals T. Smartphone Thermal Imaging in the Detection of Testicular Ischemia. Urology. 2021;157:233-238. doi:10.1016/j.urology.2021.02.031
  • Hegde R, Trombold JM, Brooks JP, Dominguez JM. Colorectal Surgery Review for Primary Care Providers. Missouri Medicine. 117(4):383-387, Jul/Aug 2020.
  • Perry WB, Brooks JP, Muskat PC. The History of Military Colorectal Trauma Management. Seminars in Colon and Rectal Surgery. 15:70-9, 2004
  • Brooks JP, Perry WB, Richards ML. Abdominal Distention and Diarrhea in a Young Female. Current Surgery 61(5): 435-438, Sept./Oct. 2004
  • Brooks JP, Perry WB, Putnam AT, Karulf RE. Thermal Imaging in the Detection of Bowel Ischemia. Diseases of the Colon and Rectum. 43(9):1319-21, Sept. 2000
  • Brooks JP, Tripp HJ. Bioabsorbable Weave technique for Repair of the Pectus Excavatum. Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. 119(1):176-8, Jan. 2000

Selected published textbook chapters

  • Brooks, JP, Perry WB.  Radiation Injury to the Small and Large Bowel.  Cameron JL. Current Surgical Therapy, 8th Edition, Philadelphia, 2004, Mosby, Inc.

Selected invited presentations

  • Cardiovascular Physiology, with Emphasis on Hemorrhagic Shock, Missouri Association of Nurse Anesthetists (MoANA) Spring Meeting ’19. Springfield, Missouri, April 2019
  • Colorectal Surgery for the Surgical Technologist, National Continuing Education Program for the Missouri Assembly of Surgical Technologists. Springfield, Missouri, March 2006
  • Penetrating Thoracic Trauma: Evaluation and Management, Surgical Management of Knife and Gunshot wounds:  A Practical Approach-Symposium Sponsored by East Netherlands Trauma Region. Nijmegen, the Netherlands. August 2002

Research and professional interests

As a Physician and Surgeon, Dr. Brooks's research includes basic science projects with immediate clinical applicability. Two directions of research include point-of-care smartphone thermal imaging in the diagnosis of ischemia and novel uses of hypochlorous acid in medical and surgical infectious disorders.

Awards and honors

  • Fellow, American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, current
  • Board Certification, Colon and Rectal Surgery, current
  • Board Certification, General Surgery, current
  • Eula and Donald S. Coffee Innovative Research Award, Society for Basic Urologic Research, November 2020
  • Iron Intern Award, Wilford Hall Medical Center Department of Surgery, 1996
  • Health Professions Scholarship Program, University of Michigan Medical School/US Air Force, 1991 - 1995
  • Upjohn Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement, University of Michigan Medical School, 1995
  • Alpha Omega Alpha, University of Michigan Medical School, 1994, 1995
  • Dean's Award, University of Michigan Medical School, 1992
  • Magna Cum Laude, Grand Valley State University, 1991
  • Outstanding Biomedical Sciences Graduate, Grand Valley State University, 1991