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Faculty, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Dr. Brooks is an assistant professor at University Hospital. He specializes in the diagnosis and surgical treatment of disorders of the spine, including herniated discs, spinal stenosis and spinal tumors. He also has extensive training in revision spine surgery, complex spine surgery and minimally invasive spine surgery. In addition, he continues to treat a broad range of general neurosurgical disorders.



Spine Medicine

Brain and Central Nervous System Tumors

Brain Tumor (Neurosurgery)

Degenerative Spine Disease

General Neurosurgery

Head Trauma

Spinal Tumors

Spine (Neurosurgery)

Spine Surgery

Spine Tumor (Neurosurgery)


University Hospital
(608) 263-7502 | (800) 323-8942 | Map
Research Park Clinic
(608) 265-3207 | (800) 323-8942 | Map
Reedsburg Area Medical Specialty Center (1104 21st Street)
(608) 768-3901 | | Map
UW Health at The American Center
(608) 265-3207 | (844) 607-4800 | Map

Hospital Affiliation(s)

University Hospital
UnityPoint Health - Meriter
Veterans Hospital - Wm. S. Middleton Memorial

UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Department of Neurological Surgery

Professional Certifications and Education

Board Certification Neurological Surgery
Fellowship Cleveland Clinic Spine Institute, Cleveland, OH
Residency University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, WI
Internship University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, WI
Medical School Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

Medical interpreters are available to help patients communicate with hospital and clinic staff. For more information, please contact interpreter services at (608) 262-9000.

Dr. Brooks' research interests include spine surgery outcomes, sports-related spine injuries, brain injury and spinal cord injury and minimally invasive spine surgery.

PubMed Articles
Page PS Wei Z Brooks NP Motorcycle helmets and cervical spine injuries: a 5-year experience at a Level 1 trauma center. J Neurosurg Spine . 2018 Jun;28(6):607-611
[PubMed ID: 29506463]
Dodd K Brooks NP The Development of Augmented Reality to Enhance Minimally Invasive Surgery. Surg Technol Int . 2017 Dec 22;31:19-24
[PubMed ID: 29301165]
Hamilton K Rocque B Brooks N Spine and Spinal Cord Injuries After Falls From Tree Stands During the Wisconsin Deer Hunting Season. WMJ . 2017 Nov;116(4):201-205
[PubMed ID: 29323806]
Brooks NP Central Cord Syndrome. Neurosurg Clin N Am . 2017 Jan;28(1):41-47
[PubMed ID: 27886881]
Brooks NP In Reply to the Letter to the Editor "Privacy in Modern Healthcare Communications: The Lesson of Alan Turing". World Neurosurg . 2017 Jan;97:737
[PubMed ID: 28109513]
Brooks NP Telemedicine Is Here. World Neurosurg . 2016 Nov;95:603-604
[PubMed ID: 26960280]
Brooks NP Potts E OʼToole J Letter: The Impact of Guidelines on Clinical Practice: Survey of the Use of Methylprednisolone for Acute Spinal Cord Injury. Neurosurgery . 2016 Sep;79(3):E516-20
[PubMed ID: 27505030]
Lake WB Brooks NP Resnick DK Comparative effectiveness research in spine surgery. J Comp Eff Res . 2013 Jan;2(1):45-51
[PubMed ID: 24236520]
Agrawal BM Brooks NP Resnick DK Wisconsin Spine Outcome Study-Pilot: preliminary data. Neurosurg Focus . 2012 Jul;33(1):E15
[PubMed ID: 22746232]
Yi JH Park SW Brooks N Lang BT Vemuganti R PPARgamma agonist rosiglitazone is neuroprotective after traumatic brain injury via anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidative mechanisms. Brain Res . 2008 Dec 9;1244:164-72
[PubMed ID: 18948087]
Brooks NP Turk AS Niemann DB Aagaard-Kienitz B Pulfer K Cook T Frequency of thromboembolic events associated with endovascular aneurysm treatment: retrospective case series. J Neurosurg . 2008 Jun;108(6):1095-100
[PubMed ID: 18518710]
Tureyen K Brooks N Bowen K Svaren J Vemuganti R Transcription factor early growth response-1 induction mediates inflammatory gene expression and brain damage following transient focal ischemia. J Neurochem . 2008 May;105(4):1313-24
[PubMed ID: 18208539]
Turk AS Ahmed A Niemann DB Aagaard-Kienitz B Brooks N Levine RL Utilization of self-expanding stents in the treatment of intracranial atherosclerotic disease in the distal small cerebral vessels. Neuroradiology . 2007 Aug;49(8):659-63
[PubMed ID: 17387464]
Badie B Brooks N Souweidane MM Endoscopic and minimally invasive microsurgical approaches for treating brain tumor patients. J Neurooncol . 2004 Aug-Sep;69(1-3):209-19
[PubMed ID: 15527092]