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Faculty, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Dr. Brooks is an associate professor of Neurological Surgery at the University of Wisconsin. His primary practice locations are at University Hospital and the American Center. He specializes in the diagnosis and surgical treatment of disorders of the spine, including herniated discs, spinal stenosis, spinal tumors and spine trauma. He also has extensive training in minimally invasive spine surgery (including endoscopic spine surgery), complex spine surgery, spine tumor surgery and spine deformity.



Spine Medicine

Adult Deformity (Scoliosis)

Anterior Cervical Discectomy

Brain and Central Nervous System Tumors

Brain Tumor (Neurosurgery)

Complex Spine Care

Degenerative Spine Disease

Endoscopic Spine Surgery

Foraminal Stenosis

General Neurosurgery

Herniated Disc

Lateral Recess Stenosis

Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery



Revision Spine Surgery

Spinal Stenosis

Spinal Tumors

Spine (Neurosurgery)

Spine Deformity Surgery (Adult)

Spine Disc Replacement (Arthroplasty)

Spine Fractures

Spine Surgery

Spine Tumor (Neurosurgery)



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

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 Burkett DJ Brooks NP Association of helmet use with traumatic brain and cervical spine injuries following bicycle crashes. Br J Neurosurg . 2020 Jun;34(3):276-279
[PubMed ID: 32106719]
Brooks NP Wang MY New Technologies in Spine Surgery. Neurosurg Clin N Am . 2020 Jan;31(1):xiii
[PubMed ID: 31739936]
Bhatia S Brooks NP Posterior Endoscopic Cervical Foraminotomy. Neurosurg Clin N Am . 2020 Jan;31(1):9-16
[PubMed ID: 31739934]
Hamilton K Josiah DT Tierney M Brooks N Surgical Practice in Traumatic Spinal Fracture Treatment with Regard to the Subaxial Cervical Injury Classification and Severity and the Thoracolumbar Injury Classification and Severity Systems: A Review of 58 Patients at the University of Wisconsin. World Neurosurg . 2019 Jul;127:e101-e107
[PubMed ID: 30851463]
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]