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Rebecca A. Brooks, MD

Associate Professor of Obstetrics/Gynecology

Gynecologic oncologist 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
  • Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemoperfusion (HIPEC) for ovarian cancer, an innovative procedure that involves delivering heated, concentrated chemotherapy directly into the abdominal cavity to kill cancer cells that may remain after surgical removal of visible tumors.
  • 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. 
Dr. Brooks has been an invited lecturer at regional and national meetings, and an invited reviewer for a number of leading academic medical journals, including Gynecologic Oncology, Cancer and the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Practice Locations

University of Chicago Medical Center
5841 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

Year Started Practice


Board Certifications

General Obstetrics and Gynecology
Gynecologic Oncology

Medical School

Rush University Medical Center, Chicago

Internship, Residency and Fellowship

Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis


American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
American College of Surgeons
American Society of Clinical Oncology
Society of Gynecologic Oncologists
Western Association of Gynecologic Oncology

Language Spoken



Office Phone

(773) 702-6118

Office Fax

(773) 702-5411

Office Postal Address

Rebecca A. Brooks, MD
University of Chicago Medical Center
5841 S. Maryland Avenue, MC 2050
Chicago, IL 60637

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Clinical Interests

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Selected Publications

View a partial list of Dr. Brooks' publications through the National Library of Medicine's PubMed online database.