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John S. J. Brooks, MD

Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
Chair, Department of Pathology, Pennsylvania Hospital

Contact InformationDepartment of Pathology
Spruce Bldg., 10th Floor
Pennsylvania Hospital
801 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Office: 215-829-3541
Fax: 215-829-7564

Email: john.brooks@uphs.upenn.edu

Specialty Division

Anatomic Pathology

Research Expertise

Immunohistochemistry and its use in diagnosis of human diseases and tumors, including sarcomas

Clinical Expertise

Diagnosis of Sarcoma and Soft Tissue Tumors; Diagnosis of Rare Cancers; Pathology Tissue (Biopsy) Diagnosis of many cancer types

Other Expertise

Immunohistochemistry of human tumors, including sarcomas

Education

B.S. (Biology), St. Joseph's College, Philadelphia, PA, 1970
MD (Medicine), Jefferson Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University, 1974

Specialty Certification

American Board of Pathology in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, 1978
American Board of Pathology in Immunopathology (12/83, first offering), 1983

Postgraduate Training

Resident in Pathology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 1974-1978
National Cancer Institute Fellowship #1 F32 CA05832-01 (Viral Oncology), National Cancer Institute, 1976-1977
American Cancer Society Clinical Fellowship #4080, American Cancer Society, 1977-1978
American Cancer Society Junior Faculty Clinical Fellowship (#651), American Cancer Society, 1982-1985

Awards and Honors

Alpha Omega Alpha, 1969-1970
National Science Foundation Grant, worked with Charles Panos, Ph.D., Korman Research Building, Albert Einstein Hospital, Philadelphia, 1969-1969
Albert Strickler Memorial Prize, Essay on Cancer: RNA Viral Oncogenesis and a Viral Etiology of Breast Cancer, 1974-1974
National Cancer Institute Fellowship #1 F32 CA05832-01 (Viral Oncology), 1976-1977
Named in Who's Who in Science & Engineering, 1990-present
Named in Who's Who in Medicine, 1991-present
Elected AP Council member, American Society of Clinical Pathologists, 1991-1995
Sponsor for Fulbright Scholar Dr. Jozef Kobos (Poland); research on sarcoma prognosis, 1991-1992
Named Outstanding Regional Pathologist by Philadelphia Magazine (1 of 10), 1991-1993
Named in Who's Who in the East, 1992-present
Elected Member of the Royal College of Pathologists (by critical review, 10/1/92 ratification), 1992-1997
Elected Council member, Arthur Purdy Stout Society of Surgical Pathologists, 1994-1996
Elected Council member, United States & Canadian Academy of Pathology, 1994-1996
Chosen Director, ASCP Fall Anatomic Pathology Slide Seminar for 1998, 1994-1994
Appointed Chairman of CCE Council on Anatomic Pathology, ASCP (as of Sept. 1995), 1995-1997
Co-Director, Long Course on Soft Tissue Pathology, U.S.-Canadian Academy of Pathology, 1995-1995
Elected Vice President of the Medical Staff, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, 1996-1997
Elected Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists, effective 1/2/97; Member #0611235, 1996-present
Named in Who's Who in the World, 1997-present
Named in Who's Who in America, 1997-present
Named in American Men & Women in Science, 1997-present
Chosen to give the Arthur Purdy Stout Society Memorial Lecture at Fall ASCP meeting, 1997-1997
Appointed Deputy Commissioner of the American Society of Clinical Pathologists, 1997-2000
USCAP Recognition Award for Council Member, 1994-1996, 1997-1997
Nominated as potential member of FDA Hematology & Pathology Devices Panel [await vacancy], 1997-1997
Elected President of Medical Staff, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, 1997-1998
USCAP Recognition Award for Moderator Bone & Soft Tissue Conference, 1994-1996, 1997-1997
Distinguished Service Award honoring George Stevenson, American Society of Clinical Pathologists, October 20, 1998 [pewter plate], 1998-1998
Elected President of Medical Staff, Roswell Park Cancer Institute for 2nd year, 1998-1999
Appointed to NIH Special Study section, SBIR, Small Business Innovative Research to review grant proposals, July 20-22, 1999, 1999-2000
Voting Member of HCFA Medicare Coverage Advisory Committee, Laboratory and Diagnostics Services Panel, First training meeting, Baltimore, June 20-22, 1999, 1999-1999
Elected Chair, Legislative Committee of the Eire County Medical Society, 1999-2002
Member, Medical Board, Eire County Medical Society, 1999-2002
Appointed to ASCP Board of Directors as Member at Large, 2000-2004
Invited Speaker for the Henry L. Jaffe Memorial Lecture, Hospital for Joint Diseases, New York, NY, November 29, 2001, 2001-2001
Appointed Chair, Government Relations Committee, ASCP, 2002-2005
Kevin Salhany M.D. Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching in Pathology, 2003-2004
James E. Wheeler, M.D. Award for Excellence in Anatomic Pathology Resident Training, 2004-2004
Elected President Elect, American Society for Clinical Pathology, 2005-2006
Gold Medal Award of International Academy of Pathology, for outstanding contributions to Interantional Pathology Education and Research (as Editor of Int J Surg Pathol), 2006-2006
Elected President, American Society of Clinical Pathology, 2006-2007
Elected Secretary, International Society of Bone and Soft Tissue Pathologists, 2007-2009
Named in "America's Top Doctors for Cancer", 2007-2007
Named "Top Doc", Outstanding Regional Pathologist, Philadelphia Magazine (1 of 4), 2007-2007
Named "Top Doc", Outstanding Regional Pathologist, Philadelphia Magazine (1 of 6), 2008-2008
Named "Top Doc", Outstanding Regional Pathologists, Philadelphia Magazine, 2009-2009
Named "Top Doc", Outstanding Regional Pathologist by Philadelphia Magazine (1 of 9), 2010-2010
Named "Top Doc", Outstanding Regional Pathologist by Philadelphia Magazine (1 of 6), 2011-2011
Named in "America's Top Doctors", (1 of 127, top 1% of specialty), 2012-2012
Named "Top Doc", Outstanding Regional Pathologist by Philadelphia Magazine (1 of 8), 2012-2012
Named "Top Doc", Outstanding Regional Pathologist by Philadelphia Magazine (1 of 6), 2014-2014
Named in "America's Top Doctors", (1 of 47 pathologists, top 1% of specialty), 2014-2014
Named in "America's Top Doctors for Cancer", 2015-2015
Named "Top Doc", Outstanding Regional Pathologist by Philadelphia Magazine (1 of 6), 2015-2015

Memberships and Professional Organizations

United States & Canadian Academy of Pathology, 1975 - Present
American Medical Association, 1978 - 1979
Pennsylvania Medical Society, 1978 - 1979
Philadelphia County Medical Society, 1978 - 1979
Pathology Society of Philadelphia, 1979 - Present
Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG), 1982 - 1994
Society for Hematopathology, 1982 - Present
American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1982 - 2005
Pennsylvania Association of Pathologists, 1982 - Present
College of Physicians of Philadelphia, 1983 - 1993
Arthur Purdy Stout Society of Surgical Pathologists, 1983 - Present
New York Academy of Sciences, 1985 - 2005
Philadelphia Hematology Society, 1985 - 1993
American Society of Investigative Pathology (ASIP); Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology, 1986 - Present
American Association of Pathologists (later ASIP), 1986 - Present
American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP), 1990 - Present
American Registry of Pathology, 1991 - Present
Immunohistochemistry Study Group, bimonthly meetings at Memorial Hosp., NYC, 1991 - 1999
Royal College of Pathologists, 1992 - Present
International Academy of Telemedicine, founding member, 1993 - Present
Association of Anatomic and Surgical Pathology (ADASP), 1993 - Present
Western New York Society of Pathologists, 1993 - 2002
Connective Tissue Oncology Society, 1994 - Present
College of American Pathologists (FACP), 1994 - Present
Eire County Medical Society, 1995 - 2002
Medical Society of the State of New York, 1995 - 2002
American Association for Cancer Research, 1998 - Present
History of Pathology Society, 1999 - Present
Pathology Writers Guild, Inc., 1999 - Present
International Society of Bone and Soft Tissue Pathology, 2001 - Present

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Selected Publications

Impact of SYT-SSX Fusion Type on the Clinical Behavior of Synovial Sarcoma: A Multi-Institutional Retrospective Study of 243 Patients

Ladanyi M, Antonescu CR, Leung DH, Woodruff JM, Kawai A, Healey JH, Brennan MF, Bridge JA, Neff JR, Barr FG, Goldsmith JD, Brooks JS, Goldblum JR, Ali SZ, Shipley J, Cooper CS, Fisher C, Skytting B, Larsson O, Cancer Res. 62(1): 135-140, 2002, PMID:11782370

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Eosinophils as a marker for invasion in cervical squamous neoplastic lesions

Spiegel GW, Ashraf M, Brooks JJ, Int. J Gynecol Pathol 21(): 117-124, 2002

Angiolymphoid Hyperplasia with eosinophilia: a case with angiosarcomatous features

Zeitoni NC, Hanna S, Loree TR, Brooks JJ, Cheney RT, Dermatol Surg 28(): 772-775, 2002, PMID:12174078

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Differential expression of high affinity melatonin receptors (MT1) in normal and malignant breast

Dillon DC, Easley SE, Asch BB, Cheney RT, Brydon L, Jockers R, Winston JS, Brooks JS, Hurd T, Asch HL, Am J Clin Pathol 118(): 451-458, 2002, PMID:12219788

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Downregulation of p21 (WAF1) in carcinogenesis and prognosis of small cell lung cancer

Mudhafer SA, Salameh AA, Zou HH, Ramnath N, Anderson T, Brooks JJ, Tan D, Mod Pathol 15(): 325A, 2002

Prognostic significance of gelsolin expression in non-small cell cancer

Yang J, Swede H, Malik D, Moysich K, Asch H, Brooks J, Tan D, Mod Pathol 15(): 330A, 2002

Malignant Fibrous Histiocytoma: an institutional review

Gibbs JF, Huang PP, Lee J, McGrath B, Brooks J, McKinley B, Driscoll D, Kraybill W, Cancer Invest 19(): 23-27, 2001, PMID:11291552

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Novel t(1;8) karyotype in a thymic carcinoma with unusual giant cell features and renal metastasis

Sait S, Brooks JJ, Ashraf M, Zhang PJ, Can. Gen. Cytogen. 124(): 140-143, 2001

Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF) and Soft Tissue Sarcomas: Tumoral Expression Correlates with Grade

Chao C, Al-Saleem T, Brooks JJ, Rogatko A, Kraybill W, Eisenberg B, Ann Surg Oncol 8(): 260-267, 2001

Alveolar Soft Part Sarcoma metastatic to small bowel mucosa causing polyposis and intussusception

Sabel MS, Gibbs JF, Litwin A, McGrath B, Kraybill WB, Brooks JJ, Sarcoma 5(): 133-138, 2001