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Jennifer Brooks Fontanarosa, M.D., M.P.H.

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 758-5700

URMFGA member of the University of Rochester Medical Faculty Group

groupAn Accountable Health Partner

assignmentAccepting New Patients

Patient Care Settings

Otolaryngology, Pediatrics


Professional Background

Dr. Brooks earned her A.B. at Harvard University and pursued a Master’s in Public Health at Dartmouth Medical School prior to medical school. She then earned both her medical degree and completed residency training in Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery at University of Southern California in Los Angeles. Dr. Brooks went on to pursue dual fellowship training in Pediatric Otolaryngology and Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery at Boston Children’s Hospital and Massachusetts Eye and Ear / Harvard Medical School, respectively. She has an interest in both graduate and undergraduate medical education and serves as a member of the medical school admissions committee here at the University of Rochester.

With designations in the Pediatric Otolaryngology and Endocrine Surgery divisions at UR Medicine, Dr. Brooks’ practice will merge her subspecialties, with a focus in high volume thyroid surgery for adults and children as well as management of a broad range of pediatric ear, nose and throat conditions. She aims to provide evidence-based, collaborative, and compassionate care to her patients and families. She is board certified in Otolaryngology- Head & Neck Surgery and earned her certification for Complex Pediatric Otolaryngology.

Her clinical interests include:
• Adult and pediatric thyroid and parathyroid surgery
• Pediatric otolaryngology
• Pediatric aerodigestive, salivary gland and thyroid disorders
• Thyroglossal duct cyst surgery
• General ear, nose and throat issues impacting children

Her research interests include:
• Thyroid surgery and management
• Health outcomes and patient safety
• Pediatric head and neck conditions




    MPH | Dartmouth Medical School

    MD | Keck School of Medicine at USC

    Post-doctoral Training & Residency

    07/01/2018 - 06/30/2019
    Fellowship in Internal Medicine, Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary

    07/01/2017 - 06/30/2018
    Fellowship in Otolaryngology, Pediatric Otolaryngology at Boston Children's Hospital

    07/01/2013 - 06/30/2017
    Residency at University of Southern California

    07/01/2012 - 06/30/2013
    Internship at University of Southern California

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    Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society


    Journal Articles

    Brooks JA, Abdelhamid Ahmed AH, Al-Qurayshi Z, Kamani D, Kyriazidis N, Hammon RJ, Ma H, Sritharan N, Wasserman I, Trinh LN, Iwata AJ, Saito Y, Soylu S, Randolph GW, . "Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve Invasion by Thyroid Cancer: Laryngeal Function and Survival Outcomes." The Laryngoscope.. 2022 Apr 1; Epub 2022 Apr 01.

    Brooks JA, Cunningham MJ, Hughes AL, Kawai K, Dombrowski ND, Adil E. "Postoperative Disposition Following Pediatric Sistrunk Procedures: A National Database Query." The Laryngoscope.. 2021 Jul; 131(7):E2352-E2355. Epub 2021 Jan 11.

    Stack BC, Twining C, Rastatter J, Angelos P, Baloch Z, Diercks G, Faquin W, Kazahaya K, Rivkees S, Sheyn T, Shin JJ, Smith J, Thompson G, Viswanathan P, Wassner A, Brooks J, Randolph GW. "Consensus statement by the American Association of Clinical Endocrinology (AACE) and the American Head and Neck Society Endocrine Surgery Section (AHNS-ES) on Pediatric Benign and Malignant Thyroid Surgery." Head & neck.. 2021 Apr; 43(4):1027-1042. Epub 2021 Jan 01.



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