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

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

Otolaryngology (ENT) , Pediatrics , Pediatric Otolaryngology

4.8 out of 5 stars
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Appointment (585) 758-5700


Ear, Nose, & Throat - Rochester

Ambulatory Care Center at Strong Memorial Hospital
601 Elmwood Avenue, 3rd Floor
Rochester, NY 14642

Pediatric Otolaryngology - Rochester

Lattimore Medical Center
125 Lattimore Road, East Entrance, Suite 100
Rochester, NY 14620

About Me

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 A...
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

Certified Specialties

Otolaryngology, Head And Neck Surgery - American Board of Otolaryngology

Otolaryngology, Pediatric Otolaryngology - American Board of Otolaryngology

Faculty Appointments

Assistant Professor - Department of Otolaryngology (SMD)

Assistant Professor - Department of Medicine, Endocrine/Metabolism (SMD) - Joint


Residency & Fellowship

Fellowship, Internal Medicine, Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. 2018 - 2019

Fellowship, Otolaryngology, Pediatric Otolaryngology, Boston Children's Hospital. 2017 - 2018

Residency, University of Southern California. 2013 - 2017

Internship, University of Southern California. 2012 - 2013


MD | Keck School of Medicine at USC. 2012

MPH | Dartmouth Medical School. 2007


Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society.


Journal Articles

Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve Invasion by Thyroid Cancer: Laryngeal Function and Survival Outcomes.

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,

The Laryngoscope.. 2022 November 132 (11):2285-2292. Epub 04/01/2022.

Postoperative Disposition Following Pediatric Sistrunk Procedures: A National Database Query.

Brooks JA, Cunningham MJ, Hughes AL, Kawai K, Dombrowski ND, Adil E

The Laryngoscope.. 2021 July 131 (7):E2352-E2355. Epub 01/11/2021.

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.

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

Head & neck.. 2021 April 43 (4):1027-1042. Epub 01/01/2021.

The Relevance of and Surgical Approach to the Suprahyoid Region in Thyroglossal Duct Surgery.

Koempel JA, Brooks J, Snow MH, Osterbauer B, Garcia E, Bawab R, Shows J, Parham D

The Laryngoscope.. 2021 March 131 (3):553-558. Epub 07/15/2020.

Immediate and partial neural dysfunction after thyroid and parathyroid surgery: Need for recognition, laryngeal exam, and early treatment.

Dhillon VK, Randolph GW, Stack BC, Lindeman B, Bloom G, Sinclair CF, Woodson G, Brooks JA, Childs LF, Esfandiari NH, Evangelista L, Guardiani E, Quintanilla-Dieck L, Naunheim MR, Shindo M, Singer M, Tolley N, Angelos P, Kupfer R, Banuchi V, Liddy W, Tufano RP

Head & neck.. 2020 December 42 (12):3779-3794. Epub 09/21/2020.

To drain or not to drain following a Sistrunk procedure: A dual institutional experience.

Brooks JA, Cunningham MJ, Koempel JA, Kawai K, Huang JK, Weitzman RE, Osterbauer B, Hughes AL

International journal of pediatric otorhinolaryngology.. 2019 December 127 :109645. Epub 08/19/2019.

Ratings & Comments

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During this visit, did this provider spend enough time with you?

4.8 stars

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4.8 stars

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4.8 stars

During this visit, did this provider listen carefully to you?

4.8 stars

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4.8 stars

Patient Comments

5.0 stars

Listened and thinking led to accurate diagnosis - resolution of problem. Other ENT's did not have skill set. Dr. Brooks demonstrated.

Feb 23, 2024