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

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Appointment: (585) 758-5700

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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 was previously a faculty member in the Department of Otolaryngology at Boston Children’s Hospital and has an interest in graduate medical education and hospital patient safety.

With designations in the Pediatric Otolaryngology and Endocrine Surgery divisions at UR Medicine, Dr. Brooks’ practice will merge her subspecialties, with a focus in 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



  • Otolaryngology, Pediatric Otolaryngology - American Board of Otolaryngology
  • Otolaryngology, Head And Neck Surgery - American Board of Otolaryngology


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.