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B. Jay Brooks, M.D.
Chairman, Department of Hematology/Oncology Ochsner Clinic Foundation Baton Rouge

Dr. Brooks earned his medical degree from LSU. He completed his residency at Charity Hospital in New Orleans and his fellowship at the National Cancer Institute's Warren Grant Magnuson Clinical Research Center in Bethesda, Maryland. He is board certified in internal medicine and medical oncology. Dr. Brooks has been on staff at Ochsner since 1987. His leadership positions at Ochsner include Chief of Medicine, Chief of Medical Subspecialties, Chairman of the Research Committee, and membership on the Research Advisory Committee. He also holds an elected position on the Board of Governors of Ochsner Clinic Foundation. Dr. Brooks has written many articles for scientific medical publications and has written chapters for several oncology textbooks. Dr. Brooks' expertise is in lung cancer, breast cancer treatment and prevention, and cancer genetics.

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