Dr. Brooks received his undergraduate degree in chemistry from Morehouse College and his M.D. degree from Howard University College of Medicine and completed a residency in Pediatrics at Children’s Hospital-Oakland. He practiced in the underserved communities of North Oakland and Richmond for four years before accepting a pediatric position at the Watts Health Care Corporation where he is presently Associate Medical Director and Chief of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, and Chairman of the Quality Management Committee. Dr. Brooks is Medical Director of the Jordan High School-Based Health Clinic; Chairman of the Immunize LA Families Coalition leading the group for 10 years, and Board member of the California Immunization Coalition. He served on the Executive Committee of Centinela Hospital where he was Chairman of their Peer Review Committee. He serves on the Physician Quality Committee for LA Care, and also a medical director/consultant. Dr. Brooks is past-president of the Golden State (CA) Medical Association and past president of the Miller-Lawrence Medical and Dental Society, both components of the National Medical Association of which he is the National Secretary. Additionally, he is Assistant Clinical Professor, Western University of Health Sciences as well as a member of many civic organizations.