Professional Summary

Professional Education
  • Medical Education: Stanford University School of Medicine (1988) CA
  • Residency: Johns Hopkins University Surgery Program (1990) MD
  • Internship: Johns Hopkins University Surgery Program (1989) MD
  • Fellowship: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (1997) MD
  • Residency: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (1994) MD
  • Board Recertification, Urology, American Board of Urology (2017)
  • Board Certification: American Board of Urology, Urology (2000)
  • A. B., University of Chicago, Biology (1982)

Honors & Awards
  • Best Doctors in America, Best Doctors Inc. (2004-2013)
  • Clinician Scientist Award, Doris Duke Foundation (1998-2002)
  • Dornier Research Scholar, American Foundation for Urologic Disease (1995-1997)
  • Eugene P. Schonfeld Medical Research Award, Kidney Cancer Association (2000-2002)
  • Keith and Jan Hurlbut Professor, Stanford University (2012)
  • Leutje-Stubbs Faculty Scholar, Stanford University School of Medicine (2002-2003)
  • Listing in Guide to America's Top Surgeons, Consumers' Research Council (2010)

Administrative Appointments
  • Acting Chair, Department of Urology (2012 - 2012)
  • Associate Chair, Prostate Cancer Working Group EDRN (2010 - 2015)
  • Associate Dean, Academic Affairs, Stanford University School of Medicine (2013 - 2019)
  • Chief, Urologic Oncology, Department of Urology (2012 - Present)
  • Co-Chair, Molecular and Cellular Characterization Centers NCI (2015 - 2017)
  • Editor-in-Chief, The Open Prostate Cancer Journal (2008 - 2015)
  • Editorial Board, The Prostate (2000 - Present)
  • Editorial Board, Prostate Cancer (2010 - 2015)
  • Editorial Board, Andrology (2011 - Present)
  • Membership Committee, Society for Basic Urologic Research (2004 - 2008)
  • Nominating Committee, Society of Basic Urologic Research (2015 - 2017)
  • Vice Chair, Department of Urology (2014 - Present)


Practice Locations

Urology Clinic Palo Alto, CA
Palo Alto, CA

1000 Welch Road, Garden Level

Palo Alto , CA 94304

(650) 723-3391

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Urologic Cancer Program in Palo Alto Palo Alto, CA
Palo Alto, CA

875 Blake Wilbur Drive

Palo Alto , CA 94304

(650) 498-6000

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Patient Ratings

(78 Ratings)

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Patient Reviews

(112 reviews)

Excellent - the best.
Very good.
Jim Brooks is an exceptional physician and a testament to the quality of the Stanford Medical Program. Rational, patient, resolved.
Dr. James Brooks and PA Dr. Zach and all of the urology/oncology staff are super.
Doctor Brooks is the best!!!
Highest confidence in Dr. Brooks.
Outstanding dr.! (Brooks)
I was very comfortable. Thank you dr.
Dr. Brooks is outstanding.
Dr. Brooks is a terrific physician.
Dr. Brooks was very professional, caring and considerate. He instills a sense of confidence in his patients and is reassuring in his manner.
Dr. Brooks is VERY informed & shows great interest & empathy with me!
Dr. Brooks is an A+ doctor. Confident, caring, NEVER talks down to you, knowledgeable.
Even though it was my first meeting with Dr. James Brooks, he was very personable, knew his stuff and communicated his info to me like I was a long time patient.
Dr. Brooks & clinic staff are great!
Would definitely recommend Dr. Brooks.
Excellent appt. I was the focus of his attention. He was very informative, answered all my questions, was not in a hurry, was very patient, & very concerned about me & my care. On a scale of 1-10, he's a 15!!
Dr. James Brooks is wonderful. He is very caring and explained my condition. I highly recommend Dr. Brooks to other patients.
Dr. Brooks is excellent.
Dr. Brooks is top class.
World class care!
Outstanding doctor. Knowledgeable, great manner, invites questions. Explains without ever talking down to you.
Very knowledgeable & kind, concerned but not alarming.
Had a very informative productive meeting to discuss options/alternatives etc.
Dr. Brooks was the best! As a physician I understand the special nature of managing a colleague's health.... me both patient and colleague when I needed to be. He has the "right stuff."
Dr. Brooks is the best!
All good.
Dr. Brooks is a great doctor, perfect combination of engaged caregiver and field expert.
Great doctor!
Dr. Brooks is a exemplary physician and has helped me with concerns of developing prostate cancer.
Dr. Brooks is really very good to us.
Dr. Brooks answered all of my questions very well.
Dr. Brooks communicated about options before the procedure. Following the procedure he was very direct in explaining his analysis. Will recommend Dr. Brooks to anyone facing prostate related issues.
You are the best.
Dr. Brooks is very patient, explaining clearly of my conditions & courses of actions.
My time is maybe nearly running up. But Dr. Brooks still patiently answered my questions clearly!
Truly outstanding & human! A treasure!
Dr. Brooks has been my urologist for the past 18 yrs. Not only has his conservative & careful approach to my condition spared me unnecessary biopsies & procedures, but I have been doing very well under his care. He is also always very comforting & reassuring to me. Thanks to Dr. Brooks, we have established an excellent doctor-patient rapport, & it goes without saying that, as always, my wife & I wish him & his family all the best!
Very pleased w/info provided.
Dr. Brooks ? excellent physician/explanations.
Dr. James Brooks is highly knowledgeable & extremely professional. I highly recommend him.
Dr. Brooks has been my urologist/oncologist for several yrs I have complete confidence in him and he always approaches me as an equal in all treatment decisions. That is very reassuring and confidence - inspiring.
Dr. Brooks is a great doctor. He is very skilled and communicates well with his patients.
Everyone seems to be very eager to help and or give information.
Dr. Brooks is tops - ! Excellent doctor.
Terrific in every way.
Outstanding! Outstanding.
Dr. Brooks is awesome.
Dr. Brooks is an outstanding doctor. I would HIGHLY recommend him to others.
Excellent doctor, easy to communicate with.
The professionalism, courtesy, patience, clarity, reasoning was apparent from the FNP all the way to the surgeon. It was exemplary!! Thank you for their reassurance.
1. Dr. Brooks was very clear & caring about my medical issues. I like him immediately during my initial visit. 2. I liked his PA, Kate very much. She is top.
I can't remember if we talked about the next thing to do/follow up.
He's also an excellent and committed doctor... much to his favor.
All at all times Excellent.
Usually I'm more critical but all went very well.
Would always recommend Dr. Brooks. He is excellent!
Gave me good confidence in understanding my problem.
Great doctor!
Dr. Brooks was very helpful to explain my problem and what is my best option.
Outstanding care!
Dr. Brooks is the BEST in his field.
Always outstanding care.
Dr. Brooks is the best. Keep him on your staff & I'll be a happy man.
Dr. Brooks is outstanding!
Exceptional physician.
I would recommend him to anyone!
Dr. Brooks is outstanding and I have had excellent treatment.
Dr. Brooks was absolutely first-rate.
Dr. James D. Brooks has my full confidence, the epitome of first class bedside manner. IF I ever need surgery I would happily select Dr. Brooks. I dreaded anticipating this appt. Dr. Brooks was perfect.
Dr. Brooks is SUPERB in addition, he talks with me as an adult who can think.
One of the best provider.
I would like it if all my care providers were like Dr. Brooks.
I have confidence in Dr. Brooks.
Dr. Brooks is an excellent physician. He got me through cancer and I will continue to see him.
Excellent council.
It is too bad that someone with such outstanding interpersonal skills spends most of his time in administration.
Dr. Brooks is best!
Dr. Brooks is the best; absolutely fantastic.
Great work.
My favorite doctor at Stanford Med.!
Dr Brooks is a first class physician.
Excellent experience and self satisfaction.
Perfect in every respect really!!
I think Dr. Brooks is THE BEST.
Dr. Brooks has always made me comfortable and confident with his recommendation and findings -
I was stressed out and overwhelmed but Dr. Brooks did the best he could to help me understand what is going on. I still have more questions.
Nothing to improve best care ever encountered.
Dr. Brooks is the BEST!!!
Very good. Have already recommended this care to others.
Keep up the good care.
Highly recommending to others.
My experience was very good.
Dr. Brooks was very nice and informative. He took time to get to know me which I liked.
Caring, friendly, thorough.
Dr. Brooks is passionate about his speciality and takes time to show his knowledge with me. I have great confidence in his medical opinions.
Dr. seemed stressed. The clinic was understaffed. I needed a simple procedure done during my appt. but dr. said he was alone & had no staff to perform the procedure.
James Brooks is you r best advertisement.
Again, best experience in a health - care facility including extensive experience with my parents.
Dr. Brooks is an excellent listener & articulate & patient in his responses.
Dr. visits are great, trying to talk to dr. on phone to review lab results takes an act of GOD.
I've not had better service.
Up to date on latest treatment research.

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