BATON ROUGE, LA - Dr. Jay Brooks, MD, Chairman of the Ochsner Baton Rouge Hematology/Oncology Department, has been appointed to the Louisiana Cancer and Lung Trust Fund Board by Governor Bobby Jindal.
The mission of the Louisiana Cancer and Lung Trust Fund Board is to reduce the incidence, morbidity, mortality, and economic impact of cancer on the residents of Louisiana. To accomplish its mission, the Board plans, coordinates and monitors statewide efforts that target cancer through education, prevention, research, surveillance, and early detection and screening.
As Chairman of the Ochsner Baton Rouge Hematology/Oncology Department, Dr. Brooks is extremely active in the fight against cancer and efforts to educate others about cancer prevention methods. Dr. Brooks has been on staff at Ochsner since 1987. He has held a variety of leadership positions including Chief of Medicine, Chief of Medical Subspecialties, Chairman of the Research Committee, membership on the Research Advisory Committee, a former member of the Board of Governors of Ochsner Clinic Foundation and the former Chief of Staff of Ochsner Medical Center – 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. He has written several 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.
About Ochsner’s Baton Rouge services:
Ochsner’s Baton Rouge services include six local health centers and Ochsner Medical Center – Baton Rouge, a full service acute care hospital located at I-12 and O’Neal Lane. Ochsner employs more than 1,000 locally, including nearly 100 physicians. Ochsner Baton Rouge is a part of Ochsner Health System, southeast Louisiana’s largest non-profit, academic, multi-specialty, healthcare delivery system. Ochsner has been named the Consumer Choice for Healthcare in New Orleans for 17 consecutive years and is the only Louisiana hospital nationally recognized by U.S. News and World Report as a “Best Hospital” across eleven specialty categories. Ochsner employs more than 13,000 employees, over 850 physicians in over 90 medical specialties and subspecialties and conducts over 300 clinical research trials annually. Ochsner Health System is proud to be a tobacco-free environment. For more information, please visit ochsner.org and follow us on Twitter and Facebook.