Dr. Mai Brooks MD

Dr. Mai Brooks MD Dr. Mai Brooks is a surgical oncologist and general surgeon practicing in the Thousand Oaks area of Personal life: Dr. Mai Brooks is originally from Vietnam.

Dr. Mai Brooks, Surgical Oncologist and General Surgeon

Dr. Mai Brooks is a Harvard-educated, board-certified surgical oncologist and general surgeon located in California. Dr. Mai Brooks, Board-Certified Surgical Oncologist

Dr. Mai Brooks is a surgical oncologist and general surgeon practicing in the Thousand Oaks area of California. Her primary focus is breast disease, skin and soft tissue as

well as general surgery. In 1975, a week before the end of the conflict there, Dr. Brooks fled the country along with her family. She, like many native Vietnamese people, says the move made a substantial impact on the rest of her life. In addition to her time in Vietnam, Dr. Brooks has also travelled to Europe and Japan. Her hope is to return to her native land of Vietnam one day. Education: Dr. Brooks graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of California, Irvine with a degree in biology in 1984. Later, she continued her education to receive a medical degree from Harvard in 1988. She then completed her surgery and oncology training at Harvard’s Brigham And Women’s Hospital, which is an affiliate of the Dana Farber Cancer Institute. Since finishing her residency in 1995, Dr. Brooks has practiced as a general and oncological surgeon. Experience: Dr. Brooks is a board-certified surgeon, approved by the American Board of Surgery. Currently, surgical oncology makes up for around 75 percent of her practice, whereas the remaining 25 percent is dedicated to general surgery.

• Surgical oncology: This is the type of surgery that uses surgical management to fight cancer. It is typically used with a combined treatment of either chemotherapy or radiation or biologic treatments of a targeted area. Surgical oncology uses surgery to remove cancerous tissues.
• General surgery: This type of surgery focuses on multiple regions of the body including the colon, esophagus, pancreas, gallbladder, stomach, liver, small bowel, bile ducts and the thyroid gland. General surgery also addresses issues that relate to the breast, skin, soft tissue and hernias. A typical general surgical procedure is an operation such as gallbladder or appendix removal. Awards: With numerous years of experience, Dr. Mai Brooks has earned multiple prestigious awards, including:

• Los Angeles Super Doctor, Key Professional in 2007
• Southern California Best Physician, as chosen by peers, in Los Angles Magazine in 2008
• Patients’ Choice Award, national review by MDx Medical Inc. in 2009
• Southern California Top Women Super Doctor by Los Angeles Magazine in 2011
• US News & World Report Top Doctor in 2012
• Los Angeles Top Doctor, as chosen by peers, in Los Angeles Magazine in 2013

Memberships: Dr. Brooks is a member of the following organizations:

• American College of Surgeons: An organization “dedicated to improving the care of the surgical patient and to safeguarding standards of care in an optimal and ethical practice environment.” ACS was founded in 1913 and is composed of a scientific and educational association of surgeons.
• Society of Surgical Oncology: An organization that strives to improve the care of patients by making advances in the science and practice of worldwide surgical oncology.
• Harvard Medical Alumni Association: An organization that aims to keep lasting connections alive between past Harvard students as well as current and future students.
• Los Robles Medical Center Cancer Committee: A committee that works together with Los Robles, the full service cancer care center that is committed to providing services from screening and early detection to treatment and management of cancer. Dr. Mai Brooks on Philanthropy

Dr. Brooks is dedicated to helping others through medicinal practice as well as philanthropy. She participates in a compassion and recovery mission organized through her church, which provides spiritual and emotional support to community members struggling with a variety of life issues. She is also a certified Christian Counselor. In addition, Dr. Brooks plays an active role in the Cancer Support Community of Valley Ventura Santa Barbara. Currently, she is also preparing to head out on a volunteer surgical mission. She hopes that one day she will have the opportunity to provide similar services to the people of Vietnam. Dr. Brooks is married and a mother of two children. When she’s not working or spending time with her family, she is committed to investing her time and energy to philanthropic efforts. Most of her volunteer efforts are provided through her church, yet Dr. Brooks sincerely enjoys any compassion-related volunteer work. Dr. Mai Brooks credits her successful career to the education she received from the University of California as well as Harvard Medical School.

• University of California, Irvine: This public research university is located in Irvine, California. It is consistently voted among the top universities, public and private, in the nation. It is committed to world-class undergraduate and postgraduate studies. It is also known for its strengths as a major research university.
• Harvard Medical School: This institution for higher learning is the prestigious graduate school of Harvard University. Established in 1782 in Boston, Massachusetts, the university strives to improve the health of all individuals by providing excellent education in the field of medicine. Dr. Brooks’ current practice boasts of state-of-the-art facilities and equipment, including:

• Mammogram, PET, x-rays, CT, ultrasound, MRI, bone scan and sentinel lymph node scan.
• Outpatient and inpatient surgery accommodations including private rooms, a convenient pharmacy, gift shop and valet parking.
• World-class specialists that focus on reconstructive surgery as well as radiation and medical oncology. The practice of Dr. Brooks is located in California and serves individuals from Agoura, Thousand Oaks, Calabasas, Westlake Village, Simi Valley, Moorpark, Camarillo, San Fernando Valley, Oxnard, Ventura and Santa Barbara as well as non-local, out-of-state and international patients. Her practice is located at 2190 Lynn Road, Suite 200, Thousand Oaks, California. In addition to her personal practice, Dr. Brooks also provides her services to the Los Angeles Veterans Affairs Medical Center. The practice of Dr. Brooks is open five days a week from 9 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. However, full-time services, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, are available for established patients. Dr. Mai Brooks is committed to providing each of her patients with the utmost care and compassion they deserve. Her education has provided her with the skills and knowledge she needs to fulfill her role as a world-class surgical oncologist and general surgeon. With 18 years of experience in general surgery, breast disease and skin/soft tissue, Dr. Mai Brooks is skilled at providing the highest quality of surgical procedures.


2190 Lynn Road
Thousand Oaks, CA

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 5pm
Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 5pm


(805) 379-4677


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