Katherine Brooks, MD

Assistant Professor

Katie arrived to UCSF after residency training in Boston at Brigham and Women's Hospital. She works as a hospitalist at ZSFG, a Clinical Skills Mentor in the JMP program and as a Clinical Lead in SF DPH's Information and Guidance Department. She is also a writer, educator and patient advocate.

Her interests are in understanding and addressing racial health disparities, as well as the impact of clinician bias on clinical decision making. She has developed curriculum to teach medical students how to think about intersections between race, racism and medicine and written about her own experiences encountering racism in clinical settings. Katie's research has focused on health disparities in a variety of areas- including HIV in resource limited settings internationally and nationally, premature mortality among African Americans and access to cardiology subspecialty care for heart failure admissions.
2020 - Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Training, University of California
06/2019 - , Brigham and Women's Hospital
MD, 05/2016 - , Alpert Medical School of Brown University
BA, 05/2008 - , Vassar College
  1. Brooks KC, Makam AN, Haber LA. Caring for Hospitalized Incarcerated Patients: Physician and Nurse Experience. 2021. PMID: 33409890

  2. Brooks KC. The Climate Crisis and the Exam Room. 2020. PMID: 32720236

  3. Eberly LA, Wispelwey B, Richterman A, Beckett AG, Cleveland Manchanda EC, Marsh RH, Chang CY, Glynn RJ, Brooks KC, Boxer R, Kakoza R, Goldsmith J, Loscalzo J, Lewis EF, Morse M. Response by Eberly et al to Letter Regarding Article, "Identification of Racial Inequities in Access to Specialized Inpatient Heart Failure Care at an Academic Medical Center". 2020. PMID: 32498624

  4. Brooks KC. A Silent Curriculum. 2020. PMID: 32369139

  5. Eberly LA, Richterman A, Beckett AG, Wispelwey B, Marsh RH, Cleveland Manchanda EC, Chang CY, Glynn RJ, Brooks KC, Boxer R, Kakoza R, Goldsmith J, Loscalzo J, Morse M, Lewis EF, Abel S, Adams A, Anaya J, Andrews EH, Atkinson B, Avutu V, Bachorik A, Badri O, Bailey M, Baird K, Bakshi S, Balaban D, Barshop K, Baumrin E, Bayomy O, Beamesderfer J, Becker N, Berg DD, Berman AN, Blum SM, Boardman AP, Boden K, Bonacci RA, Brown S, Campbell K, Case S, Cetrone E, Charrow A, Chiang D, Clark D, Cohen AJ, Cooper A, Cordova T, Cuneo CN, de Feria AA, Deffenbacher K, DeFilippis EM, DeGregorio G, Deutsch AJ, Diephuis B, Divakaran S, Dorschner P, Downing N, Drescher C, D'Silva KM, Dunbar P, Duong D, Earp S, Eckhardt C, Elman SA, England R, Everett K, Fedotova N, Feingold-Link T, Ferreira M, Fisher H, Foo P, Foote M, Franco I, Gilliland T, Greb J, Greco K, Grewal S, Grin B, Growdon ME, Guercio B, Hahn CK, Hasselfeld B, Haydu EJ, Hermes Z, Hildick-Smith G, Holcomb Z, Holroyd K, Horton L, Huang G, Jablonski S, Jacobs D, Jain N, Japa S, Joseph R, Kalashnikova M, Kalwani N, Kang D, Karan A, Katz JT, Kellner D, Kidia K, Kim JH, Knowles SM, Kolbe L, Kore I, Koullias Y, Kuye I, Lang J, Lawlor M, Lechner MG, Lee K, Lee S, Lee Z, Limaye N, Lin-Beckford S, Lipsyc M, Little J, Loewenthal J, Logaraj R, Lopez DM, Loriaux D, Lu Y, Ma K, Marukian N, Matias W, Mayers JR, McConnell I, McLaughlin M, Meade C, Meador C, Mehta A, Messenger E, Michaelidis C, Mirsky J, Mitten E, Mueller A, Mullur J, Munir A, Murphy E, Nagami E, Natarajan A, Nsahlai M, Nze C, Okwara N, Olds P, Paez R, Pardo M, Patel S, Petersen A, Phelan L, Pimenta E, Pipilas D, Plovanich M, Pong D, Powers BW, Rao A, Ramirez Batlle H, Ramsis M, Reichardt A, Reiger S, Rengarajan M, Rico S, Rome BN, Rosales R, Rotenstein L, Roy A, Royston S, Rozansky H, Rudder M, Ryan CE, Salgado S, Sanchez P, Schulte J, Sekar A, Semenkovich N, Shannon E, Shaw N, Shorten AB, Shrauner W, Sinnenberg L, Smithy JW, Snyder G, Sreekrishnan A, Stabenau H, Stavrou E, Stergachis A, Stern R, Stone A, Tabrizi S, Tanyos S, Thomas C, Thun H, Torres-Lockhart K, Tran A, Treasure C, Tsai FD, Tsaur S, Tschirhart E, Tuwatananurak J, Venkateswaran RV, Vishnevetsky A, Wahl L, Wall A, Wallace F, Walsh E, Wang P, Ward HB, Warner LN, Weeks LD, Weiskopf K, Wengrod J, Williams JN, Winkler M, Wong JL, Worster D, Wright A, Wunsch C, Wynter JS, Yarbrough C, Yau WY, Yazdi D, Yeh J, Yialamas MA, Yozamp N, Zambrotta M, Zon R. Identification of Racial Inequities in Access to Specialized Inpatient Heart Failure Care at an Academic Medical Center. 2019. PMID: 31658831

  6. Brooks KC. The Purple Heart. 2019. PMID: 30633694

  7. Kantor R, DeLong A, Schreier L, Reitsma M, Kemboi E, Orido M, Obonge S, Boinett R, Rono M, Emonyi W, Brooks K, Coetzer M, Buziba N, Hogan J, Diero L. HIV-1 second-line failure and drug resistance at high-level and low-level viremia in Western Kenya. 2018. PMID: 30134290

  8. Tsai J, Brooks K, DeAndrade S, Ucik L, Bartlett S, Osobamiro O, Wynter J, Krishna G, Rougas S, George P. Addressing racial bias in wards. 2018. PMID: 30310343

  9. Saravanan S, Gomathi S, Delong A, Kausalya B, Sivamalar S, Poongulali S, Brooks K, Kumarasamy N, Balakrishnan P, Solomon SS, Cu-Uvin S, Kantor R. High discordance in blood and genital tract HIV-1 drug resistance in Indian women failing first-line therapy. 2018. PMID: 29800305

  10. Brooks K, Diero L, DeLong A, Balamane M, Reitsma M, Kemboi E, Orido M, Emonyi W, Coetzer M, Hogan J, Kantor R. Treatment failure and drug resistance in HIV-positive patients on tenofovir-based first-line antiretroviral therapy in western Kenya. 2016. PMID: 27231099

  11. Brooks K, Stifani B, Batlle HR, Nunez MA, Erlich M, Diaz J. Patient Perspectives on the Need for and Barriers to Professional Medical Interpretation. 2016. PMID: 26726861

  12. Brooks K, DeLong A, Balamane M, Schreier L, Orido M, Chepkenja M, Kemboi E, D'Antuono M, Chan PA, Emonyi W, Diero L, Coetzer M, Kantor R. HemaSpot, a Novel Blood Storage Device for HIV-1 Drug Resistance Testing. 2015. PMID: 26560534

  13. Brooks K, Karp L, Batlle HR, Chiu M, Montross C. A Student Collaboration to Address Mental Health Wellness in Medical School. 2015. PMID: 26125475

  14. Brooks KC. A piece of my mind. A silent curriculum. 2015. PMID: 25988457