Itzhak Brook, M.D., MSc


Department of Pediatrics

Georgetown University School of Medicine

4431 Albemarle Street, NW

Washington, DC 20016

Tel:  (202) 744-8211

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          Dr. Itzhak Brook is a physician who specializes in pediatrics and infectious diseases. He is a Professor of Pediatrics at Georgetown University Washington D.C. and his areas of expertise are anaerobic and head and neck infections. He has done extensive research on anaerobic and respiratory tract infections and infections following exposure to ionizing radiation. Dr. Brook served in the US Navy for 27 years. He is the author of six medical textbooks, 105 medical book chapters and over 700 scientific publications. He is an editor of three and associate editor of four medical journals. He is the author of the book "In the Sands of Sinai: a Physician’s Account of the Yom Kippur War". He is a board member of the Head and Neck Cancer Alliance. Dr. Brook was diagnosed with throat cancer in 2006 and underwent laryngectomy in 2008. Since that time he has become an advocate to improve patient care and prevent medical errors. He authored the books "My Voice, a Physician’s Personal Experience with Throat Cancer" and "The Laryngectomee Guide". Both books were endorsed by the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. He currently writes and lectures about these topics. Dr. Brook was the recipient of the 2012 J. Conley Medical Ethics Lectureship Award by the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.

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