Program Leadership

Susan Slower Brooks, MD

Medical Director

Brooks SusanSusan Sklower Brooks, M.D is a board certified clinical and biochemical geneticist. She received an MMS degree at Rutgers Medical School, MD degree at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine (now Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai) and completed fellowship training in genetics at Mount Sinai under the direction of Kurt Hirschhorn, MD and Robert Desnick, PhD, MD.

Dr. Brooks is a the chief of the Division of Medical Genetics in the Department of Pediatrics and a Professor of Pediatrics and Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at Rutgers, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. She directs genetic clinics and consult service in the Department of Pediatrics. The service includes general genetics and metabolism. Prior to joining Rutgers, Dr. Brooks was on the faculty of the Mount Sinai School of Medicine and a Research Scientist at the New York State Institute for Basic Research. She was on the faculty of Joan H. Marks Graduate Program in Human Genetics at Sarah Lawrence College where she taught Biochemical Genetics.

Dr. Brooks is a member of the Rutgers IRB and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Ethics Board and is a metabolic consultant for the New Jersey Department of Health. She has been recognized as a Top Doctor in New York Magazine, Inside Jersey and Castle Connolly Top Doctor: Metro Area. Her research interest includes delineation of genetic syndromes. She has published more than 60 articles.
Dr. Brooks is the Medical Director of the Genetic Counseling Master's program and co-director of Medical Genetics I and II.