Dr. Peter Brooks


I am an orthopedic surgeon at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio. I do most of my surgery at Cleveland Clinic's Euclid Hospital, a beautiful site on the shores of Lake Erie a few minutes from downtown Cleveland.  I have performed over 900 BHR's at Euclid Hospital since the device was approved in May 2006. I have been amazed at my patients' return to function and the strikingly low rate of complications (1 fracture, 1 infection, 1 revision), which is far less than expected with this procedure or indeed with total hip replacement.

I manage the Cleveland Clinic Center for Hip Resurfacing, and teach the procedure to visiting surgeons at national and international meetings. I maintain a database and have several ongoing research projects designed to learn more about this procedure. I have lectured around the USA, as well as in Egypt, Dubai, and Kuwait.

My training in resurfacing was basically at the source: Birmingham. I visited Mr McMinn in 2006 and Mr Treacy in 2008. Each has a unique talent for teaching and performs the operation differently. However, since I use the anterolateral approach, I have to say that in many ways I figured it out myself.

I went to medical school in Toronto (I was born in Canada) and graduated first in my class. I did my orthopedic residency at Harvard, a fellowship back in Toronto, and have been doing hip and knee surgery at the Cleveland Clinic since 1991. I have many peer-reviewed publications, several book chapters, and surgical innovations.

You can find my profile on the Cleveland Clinic website


Peter Brooks, MD, is a staff physician in the department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Cleveland Clinic. He specializes in total joint replacement of the hip and knee, and hip resurfacing. He also maintains an active interest in arthroscopy of the knee.

Named to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honour Medical Society, he is also a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons and of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, as well as a member of the American Orthopaedic Association.

Dr. Brooks is interested in pain-free joint replacement, hip resurfacing, and outcomes of arthroscopic surgery in patients over age 60. He has written numerous articles and book chapters and has made nearly 50 presentations.

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Mount Sinai Hospital
                    Orthopaedic Surgery
                    Toronto, Ontario Canada

Residency -  Brigham & Women's Hospital
                     Orthopaedic Surgery
                     Boston, MA USA

Internship - Brigham & Women's Hospital
                   Orthopaedic Surgery
                   Boston, MA USA

Medical School - University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine
                           Toronto Canada

Undergraduate - University of Toronto
                           Toronto, Ontario, Canada


  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada- Orthopaedic Surgery

Specialty Interests

adult reconstruction, arthritis surgery, arthroplasty and fracture reconstruction, Avascular Necrosis, hip and knee replacement, hip and knee surgery, hip and knee total joint replacement revisions and infections, Hip joint replacement, Hip Resurfacing, including complex primary and revision hip and knee arthroplasty, joint aspiration and therapeutic injections, joint problems, Joint Replacement, joint replacement and reconstruction, joint replacement of the hip and knee, joint replacement surgery of the hip and knee, knee cartilage injuries, knee cartilage injury, knee joint disorders, Knee joint replacement, knee ligament injuries, knee ligament injury, knee surgery, primary and revision hip and knee replacements, primary and revision joint replacements, primary and revision total hip arthroplasty, primary and revision total knee arthroplasty, primary knee replacement, Reconstructive surgery of the hip and knee, reconstructive surgery of the hip and knee joints including arthroscopy, resurfacing total hip arthroplasty, revision joint replacement, Revision knee joint replacement, revision knee replacement, Revision hip joint replacement, total hip and total knee replacement, total joint replacement, total joint replacement (hip and knee), Treatment Of Fracture Non-union, treatment of hip

Awards & Honors

  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
  • Fellow, American Orthopaedic Association
  • America's Best Doctors
  • Cleveland Top Doctors
  • Medical Research Council of Canada fellow,1985-1987

Innovations & Patents

  • First development of metal augments for bone defects on total knee replacement now in use throughout the world for primary and revision knee replacement
  • Largest regional experience in hip resurfacing (more conservative than total hip replacement and designed for young, active patients)
  • Design team for Synergy Hip (Smith and Nephew)
  • Design team for Triathlon Total Knee and Triathlon Revision Knee (Stryker)
  • U.S. Patent 5,035,717 for total hip stem


  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
  • American Orthopaedic Association

Treatment & Services

  • Arthritis Surgery
  • Arthroplasty
  • Birmingham Resurfacing Procedure of the Hip
  • Complex Primary Hip Arthroplasty
  • Complex Primary Knee Arthroplasty
  • Fracture Non-union
  • Fracture Reconstruction
  • Hip & Knee Surgery
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Hip Revision
  • Joint Aspiration
  • Joint Reconstruction
  • Joint Replacement
  • Joint Replacement Of The Knee
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Primary And Revision Joint Replacements
  • Primary And Revision Total Hip Arthroplasty
  • Primary And Revision Total Knee Arthroplasty
  • Reconstructive Surgery Of The Hip
  • Reconstructive Surgery Of The Knee
  • Resurfacing Total Hip Arthroplasty
  • Revision Hip Arthroplasty
  • Revision Hip Joint Replacement
  • Revision Joint Replacement
  • Revision Knee Arthroplasty
  • Revision Knee Joint Replacement
  • Revision Total Hip Replacement
  • Revision Total Knee Replacement
  • Surgical Treatment Of Arthritis Of The Hips And Knees
  • Therapeutic Injections
  • Total Hip And Total Knee Replacement
  • Total Joint Replacement
  • Viscosupplementation

Specialty in Diseases and Conditions

Industry Relationships

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Consulting. Dr. Brooks receives fees of $5,000 or more per year as a paid consultant or speaker for the following companies:

  • Smith & Nephew Inc.
  • Stryker Orthopaedics