Victoria L. Brooks MD

Victoria Brooks

Victoria L. Brooks
MD

Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry; Medical Director, CPEP

Department of Psychiatry

Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences


Specialty/Research Focus

Psychiatry

Contact Information
Erie County Medical Center
CPEP
462 Grider Street
Buffalo, New York 14215
Phone: 716-898-4857
Fax: 716-961-7783
vlbrooks@buffalo.edu


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Professional Summary:

I am a Board Certified psychiatrist, working full time in the Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program at Erie County Medical Center, where I am the Medical Director as well.

I also serve on the faculty of the University at Buffalo, training medical students as well as psychiatric residents both didactically and clinically.

Education and Training:

  • Certificate, Royal College of Physicians Educator accreditation, through the Jacobs School of Medicine (2012)
  • Residency, Psychiatry, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York (2006)
  • MD, Medicine, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York (2002)
  • BA, English, Pre-Medicine, Boston College (1998)

Employment:

  • Emergency Psychiatry Fellowship Director, Psychiatry, Jacobs School of Medicine (2019-present)
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Psychiatry, Erie County Medical Center Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York (2006-present)

Awards and Honors:

  • "Top Doctor" recognition (2021)
  • "Top Doctor" recognition (2020)
  • Murray A. Morphy Mentor of the Year Award (2017)
  • Outstanding Contributions to the Clinical Mission of the Department of Psychiatry (2014)
  • Outstanding Contributions to Research in the Department of Psychiatry (2012)
  • Outstanding Contributions to the Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program (2012)
  • Special Award for Service Above and Beyond the Call of Duty in CPEP (2011)
  • Outstanding Contributions to Resident Education (2010)
  • Outstanding Contributions to Medical Student Education (2010)
  • Outstanding Contributions to CPEP (2008)
  • Appointed Outpatient Chief Resident (2005)
  • Appointed Co-Chief Resident (2005)


Journal Articles:

  • Scott Simpson, Victoria Brooks, Dustin DeMoss, Ryan Lawrence. (2020) The Case for Fellowship Training in Emergency Psychiatry. https://www.mededpublish.org/manuscripts/3579 (Nov)
  • Brooks V. (2020) COVID-19's effects on emergency psychiatry. Current Psychiatry (Jul), 19(7): 33-39.
  • Mariano MT, Brooks V, DiGiacomo M. (2016) PSYCH: A Mnemonic to Help Psychiatric Residents Decrease Patient Handoff Communication Errors. Joint Commission journal on quality and patient safety (Jul), 42(7): 316-20.
  • Antonius D, Mathew N, Picano J, Hinds A, Cogswell A, Olympia J, Brooks T, DiGiacomo M, Baker J, Willer B, Leddy J. (2014) Behavioral Health Symptoms Associated With Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy: A Critical Review of the Literature and Recommendations for Treatment and Research. Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience (Jun), 26(4): 313-322.
  • Leo RJ, Brooks VL. (2006) Clinical potential of milnacipran, a serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor, in pain. Curr Opin Investig Drugs (Jul), 7(7): 637-642.

Professional Memberships:

  • American Association for Emergency Psychiatry; member (2015–present)
  • American Psychiatric Association; I have elected to become a member of the American Psychiatric Association. (2007–present)

Presentations:

  • "Psychiatric Emergencies During the COVID-19 Pandemic" Lecture and panel discussion in the Medscape Live Spring 2021 Psychiatry Update virtual conference (2021)
  • "Fellowship Training in Emergency Psychiatry: The Future of our Subspecialty" 11th Annual NUBE Conference (virtual) (2020)
  • "Focus on Emergency Psychiatry" Western New York Psychiatric Society annual meeting keynote speaker (2020)
  • "Convocation address at The Buffalo Seminary" convocation address (2015)
  • "PSYCH: Teaching a Patient Hand-Off Mnemonic to Help Psychiatric Residents Decrease Communication Error" Institute of Psychiatric Services faculty advisor to resident project (2013)
  • "Understanding Holden: Using The Catcher in the Rye to Inspire Teachers and Residents" Annual AADPRT Conference (2011)

Service Activities:

  • ; Peer review of manuscripts for consideration of publication. (2021–present)
  • leadership meetings and subcommittee meetings bringing together community agencies for planning around improved access to care to reduce unnecessary dependence on the psychiatric emergency room for non-emergent issues; Co-Chair of External Work Group of the Erie County Department of MH High-Utilizer Task Force (2020–present)
  • Grant-funded program designed to reduce suicide deaths derived from evidence-based program in Oregon.; psychiatric representative to the Suicide Fatality Review Team (2019–present)
  • Developed the curriculum for a new Emergency Psychiatry Fellowship training program, established funding and achieved GME approval. (2019–present)
  • Jacobs School of Medicine; Emergency Psychiatry Fellowship Program Director (2019–present)
  • Designed and administer the Emergency Psychiatry Fellowship Program at the Jacobs School of Medicine.; Fellowship course development and director. (2019–present)
  • A member of the Erie County Department of Mental Health Community Services Board that advises the Commissioner of Mental Health.; Board Member (2014–present)
  • advisory position to the Commissioner of Mental Health through monthly meetings; Erie County Department of Mental Health Community Services Board Member (2014–present)
  • Faculty member serving as clinical advisor, evaluator and advocate to the residents rotating in the psychiatric emergency room.; Resident Liaison in CPEP (2008–present)
  • Graduate Medical Education Committee; Member (2006–2014)
  • Clinical Competency Committee, formerly the Evaluation Committee, meets monthly to assess and rate the progress of each resident through the established ACGME milestones.; Member (2006–present)
  • Faculty member providing 1:1, weekly supervision to one, 3rd year resident annually to foster proficiency in the understanding of and practice of different modalities of psychotherapy.; Psychotherapy Supervisor (2006–present)
  • Curriculum Committee; Member (2004–present)
  • Jacobs School of Medicine General Psychiatry Training Program; Member of the Education Policy Committee, formerly the Curriculum Subcommittee (2004–present)
  • Community Mental Health Clinic I have served on the Board of Directors of Endeavor Health Services (formerly Mid Erie), a community mental health clinic in Buffalo, New York, since June of 2004. I am a member of the Nominating Committee of the Board, as well as the Chair of the Program and Special Review Committee. I served as the Board President for 2 years, and VP for another 1 year as well.; Board of Directors (2004–present)
  • Admissions Committee; Member (2003–present)
  • ; Member of the Admissions Committee of the General Psychiatry Residency Training Program (2003–present)

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Contact Information

Erie County Medical Center
CPEP
462 Grider Street
Buffalo, New York 14215
Phone: 716-898-4857
Fax: 716-961-7783
vlbrooks@buffalo.edu

This faculty member is affiliated with UBMD, practicing physicians who are also professors in the Jacobs School.

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