Oliver Tate Brooks, MD, FAAP, FCPP

Oliver Tate Brooks, M.D. received his undergraduate degree in biology from Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia in 1977, graduating in three years.  While at Morehouse, he received the Frederick E. Mapp Prize in Biology for excellence in biology. Dr. Brooks received his medical degree in 1981 from Howard University College of Medicine. He completed a residency in Pediatrics at Children's Hospital-Oakland, where he practiced for four years before accepting a position at Watts Healthcare Corporation in 1989.  He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics (FAAP), and Fellow, College of Physicians of Philadelphia (FAPP).

Dr. Brooks is a Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at Charles R. Drew School of Medicine.  He is retired Chief Executive Officer, Chief Medical Officer and past Chief of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine at Watts Healthcare Corporation in Los Angeles, California.  He is a Medical Director consultant for L.A. Care Health Plan, one of the nation's largest Medicaid managed care plans.  Dr. Brooks holds a staff appointment at Martin Luther King Community Hospital in South Los Angeles, where he oversees the newborn nursery program.  Dr. Brooks is Past-Chair of the Community Clinic Association of Los Angeles County, a consortium of 43 community health centers in the southern California area.

Dr. Brooks is Past President of the National Medical Association (NMA), and has held several leadership positions within the NMA, including at the state and local level, as Past President of the Golden State (CA) Medical Association and Past President of the Miller-Lawrence Medical and Dental (local) Society.

Dr. Brooks is a present Board member and Past President of the California Immunization Coalition and Chairman of the Immunize LA Families Coalition.  In June 2020, Dr. Brooks asked to, and joined the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practice (ACIP) COVID-19 Work Group, discussing and making recommendations to the ACIP regarding COVID-19 vaccine, and in July 2021 was appointed as one of 15 members to the ACIP.  Dr. Brooks also was appointed to the Health and Human Services (HHS) COVID-19 Vaccine Task Force.  He was Co-Chair of the CA State COVID-19 Vaccine Development Work Group, charged by the Governor with determining the allocation of COVID-19 vaccine in CA.  Dr. Brooks is past Chair of the CA Primary Care Association's (CPCA) Clinician Committee.  He is a Board member of the American Kidney Fund, and Ross University Schools of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine.

His community service extends beyond health and wellness and includes serving as Past President of the Long Beach Museum of Art's Board of Trustees.

Dr. Brooks has received numerous honors and awards; he was honored by the National Council of Negro Women, Long Beach CA for Outstanding Service to the Community and in 2017, he was the Wall of Excellence for Medicine awardee for Long Beach 2016 Black History Month.  In 2019, Dr. Brooks was honored as one of the Top Blacks in Health Care by BlackDoctor.org.

Dr. Brooks is a member of the Kappa Alpha Psi and Sigma Pi Phi (the Boule) fraternities.  He is married to his wife of 32 years, Lisa and has two children, Alana and Joseph.