Brooke French, MD
Associate Professor, Surgery-Plastic/Reconstructive

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Medical School:
  • MD, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine (2004)
Undergraduate School:
  • BS, University of Illinois–Urbana-Champaign (IL) (1999)
Internship:
  • Southern Illinois University School of Medicine Program (2005)
Residency:
  • Southern Illinois University School of Medicine Program, Chief Resident, Plastic Surgery - Integrated (2010)
Fellowships:
  • Hospital for Sick Children, Canada, Craniofacial Surgery (2011)
Languages: English
Department: Surgery-Plastic/Reconstructive

Professional Titles

  • Associate Professor, Surgery-Plastic/Reconstructive
  • Co-Director Cleft and Craniofacial Surgery Programs
  • Director Cosmetic Program

Recognition & Awards

  • 5280 Top Doc, 5280 Magazine (2019)
    Top Doc Plastic Surgery
  • Golden Apple Award for Faculty Teacher of the Year Department of Surgery, University of Colorado School of Medicine (2019)
  • University of Colorado Hospital Medical Staff Award for Excellence in Clinical Innovation: UCHealth Integrated Transgender Program, University of Colorado Hospital (2019)
  • 5280 Top Doc, 5280 Magazine (2018)
    Top Doc Plastic Surgery
  • 5280 Top Doc, 5280 Magazine (2017)
    Top Doc Plastic Surgery
  • Colorado Parent Top Doctor, 5280 Magazine (2017)
  • 5280 Top Doc, 5280 Magazine (2016)
    Top Doc Plastic Surgery

Research Interests

I am interested in outcome analysis of craniofacial surgery using 3D imaging technology and anthropometric software.

Teaching

  • Associate Professor (2011)
    School of Medicine, Surgery
    Craniofacial surgery, vascular malformations, cleft lip and palate, orthognathic surgery, pediatric plastic surgery, facial fractures and trauma, cosmetic surgery of the eyes, face, breast, abdomen and body, body contouring after weight loss, microsurgery, skin and breast cancer reconstruction

Publications

  • Randall RS, Kian A, Chin K, French B. Resolution of obstructive sleep apnea after mandibular distraction osteogenesis in setting of delayed tongue-lip adhesion takedown: A case report. Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Oct;97(42):e12853. PubMed PMID: 30334989
  • Winston KR, French B, Bunn J. Chronic Debilitating Headache in Adults Caused by Craniocerebral Disproportion: Treatment by Cranial Vault Expansion. Cureus. 2018 Feb 13;10(2):e2187. PubMed PMID: 29662726
  • Trinh BB, French B, Khechoyan DY, Deleyiannis FW. Designing a Fibular Flow-Through Flap with a Proximal Peroneal Perforator-Free Flap for Maxillary Reconstruction. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2017 Nov;5(11):e1543. PubMed PMID: 29263953
  • Longmire NM, Wong Riff KWY, O'Hara JL, Aggarwala S, Allen GC, Bulstrode NW, Forrest CR, French BM, Goodacre TEE, Marucci D, Norris JH, Panchapakesan V, Piplani B, Pusic AL, Vercruysse HJ, Klassen AF. Development of a New Module of the FACE-Q for Children and Young Adults with Diverse Conditions Associated with Visible and/or Functional Facial Differences. Facial Plast Surg. 2017 Oct;33(5):499-508. PubMed PMID: 28962056

Professional Memberships

  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Member
  • American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association, Member
  • Plastic Surgery Research Council, Member
  • American Society of Craniofacial Surgery, Member
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, Member
  • American College of Surgeons, Fellow

Practice Locations

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery - Anschutz
1635 Aurora Ct
6th Floor
Aurora, CO 80045
720-848-0800

Children's Hospital Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
13123 East 16th Ave
Aurora, CO 80045
720-777-1234

CU Plastic Surgery
12348 E. Montview Blvd
Anschutz Health and Wellness Center, 2nd floor
Aurora, CO 80045
303-724-8700

Hospital Affiliation
  • University of Colorado Hospital
  • Children's Hospital Colorado
  • Denver Health Medical Center
Center Affiliations

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Plastic Surgery, Board Certification (2012)
  • Pediatric Craniomaxillofacial Fellowship, Specialized Training (2011)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Surgery - Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) - Facial Plastics and Cosmetics
  • Cancers - Melanoma
  • Cancers - Skin Cancer
  • Skin, Hair and Nails - Burns
  • Surgery - Orthognathic Surgery (Corrective Jaw Surgery)
  • Surgery - Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Bones, Joints and Muscles - Facial Fractures
  • Heart and Circulation - Vascular Malformations
  • Surgery - Cleft Lip and Palate
  • Surgery - Body Contouring and Liposuction
  • Bones, Joints and Muscles
  • Cancers
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT)
  • Heart and Circulation
  • Skin, Hair and Nails
  • Surgery
  • Transgender Health
  • Surgery - Eye and/or Orbital Surgery
  • Surgery - Burn Surgery
  • Injuries and Wounds - Wounds
  • Injuries and Wounds
Clinical Interests
I am co-director of the Craniofacial Surgery program at the Children's Hospital of Colorado. I have a special interest in craniosynostosis, cleft lip and palate, vascular malformations, congenital nevi, and general pediatric plastic and reconstructive surgery. I also have an adult cosmetic and reconstructive practice at the University of Colorado Hospital. I have special interest in cosmetic surgery of the eyes, face, neck, breasts, abdomen and body.

Care Philosophy
My goal in caring for adults and children with cleft and craniofacial differences includes improving the entire life experience for the individual and family.

Public Speaking
Yes

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine (2004)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BS, University of Illinois–Urbana-Champaign (IL) (1999)
Internships:
  • Southern Illinois University School of Medicine Program (2005)
Residency Programs:
  • Southern Illinois University School of Medicine Program, Chief Resident, Plastic Surgery - Integrated (2010)
Fellowships:
  • Hospital for Sick Children, Canada, Craniofacial Surgery (2011)
Languages: English
Department: Surgery-Plastic/Reconstructive
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