Dr. Brothers received a Bachelor of Science in Nuclear Engineering with Honors from
North Carolina State University in 1971. He earned his Doctor of Medicine from the
prestigious University of North Carolina School of Medicine at Chapel Hill in 1974.
He attended two years of general surgical internship and residency at the University of
Colorado in Denver, Colorado. He completed three years of general surgery training at St
Joseph's Hospital in Denver and served as Chief Resident in 1979. He became a
Diplomate of The American Board of Surgery in 1981.
He completed his training in cardiothoracic surgery at the University of Texas SW in
Dallas, Texas and became Chief Resident at the sprawling Parkland Hospital campus in
1981. He was Board Certified by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery in 1982.
Dr. Brothers has practiced cardiothoracic and vascular surgery at East Jefferson General
Hospital for 27 years since completing his training. He has performed thousands of
cardiac, chest and vascular procedures and is considered by many to be the most
experienced lung surgeon in the gulf south region. He is a recognized innovator in the fields
of muscle sparing thoracotomy, small port access surgery for lung cancer and minimally
invasive cardiac surgery ablation of atrial fibrillation arrhythmia.
Dr. Brothers was one of the first physician surgeons credentialed by M. D. Anderson
Cancer Center in their affiliation with East Jefferson General Hospital. He is recognized as
a Health Care Hero by New Orleans City Business Magazine in 2008.
Dr. Brothers served over twenty years in the Louisiana Air National Guard where he rose
to the rank of Colonel. He is a Distinguished Graduate of the United States Air Force Air
War College. Career reserve assignments included F-15 fighter squadron flight surgeon,
medical group commander and Louisiana State Air Surgeon. He finished his career as a
joint staff Director in the Joint Force Headquarters, Louisiana National Guard. In addition
to numerous overseas deployments he served as the medical air operations commander
when called to active duty for six months in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.