Professional background

  • Qualified MBBS at The Middlesex Hospital (1986)
  • 1991: MRCP(UK) ( Medical rotations at Guy's, Oxford and The Royal Free Neurology)
  • 1991:Medical officer in Borneo with Raleigh International
  • 1992-6 Radiology training at UCL
  • 1993-5: Clinical lecturer in the National Medical Laser Centre (UCL), developing 1. image-guided tumour ablation and 2. postmortem MR-scanning as an alternative to autopsy.
  • 1998: Appointed consultant radiologist at UCLH (Vascular intervention). For five years I was college tutor for the radiology training scheme
  • 2007/8 Sabbatical: Associate lecturer University of the West Indies (Barbados), establishing Interventional Radiology service there.
  • 2009-2012: UCLH divisional clinical director, imaging and vascular services
  • 2012+ lead clinician NCL AVM service (Royal Free)
  • 2018+ Chair UCLH consultants committee

Research interests

  • Interventional (vascular) radiology angioplasty etc
  • Ablation of arteriovenous malformations
  • Thermal ablation of varicose veins (laser)
  • PDT laser ablation of solid tumours
  • Excimer laser atherectomy
  • Teleradiology


  • Non-invasive Perinatal Necropsy by MRI. Brookes JAS, Hall-Craggs MA, Sams VR Lees WR. Lancet. 348(9035):1139-41, 1996 Oct 26.
  • ILP for the treatment of lung cancer. Brookes JAS, Bown SG, Lees WR. AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology. 168(2):357-8, 1997 Feb.
  • Image-guidance and monitoring of hepatic ILP Roberts HR, Brookes JAS, Bown SG. 1995 Laser-induced Interstitial Thermotherapy; Eds.G.Muller, A Roggan; The Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) Press Vol. PM25, ISBN 0-8194-1935-4.
  • Secondary intervention following endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysm: a single centre experience. Flora HS, Chaloner EJ, Sweeney A, Brookes J, Raphael MJ, Adiseshiah M. Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg. 2003 Sep;26(3):287-92.
  • A comparison of echocardiography and magnetic resonance imaging in cardiovascular screening of adults with Turner syndrome. Ostberg JE, Brookes JA, McCarthy C, Halcox J, Conway GS. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2004 Dec;89(12):5966-71.
  • MRI in fetal necropsy. Brookes JS, Hagmann C. J Magn Reson Imaging. 2006 Dec;24(6):1221-8
  • Effects of enzyme replacement therapy on the cardiomyopathy of Anderson-Fabry disease: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial of agalsidase-alfa. Hughes DA, Elliott PM, Shah J, Zuckerman J, Coughlan G, Brookes J, Mehta AB. Heart. 2007 May 4
  • Excimer laser assisted complex inferior vena cava filter retrieval: a single institution's experience over 6 years. von Stempel C, Hague J, Brookes J. Clin Radiol. 2019 Jan;74(1):79.e15-79.e20.
  • Ten-year single-centre experience with type II endoleaks: Intervention versus observation. Haq IU, Kelay A, Davis M, Brookes J, Mastracci TM, Constantinou J. Vasc Med. 2017 Apr 1