Dr. Andrew A. Brooks, he founded Cardo Medical, Inc. in May 2007 which was acquired by Arthrex in 2011. Dr. Brooks has been in the private practice of orthopedic surgery since 1994, specializing in sports medicine, arthroscopy, and joint reconstruction. Prior to founding Cardo Medical, he founded Specialty Surgical Center and sold it to Symbion (NASDAQ; SMBI) in 2005. Dr. Brooks is board-certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. He received his BS and MD degrees from the University of Southern California. He completed his residency in Orthopedic Surgery at the USC and subsequently completed a fellowship in arthroscopic reconstructive surgery and sports medicine at the Hughston Clinic in Columbus, Georgia.