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Mary Alicia Hooks, MD, MBA, FACS


Associate Professor of Surgery

4.9 4.9 182 ratings

Insurance plans accepted

Insurance plans accepted

Areas of Expertise

Breast Cancer
Breast Cancer Surgery
Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer
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Board Certificates

Surgery - American Board of Surgery, 1996


MD - University of Pennsylvania, 1989
Fellowship - Fox Chase Cancer Center, 1996
Residency - University of North Carolina Health Care System, 1994
Internship - University of North Carolina Health Care System


Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center
Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center
2220 Pierce Avenue
Nashville, TN 37232

Vanderbilt Breast Center Hematology
Vanderbilt Breast Center
719 Thompson Lane
Suite 25000
Nashville, TN 37204

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Patient Comments

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The most/absolutely.
Patient | October 17, 2018

Dr. Hooks is excellent and caring provider - complete confidence in her recommendations.
Patient | September 20, 2018

She apologized numerous times for my long wait time.
Patient | September 18, 2018

Dr. Hooks went above and beyond.
Patient | September 13, 2018

The only issue I have is that I have a concern of why my breast is still tender & sometimes has shooting pains, a year after surgery. When I asked Dr about this, thinking it was due to mending nerves, she said wouldn't be that because nerves would have healed long time ago & she never gave me an explanation, though didn't seem to have concern, about why I'm still having pain. She just seemed to indicate she didn't know why I still had pain, and mammogram was good, so she just didn't seem to feel concerned about it.
Patient | September 12, 2018

Great experience.
Patient | August 30, 2018

Dr. Hooks is amazingly wonderful. She is professional plus caring and compassionate. An excellent surgeon and care giver. The best!
Patient | August 24, 2018

Dr. Mary Hooks is the best doctor, I have ever had.
Patient | August 23, 2018

This provider comes very highly recommended from a dermatologist, who commented that if she had a diagnosis on herself for my condition, THIS provider would be the one she would want handling the case. Following the appointment, I come to the same conclusion.
Patient | August 21, 2018

I was amazed with the genuine care & concern Dr. Hooks had for me treated me like a loved one not just another patient.
Patient | August 11, 2018

Exemplary care given by Dr. Hooks.
Patient | August 2, 2018

DR Mary is Great!!
Patient | July 24, 2018

Excellent doctor and staff great confidence in HER and them.
Patient | June 21, 2018

Very good.
Patient | June 4, 2018

Dr. Hooks is excellent in all areas.
Patient | May 27, 2018

She's one of the best from my opinion.
Patient | May 2, 2018

Dr. Hooks checked in on me during another visit with a different care provider because she knew I was there and wanted to see how I was doing after receiving a poor diagnosis. That meant a lot knowing how busy she must be!
Patient | April 19, 2018

Each time she explains the procedure she would ask if I had any questions.
Patient | April 8, 2018

Dr. Mary Hooks is very professional, friendly and a person I trust with my health. God and Dr. Hooks saved my life.
Patient | April 6, 2018

Dr. Hooks is one of the VERY BEST physicians I've ever had!! She is very professional, extremely compassionate, and very thorough. I have TOTAL CONFIDENCE in her ability. It's always a pleasure to see her! She makes you feel as though you're her only patient.
Patient | February 2, 2018

Very good.
Patient | November 2, 2017

Dr. Hooks is very friendly, smiling and I felt comfortable with her. She answered my questions about my Pagete Disease. She was interested in saving my breast.
Patient | October 20, 2017

Dr. Hooks is clearly knowledgeable about my condition and able to explain it in a way I understand. She is extremely compassionate and cares about me and my overall health - not just my condition for which I'm being treated. I was impressed by how much time she gave me. I never felt rushed.
Patient | October 16, 2017

Dr. Hooks saved my life. She is a wonderful, kind, and talented provider.
Patient | September 29, 2017