Dr. Jean-Paul Brutus is a hand and wrist surgeon. His background includes training in plastic surgery and a fellowship in upper limb orthopaedics. His practice is exclusively dedicated to treating hand conditions. It’s an area he feels particularly passionate about. He is the cofounder of Exception MD, a private medical clinic specialized in treating the upper and lower extremities.
Dr. Brutus was born in Belgium and graduated from medical school in Brussels in 1995. He had a keen interest in hand surgery and completed his residency in plastic and reconstructive surgery in Brussels before doing a postdoctoral fellowship in hand and upper limb surgery at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, New York. He also completed postdoctoral research at SUNY Upstate’s Institute for Human Performance. Dr. Brutus is certified by the Royal Belgian Society for Plastic Surgery and is licensed by the Collège des médecins du Québec.
He started working in Montreal in 2005 after accepting a job as an adjunct professor of plastic surgery at the Centre hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal, where he taught and performed hand surgery until 2010. During that time, he also practised at Hôpital de la Cité-de-la-Santé in Laval.
Dr. Brutus uses the most state-of-the-art and least invasive techniques. His clinical practice and research have helped pioneer endoscopic hand surgery in Canada. He has developed and popularized a variety of minimally invasive surgical techniques, including revolutionary procedures used to treat carpal tunnel syndrome, lacertus syndrome, trigger finger, Dupuytren’s contracture, and rhizarthrosis.
Dr. Brutus is active in the philanthropic community and works particularly closely with the homeless and mental health organizations. He has launched multiple initiatives, including his book Helping Hands and an annual winter clothing drive at Exception MD. He also helps recruit teams of volunteers every year for the Welcome Hall Mission in Montreal. He has been invited to speak on numerous occasions about philanthropy in medicine.