The Phénicia Gala, an initiative of the Quebec LGBT Chamber of Commerce, recognizes the commercial or social achievements of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans community.
On May 30th, 2019, Dr. Pierre Brassard was awarded the Phénicia Medal, surrounded by his main collaborators. Plastic surgeon, and medical director of Complexe chirurgical CMC and GrS Montreal, Dr. Brassard is recognized worldwide for his work in the field of FTM and MTF gender affirmation surgeries.
“I saw the extraordinary effect that the surgery had on this person and the suffering that had beset him until then. […] There is no better patient than a trans patient.”
Dr. Brassard graduated from Laval University in medicine and then in plastic surgery at University of Montreal. He then worked in various hospitals before becoming medical director of the Centre Métropolitain de Chirurgie in 2000. Dr. Brassard has carried out thousands of trans surgeries.
He is also invested in different institutions as an instructor or a lecturer emeritus. In addition to being a brilliant presence in the community, he contributes to the training of doctors who will follow in his footsteps.
The GrS Montréal Clinic
The main contribution of Pierre Brassard is not a small one. His clinic, GrS Montreal, is the only one in Canada that specializes in FTM surgery and MTF surgery. Since its opening in 1980, surgeons have operated on nearly 10,000 patients. The four surgeons currently working there are labouring tirelessly. GrS Montreal welcomes patients from around the world who come for phalloplasty, vaginoplasty, mastectomies, or even facial and body feminization surgeries.
The Phénicia Medal recognizes his dedication and empathy towards the well-being of patients who often carry a long, complicated history with them. His surgical skills and dedication to continuous improvement of his science make him an outstanding practitioner.