Born in France, Dr. Brunet has been working in the field of health and social services for over 30 years. He is currently President and CEO of the Hospital Center of the University of Montreal (CHUM) since September 2015. Previously, he was CHU Sainte-Justine’s President and CEO from January 2009 to September 2018 and the CEO of the two hospitals from September 2015 to 2018. On July 14, 2018, he was knighted the Legion of Honor by France for his entire career in the health field.
Dr Brunet has excellent leadership, initiative and experience to face complex challenges ahead. He promotes the integration of innovation, healthcare and services, teaching, research and management, to improve the health and well-being of patients.
His main research interests include hospital management and health systems integration, artificial intelligence, communication and medical information technologies, continuous improvement of quality of care and safety of the patient, international collaboration and transfer of know-how.
Over the course of his career, Dr. Brunet has been named Clinical Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Montreal, Professor of Intensive Care in France and Medicine at the University of Toronto, Head of Intensive Care Unit and Medical Director of the Telemedicine Program at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto. Since February 2017, he has also been president of the University of Montreal Health Network (RUIS), having been its vice president since 2009.
His many achievements include the construction of a critical care clinical research program and a cardiac surgery center in Paris, a hospital project in St. Petersburg, Russia and the creation of a university resuscitation center and intensive care in Toronto. Many modernization projects were carried out under his guidance, including the construction of a new research center and a building of specialized care units at CHU Sainte-Justine for a budget of $1.5 billion and a new campus at CHUM for a budget of $3.5 billion.