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Breast Surgeon Dr. Valerie Brutus Joins Albany Medical Center

ALBANY, N.Y., September 12, 2011—Valerie Brutus, M.D., a breast surgeon, has joined Albany Medical Center’s department of surgery and has been appointed assistant professor of surgery at Albany Medical College. Dr. Brutus treats benign and malignant tumors of the breast and specializes in skin and nipple sparing mastectomies and caring for high-risk patients, including those who have family history of breast cancer, have been diagnosed under the age of 50 or have a known gene mutation.

Dr. Brutus received her fellowship training in breast surgery from Northwestern University in Chicago and completed her surgical residency at the Brooklyn Hospital Center in New York City. She received her medical degree from Universite d’Etat d’Haiti in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. She is fluent in English, French, Haitian Creole and Spanish.

While completing her residency at the Brooklyn Hospital Center, Dr. Brutus participated in medical relief missions to the Dominican Republic and Haiti with the Overseas Medical Assistance Team (OMAT), a non-profit organization that provides assistance to vulnerable and at-risk populations in developing countries.

Dr. Brutus is currently seeing new patients at Albany Medical Center’s South Clinical Campus on Hackett Blvd in Albany and, beginning in October, will be seeing patients at the Malta Medical Park located at 2388 Route 9 in Mechanicville.

Albany Medical Center, northeastern New York’s only academic health sciences center, is the largest private employer in the Capital Region. It incorporates the 651-bed Albany Medical Center Hospital, which offers the widest range of medical and surgical services in the region, and the Albany Medical College, which trains the next generation of doctors, scientists and other healthcare professionals,  and which also includes a biomedical research enterprise and the region’s largest physicians practice with 325 doctors. Albany Medical Center works with dozens of community partners to improve the region’s health and quality of life. For more information: or


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