Areas of expertise: Medical technologies, devices, and healthcare systems.
Current role: Executive-In-Residence, Emerging Technology & Startup practice at Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
As engineer and entrepreneur specializing in medical technologies, devices and healthcare systems, Stuart is called upon to lead strategic initiatives to integrate and develop complex medical device systems in the clinical field. He is passionate about early stage ventures and opportunities that require market analysis, needs assessment, product and business model discovery and definition, corporate strategic positioning and planning, and go-to-market execution. As part of his practice, Stuart works and collaborates with industry developers and innovators, government bodies, healthcare institutions, as well as academic and research institutions, among others.
With 20 years of experience, Stuart has developed and accrued subject matter expertise in medical device development, innovation, research, and commercialization. Over the course of his career, Stuart has led and launched several researches, product development and clinical engineering programs and products globally. Stuart also serves as Professor of Practice in McGill University’s Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgery, and as Faculty Lecturer in the university’s Faculty of Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering. In 2019, Stuart became CEO of Puzzle Medical Devices Inc., a Montreal-based startup company that specializes in the development of cardiovascular medical devices to treat advanced heart-failure patients. Previously, Stuart was Vice President of Medical Robotics at Kinova Robotics Inc., a Montreal-based robotics company that specializes in the robotics industry. Prior to this, he served in several leadership and engineering roles at CAE Healthcare, Medtronic Inc., and the former CryoCath Technologies Inc. Stuart continues to support the growing medtech ecosystem of Montreal through various board positions and in an Advisory/Mentor capacity for entities such as L’institut TransMedTech, CTS Santé, RTI Inc., and TechStars Montreal AI, to name a few.
Stuart’s experience and expertise span multiple medical specialties and areas of concentration including electrophysiology, structural heart, cardiovascular, endovascular, pulmonary, gastrointestinal, orthopedics and minimally invasive therapeutics.