My name is Justin Michael and I’m a medical device professional with Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Biomedical Engineering.
Since 2015, I’ve been involved in image guided interventions and surgical navigation, contributing to the fields of radiation oncology and orthopedics. I’ve also taken an interest in entrepreneurship and start-ups, competing in an entrepreneurship pitch competition in 2017 and working for medtech start-ups in Waterloo and Vancouver.
University of Western Ontario
MESc - Biomedical Engineering
2015 - 2017
Biomedical engineering program blending mechanical & electrical engineering with biomedical sciences. Coursework included: medical image processing, signal processing, control theory, electrical devices, biomechanics, physiology & anatomy. GPA 90%
University of Guelph
BEng - Biomedical Engineering
2010 - 2015
Cardiac Mapping Team Lead/Research Engineer
Sep 2020 - Present / Nov 2019 - Sep 2020
Member and then team lead of cardiac mapping team at a medical device start up. Researched, developed and evaluated proof of concept algorithms and techniques for mapping and navigation of an advanced ablation catheter for atrial fibrillation.
Member of advanced research and algorithms team. Researched and developed proof of concept prototypes for new products, features in field of orthopedic surgical navigation. Designed new and/or improved algorithms for tracking system, clinical applications.
Designed and authored three validation protocols as part of US FDA 510K application for surgical navigation product.
Developed company’s IP portfolio, including drafting invention disclosures, working with external lawyer to draft provisional patent filings. Inventor on four provisional patent applications.
Liaised with external development partners and academic collaborations. Travelled internationally to solicit feedback from key opinion leaders on early stage prototype.
Worked with Matlab, especially object oriented Matlab, Git/GitHub and Objective-C.
Mar 2018 - Nov 2019
University of Western Ontario - Robarts Research Instituterobarts.ca
Graduate Research Assistant
Jun 2015 - Dec 2017
Integrated sub-systems and validated performance of semi-robotic guidance system for needle-based radiation therapy. Presented research at 2 international, 1 national, 3 provincial and 8 regional conferences.
Designed experiments, analyzed data using MATLAB; contributed to guidance system software (C++).
Acted as liaison between internal development team and clinical collaborators (medical physicists/radiation oncologist) to determine desired technical features, optimal implementation.
Non-thesis projects: analyzed tracked ultrasound data, wrote MATLAB GUI for visualization; developed Python module for medical imaging software to provide GUI for in-house needle segmentation algorithm
Designed and performed benchtop validation experiments; wrote validation protocol & report for submission to US FDA as part of regulatory submission for electrosurgical (RF) signal generator
Drafted design documentation for electrosurgical devices; co-ordinated review of 240+ documents formally implemented within ISO 13485 quality management system
Baylis Medical Companybaylismedical.com
Biomedical Engineering Associate
May – Aug 2013, May – Dec 2014
Public Health Agency of Canadacanada.ca/public-health
Biomedical Engineering Associate
Jan – Apr 2013
Investigated contentious regulatatory requirements on engineering controls in Canadian biocontainment facilities
Presented 1-hour Lunch and Learn on laboratory ventilation requirements
Facilitated observational human factors study of intravenus drug administration and scored participant outcomes
Supported study planning and logistics. Awarded university-wide and Ontario-wide co-op student of the year
Healthcare Human Factors - UHNhumanfactors.ca
Human Factors Student Analyst
May – Aug 2012
A Little More About Me
A former varsity rower, I’ve since taken up running, ultimate frisbee, and occassionally back-woods backpacking.
I’m interested in economics, psychology and Canadian politics. I tend to read more non-fiction than fiction.
I firmly believe that a hotdog is not a sandwich.