Justin Michael

Medical Device Professional

About Me

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

Developed and validated a 3D ultrasound navigation system for an emerging breast cancer treatment (PBSI) with Dr Aaron Fenster at the Robarts Research Institute.

Authored a journal article, letter to the editor and multiple conference proceedings. Co-authored a textbook chapter. GPA 95%

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.

Intellijoint Surgical


Advanced Researcher

Mar 2018 - Nov 2019

University of Western Ontario - Robarts Research Institute


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 Company


Biomedical Engineering Associate

May – Aug 2013, May – Dec 2014

Public Health Agency of Canada


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 - UHN


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.