Founding President & CEO, Shifamed, Amr Salahieh is a seasoned medical device entrepreneur with nearly 30 years of experience in the medical device industry. Amr is the founder of Shifamed LLC, a highly specialized medical innovation hub focused on developing advanced solutions that get to market faster, reduce risk, increase impact, and forge a path toward a world where all people are able to lead longer, healthier lives. Since its inception in 2009, Shifamed has successfully exited Maya Medical, Kalila Medical and Apama Medical, and has several other companies currently under incubation. Prior to founding Shifamed, Amr founded Sadra Medical, a percutaneous aortic valve replacement company, which was sold to Boston Scientific in 2011 and co-founded Embolic Protection, Inc (EPI) which was sold to Boston Scientific in 2001. Amr has also served as board member and advisor to a number of medical device companies including Atheromed Inc., SquareOne Inc., and TriReme Medical, Inc. Amr is the inventor and/or co-inventor on over 100 granted and over 140 published US patent applications. He holds a BS in Biomedical Engineering and a BS in Electrical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University.
One of the ways StarFish Medical empowers medtech innovation is with Medical Device Playbook, an annual conference to inspire entrepreneurial medical device companies. MDPlaybook features expert medtech speakers from all over North America at events in Toronto and Vancouver. The most popular segments often feature successful serial medtech entrepreneurs sharing their stories and lessons learned.
We created Medtech Adventures to share the message of these medtech entrepreneurs with a broader audience. In this series, StarFish Medical Founder and CEO, Scott Phillips, interviews entrepreneurs about their journey, entrepreneurial successes and lessons learned. The interviews run 30-45 minutes and are taped wherever Scott can catch up with the busy entrepreneurs.