Frank Baylis and Kris Shah

Baylis Medical

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About Frank Baylis and Kris Shah

Frank Baylis
Executive Chairman, Baylis Medical Technologies
Frank Baylis is presently the executive chairman of Baylis Medical Technologies, a leading medical device company focused in the areas of interventional radiology and neurology. From October 2015 to October 2019 Frank was the Liberal Member of Parliament for the federal riding of Pierrefonds-Dollard. During that time, he sat on the Industry Committee, the Foreign Affairs Committee and the Ethics & Privacy Committee. He was also a founding member of the Black Caucus and the chair of the Canada-UK Parliamentary Association. Prior to being elected, Frank Baylis was President of Baylis Medical Company from 1989 to 2015. During that period Baylis Medical grew into a world leader in the development and manufacturing of medical devices in the areas of interventional cardiology and pain management. Baylis Medical Company was sold to Boston Scientific in 2021 for $1.75 billion US dollars. Frank is a Professional Engineer with a degree in electrical engineering from the University of Waterloo.


Kris Shah
President, Baylis Medical Technologies
Kris Shah is the president of Baylis Medical Technologies. Kris joined Baylis in 1989 as a co-founder and served as president from 2015 until the company was acquired by Boston Scientific in 2022. Baylis Medical Company is a leading developer, manufacturer, and distributor of specialized medical devices for interventional cardiology. The company had previously divested its Interventional Pain Management business to Kimberly Clark (now Avanos) in 2009, and its Bone Tumor Ablation business (OsteoCool) to Medtronic in 2016. Kris also co-founded the consulting business OME Group in 1991, which was sold to Ernst and Young in 2011. Kris is an active board member for AdvaMed Accel and Intellijoint Surgical. He has served on the boards of Venture Lab, MEDEC, and the Business Advisory Committee of HTX and Conavi Medical. His accomplishments include numerous patents, the EY Entrepreneur Award for Healthcare in Quebec (2011) and the University of Waterloo Alumni Achievement Award (2014).

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