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Stuart Kozlick | Intellectual Property Strategic Advisor, Executive-in-residence, in Montréal

Stuart Kozlick, Eng, MASc

Strategic Advisor | Executive-in-residence Fasken
My objectives for the medical ecosystem revolve around accelerating both the adoption and accessibility of disruptive medical technology to improve patients' lives.
Language(s) English, French
Office(s) Montréal

Stuart Kozlick, Eng, MASc, is a Strategic Advisor, Executive-In-Residence within the Emerging Technology & Startup group. An 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 research, 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.

  • Medtronic Star of Excellence Award – Arctic Front Advance, June 2013, 2013
  • Medtronic RADIATE (Research & Development Innovation and Total Execution) Award, November 2012, 2012
  • Technical Award for a US Patent called “Accessory Sleeve for Medical Device”, 11/862,264, December 2007, 2007
2013 Medtronic Star of Excellence Award – Arctic Front Advance, June 2013
2012 Medtronic RADIATE (Research & Development Innovation and Total Execution) Award, November 2012
2007 Technical Award for a US Patent called “Accessory Sleeve for Medical Device”, 11/862,264, December 2007
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  • Master's Degree, Mechanical Engineering Concordia University
  • Bachelor, Mechanical Engineering, specialization in design, manufacturing and quality assurance Concordia University

Community involvement

  • Member, Board of Directors, TransMedTech Institute
  • Member, Board of Directors, CTS
  • Mentor, TechStars AI (since 2019)
  • Program Committee Advisor, MedTech Conference - Business Strategies, The MedTech Conference (formerly AdvaMed), (since 2019)
  • Member of the Industrial Advisory Committee of Concordia University’s Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Department (since 2017)
  • Program Committee Advisor, Advanced Manufacturing - Medical Devices, UBM Plc (since 2016)
  • Industry Ambassador for McGill/Concordia/ETS CREATE Surgical Innovation Program (since 2016)

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Member, Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec (OIQ)
  • Member, Professional Engineers of Ontario (PEO)
Catheter deflection anchor Patent US 9044248B2, April 2014
Accessory sleeve for a medical device Patent CA2700822 C, December 2013
Cryoablation Catheter Handle Contributed to patent 7,118,565, October 2006
Co-speaker Quality : Mandatory Pathway between Innovation and Industry Panel at the CHUM's Innove-Action 2019
Speaker Medtech Industry: Revolutionizing the Health Ecosystem – a Pan-American Perspective 5th Pan-American LES YMC Event Conference location location Montréal
Chair & Panelist Solving R&D Productivity Challenges BIOMEDevice Conference location location Boston


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