BRIAN COURTNEY, MD, FRCPC, MSEE
Dr. Courtney trained in electrical and computer engineering at both the University of Waterloo and Stanford University. He then completed his MD studies at Stanford, while co-founding Kerberos Proximal Solutions, a medical device company for thrombectomy and embolic protection. Brian has lived in Canada since 2004, completing clinical training at the University of Toronto to become an interventional cardiologist and clinician-scientist at Sunnybrook Research Institute.
Conavi Medical, a company that makes imaging systems for minimally invasive procedures, was formed out of research in Dr. Courtney's lab and he has served on the board and as a CEO co-founder. Conavi's products are improved in multiple regions in North America and Asia.
Dr. Courtney, Dr. Strauss and Dr. Wright co-founded the Medventions program at Sunnybrook, which teaches fellows and creates a community for fostering medical technology innovations at a local, national and international levels. He is a co-inventor on over 100 international patents and is passionate about facilitating the development and adoption of medical technologies that can meaningfully improve patient outcomes.