Amr Salahieh is a seasoned medical device entrepreneur with over 25 years of experience in the medical device industry. Amr is the founder of Shifamed LLC, a Silicon Valley based medical device incubator founded in 2009, from which legacy portfolio companies Maya Medical, Kalila Medical, and Apama Medical have successfully exited and through which additional companies are currently under incubation. Prior to founding Shifamed, Amr co-founded Sadra Medical, a percutaneous aortic valve replacement company, which was sold to Boston Scientific in January of 2011 and he co-founded Embolic Protection, Inc. (EPI) which was sold to Boston Scientific in 2001. Amr has extensive R&D management experience stemming from his engineering consulting firm, Sobek Medical LLC that he sold to EPI, and from his work at CardioThoracic Systems and Guidant Corporation. Amr is the inventor or co-inventor on >100 granted and >140 published US patent applications. He holds a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering, both from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.