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Our Team


BrijjitCo: A product and a passion

Striving for a solution

BrijjitCo is singularly focused on improving the surgical landscape with breakthrough technologies that
will support surgeons everywhere in their goal to deliver the most spectacular outcomes.

Felmont F. Eaves

MD, FACS Founder and CEO

Dr. Eaves is an internationally renowned plastic surgeon and professor of surgery at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. He is a director of the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is past president of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. With numerous awards and more than 80 peer-reviewed publications – plus co-authorship of the first textbook on endoscopic plastic surgery – Dr. Eaves has demonstrated a passionate commitment to his field and has pioneered multiple surgical methods and innovative medical devices. He partnered with dynamic, innovative engineers and industrial designers to develop Brijjit™, and he is thrilled to be able to share it with colleagues and their patients.

Executive Leadership Team

GARY KNIGHT

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

Gary is an innovation leader with a successful record of developing and leading teams to deliver novel product concept solutions. He combines a deep understanding of the medical device industry with the ability to work closely with clinicians and engineers to turn customer insights into innovative devices. His strengths, gained over 25 years of increasing responsibility with J&J include strategic thinking, concept development, innovation process, and intellectual property.

GARY KNIGHT

ADAM SHAPIRO

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Adam is a licensed CPA with 35 years of experience including 5 years with ``Big 8`` CPA firm (KPMG), 7 years with Buypass Corporation (360 person high growth company) as their Controller then CFO.

ADAM SHAPIRO

JOHNNA HAFNER

CHIEF COMMERCIALIZATION OFFICER

Johnna has almost 20 years of experience in all aspects of commercial management for medical devices: marketing, sales,contract/pricing management, brand/product management and P&L management. Formerly the VP, Global Marketing with Surgical Specialties Corp, Johnna has a wealth of knowledge specific to wound closure.

JOHNNA HAFNER

For more information

Get in contact with BrijjitCo to learn more about the Brijjit™ Force Modulating Tissue Bridge.

Scientific Advisory Board Members

The subject of tension free closure has been studied extensively in the literature, but we are in the process of convening our own advisory board of renowned thought leaders in the field to aid in the creation of the Brijjit™ device.

Galen Perdikis, Council Co-Chair

MD, FACS, Professor and Chair, Plastic Surgery, Vanderbilt

William Adams

MD, FACS, Associate Clinical Professor of Plastic Surgery, UT Southwestern, and Founder, The Plastic Surgery Channel

Carl Washington, Council Co-Chair

MD, Director, American Board of Dermatology

Lee L.Q. Pu

MD, PhD, FACS, Professor of Surgery (Plastic), UC Davis

Nina Jablonski

PhD, Evan Pugh University Distinguished Professor of Anthropology, Penn State

Alan B Lumsden

MD, Walter W Fondren III Distinguished Endowed Chair, DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center Chair, Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Methodist Hospital