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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, MS, MBA

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.

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.

ANNE HARRIS, MBA

CHIEF HUMAN RESOURCE OFFICER

Ms. Harris has nearly 30 years of experience in human resource and talent management, both in client-facing HR consulting roles and internal HR leadership roles. She has managed large teams of HR consulting professionals across North America and globally and has been the senior executive leader in several companies, most recently as Executive Vice President of Talent and Culture at TNTP, and before that as VP of HR at Fortna, Inc., North Highland, and Aon Hewitt.

MICHAEL CLEM, DVM, MS, DACVS

DIRECTOR OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

Dr. Clem has more than 30 years-experience in medical device development and commercialization, most recently having served as VP R&D – Medical for Kaleidoscope, a design, engineering, and innovation consulting practice. Prior to that he served in various leadership capacities in Worldwide Product Development for Johnson & Johnson medical device companies from 1992-2012. Dr. Clem graduated from the College of Veterinary Medicine at Washington State University, prior to completing his residency in surgery at Kansas State University.

DON GRIFFIN, BS, MBA

DIRECTOR, ENGINEERING

Mr. Griffin has more than 25 years experience in the medical device engineering, project management, packaging systems, regulatory and quality, and operations spaces. Most recently he was Director of Engineering at Spinal Elements and Vice President of Operations at Medshape.

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