When Dr. Eaves realized his plastic surgery patients were often more apprehensive about scarring than they were about the surgery itself, he set out to find a solution to relieve tension during wound closure. After assembling a dream team of scientists, engineers, creators, and inventors to develop Brijjit, he’s thrilled to share it with colleagues and their patients. Dr. Eaves is an internationally renowned plastic surgeon, currently working as a professor of surgery at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. He relieves the tension by woodworking and reading.
Transforming the way
an incision heals & the way
doing business feels
The collaborative, supportive esprit de corps that led
us to create Brijjit is part of our DNA.
Meet the team
Though we come from varying backgrounds, our passion for healing, improving the surgical
landscape, and transforming the patient experience brings us together.
Felmont F. Eaves III, MD, FACS
Founder and CEO
President and Chief Operating Officer
Alistair has over 25 years of global commercial and business experience in the medical device industry, having worked previously at LivaNova PLC, Danaher Corp, and J&J, where he had responsibility for the global wound closure business. He’s passionate about building great teams and bringing disruptive products to market based on clear customer insights. He relieves his tension on the golf course or hiking in the mountains with his crazy Australian Shepherd.
Chief Commercial Officer
Johnna has 20 years of experience in medical device commercial management, from marketing to sales to product management. After a decade with J&J both in the US and EU, and having served as VP Global Marketing with Surgical Specialties Corp, Johnna has a wealth of knowledge specific to wound closure. She relieves her tension by running, doing yoga and drawing.
Director of Engineering
Don has over 25 years experience in the medical device industry, having worked in engineering, project management, packaging systems, and operations spaces. Most recently, he served as Director of Engineering at Spinal Elements and VP of Operations at Medshape. Don relieves his tension by spending time with family, working in the yard and trying to fix his golf swing.
Gary Knight, MS, MBA
Director of R&D
Gary is an innovation leader, with a successful record of leading teams to deliver novel product concept solutions. With his deep understanding of the medical device industry gained over 25 years working for J&J, he works closely with clinicians and engineers to turn customer insights into innovative designs. He spends his free time biking and reading. Gary relieves his tension in the outdoors, kayaking, and traveling to visit his grandchildren.
Scientific Advisory Board
We're fortunate to work with an extensive community of clinical and scientific thought leaders
- Galen Perdikis, MD, FACS
Chair and Professor,
Department of Plastic Surgery Vanderbilt Health
- Carl Washington, MD
Dermatology Associates of Georgia
- Lee L. Q. Pu, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.S.
Professor, Department of Surgery
UC Davis Health
- Holly Casey Wall, MD, FACS
Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
The Wall Center for Plastic Surgery
- L. Scott Levin, MD, FACS, FAOA
Chair, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
- Nina G. Jablonski, Ph.D.
Evan Pugh University Professor of Anthropology
The Pennsylvania State University
- Jason Pozner, MD, FACS
Founder, Sanctuary Plastic Surgery
- Heather J. Furnas, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Clinical Associate Professor, Division of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Stanford University