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User Testimonials

“I think for the benefit that these devices can provide, the cost is really nominal because if this can help prevent infection in even one out of 100 cases, the cost of that can be reduced dramatically to the hospital because the cost of treating an infection across the United States nationally can be hundreds of millions of dollars.”

Joshua C. Rozell, MD, FAAHKS Assistant Professor
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Division of Adult Reconstruction
NYU Langone Medical Center

Christopher Haskins RN
Manager Perioperative Services
Hermann Heart and Vascular Institute,
Houston, TX

“We have an ILLUVIA in each of our CVOR’s and I contribute this unit to the improvements we have seen in our SSIs at the hospital. Since the implementation of our SSI Collaborative Program, we have staff from each area that our patients travel to, involved in trying to minimize any potential factors that can facilitate SSI’s and feel very comfortable saying that our contribution is directly related to the Aerobiotix systems.”

Anita Mullen, RN
Infection Preventionist
Baylor Scott and White Orthopedic and Spine Hospital,
Arlington, TX

“We really think that this is one of the adjunct materials that every hospital should have, I really would recommend the use of the ILLUVIA.”

Biren V. Chokshi, MD FAAOS
Orthopedic Surgeon
The Center For Bone & Joint Care, Willimantic, CT

“The ILLUIVA surgical air disinfection device provides real time data on airborne particular concentration, which has helped us reduce operating room traffic, and therefore particulates in the air.”

“Honestly, why wouldn’t you do it? It doesn’t even make sense not to.”

Leo Chough, MD, FAAOS
Orthopedic Surgeon
Samaritan Healthcare, Washington

Tariq Hakky, MD
Board Certified Urological surgeon
Atlanta Cosmetic Urology, GA

“The ILLUVIA has decreased our infection rate and has allowed our patients and team to benefit from a cleaner work environment.”

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Sr. Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing

Jason leads our global sales team and brings over 18 years of Medical Device experience to Aerobiotix. Jason has led top performing National and Regional Sales teams, selling disruptive technology in the Cardiovascular space with Getinge, Surgical Robotics at Hansen Medical and most recently in the Biologics space with Axogen. Jason received his Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Indianapolis.



Vice President of Global Marketing

Melissa Gietzen, MBA is a highly skilled strategic marketing professional with over 20 years’ experience in the healthcare industry. She has significant expertise in strategic planning, capital budgeting, service improvement projects, and creating strong successful brands in the orthopedic, cardiac & ophthalmology markets. Melissa holds a undergraduate degree in Management and Organization Development and a masters degree in Business Administration.



President and CEO

The founder and CEO is David Kirschman, M.D., a former physician with extensive experience as CEO, Director, Chief Scientific Officer and operator in the orthopedic and biologic medical device space. Dr. Kirschman holds 55 issued US Patents for a wide range of medical devices. He received his BS in Biological Science cum laude from Colorado State University and M.D. from University of Colorado School of Medicine.

GREGORY CARROLL PH.D. Director Scientific Affairs


Director Scientific Affairs

Dr. Carroll has extensive experience in ultraviolet and photonic science. Prior to joining Aerobiotix, he led the research and development group at Sunstar Engineering. He has a Ph.D. in chemistry from Columbia University and did his postdoctoral fellowship under Nobel laureate Prof. Ben Feringa at the University of Groningen, Netherlands, and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

TONY EMBREE Chief Commercial Officer


Chief Commercial Officer

Tony leads our global sales organization and commercialization strategy. Prior joining Aerobiotix, he was Senior Manager of Strategy at Stryker. He has led sales and marketing teams in multiple organizations including SurgiCount Medical, part of Patient Safety Technologies, INC (PSTX) as it expanded from 8 hospitals in 2008 to user base of 330 hospitals at time of acquisition in 2013.

COURTNEY ADAMS, Ph.D. VP of Clinical and Medical Affairs


VP of Clinical and Medical Affairs

Dr. Adams leads our global clinical research and education initiatives as well as developing key opinion leaders to support our clinical mission. Prior to joining Aerobiotix, she held leading research and medical affairs roles at Biogen, Axogen, and MedPace. Dr. Adams holds Ph.D. in Pharmacology from University of Cincinnati.

ANTHONY DEFALCO Vice President of Engineering


Vice President of Engineering

Anthony is a topflight medical device product development engineer and leader, experienced in the development and implementation of orthopedic, environmental, and electromechanical systems.

NATHAN UTZ Vice President of Client Services


Vice President of Strategic Accounts

Nathan brings a high level of commitment to servicing and building client relations. Nathan has previously held leadership roles in the medical device industry.

MICHAEL SCHMITZ Chief Financial Officer


Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Schmitz is a highly experienced financial practitioner with financial leadership roles in diverse industries including manufacturing and technology as well as a background in public accounting. He received his BS in accounting, cum laude, from the Miami University of Ohio. Mr. Schmitz is a certified public accountant and certified management accountant.