Terms of Use

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Welcome of Surgical Innovation Associates website (“Website”), a property of Surgical Innovation Associates, Inc., a medical device manufacturer (“Surgical Innovation Associates,” “we,” or “us”). Your access to and use of this Website will be governed by the following terms and conditions, together with any documents they expressly incorporate by reference (“Terms of Use”).  The terms “you” and “user” shall refer to all individuals and entities that access the Website.

YOUR USE OF THE ONLINE SERVICES IS CONDITIONED UPON YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS IN THESE TERMS OF USE AND OUR PRIVACY POLICY, INCORPORATED HEREIN BY REFERENCE. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THESE TERMS OF USE, YOU ARE NOT AUTHORIZED TO ACCESS OR USE THE ONLINE SERVICES.

Online Services Content
You understand that this website is offered to provide information about Surgical Innovation Associates business and products, and that Surgical Innovation Associates does not practice medicine or provide medical services or advice. The content of the Website should not be considered medical advice. Diagnosis and treatment decisions, including information regarding which devices or treatment may be appropriate for a particular person, always should be made by a qualified health care professional (“Provider”). None of the content of the Website represents or warrants that any particular device or treatment is safe, appropriate, or effective for a particular person. Without limitation, Surgical Innovation Associates does not recommend or endorse that any specific tests, Providers, devices, products or procedures will be appropriate in any particular circumstance.

The information in this website is intended for healthcare professionals and stakeholders in Surgical Innovation Associates.  Patients should contact their physicians for more information on Surgical Innovation Associates and its products.

Content Ownership
The entire content on this Website is the property of Surgical Innovation Associates or its licensors or is used with the owner’s permission and is protected by United States and International copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret and other intellectual property or proprietary rights laws.  You may not reproduce, distribute, modify, or create derivative works of, publicly display, publicly perform, republish, download, store, transmit or commercially exploit any part of the Website except as necessary to use or view the content therein and to create a reasonable number of copies of portions of such content (without modification) for your personal, non-commercial use. All rights in the Website content not expressly granted to you by Surgical Innovation Associates are retained by Surgical Innovation Associates and its licensors.

The Surgical Innovation Associates” name and all related names, logos, product and service names, designs and slogans are trademarks of Surgical Innovation Associates or licensors. You must not use such marks without the prior written permission of Surgical Innovation Associates. All other names, logos, product and service names, designs and slogans on this Website are the trademarks of their respective owners.

If you violate any of the Terms of Use, our permission to you to use the Website automatically terminates and you must immediately destroy any copies you have made of any portion of Website content.

Third Party Content
We provide users of the Website with access to certain information and content related to Surgical Innovation Associates’, products and/or services. Such services and content may include, without limitation; links to third party websites, and content such as audio and video clips, photographs, graphics, images, text, data, opinions, postings, messages and other similar content (“Third-Party Content”).  Third-Party Content is provided for your convenience and reference only.  We do not monitor Third-Party Content and are not responsible for the quality, accuracy, security, functionality, or practices of Third-Party Content. We strongly encourage that you read the terms of use and privacy policies (if any) of such applications and websites if you decide to use them. You agree that Surgical Innovation Associates has no liability for any damage or loss of any type that is a result of your use of or reliance upon Third-Party Content. If your use of or access to any component of the Website requires that you agree to the Terms of Use of any of our affiliates or suppliers, you will be given an opportunity to review such Terms of Use.

Changes to the Terms and Conditions
We may make changes to the Terms of Use from time to time in our sole discretion. All changes are effective immediately when we post them. Your continued use of the Website following the posting of such changes means that you accept and agree to the changes. You should check this page from time to time so that you are aware of any changes to the Terms of Use, as they are binding on you.

Access and Account Security
You may use the Website only for lawful purposes and in accordance with these Terms of Use. You agree not to use the Website in any way that violates any applicable federal, state, local or international law or regulation.

Additionally, you agree not to:

  • Use the Website in any manner that could disable, overburden, damage, or impair the site or interfere with any other party’s use of the Website.
  • Use any robot, spider or other automatic device, process or means to access the Website for any purpose, including monitoring or copying any of the material on the Website.
  • Use any manual process to monitor or copy any of the material on the Website or for any other unauthorized purpose without our prior written consent.
  • Use any device, software or routine that interferes with the proper working of the Website.
  • Introduce any viruses, trojan horses, worms, logic bombs or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful.
  • Attempt to gain unauthorized access to, interfere with, damage or disrupt any parts of the Website, the server on which the Website is stored, or any server, computer or database connected to the Website.
  • Otherwise attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Website.

No Warranties; Limitation of Liability
YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY ACTS OR OMISSIONS RELATING TO YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE AND FOR ANY DAMAGES INCURRED AS A RESULT THEREOF. THE WEBSITE IS PROVIDED TO YOU “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND. WE DO NOT, AND OUR SUPPLIERS DO NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT THE WEBSITE, ITS CONTENT OR ITEMS OBTAINED THROUGH THE WEBSITE WILL BE ACCURATE, RELIABLE, ERROR-FREE OR UNINTERRUPTED, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, THAT OUR SITE OR THE SERVER THAT MAKES IT AVAILABLE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS OR THAT THE WEBSITE OR ANY SERVICES OR ITEMS OBTAINED THROUGH THE WEBSITE WILL OTHERWISE MEET YOUR NEEDS OR EXPECTATIONS. WE AND OUR SUPPLIERS EACH DISCLAIM, TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS AND IMPLIED, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT AND FITNESS FOR PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, WE DISCLAIM ON BEHALF OF US AND OUR SUPPLIERS, ALL RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF YOUR USE OF, OR INABILITY TO USE, THE WEBSITE OR CONTENT AVAILABLE ON OR THROUGH THE WEBSITE, INCLUDING ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PERSONAL INJURY, PAIN AND SUFFERING, EMOTIONAL DISTRESS, LOSS OF REVENUE, LOSS OF PROFITS, LOSS OF BUSINESS OR ANTICIPATED SAVINGS, LOSS OF USE, LOSS OF GOODWILL, LOSS OF DATA, AND WHETHER CAUSED BY TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), BREACH OF CONTRACT OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF FORESEEABLE.

IF YOU ARE DISSATISFIED WITH THE WEBSITE OR WITH THESE TERMS, YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY AGAINST SURGICAL INNOVATION ASSOCIATES, ITS PARTNERS, AFFILIATES, SERVICE PROVIDERS, LICENSORS AND ITS AND THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, CONTRACTORS, AGENTS, SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS, IS TO DISCONTINUE USING THE WEBSITE. 

Indemnification
You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless Surgical Innovation Associates and its partners, affiliates, service providers, licensors, and its and their respective officers, directors, employees, contractors, agents, successors and assigns from and against any and all losses, liabilities, damages, and costs, including but not limited to reasonable legal and accounting fees, arising from any claims, actions, or demands related to or alleged to relate to: (a) your use of the Website; (b) your violation of the Terms of Use; or (c) your violation of any intellectual property or other third-party rights or any applicable law in connection with your use of the Website. We reserve the right to assume control of the defense of any third-party claim that is subject to indemnification by you, in which event you will cooperate with us in asserting and available defenses.

General Terms
The Terms of Use and the resolution of any dispute related to the Terms of Use shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Minnesota without respect to its conflict of laws principles. Any legal action or proceeding against Surgical Innovation Associates shall be brought exclusively in a federal or state court of competent jurisdiction sitting in Hennepin County, Minnesota, and you agree to submit to the personal and exclusive jurisdiction of such courts. If any provision(s) of the Terms of Use is found to be contrary to law, then such provision(s) will be construed, as nearly as possible, to reflect the intentions of the parties with the other provisions remaining in full force and effect. Surgical Innovation Associates’ failure to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the Terms of Use shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision unless acknowledged and agreed to by Surgical Innovation Associates in writing. These Terms of Use constitute the entire agreement between you and Surgical Innovation Associates with respect to the subject matter herein and supersede any and all prior or contemporaneous oral or written agreements. You may not assign this agreement to any other party and any attempt to do so is void.

Digital Content & Copyright
If you believe that your work has been copied and is accessible at this website in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, or that this Website contains links or other references to another online location that contains material infringing your copyrights, you may notify us by providing our copyright agent the information required by the U.S. Online Copyright Infringement Liability Limitation Act of the U.S. Digital Millennium Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. §512.

Our agent for notice of claims of copyright infringement relating to this website can be reached at: info@sia.health.

Surgical Innovation Associates may occasionally revise these Terms of Use or website content, and we encourage visitors to review the Terms of Use when visiting this website. The Terms of Use in effect at the time of a visitor’s use of our Website will apply. 

Contact
Should you have any questions, please contact info@sia.health

John Vacha

John is the Managing Partner of MVC Advisors, LLC which is focused on providing C-Level consulting services. He has 20+ years of med-tech CEO & CFO experience, including both VC-backed startup and publicly traded companies. His last full-time CEO role was with Intact Medical, a breast-focused diagnostic device company that was successfully sold to Medtronic in late 2016.

Robert Hombach

Robert Hombach is a global financial and operations executive with extensive experience in biopharma and medical devices. He recently retired after a 27-year career at Baxter and Baxalta, where he served as EVP CFO/COO. Bob is now on the Board of several public companies, including BioMarin and Aptinyx, and serves on the Board of several private start-up companies in the healthcare space.

Ryan Egeland, MD, PhD

Dr. Egeland is a multidisciplinary medical device executive who recently joined Cardiovascular Systems, Inc (Nasdaq: CSII) as Vice President of Medical Affairs after roles in marketing, medical affairs, and business development at Medtronic. Prior to this, he trained as a plastic/reconstructive surgeon at Northwestern Memorial Hospital after receiving an MD with honors from Harvard Medical School. He also holds a PhD in biochemistry and engineering from the University of Oxford, where he also got his MBA as a Rhodes Scholar.

Mark Sicso, MD, FACS

Dr. Sisco is Chief of Plastic Surgery at NorthShore University HealthSystem in Evanston, IL and Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery at University of Chicago. His practice focuses on breast reconstruction and aesthetic surgery of the face and body. As an avid researcher, he has produced over 40 peer-reviewed articles and presentations, and performed pioneering laboratory research on scar formation and healing.

Albert Losken, MD, FACS

Dr. Losken is a Professor of Plastic Surgery at Emory University Hospital and has a busy clinical practice with a focus on breast reconstruction and abdominal wall hernia repair. He is devoted to patient care and to advancing techniques and technology to improve outcomes. His contributions to the field include over 170 scientific articles and numerous book chapters focusing on reconstructive and aesthetic surgery.

Mark Kuzycz, MD, FACS

Dr. Kuzycz is Chairman of the Department of Surgery and Trauma Surgery at Aurora Medical Center. He joined Aurora when they acquired the multidisciplinary group that he built from a solo practice in general surgery. His practice focuses on hernia surgery ranging from uncomplicated repairs to complex abdominal wall reconstruction, and he is consistently in the 95th percentile for surgical volume in the country. He has served as consultant and advisor to companies from start-up to Fortune 500 level, and has lectured to +1,000 peers on national and international stages.

John Kim, MD, FACS

Dr. Kim is the Clinical Director of the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine’s Division of Plastic Surgery and a nationally recognized leader in innovations in plastic and breast surgery. He sits on the Editorial Board for the Annals of Plastic Surgery and his work has been featured in national media outlets, including ABC News and the Chicago Sun-Times. Dr. Kim has given over 100 lectures and Grand Rounds presentations on new techniques in plastic surgery and has published more than 100 articles and chapters in the plastic surgery literature and holds several patents on novel medical devices.

Nolan Karp, MD, FACS

Dr. Karp is a Professor of Plastic Surgery at NYU School of Medicine, Vice Chair of Clinical Operations at Hansjörg Wyss Department of Plastic Surgery, and Chief of Plastic Surgery and Director of the Breast Service at NYU-Tisch Hospital. He specializes in breast and body contouring plastic surgery and has extensive experience in all areas of breast surgery. He has authored over 10 chapters and 100 peer-reviewed papers, with particular focus on 3D scanning to plan and follow plastic surgery of the breast, and internal support for aesthetic and reconstructive breast surgery.

Hilton Becker, MD, FACS, FRCS

Dr. Becker is a renowned voice in plastic surgery, having invented multiple marketed products, lectured all over the world on his surgical techniques, and published more than 50 articles in medical literature. He primarily operates at his private practice in Boca Raton, FL, while also serving as Affiliate Associate Professor at FAU College of Medicine and Volunteer Faculty at Cleveland Clinic, Florida, Department of Plastic Surgery. His primary clinical and research interests lie in cosmetic and reconstructive breast surgery.

Jason O’Hearn, Chief Commercialization Officer

Jason has 27 years of experience and a proven track record of developing and leading successful commercial organizations in plastic surgery, and he is now focused on taking SIA from a best-in-class clinical company to a first-in-class commercial company. He previously held executive roles of increasing responsibility within Sientra (NYSE: SIEN) and Mentor Corporation WW LLC, a division of Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ). During his tenure at these companies he led the Sales, Marketing, Professional Education, KOL Management and Clinical groups. He held these responsibilities globally – including both the introduction of new brands and the growth of market-leading devices in reconstructive and aesthetic surgery.

Michele Hilmer Director, Clinical Affairs

Michele brings over thirty years of diverse pharmaceutical and device clinical trial expertise to SIA and oversees both ongoing global post-market studies and a first-in-class U.S.-based Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) study of breast reconstruction. Her previous work includes positions with the DOD, research sites, CROs, and sponsor companies. She is spearheading the planning and development of upcoming clinical trials and will oversee operations to ensure trial conduct adheres to GCP guidelines and FDA regulations.

Nelson Torres, PhD Director, Regulatory and Quality Affairs

Nelson is responsible for maintaining SIA’s Quality Management System and authoring regulatory submissions. He previously led regulatory and quality efforts at SA Scientific supporting diagnostic devices for infectious diseases and supporting the organization’s ISO 13485 compliant Quality Management System. Most recently, he led regulatory efforts for the pre-market notification of Fresenius Kabi’s DXT Data Management System. Nelson graduated with a BS in Biology and a PhD in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Texas at San Antonio.

John Slump, Chief Financial Officer

John is a serial entrepreneur who co-founded three medical device companies and brings 15 years of operating CFO experience to SIA. John was most recently CFO/Co-Founder of Attune Medical, manufacturer of a novel patient temperature management device with scaling global sales. Prior to that, John co-founded Farapulse (formerly known as Iowa Approach), a company pioneering a disruptive atrial fibrillation ablation technology funded by Boston Scientific (NYSE: BSX) and several venture capitalists. Previously, John was CFO/Co-Founder of Corvida Medical, a device he invented and commercialized to enable safer delivery of chemotherapy medications. John holds multiple patents and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from University of Iowa.

Todd Cruikshank, Chief Operating Officer

Todd has served as COO of SIA since 2016 and has nearly 15 years of experience developing and implementing operational strategies for healthcare companies. Todd previously operated at Baxalta within the Office of the CEO (acquired by Shire) and Baxter Healthcare (NYSE:BAX) holding positions of increasing responsibility in marketing, business intelligence and analytics within the Bioscience division focused on plasma-derived therapies for rare and orphan diseases. Todd has a B.A. degree in English from Illinois Wesleyan University and an M.B.A. from Northwestern Kellogg School of Management where he was a distinguished Zell Fellow.

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