Scientific Advisory Board

  • Charles S. Cox, M.D.

    Co-Founder & Chair of Scientific Advisory Board

    Dr. Charles S. Cox, Jr., is Professor of Pediatric Surgery, and the George and Cynthia Mitchell Distinguished Chair in Neuroscience, directing the Pediatric Surgical Translational Laboratories and Pediatric Program in Regenerative Medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston.  He is co-director of the Texas Trauma Institute and directs the Pediatric Trauma Program at the University of Texas-Houston/Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital in the Texas Medical Center.

    A Texas native, Dr. Cox received his undergraduate degree from the University of Texas at Austin in the Plan II Liberal Arts Honors Program.  Upon graduating from the University of Texas Medical Branch, he completed his Surgery residency at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston.  Further post-graduate fellowships were completed in Pediatric Surgery at the University of Michigan, a NIH T32 sponsored clinical and research fellowship in cardiopulmonary support/circulatory support devices/bio-hybrid organs at the Shriner’s Burns Institute, and Surgical Critical Care/Trauma at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston.  He is certified by the American Board of Surgery in Surgery, with added qualifications in Pediatric Surgery and Surgical Critical Care.  He served in Afghanistan with the 82nd Airborne in the 909th Forward Surgical Team in 2002.

  • Brijesh “Billy” Gill, M.D.

    Co-Founder & Member of Scientific Advisory Board

    Dr. Gill is a Co-Founder and Scientific Advisor for Cellvation and has been involved in the scientific and experimental development of Cellvation’s pipeline technology since its inception.  He is an Associate Professor of Surgery in the McGovern Medical School at UTHealth, and is the Director of Surgical Critical Care and Vice-Chief of Surgery at Lyndon B. Johnson General Hospital in Houston.  He is also a co-founder of EMIT Corporation and Coagulex, Inc., both of which arose from his research at UTHealth.  He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Engineering from Harvard University and an M.D. from The University of Alabama.  He is Board Certified in General Surgery, Trauma Surgery and Critical Care.