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First Perfusion Graduation

Aug 05, 2022

First Perfusion Graduating Class

According to the American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion, there are 4,644 certified clinical perfusionists.

Perfusionists are involved in open heart procedures, heart/lung and liver transplants, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, Cath lab procedures, hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy and blood management and conservation.

To become a certified perfusionist one must have an undergraduate degree and successfully complete a perfusion graduate program.  A perfusionist must pass and maintain board certification.
May 20, 2022 was the University of Utah’s first Master of Science in Cardiovascular Perfusion Graduation.

Congratulations to our four graduating students

Ka-Kit Wong

Ka-Kit Wong was a pharmacy tech at primary children’s hospital before acceptance into the program.  Before graduation, Ka-Kit received a job at John Muir Health in Concord, California

Martin Glenn

Martin Glenn was an OR Aid at St. Mark’s Hospital before acceptance into the program.  Martin received a job at Providence Community Hospital in Everett, Washington

Shayne Brock

Shayne Brock was a Cardiothoracic Surgical Tech before acceptance into the program.  Shayne received a job at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland

Ben Lewis

Ben Lewis was a Respiratory Therapy Coordinator at Primary Children’s Hospital before acceptance into the program.  Ben is the newest member of the University of Utah perfusion team.

Perfusion Students Learning
Perfusionists in Sim Lab
Perfusion Students in OR
Perfusion Students Presenting Abstracts
Perfusion Students Graduating