Ceremony To Honor First Graduates of Perfusion & Extracorporeal Technology Certificate Program
Brian Schwartz, Program Director
On May 10, 2018, the Jefferson's Institute of Emerging Health Professions celebrated the first graduation of the Perfusion & Extracorporeal Technology program. The ceremony featured speakers including, Charles V. Pollack, M.D., Director, Institute of Emerging Health Professions and Dr. Rohinton J. Morris, M.D., Medical Director, Perfusion certificate program. The fully accredited program is also supported and gifted with the assistance from the SpecialtyCare, a premier provider. Graduates of this program were trained to safely operate the heart and lung machine, and other advanced technologies, during surgical procedures where patients need cardiac and pulmonary support. Our graduates are now employed as competent entry-level perfusionists. They are also eligible to apply to take the national certification examination offered by the American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion. To learn more about our Perfusion & Extracorporeal Technology program, please visit www.jefferson.edu/perfusion.
Program Director Brian Schwartz, Kyle Zelesnick, Nathan Spitz, Derek Hawkins, Daniel Hawkins, Jesse Mendillo, Megan Finnegan, and Clinical Coordinator Mark Napoli