Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University

Institute of Emerging Health Professions

The mission of the Center for Perfusion and Extracorporeal Technology is to train competent, focused and highly-skilled perfusion technicians. Using evidence-based medicine, the program will produce students ready for board examinations and prepare graduates to perform the duties and responsibilities of a cardiovascular perfusionist in a variety of clinical settings.

Program Goals

The Center for Perfusion and Extracorporeal Technology will produce competent entry- level perfusionists in the cognitive, psychomotor, and affective learning domains.  Graduates will be eligible to apply to take the national certification examinations offered by the American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion.

Learning Domains

1.      Cognitive - Mastery of the entry-level body of knowledge regarding the application of clinical perfusion

2.      Psychomotor - Mastery of the fundamental and emergency clinical skills necessary for the safe conduct of clinical perfusion

3.      Affective - Fluency of professional communication, behaviors and attitudes

Medical Director: Rohinton J. Morris, MD
Program Director: Brian Schwartz, CCP, RN, MBA
Clinical Coordinator: Mark Napoli, CCP


The support and generous gift of equipment from SpecialtyCare has enhanced our simulation center. Our students will have complete training that directly translates to the operating room. For more information about SpecialtyCare, please visit their website.