As a perfusionist, I assist surgical teams during cardiac, pulmonary and other various surgeries that require cardiopulmonary bypass, mechanical circulatory support, autotransfusion or hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy.
There are many more questions than answers in the field of perfusion. That’s why I’ve devoted my career to the development of evidence-based solutions that reduce variation in this practice. I am particularly interested in understanding the technical and scientific aspects of pediatric cardiopulmonary bypass. I’m also focused on developing the PediPERForm Learning Network to improve quality in pediatric and congenital perfusion.
For my work in the mission field, I was recognized in 2012 with the American Society of Extracorporeal Technology (AmSECT) Excellence in Perfusion Award.
I feel privileged to work with children, never losing sight of the attention to detail necessary to care for the youngest and smallest patients impacted by cardiovascular disease.
Cardiothoracic Surgery, Heart
Targeting the contact system in a rabbit model of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. Blood Advances. 2023; 7:1404-1417.
Absolute Versus Relative Near-Infrared Spectroscopy in Pediatric Cardiac Patients. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. 2023; 24:204-212.
A Murine Model of Veno-Arterial Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation. ASAIO Journal. 2022; 68:e243-e250.
In Response. The Journal of extra-corporeal technology. 2022; 54:162-163.
Highlights of the Sixteenth International Conference on Pediatric Mechanical Circulatory Support Systems and Pediatric Cardiopulmonary Perfusion. World Journal for Pediatric and Congenital Hearth Surgery. 2022; 13:217-219.
Spectrum Medical Quantum or Terumo CDI 500: Which Device Measures Hemoglobin and Oxygen Saturation Most Accurately When Compared to a Benchtop Blood Analyzer?. The Journal of extra-corporeal technology. 2021; 53:181-185.
Neonatal Cardiopulmonary Bypass Circuit Blood Prime Quality Analysis. The Journal of extra-corporeal technology. 2021; 53:140-145.
Correlation among Hemolysis Biomarkers in Pediatric Patients Undergoing Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation. The Journal of extra-corporeal technology. 2021; 53:125-129.
Higher Flow on Cardiopulmonary Bypass in Pediatrics Is Associated With a Lower Incidence of Acute Kidney Injury. Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. 2020; 32:1015-1020.
Optimal Sweep Gas to Blood Flow Ratio (V/Q) for Initiation of Cardiopulmonary Bypass in a Pediatric Patient Population: A Retrospective Analysis. The Journal of extra-corporeal technology. 2020; 52:112-117.