June 1981 – December 2014
Children’s Mercy Hospitals And Clinics, Kansas City, MO
Chief Perfusionist supervising a staff of 10 (5 perfusionists and 5 perfusion assistants). Responsibilities included open heart surgery perfusion, autotransfusion, ECMO, QC and maintenance responsibilities for point-of-care patient testing including blood gases, electrolytes, glucose, ACT equipment and cardiac homograft valve research. Specific experience includes approximately 280 open-heart surgeries yearly (ages – newborn to adult), ~680 total ECMO cases.
1968 to 1975
St. Luke’s Hospital, Kansas City, MO
Extracorporeal Technician. Responsibilities included open-heart surgery perfusion, chronic and acute hemodialysis, organ retrieval and preservation of kidneys for transplantation, hyperbaric oxygenation, ECG and EEG testing.