Cardiovascular Perfusion Expert WItness

Provides Opinion & Testimony In:

Perfusion, Cardiovascular Perfusion,

WORK HISTORY

Board Member – Expert Minute, Phoenix, Arizona 12/2017 – Present
Staff Perfusionist – Perfusion Department, Hartford Hospital, Hartford, Connecticut 12/2018 – Present
Senior Perfusionist – Cardiac Surgery Department, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 05/2014 – 12/2018
Adjunct Faculty – Midwestern University, Glendale, Arizona 08/2009 – Present
Staff Perfusionist – Surgical Services/Perfusion, Mayo Clinic Hospital, Phoenix, Arizona 06/2009 – 04/2014

EDUCATION

Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona 08/2003 – 05/2007
Bachelor’s of Science in Biology, Pre-Med Emphasis
Midwestern University, Glendale, Arizona 08/2007 – 06/2009
Master’s of Cardiovascular Science
Suffolk University, Boston, Massachusetts 09/2016 – 12/2017
Executive MBA

CERTIFICATIONS/LICENSURE

American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion
Certification
12/2011 – 12/2020

American Heart Association
Basic Life Support
Certification
07/2019 – 07/2021

Connecticut State Perfusion Licensure
License
11/2018 – 07/2020

PROFESSIONAL & COMMUNITY MEMBERSHIPS

CITI Program
Biomedical Research Investigators and Key Personnel Good Clinical Practice Course
2015 – Present

American Society of Extracorporeal Technology (AmSECT) – Member
03/2020 – Present

Member and Assistant Provost to AmSECT University
05/2015 – 12/2018

EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES

Cardiovascular Perfusion and Relevance to Perioperative Nursing Bi-Annual Presentation
2009 – 2013
Perioperative Nursing Fellows Program
Mayo Clinic Hospital
Phoenix, Arizona

Introduction to Operative Room & Mechanical Circulatory Assist Device Clinical Rotation
2009 – 2013
Quarterly Presentation
Mayo Clinic Hospital
Phoenix, Arizona

Set-up and Prime a Cardiopulmonary Bypass Circuit
CVSP 562
Midwestern University
Glendale, Arizona
2009 – 2013

Scenario – Simulation of Cardiopulmonary Bypass
CVSP 562
Midwestern University
Glendale, Arizona
2010 – 2013

Introduction to Clinical Rotations at Mayo Clinic Hospital
Annual Presentation
Midwestern University
Glendale, Arizona
2010 – 2013

Mayo Clinic Hospital: Perfusion Department Open House
Annual Presentation
Mayo Clinic Hospital
Phoenix, Arizona
2010 – 2013

Simulation Scenario: The Priming and Initiation of Cardiopulmonary Bypass
Mayo Clinic Hospital Simulation Center
Phoenix, Arizona
2012 – 2013

Lecture: Electronic Medical Records (EMR): Embrace the Change
Presentation
03/2013
Midwestern University Glendale, Arizona

Lecture: Introduction to Perfusion with Simulation Training on Priming a Cardiopulmonary Bypass Circuit

Presentation
Mayo Clinic Hospital Phoenix, Arizona 07/2013

Lecture: History and Introduction to Basic Perfusion Presentation
Mayo Clinic Hospital Phoenix, Arizona 08/2013

Current Trends in Perfusion CVSP 664 Online Course
Midwestern University Glendale, Arizona 03/2014 – 05/2014

Maine Medical ECMO Training for Cardiohelp Hands on course
Massachusetts General Hospital Boston, Massachusetts 02/25/2016

Walking ECMO Webinar AmSECT
Boston, Massachusetts 11/04/2016

American Academy of Thoracic Surgeons Leadership Academy Boston, Massachusetts 04/28/2017

ECMO Specialist Training Hands-on testing Hartford, Connecticut 03/2019,05/2019

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Crucial Conversations: Allied Health Staff Mayo Clinic Hospital
Phoenix, Arizona 12/2010
Crucial Conversations: Keep it Alive Mayo Clinic Hospital
Phoenix, Arizona 03/2011
Sanibel Symposium Perfusion.com, Inc. Fort Myers, Florida 02/2012
Enhancing our Teaching Skills: Sharing Best Practices Mayo Clinic Hospital Simulation Center
Phoenix, Arizona 04/2012
Orientation to Blackboard Learn Mayo Clinic
Scottsdale, Arizona 05/2012

Simulation-based Education: Building Scenarios and Beyond Mayo Clinic Hospital Simulation Center
Phoenix, Arizona
05/2012

Defining Measurable Competencies/Outcomes and Valid Assessments: Anthony (Tony) Berman, PhD
07/2012 – 08/2012

Mayo School of Allied Health Rochester, Minnesota

Inter-professionalism: Program Director’s Retreat Mayo School of Allied Health
Orlando, Florida 10/2012

Blackboard Learn: Tests & Assessments Mayo Clinic
Scottsdale, Arizona 11/2012

Keys to Effective Delegation Mayo Clinic Hospital Phoenix, Arizona 12/2012

First Annual Education and Technology Forum Mayo School of Allied Health
Phoenix, Arizona 01/2013

Haemonetics: Data and Patient Blood Management Webinar Perfusion.com, Inc.
Mayo Clinic Hospital Phoenix, Arizona 01/2013

Research Seminars for Health Science Professionals Mayo Clinic Hospital
Jacksonville, Florida 01/2013 – 03/2013

Sanibel Symposium Perfusion.com, Inc. Fort Myers, Florida 02/2013

Cardiovascular Anatomy Lab: EP Focus by Komandoor Srivathsan, M.D. Mayo Clinic Hospital Simulation Center
Phoenix, Arizona 02/2013

Enhancing Our Teaching Skills: Valuable Perspectives and Fundamental Insights 03/2013
for Teachers
Mayo Clinic Hospital Simulation Center Phoenix, Arizona

Facilitating Experiential Learning: The Art of Briefing and Debriefing Mayo Clinic Hospital Simulation Center
Phoenix, Arizona 05/2013

Interprofessional Education and Practice in the Allied Health Arena The Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions
Orlando, Florida 10/2013

Ouch! That Silence Hurts Mayo Clinic Hospital Phoenix, Arizona 10/2013

Experts in MCS Therapy: Current State of the Art Cedars-Sinai
Los Angeles, California 11/2013

Massachusetts General Hospital Ventricular Assist Device Training Quarterly
Massachusetts General Hospital Boston, Massachusetts 04/2015

TransMedics: Ex Vivo Lung Training Certificate
Andover, MA 09/2015

TransMedics: Ex Vivo Liver Training Certificate
Andover, MA 01/2016

AmSECT International 54th Conference Colorado Springs, Colorado 03/15/2016 – 03/19/2016

AmSECT International 55th Conference Boston, Massachusetts 04/30/2017 – 05/02/2017

PRESENTATIONS Available on full cv

CLINICAL PRACTICE, INTERESTS, AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Over my tenure as a perfusionist, I have had the pleasure to learn and work with some of the most dedicated healthcare providers. Through my interactions with these individuals I have formulated a simplified style to education, a consistency to delivering information, and a motto to always try to help. I enjoy problem solving, especially in a diverse team.

I have worked at 2 of the top 5 hospitals US News ranks each year. Since starting my career, I have gained experience managing healthcare provider’s and student’s educational experiences. When I transferred to Hartford Hospital in December 2018, one of the stipulations I made was to be a part of their ECMO specialist training program. I have since helped to educate multiple classes of ECMO Specialists and ensured their successful transition from Respiratory Therapist to ECMO Specialist.

I received my MBA from Suffolk University December 2017. I have been able to apply and implement strategies in cost saving, recruitment, education, and research analysis at Massachusetts General Hospital and Hartford Hospital. My plan is to utilize my experiences from multiple institutions, my MBA education, and leadership qualities to maintain a successful cardiac perfusion program.

On the side, I am a board member of Expert Minute. I advise the CEO, provide investment opportunities, and help identify areas for potential expansion. I have been working with Expert Minute from concept to full product. We are on track to be a competitive and growing business within the online retail industry over the next two to three years.

BIBLIOGRAPHY

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