Lifeflight/Cardiogenic Shock Center Coordinator, Cardiovascular Perfusion Program
Education & Training
- Certification in Cardiovascular Perfusion
- Texas Heart Institute School of Perfusion Technology, 2006
- Bachelor's Degree
- University of South Florida, 2004
- Bachelor's Degree
- Science, University of Florida
Lisa is a native Floridian who received her undergraduate degree in Biology from the University of Florida and her degree in Interdisciplinary of Natural Sciences from the University of South Florida. She moved to Texas in 2005 to attend the Texas Heart Institute School of Perfusion where she completed training. She has been in Houston ever since her matriculation. Lisa currently serves as the coordinator for Cardiogenic Shock and Lifeflight® at the Center for Advanced Heart Failure at UTHealth Medical School at Houston. She is also an active clinician within the program.
Lisa is an associate member of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, American Academy of Cardiovascular Perfusion, Extracorporeal Life Support Organization and the American Society of ExtraCorporeal Technology.
She is part of multi-disciplinary team that has authored a bilingual book related to aortic diseases nearing final publication. Lisa’s ongoing participation in the research and development of emerging mechanical left ventricular devices for treatment of patients with failing hearts keeps her enamored.
- Cardiogenic shock coupled with extracorporeal life support
- Development of a new left implantable ventricular assist device
- Blood utilization during extra corporeal life support and pharmacogenomics
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