Rick is a native Texan from the Houston area and received his undergraduate degree in Biology from the University of Houston Clear Lake in December 1999. From there he attended graduate school until entering perfusion school at the Texas Heart Institute School of Perfusion where he completed training in December 2001.   He worked as a staff perfusionist and instructor at the Texas Heart Institute until late 2005. In addition, he spent the next 10 years working in various Houston and surrounding area hospitals for small contract perfusion groups. Most recently he joined the Center for Advanced Heart Failure team in March 2016.


Certification in Cardiovascular Perfusion
Texas Heart Institute School of Perfusion Technology, 2001
Bachelor's Degree
Biology, University of Houston Clear Lake, 1999

Areas of Interest

Research Interests

  • Cellular Physiology
  • Biological Membranes