September 9, 2022

Specialized training programs fill niche

The Class of 2021 perfusion graduating class includes, from left, Rick Price, CCP, LP (director of perfusion program), Kayla King, Ashelly Gonzalez, Logan Baase, Mandy Ng, Cole Henrich, Madeline Loftin, and Igor Banjac, CCP, LP (senior director of perfusion services)….

July 13, 2017

Perfusion student earns national scholarship

Perfusion trainee Alysha Williams is the recipient of this year’s Dan Zwada Memorial Scholarship. With the knowledge base that she has gained regarding the perfusion profession and her skillful writing, Williams explained her passion for perfusion in her submission. Established…

November 25, 2015

UTHealth Cardiovascular Perfusion Program at McGovern Medical School Receives Initial Accreditation

The UTHealth Cardiovascular Perfusion Program at McGovern Medical School is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation Programs ( upon the recommendation of the Accreditation Committee for Perfusion Education (AC-PE).   The UTHealth Cardiovascular Perfusion Program at McGovern Medical School recently received…

October 29, 2014

McGovern Medical School debuts first perfusion program in UT System

The UTHealth Medical School is offering a Cardiovascular Perfusion Training Program. Unique in the UT System, this is the first such program affiliated with a medical school in Texas.

August 12, 2014

Memorial Hermann Life Flight Completes First In-Air ECMO Transport

After a year and a half of collaboration, preparation and planning between the Memorial Hermann Life Flight® team, the Center for Advanced Heart Failure at Memorial Hermann Heart & Vascular Institute-Texas Medical Center and McGovern Medical School at UTHealth, Life…

August 12, 2014

Watch Jennifer’s Story

After a heart attack left 32-year-old Jennifer Cheak, a mother of two young boys, with a faint heartbeat and little hope at a Waco, TX hospital, she was transferred via Life Flight to Memorial Hermann Heart & Vascular Institute in Houston, where…

July 15, 2010

U.S. News & World Report Names Two Memorial Hermann Hospitals Among Best in U.S.

HOUSTON, TX (July 15, 2010) Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center and TIRR Memorial Hermann have earned distinction as two of the nation’s top hospitals in U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Hospitals” issue. Just 152 hospitals of more than 5,100…