Support Texas Heart Institute School of Perfusion Technology
Denton A. Cooley, MD recognized that the quality of patient care could be augmented by highly trained and competent perfusion technologists, and he started the Texas Heart Institute School of Perfusion Technology on December 1, 1971. Today, the school continues to attract bright college graduates interested in an exhilarating career in the medical field.
The program became the first perfusion school to be accredited by the American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion in 1976. Through a nationally recognized 18-month course of intensive study, the program offers a post-baccalaureate certificate in perfusion technology.
“With the advent of the heart-lung machine, surgeons had the key to a door that had previously been locked. Once we had the key, then we could venture out into unexplored territory.”
Denton A. Cooley, MD
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