Texas Heart Institute Celebrates the June 2022 Perfusion Graduates

On June 10, The Texas Heart Institute (THI) celebrated six talented graduates of its nationally recognized School of Perfusion Technology. Deborah Lowery Adams, CCP, and Kathleen Kibler, CCP, led the ceremony held in the historic Denton A. Cooley Auditorium for the graduates and their families.

The Texas Heart Institute School of Perfusion Technology post-baccalaureate certificate training program educates students on the use of the cardiopulmonary bypass machine and other equipment associated with open heart surgery, preparing them to work in the cardiovascular surgery suite.

”Our students receive extensive instruction in cardiopulmonary function and gain the necessary clinical experience to prepare them for an incredibly rewarding career in the cardiovascular OR,” said Keri Sprung, Vice President for Communications & Education.

June 2022 Graduates

—Reese Besse
—Kelsey Greiner
—Kyle Guster *Sal Guercio Memorial Scholar
—Sydney Kor
—Duc Nguyen
—Zachary Wurtz


About THI School of Perfusion Technology

The Texas Heart Institute School of Perfusion is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon the recommendation of the Accreditation Committee for Perfusion Education (ACPE), and graduates are eligible to become a Certified Clinical Perfusionist after they take the national certification examination, which is given by the American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion.


About THI Education

Texas Heart Institute’s (THI) commitment to education sets it apart from other major cardiovascular centers. The Institute’s educational activities include postdoctoral and allied training programs, seminars, symposia, grand rounds, scientific publications and public education outreach. Visitors will find the Wallace D. Wilson Museum with educational displays, historic items covering scientific breakthroughs in treating heart disease, and the Celebration of Hearts art collection.