The Texas Heart Institute Congratulates the December 2022 Perfusion Graduates

On December 9, 2022, The Texas Heart Institute School of Perfusion Technology celebrated the seven newest graduates of its nationally recognized program. Graduates and their families joined school leadership Deborah Lowery Adams, CCP, and Kathleen Kibler, CCP, for the ceremony held in The Institute’s historic Denton A. Cooley Auditorium.

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.

“We’re incredibly proud of this excellent group of students, and happy to share that each graduate has secured a position that will allow them to use their training to help surgical patients,” said Deborah Lowery Adams, CCP, the school’s Director and Clinical Coordinator.

December 2022 Graduates

—Amanda Anne Anderson

—Hillary J. Dressler

—Joshua Finch

—J. Maxwell French

—Frances E.G. Lewis

—Esteban Josue Lopez

—Aarish P. Wadia


About The Texas Heart Institute 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 The Texas Heart Institute Education Programs

The Texas Heart Institute’s 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.