THI Perfusion School Announces Sal Guercio Memorial Scholarship

Texas Heart Institute’s School of Perfusion Technology is pleased to announce the creation of the Sal Guercio Memorial Scholarship.

This annual award honors the memory of Sal Guercio, a greatly respected member of the THI Perfusion School family—Perfusion School alumnus (Class of 1987), staff perfusionist for 27 years, and longtime clinical instructor at the school.  His passion for his profession and for teaching made him a favorite among his colleagues, the surgeons with whom he worked, and the generations of perfusion students that he trained.  The award, which is designed to emphasize professional integrity, will be presented to an outstanding student enrolled in the Perfusion Technology program. Junior and Senior THI Perfusion School students in good academic standing are encouraged to apply.

The electronic scholarship application is open from April 5 to May 1, 2022, and the first award recipient will be announced during the 2022 THI Perfusion Conference, to be held on June 2-4, 2022 (Cardiac #PerfCon2022).  Interested applicants can access the application form here.

Donations to the Sal Guercio Memorial Scholarship Fund can be made through the THI donation page or by mail to the Texas Heart Institute, PO Box 20345, Mail Code 3-117, Houston, TX 77225-0345.  Please designate your donation to the THI School of Perfusion Technology in honor or memory of Sal Guercio.

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Sal Guercio, Back Row, Left

In Memoriam
“Beyond the Pump”