About Perfusion Schools:

Perfusion as a profession began at the Texas Heart Institute School of Perfusion in 1976 and was founded by Perfusionist Charles Reed, CCP. The Cardiovascular Perfusion Program created by Charlie Reed, CCP endures today and trained more perfusionists than any other Perfusionist School.

Perfusion as a profession is highly rewarding and being a perfusionist makes you an integral part of a comprehensive cardiovascular program and you are a major factor in the care and outcome of patients needing heart surgery and other treatments where cardiopulmonary support is needed, like ECMO, Cancer therapies and other vascular thrombotic treatments.

Today there are 18 of Cardiovascular Perfusion programs around the country. If you have an interest in becoming a perfusionist, view our links to see what Perfusionist schools or Perfusionist Programs that may be suitable for you.

Remember, Perfusion is not a job, it is a career.


Perfusion Schools

Barry University
Perfusion Program

Miami, Florida

Carlow University
Perfusion Program

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Cleveland Clinic Cardiovascular Perfusion Program

Cleveland, Ohio

Hofstra University Cardiovascular Sciences and Perfusion Medicine, MS

Hempstead, New York

McGovern Medical School at UTHealth

Houston, Texas

Medical University of South Carolina Master of Science in Cardiovascular Perfusion

Charleston, South Carolina

Midwestern University Master of Science in Cardiovascular Science 

Glendale, Arizona

Milwaukee School of Engineering Perfusion Program M.S. in Perfusion

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

North Shore University Hospital Master of Science in Cardiovascular Perfusion

Manhasset, New York

Quinnipiac University Cardiovascular Perfusion Program

Hamden, Connecticut

Rush University Perfusion Program, Master of Science in Cardiovascular Perfusion

Chicago, Illinois 

The Texas Heart Institute School of Perfusion Technology

Houston, Texas

Thomas Jefferson University Perfusion & Extracorporeal Technology

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

University of Arizona Medical Pharmacology – Perfusion Sciences Graduate Program

Tucson, Arizona

University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine Perfusion Technology

Iowa City, Iowa

University of Nebraska Medical Center Clinical Perfusion Education Program

Omaha, Nebraska

Upstate Medical University Clinical Perfusion – Master of Science

Syracuse, New York

Vanderbilt University Medical Center Perfusion Program

Nashville, Tennessee