Pediatric and Congenital Committee

Pediatric and Congenital Committee

The Vision of AmSECT’s Pediatric and Congenital Committee is to improve safety and quality of care for patients with congenital heart disease.

Mission Statement
The Mission of AmSECT’s Pediatric and Congenital Committee is to define a body of knowledge consistent with evidence-based best practices, facilitate opportunities for collaboration among providers, and to improve quality of care as it relates to extracorporeal technology while contributing to the advancement of the sub-specialty.

Scope and Responsibilities
Fellows of Pediatric Perfusion

Committee Members
Dafne Andrea Chianella, CCP FPP (Chair)
Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston, South Carolina
Isaac R.K. Chinnappan, MS CCP LCP FPP CPBMT
Vanderbilt University
Nashville, Tennessee
Tom Klein BS CCP FPP
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Cincinnati, Ohio
Molly Elisabeth Oldeen, MS CCP FPP
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago
Chicago, Illinois

David A Palmer, EdD CCP
Director, UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Tami Rosenthal, CCP MBA FPP
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Ashley Walczak, MBA CCP FPP (Chair)
Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Columbus, Ohio



For more information on this committee or to submit a question for the committee, please email AmSECT at