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
Michael Brewer, CCP
Columbia/New York Presbyterian
Dixon Hills, New York
Chelsea Capone, CCP, FPP
Children's Hospital of Georgia
Augusta, Georgia
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
Ashley Walczak, MBA CCP FPP
Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Columbus, Ohio
Josie Anderson, Student Member
Lipscomb University
Snohomish, Washington



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