Cardiovascular Perfusion Program New Student Information

Welcome to the Cardiovascular Perfusion program. We know your'e excited about beginning your graduate studies here at MUSC; we are equally excited you are joining us and are looking forward to your arrival!

Prior to your first day on campus in August, please read "King of Hearts: The True Story of the Maverick Who Pioneered Open Heart Surgery" by G. Wayne Miller. I firmly believe this is a must-read for anyone entering a career in cardiovascular perfusion.

Fall Orientation will be Thursday & Friday, August 17-18, 2023 & classes will begin Tuesday, August 22, 2023. You can review the full CVP Academic Calendar for 2023-2024 in the resources below.

If you have any questions or concerns as you prepare to join us in the fall, please don't hesitate to contact Student Services Coordinator Natalie Plaehn at Again, congratulations, and we look forward to seeing you soon.

David Fitzgerald 

David Fitzgerald, DHA, MPH, CCP, LP

Laura DellAiera 

Laura Dell'Aiera, DHSc, MHA, CCP


New Student Orientation

  • Orientation: Thursday, August 17 - Friday, August 18, 2023
  • Business attire is required
  • Laptop required - see requirements below 

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