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The Cardiovascular Perfusion Program at Vanderbilt University Medical Center is a 22-month certificate program. 

APPLICATION UPDATE: the application for the Perfusion Program incoming class of 2023 has officially been posted! CLICK HERE

Program Status Update: The Cardiovascular Perfusion Program at Vanderbilt University Medical Center is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Accreditation Committee - Perfusion Education (AC-PE). The program has been placed on Probationary Accreditation as of September 16, 2022. 

What is Cardiovascular Perfusion?

Cardiovascular Perfusion Technology involves the study of physiology, pathology and associated equipment used to support and/or assume the function of the heart and/or lungs during medical procedures. The perfusion technologist prepares and operates the heart-lung machine and other sophisticated equipment as directed by healthcare physicians. Read more...