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Dr. Fitzgerald is an Assistant Professor and Division Director for the Cardiovascular Perfusion (CVP) program at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. Prior to his tenure at MUSC, he was the Director of Perfusion Services for the INOVA Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church, VA. Dave’s area of interest in perfusion education include blood management, patient safety and human factors, and high fidelity simulation.
Dave has volunteered in numerous perfusion organizations, including several committees and elected board positions. He has previously served AmSECT as President, Zone Director, Associate Editor of the Journal of Extracorporeal Technology, and Committee Chair for the Safety Committee. He still enjoys serving the society on the International Consortium of Evidence Based Perfusion, Safety, and Conventional Planning Committee Groups. He has received numerous professional awards, including AmSECT’s Award of Excellence in 2009, and the John H. Gibbon Jr. Award in 2020.