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David Fitzgerald DHA, MPH, CCP

David Christopher Fitzgerald DHA, MPH, CCP

Associate Dean for Student Affairs

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  • Associate Professor
  • College of Health Professions
  • Clinical Sciences
Academic Focus
  • Cardiovascular Perfusion
  • Human Factors and Nontechnical Skills Assessment
  • Blood Management
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Dr. Dave Fitzgerald is the Associate Dean of Student Affairs and Associate Professor for the CVP Program at the MUSC College of Health Professions.  He received his bachelor’s degree in biology and perfusion degree from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania and Allegheny University of Health Sciences in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, respectively.  He received his Master’s in Public Health from the University of Alaska in Anchorage, Alaska, and his Doctorate in Health Administration at MUSC in Charleston.  Upon graduation, he was conferred the DHA Outstanding Quantitative Doctoral project and Dean’s Awards in 2019.

Currently, Dr. Fitzgerald serves as the Associate Editor of the Journal of Extracorporeal Technology and member of the International Consortium of Evidence-Based Perfusion.  He is the current President of the American Academy of Cardiovascular Perfusion.  In 2012, he served as President of the American Society of Extracorporeal Technology.  Dr. Fitzgerald was conferred the Award of Excellence in 2009 and John. H. Gibbon Jr. Award in 2020 from AmSECT.  As a member of the CVP Faculty, Dr. Fitzgerald’s research focuses on disparities among cardiac surgical blood transfusion practices and nontechnical skills assessment in clinical perfusion.  He was awarded the MUSC College of Health Professions Teacher of the Year in 2018 and MUSC Foundation Developing Teacher Award in 2019.  Dr. Fitzgerald remains an active clinician as member of the MUSC Clinical Perfusion Team.