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David Fitzgerald DHA, MPH, CCP

David Christopher Fitzgerald DHA, MPH, CCP

Division Director, Cardiovascular Perfusion

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Rank
  • Assistant Professor
College
  • College of Health Professions
Department
  • Clinical Sciences
Academic Focus
  • Cardiovascular Perfusion
  • Human Factors and Nontechnical Skills Assessment
  • Blood Management
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Biography

Dr. Dave Fitzgerald is the Division Director of the Cardiovascular Perfusion Program at the Medical University of South Carolina’s College of Health Professions in Charleston, South Carolina.  Prior to MUSC, Dr. Fitzgerald served as the Director of Cardiovascular Perfusion for the INOVA Health System in Falls Church, Virginia.  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-Elect 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.