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Robert Howe, CCP, LP, FPP
Perfusion Administrative Coordinator
I began by perfusion career at Boston Children’s Hospital in 1988 as a recent graduate. I was lucky to be mentored by a couple of very experienced “pediatric perfusionists”. Over the past 28 years, I have worked with many of the top congenital heart surgeons who have either stayed at Boston Children's or who have moved on to other institutions. I have been fortunate to be involved in many mission trips around the world. I have been to Shanghai China 9 times for mission work with Project Hope. I have also served as a consultant in pediatric perfusion in Doha, Qatar, & the United Arab Emirates. Most recently, I have been to Ghana, Africa with a team from Boston Children's to perform open heart surgery on children with congenital heart disease.

Gregory Matte, CCP, LP, FPP
Perfusion Clinical Coordinator
I began my career as a respiratory therapist and ECMO specialist at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore after having clinical rotations there as an undergrad. My experiences in the pediatric ICU at Hopkins eventually lead me back to school to pursue a career in perfusion technology. I was fortunate to start my perfusion career at Boston Children’s Hospital in 1998 and to continue specializing in pediatrics. One certainly understands the sentiment of being a small fish in a large sea while working at Boston Children’s Hospital. The access to the latest technology and advances in pediatric cardiac surgery, and access to leaders in the specialties which work closely with the perfusion team, has kept me engaged and continuously working to improve perfusion practice locally and abroad. I recently published the first book dedicated to pediatric perfusion practice and I am looking forward to expanding on that platform in the future.

Cardiovascular Perfusionists

Sharon Boyle, RN, CCP, FPP

Molly Bryant, CCP, LP

Kevin Conner, CCP, LP

Perry Dekkers, CCP, LP

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regan-williamWilliam Regan, CCP, LP

Nathalia Toutenel, CCP, LP

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