COMPREHENSIVE ADULT ECMO TRAINING COURSE FACULTY

Course Medical Director

Penny Sappington, MD
Assistant Professor of Critical Care Medicine
Medical Director ECMO
Program Medical Director CTICU and SICU
UPMC Presbyterian Hospital

Course Surgical Director

Christopher Sciortino, MD, PHD
Assistant Professor, Cardiac Surgery
Surgery Director Advanced Heart Failure Center UPMC
Heart and Vascular Institute

Course Co-Directors

Mike Anselmi, BS, CCP, LP
Regional Perfusion Manager Procirca

Melissa Grayson, BS, CCP, LP
Perfusionist
ECMO Program Procirca
UPMC Presbyterian Hospital Course Faculty

Pete Arlia, MBA, CCP, LP
Director Perfusion Services Procirca
UPMC Presbyterian Hospital

Angela Brown, MSN
Unit Director CTICU
UPMC Presbyterian Hospital

Robert Dyga, RN, CCP, LP
Vice President
Procirca​

Glenn Goss, CCP, LP
Lead Perfusionist Education
Procirca, Presbyterian Hospital

Jane Guttendorf, DNP, ACNP
Assistant Professor
Critical Care Medicine UPMC

Wendy James, BS, CCP, LP
Perfusionist
Procirca

Holt Murray, MD
Assistant Professor Critical Care Medicine
Chief Critical Care Services UPMC Mercy

David Palmer Ed.D., CCP, LP
Director Perfusion, ECMO, CVOR Cardiac Cath Lab
Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC

Ryan Rivosecchi, Pharm.D.BCCCP
Unit based Clinical Pharmacist
UPMC Presbyterian CTICU

Scott Russell, MBA, CCP, LP
Regional Coordinator, Procirca

Richard Weinberg, MD
Visiting Clinical Associate Professor
UPMC Palliative and Supportive Institute

UPMC is an experienced, high-volume ECMO Center and is an ELSO Center of Excellence