Perfusion Sciences Graduate Program


Our perfusion program is the first in the United States that is structured with a dual track, resulting in a Master’s of Science degree in Medical Pharmacology, plus the technical and clinical training in Cardiovascular Perfusion. Located in Tucson, Arizona, we are an integrated graduate research program incorporating the investigation of pharmacological, biomaterials, laboratory and clinical aspects of extracorporeal circulation. This discipline will prepare students for professional practice in perfusion with a wide range of experiences including: cardiovascular research, systems design and development, cardiopulmonary bypass, and life support systems. The Arizona Health Sciences Center is an outstanding site for this integrated approach, due to its research and clinical strengths in the following: pharmacology, open-heart surgery, heart transplantation, artificial hearts, and related engineering sciences.

This Perfusion Program has faculty members from the Pharmacology and Surgery Departments that are internationally recognized with diverse clinical and research interests. The research facilities are equipped and staffed to provide an excellent opportunity for a superb graduate research experience.

University of Arizona Perfusion


University of Arizona, College of Medicine


Raymond K. Wong, Ph.D., C.C.P.


Department of Medical Pharmacology
1501 N Campbell Ave PO Box 245050
Tucson, AZ 85724




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B.S. or B.A. with Sciences, medical experience, GRE


MS in Pharmacology, Certificate in Perfusion Sciences