Nick Spadea, BS, CCP, has been promoted to chief perfusionist. He has been the interim chief of Perfusion since June 2016.
In this role, he provides leadership and operational management to the Perfusion Services team, which every year performs more than 1,200 cases, including cardiopulmonary bypass, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC), cell saver and platelet gel sequestration. He provides oversight for quality and safety, and directly manages clinical perfusionists and perioperative blood management technologists.
Spadea has been instrumental this year on providing leadership on several cardiac surgery initiatives, including the development of the ECMO Program.
He studied at Hahnemann/Drexel University where he received his Bachelor of Science in cardiovascular perfusion after completing a BS in exercise physiology at West Chester University, Pennsylvania. He has been certified as a clinical perfusionist since 1998. He joined Christiana Care in 2007.