Carmen specializes in providing perfusion and ECMO support to infants and children with congenital heart disease. Her passion for taking care of children started as a neonatal nurse and Captain in the Army Nurse Corps and then carried through to her new career as a perfusionist in 1992. She joined the Doernbecher Children Hospital’s cardiac team in 2000 and now can’t imagine living anywhere else but the Pacific Northwest.
Carmen was raised in a large musical family and continues to enjoy playing violin and singing in her church choir. Being the daughter of a Swiss baker, she also loves to bake, as well as cycle, hike and read.
Education and training
- B.S.N., 1986, Northern Illinois University
- Designation of Fellow of Pediatric Perfusion, 2011
Memberships and associations:
- American Society of Extra-Corporeal Perfusion
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