Courtney was born and raised in middle Tennessee. She attended Purdue University receiving a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Health Sciences and obtained her certification from the American Society for Clinical Pathology as a Medical Technologist, MT. After a few years of working in The Heart Center of Indiana as a MT, she attended the Medical University of South Carolina where she graduated summa cum laude obtaining her Bachelors of Science Degree in Cardiovascular Perfusion. After graduation Courtney practiced as a Certified Clinical Perfusionist, CCP, in Indiana with the St Vincent’s Medical Group until moving to North Carolina where she specialized in pediatric and congenital perfusion at Duke University Hospital. Courtney is acknowledged as an AmSECT Fellow of Pediatric Perfusion, FPP. Courtney became a clinical instructor for perfusion students while working at Duke University Hospital.
Aside from being an instructor with our Vanderbilt University Medical Center Perfusion Program, Courtney is our VUMC Perfusion Program Clinical Coordinator. She is certified as a clinical perfusionist by the American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion (ABCP) and is a member of the American Academy of Cardiovascular Perfusion (AACP) and the American Society of Extracorporeal Technology (AmSECT). Courtney works to build a solid foundation of didactic and clinical knowledge for the students while they are at VUMC and while away on rotation at our clinical affiliates. Courtney is responsible for coordinating accounts between our clinical affiliates with VUMC and perfusion students as they rotate through their clinical sites. Courtney is dedicated to the future of clinical perfusion and providing competent clinical perfusionists to her profession.