David Fitzgerald is the Director of Cardiovascular Perfusion for the INOVA Health System in Falls Church, Virginia. He received his Perfusion Training from Hahnemann University, Philadelphia in 1997. He was appointed Chief of Perfusion for the INOVA Fairfax Hospital in 2005, and Director of Perfusion for both INOVA Alexandria Hospital and the Washington-Adventist Hospital in 2014. David’s professional interests include mechanical circulatory assist, evidence-based guideline writing, quality improvement, and human factors engineering. In 2012, he was a contributing author on the AHA Scientific Statement Patient Safety in the Cardiac Operating Room: Human Factors and Teamwork.