Thomas J. Preston, BS, CCT, CCP, FPP :: Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, Ohio

Thomas J. Preston, BS, CCT, CCP, FPP

Thomas J. Preston, BS, CCT, CCP, FPP

Advanced Lung Disease
Perfusion Team

Contact Information

700 Children's Drive
Room T2286
Columbus, OH 43205 [ map ]
PH: (614) 722-6137
FX: (614) 722-3111
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As Chief of Mechanical Cardiopulmonary Assist Programs and Academic Affairs in the Cardiovascular Perfusion and ECMO Department, Tom’s current role requires him to provide the necessary vision and planning to move Nationwide Children’s Hospital (NCH) forward in distinct areas of concentration. These areas allow for the research, evaluation, education and implementation of mechanical support modalities at NCH, including multiple ventricular assist devices, ECMO and evolving support modalities. Tom’s clinical and research areas include Gene therapy, anticoagulation, gaseous micro-emboli (GME) presence and attenuation during cardiopulmonary bypass, bloodless cardiopulmonary bypass and extracorporeal support. Tom earned his Bachelor of Science in Circulation Technology from The Ohio State University. He is a Fellow of Pediatric Perfusion with the American Society of Extracorporeal Technology (AmSECT), sits on the AmSECT pediatric committee and is also a Fellow with the American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion (ABCP). He also sits as Associate Editor of The Journal of Extracorporeal Technology and on the editorial Advisory Board for Perfusion.

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  • Male

Languages Spoken:

  • English

Clinical Interests

  • Bloodless Surgery Gaseous Micro-Emboli Anticoagulation Gene Therapy

Research Interests

Areas of Interest:

  • ECMO guided mechanical support Impact of ventilation and ultrafiltration on cytokine removal Impact of negative pressure on right atrial tissue Drug adsorption to the extracorporeal circuit

Education and Training

Undergraduate School

  • The Ohio State University
    Date Completed: 06/01/2007


  • The Heart Center

Date of Appointment at Nationwide Children’s Hospital:

  • 05/21/2001

Professional Experience


  • Chief, Mechanical Cardiopulmonary Assist Programs and Academic Affairs, Nationwide Children's Hospital


  • Staff Perfusionist, Nationwide Children's Hospital


  • Technical Coordinator, Nationwide Children's Hospital


  • Respiratory Therapist, Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters, VA


  • Airborne Ranger Medic, 75th Ranger Regiment, Ft. Benning, GA

Awards, Honors and Organizations

  • Fellow of Pediatric Perfusion (AmSECT), 2011
  • AmSECT Pediatric Committee, 2010
  • AmSECT Membership Committee, 2008
  • American Academy of Cardiovascular Perfusion (AACP), 2005
  • American Society of Extracorporeal Technology (AmSECT), 2005
  • Ohio Respiratory Care Board (ORCB), 1997
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