Ashley B Walczak, MBA, CCP, FPP

Ashley Hodge

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Ashley Walczak, MBA, CCP, FPP, is the Associate Chief of Perfusion Services and Cardiothoracic Surgery Quality and Safety Officer at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. Ashley has been a Pediatric Perfusionist for her entire career and is passionate about quality improvement science and leadership. She has authored over 25 manuscripts, serves on multiple national committees, and speaks internationally on perfusion topics. Ashley’s research interests include ECMO, pediatric perfusion, ventricular-assist devices, anticoagulation management for bypass and extracorporeal devices, quality improvement, leadership, and management.

Awards, Honors & Organizations
  • Perfusionist of the Year, American Society of Extracorporeal Technology, 2015
  • Fellow, The American Academy of Cardiovascular Perfusion, 2015
  • Perfusion Achievement Award, American Society of Extracorporeal Technology, 2015
  • Journal of Extracorporeal Tech. Research Award, American Society of Extracorporeal Technology, 2014
  • Award of Excellence, Nominee, American Society of Extracorporeal Technology, 2014
  • Employee of the Year, The Heart Center, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, 2014
  • Perfusionist of the Year, Nominee, American Society of Extracorporeal Technology, 2013
  • Outstanding Professional Student Award, The Ohio State University, 2007
  • Award of Merit, The Ohio State University, 2007
  • Reviewer, Perfusion Journal, 2017 - Present
  • Fellow, American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion, 2016 - Present
  • Editorial Board, International Journal of Extracorporeal Technology, 2016 - Present
  • Reviewer, Journal of Pediatric Quality and Safety, 2016 - Present
  • Dean, College of Pediatrics and Blood Management, 2015 - Present
  • Editorial Board, Journal of Extracorporeal Technology, 2014 - Present
  • Dean, College of Life Sciences, AmSECT University, 2013 - 2015
  • Nomination Committee Chair, AmSECT, 2013 - 2016
  • Chair Fellow of Pediatric Perfusion, AmSECT, Pediatric and Congenital Committee, 2012 - Present
  • Member, The Citadel Master of Business Administration Association, 2010 - Present
  • Member, The Citadel Mentor Association, 2010 - Present
  • Strategic Planning Committee, AmSECT, 2009 - Present
  • Pediatric Committee, AmSECT, 2009 - 2019
  • Committee Chair, AmSECT Membership Committee, 2007 - 2014

Date of Appointment at Nationwide Children’s Hospital: 10/02/2012

Graduate School The Citadel Date Completed: 06/01/2012
Graduate School The Ohio State University Date Completed: 06/01/2007
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Cardiothoracic Surgery