Richard Owens, BS-MT, CCP, FPP, LP
Director of Mechanical Circulatory Support, Texas Center for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease
Perfusionist, Texas Center for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease
University of North Texas, BS-MT, Clinical Laboratory Science
William “Richard” Owens, BS-MT, CCP, FPP, LP, is a certified perfusionist and the Director of Mechanical Circulatory Support for the Texas Center for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease, the clinical partnership between Dell Children’s Medical Center and UT Health Austin. In his role, he is responsible for oversight of mechanical circulatory support, including perfusion services, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), and ventricular assist devices (VAD). Additionally, Richard Owens serves as the Lead Pediatric Perfusionist for the Dell Medical School Department of Surgery and Perioperative Care.
Richard Owens earned his bachelor’s in medical technology with a focus in clinical laboratory science from the University of North Texas. He also earned his certification in perfusion technology from the Texas Heart Institute.
Richard Owens previously served as the manager of ECMO and perfusion services at The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio. He also spent time in industry as the manager of clinical affairs at Berlin Heart, Inc., the company that produces the only FDA approved VAD for pediatric patients, and served as a perfusionist and VAD coordinator at Texas Children’s Hospital. He is an active member of the American Society of ExtraCorporeal Technology, where he is also recognized as a Fellow of Pediatric Perfusion.
- Cardiopulmonary Bypass
- Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation
- Mechanical circulatory support/ventricular assist devices
- American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion Certified
- Texas Heart Institute, Certification in Perfusion Technology
Awards & Honors
- Fellow of Pediatric Perfusion, American Society of ExtraCorporeal Technology