Perfusionists Examining Council

The Perfusionists Examining Council is created in Wis. Stat. § 15.407(2m), and shares authority with the Medical Examining Board as outlined in Wis. Stat. § 448.40.

Executive Director: Thomas Ryan


The professional members of the Perfusionists Examining Council are appointed by the Medical Board and serve at its pleasure; the public member is appointed by the Governor to a 4-year term. The Board consists of 3 licensed perfusionist members, 1 physician who is a cardiothoracic surgeon or a cardiovascular anesthesiologist and who is appointed by the medical examining board, and 1 public member appointed by the Governor.

MemberOfficerMember TypeTerm Expiration
Mergen, Shawn E.ChairpersonPerfusionist Member7/1/2014*
Edwards, Jeffery P.Vice ChairpersonPerfusionist Member7/1/2014*
Tsarovsky, GarySecretaryPerfusionist Member7/1/2016*
Cobb, David F.Public Member​7/1/2013**
​Physician Member

​*The Perfusionist members are appointed by the Medical Examining Board; these members may continue to serve until the Board takes formal action to appoint a successor regardless of term expiration.

**The public member of the Council is subject to gubernatorial appointment; a public member whose term has expired may continue to serve until their successor is confirmed by the Senate.


None at this time.

Last updated: 4/13/2018