Board of Trustees and Committees & Councils

Committees and councils play an integral role in SCAI fulfilling its mission and implementing its strategic plan. SCAI has committees that cover clinical interests, education, publications, government relations, and international activities among others. 

The Council is responsible for furthering SCAI's mission and for setting its long-term priorities and goals. The Council establishes and oversees the clinical, educational, professional, academic, and ethical activities of SCAI. It is the governing body of SCAI. It authorizes and exercises all corporate powers of the Society and oversees all activities.

The Executive Committee is a subset of the SCAI Council. It provides executive direction to the activities of the Society in between Council meetings.

Board of Trustees

Officers
Trustees for Life
Board of Trustees Call for Nominations

The nominations process for SCAI is designed to assure the future strength and prosperity of the organization. Having a process that allows for open nominations, objective selection, and inclusive member involvement creates a system for electing the most qualified candidates who can represent the diverse membership and profession of interventional cardiology. We welcome nominations by any SCAI member colleague and self-nominations. Only active SCAI members can nominate a candidate for positions.

Positions currently being filled are: Secretary, Board of Trustees (2 positions), Associate Treasurer, and Nominating Committee (1 pediatric and 1 adult) At-large positions.

The Secretary serves a one-year term and then moves in succession each year to Vice President, President-Elect, President, and Immediate Past President. Each Trustee is elected to serve a three-year term. The Associate Treasurer is elected to serve a one-year, ex-officio term concurrent with the final year of the Treasurer. The Treasurer is elected to serve a three-year term. Nominating Committee members are elected to serve three-year terms.

All application forms will be reviewed against the list of qualifications for eligibility. Candidates may receive phone calls for additional informational interviews. A final Slate of Nominees will be put before SCAI membership for a vote to determine the incoming leadership. Announcements are made in March.

Submit a nomination.

All applications are due no later than February 14, 2021.

 

  1. Overview
  2. Qualifications and Responsibilities
  3. Instructions for Submitting a Nomination
  4. Application

 

1. Overview

The nominations process for SCAI is essential to ensuring the future strength and prosperity of the organization. Having a process that allows for open nominations, objective selection, and inclusive member involvement creates a system for electing the most qualified candidates to represent the diverse membership and profession of interventional cardiology.

 


2. Qualifications and Responsibilities

Executive Committee Qualifications

  • Must be SCAI Fellow, FSCAI or MSCAI member in good standing to serve as Trustee
  • Interventional Cardiologist with minimum twelve (12) years’ experience
  • FSCAI designation for minimum eight (8) years
  • Ability to understand and develop strategic plan for Society
  • Visionary approach to leadership
  • Demonstrated service to SCAI on councils or committees as Chair
  • Demonstrated ability to build relationships internally and externally
  • Recognized for high personal ethics
  • Willingness to commit substantial time to SCAI—reliable and responsive
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to act in a manner representative of the diversity of SCAI members
  • Current or past SCAI Board of Trustees experience preferred
  • Previous non-SCAI leadership experience preferred
  • For Secretary: service as Chair of a previous committee for SCAI or membership on the Board of Trustees
  • For Treasurer: service as a Chair of a previous committee for SCAI or on the Board of Trustees and prior financial experience

 

Executive Committee Responsibilities

According to the Bylaws the Committee shall have the following duties and responsibilities:

  • During the intervals between the meetings of the Board of Trustees, to exercise such powers as may be delegated to it by the Board of Trustees, except that it shall not have the power to elect an applicant to any of the categories of membership;
  • Make recommendations to the Board of Trustees as to matters of changes, extensions or revisions in Society policy;
  • Receive and study reports of such committees as the Board of Trustees may direct;
  • Act as an advisory body to the President;
  • See that a record of its proceedings is maintained and reported to the Board of Trustees at such times as it requests; and
  • Hold its meetings at such place or places as it may from time to time determine. In addition, the Committee may be called upon to confer at any time by the President of the Society.
  • Hire, evaluate, and terminate the Executive Director and determine the duties of the Executive Director. 

 

Responsibilities for Specific Executive Committee Positions

President

  • Chairs Board and Executive Committee meetings and approves agendas
  • Chairs the Annual Business Meeting and approves its agenda
  • Represents the Society at official functions, conferences, and industry meetings and acts as the spokesperson for the Society
  • Supports development efforts for SCAI
  • May establish ad hoc Committees or Task Forces for specific The mandate of these committees expires when the term of office of the President is completed, unless renewed by the Board or the incoming president
  • Reports at each Board meeting and at the Annual SCAI Business Meeting
  • Works closely with the Executive Director in managing the operations of the Society
  • Approximately 15 hours/week + travel approximately 6 times/year

 

President‐Elect

  • Acts as President in the event the President is unable to fulfill his or her duties
  • Serves as a member of the Executive Committee
  • In the Winter, makes all committee appointments for the following year and develops charges; may seek the advice of current committee leadership in selecting appropriate new committee leaders and members
  • Performs other duties as required
  • Approximately 5-7 hours/week + occasional travel

 

Vice President

  • Serves as a member of the Executive Committee
  • Conducts Leadership Orientation for new Board members
  • Approximately 1–3 hours/week + occasional travel

 

Secretary

  • Serves as a member of the Executive Committee
  • Submits minutes of all Council meetings
  • Ensures SCAI is organized and functions according to its Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws
  • Approximately 1–3 hours/week + occasional travel

  

Treasurer

  • Serves as a member of the Executive Committee
  • Assures proper archival procedures of SCAI records, policies and procedures are followed
  • Serves as ex-officio member of the Finance Committee
  • Reviews annual tax statements of the Society
  • Presents annual budget to the Board of Trustees
  • Reports annually on the financial status of the organization
  • Provides second signature for approval of contracts and checks over $25,000
  • Approximately 1-2 hours / week + occasional travel

 

Board of Trustees Responsibilities, Election, and Composition (North America)

Qualifications

  • Must be SCAI Fellow, FSCAI or MSCAI member in good standing to serve as Trustee
  • Interventional Cardiologist with greater than ten (10) years’ experience preferred
  • FSCAI designation for more than five (5) years preferred
  • Demonstrated service to SCAI on councils or committees, preferably as Chair
  • Demonstrated ability to build relationships internally and externally
  • Recognized for high personal ethics
  • Willingness to commit substantial time to SCAI – reliable and responsive
  • Ability to act in a manner representative of the diversity of SCAI members
  • Previous non-SCAI leadership experience appreciated

 

Responsibilities

  • Communicate the Purpose of the Organization – Ensure that both members and non-members understand SCAI’s mission and purpose.
  • Serve as a Resource – Engage in organizational planning, ask questions about ongoing and planned initiatives, and offer expertise and guidance.
  • Financial and Budget Oversight – Ensure adequate resources are available and responsible dispensation of those resources. Help create connections and engage with potential donors and supporters; protect Society assets; evaluate resource use for value to the society; and approve annual budget.  Monitor financial status, by reviewing financial statements that trustees will receive on a regular basis.
  • Programs and Services Prioritization –Trustees decide among competing priorities to best achieve the organization’s goals and objectives.
  • Public Relations – Maintain an ambitious and effective public relations program to ensure a healthy and positive public image for SCAI. Provide clearly articulated achievements of SCAI, including but not limited to contributions to patient health and support of membership.
  • Conduct Self Evaluation – Conduct reviews of its own performance periodically, by assessing membership, organizational structure, financial management, annual meeting, education, and strategic plan progress.
  • Attend Meetings – Officers and Trustees are expected to attend the Annual Meeting at their own expense. SCAI will reimburse expenses related to attending Board meetings not scheduled during the Annual Meeting. Participation in conference calls is expected unless there is a valid cause for exception.
  • Approximately 3-5 hours / month + 2 face-to-face meetings annually

 

Nominations Committee

Qualifications

  • SCAI member in good standing
  • Interventional Cardiologist with greater than ten (10) years’ experience preferred
  • FSCAI designation for more than five (5) years preferred
  • Demonstrated service to SCAI on councils or committees, as faculty, or special representatives
  • Broad-based knowledge of interventional community
  • Recognized for high ethical standards and support for inclusiveness and diversity

 

Responsibilities

  • Review and recruit candidates for slate of leadership to Board of Trustees and Nominating Committee
  • Personally reach out to prospective candidates and candidates not selected
  • Review and select Helping Heart Award Recipient 
  • Approximately 3-8 hours/month January - March

 


3. Instructions for Submitting a Nomination

SCAI is working to create an even more inclusive and engaged member experience. As such, we are putting out this Call for Nominations for leadership positions in the Society. We welcome nominations by any active SCAI member colleague and self-nominations.

Application forms will be reviewed against the list of qualifications for eligibility. The Nominating Committee will then review all prospective candidates. Some candidates will receive phone calls for additional informational interviews.

To submit a nomination:

  • Review the Trustee Qualifications & Responsibilities—consider if you or the candidate you are nominating have the experience and time to commit
  • If you are nominating someone else:
    • reach out to ask if they would like to be considered and “cc” them on all communications because he/she will be responsible for filling in some additional information
    • if he/she accepts, send email to executiveassistant@scai.org with the following information: Your full name, your phone number, candidate’s full name, candidate’s email address and phone number, and the position to which you are nominating the individual
  • If you are self-nominating:

All applications are due no later than February 14, 2021.

 


4. Application

Submit your application here. If you have any questions, please contact executiveassistant@scai.org. All applications are due no later than February 14, 2021.

Committees and Councils

Committees and councils play an integral role in SCAI fulfilling its mission and implementing its strategic plan. The call for applicants to serve on committees and councils is now closed. All positions start and end in May of the years assigned unless otherwise noted.

If you are interested in participating in ad-hoc service projects throughout the year, please fill out this online application or fill out this form and submit it.

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Download Organizational Chart—Committees 2020–2021

Councils

Congenital Heart Disease Council

Chair

Chair: Howaida El-Said, MD, PhD, FSCAI (2019–2022)
Co-chair: Dennis W. Kim, MD, PhD, FSCAI (2017–2022)
Board Liaison: Frank F. Ing, MD, MSCAI
PICES Liaison: Nathan W. Taggart, MD, FSCAI
Staff Liaison: Francesca Dea (fdea@scai.org)Justin Zielke (jzielke@scai.org)

Mission

To further the education, advocacy, and information exchange within the pediatric interventionalist community.

Voting Members

Member Term Start Term End
Jamil Aboulhosn, MD, FSCAI 2019 2022
Varun Aggarwal, MD, MBBS 2018 2021
Christopher C. Allen, MD, FSCAI 2019 2022
Konstantin Averin, MD 2020 2023
David  Balzer, MD, FSCAI 2019 2022
Sergio Bartakian, MD, FSCAI 2020 2023
Holly Bauser-Heaton, MD, PhD, FSCAI 2019 2022
Abhay A. Divekar, MD, FSCAI 2018 2021
Thomas E. Fagan, MD, FSCAI 2018 2021
Gregory A. Fleming, MD, MS, FSCAI 2018 2021
Thomas J. Forbes, MD, FSCAI 2018 2021
Joseph N. Graziano, MD, FSCAI 2020 2023
Martha E. Heal, DO, MSCR 2020 2023
Ralf Holzer, MD, FSCAI 2019 2022
Britton Keeshan, MD, MPH 2020 2023
Asra Khan, MD 2019 2022
R. Allen Ligon, MD 2020 2023
S. Kimara March, MD 2020 2023
Brian H. Morray, MD 2020 2023
Christopher Petit, MD, FSCAI 2019 2022
Arash Salavitabar, MD, FSCAI 2020 2023
Gary E. Stapleton, MD, FSCAI 2020 2023
Nicole J. Sutton, MD, FSCAI 2020 2023
Nathan W. Taggart, MD, FSCAI 2018 2021
Robert N. Vincent, MD, MSCAI 2020 2023
Benjamin R. Waller, MD, FSCAI 2018 2021
Ischemic Heart Disease Council

Chair

Chair: Mauricio G. Cohen, MD, FSCAI (2018–2022)
Co-Chair: James M. McCabe, MD, FSCAI (2018–2022)
Board Liaison: George D. Dangas, MD, MSCAI
Staff Liaison: Curtis Rooney (crooney@scai.org)

Voting Members

Member Term Start Term End
Mahboob Alam, MD, FSCAI 2019 2022
Francesco Amico, MD 2020 2023
Craig J. Beavers, PharmD, AACC, BCPS-AQ Cardiology, CACP 2018 2021
Brett Bennett, MD, FSCAI 2020 2023
James C. Blankenship, MD, MSc, MSCAI 2018 2021
Carlo  Briguori, MD, PhD FSCAI 2019 2022
Saurav Chatterjee, MD 2019 2022
Jose Diaz, MD 2019 2022
Creighton W. Don, MD, PhD, FSCAI 2018 2021
Thomas J. Earl, MD, FSCAI 2020 2023
Elias Victor Haddad, MD 2018 2021
Gabriel A. Hernandez, MD 2020 2023
Matthew R. Holland, MD, FSCAI 2017 2022
Paul Huang, MD, FSCAI 2019 2022
Adel Mazen Hussein, MD, PhD, FSCAI 2018 2021
Micaela Iantorno, MD, MHSc 2020 2023
Amit Jain, MD, FSCAI 2020 2023
Neelima Katukuri, MD 2020 2023
Luke Kim, MD, FSCAI 2019 2022
Rolf P. Kreutz, MD, FSCAI 2020 2023
Gautum Kumar, MBBS, MRCP (U.K.), FSCAI 2019 2022
Chris R. Leach, MD, FSCAI 2020 2023
Kwan Lee, MD, FSCAI 2019 2022
Michael Lee, MD 2019 2022
Salvatore Mannino, MD, DO, FSCAI 2019 2022
Anbukarasi Maran, MD 2019 2022
Guillaume Marquis-Gravel, MD, MSc 2018 2021
Edward O'Leary, MD 2019 2022
Jae Yoon Park, MD, FSCAI 2020 2023
Kyriaki Poumpouridis, MD, FSCAI 2020 2023
Tanveer Rab, MD, FSCAI 2019 2022
John P. Reilly, MD, FSCAI 2018 2021
Arthur B. Reitman, MD 2020 2023
Robert F. Riley, MD, MS, FSCAI 2020 2023
Yader Sandoval, MD, FSCAI 2019 2022
Michael Savage, MD, FSCAI 2019 2022
Evan Shlofmitz, DO 2020 2023
Yutthapong Temtanakitpaisan, MD, FSCAI 2018 2021
Structural Heart Disease Council

Chairs

Chair: James Hermiller, MD, MSCAI (2019–2021)
Co-chair: Steven Yakubov, MD, MSCAI (2019–2021)
Board Liaison: Ramesh Daggubati, MD, FSCAI
Staff Liaison: Eric Grammer (egrammer@scai.org), Kristyn Sylvia (ksylvia@scai.org)


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Mission

To provide an interactive forum to address unique issues facing the evolution of less-invasive, catheter-based and hybrid surgical techniques for treating congenital and structural heart disease. In particular, relevant issues pertaining to; physician training and credentialing, reimbursement, and the formation of meaningful relationships with industry and other societies will be emphasized in order to foster innovative research, enhance patient access, and achieve optimal patient care and safety. The Structural Heart Disease Council will coordinate activities with the other SCAI standing committees and will be the final common pathway for establishing and promulgating SCAI policies regarding all matters related to Structural Heart Disease.

Goals

  • Development of policies regarding allocation of limited resources for structural heart disease procedures.
  • Support the development of guidelines for training at the fellowship level and beyond, as well as, minimum standards for continued certification for the performance of structural heart disease interventions.
  • Assist in developing quality assurance tools for multidisciplinary structural heart disease programs.
    • Provide guidance in establishing a multidisciplinary heart team
    • Defining requirements for a valve center of excellence
  • Play a major role in interactions with the Advocacy Committee in negotiating with third-party payers and Medicare, as well as other professional societies, the FDA, CMS and industry garnering fair and adequate reimbursement and coverage to ensure patient access to structural heart disease procedures.
    • Establish plan to ensure reimbursement and patient access to percutaneous mitral valve repair technologies, left atrial appendage closure procedures and PFO closure procedures.
    • Optimizing patient selection, as well as pre and post care of TAVR patients.
    • Creating a position statement addressing patient selection for percutaneous pulmonic valve
    • To work closely with surgical societies to guarantee patients are properly educated regarding newer, transformational, less-invasive treatment options for structural heart disease.
  • Assist the Congenital Heart Disease Council by directing SCAI experts and resources to support achieving their identified goals.
  • Consider partnering with industry to establish regional training courses sponsored by SCAI focusing on advanced structural heart disease procedures.

Voting Members

Member Term Start Term End
Salman S. Allana, MD, FSCAI 2020 2023
Thomas M. Ayres, MD, FSCAI 2020 2023
Massimo Benedetto, MD, FSCAI 2020 2023
Kalkidan Bishu, MD, MS, FSCAI 2018 2021
Konstantinos Dean Boudoulas, MD, FSCAI 2016 2021
Megan Coylewright, MD, FSCAI 2020 2023
Larry S. Dean, MD, MSCAI 2016 2021
Kurt A. Duncan, MD, FSCAI 2018 2021
Ted E. Feldman, MD, MSCAI 2016 2021
James D. Flaherty, MD, MS, FSCAI 2018 2021
Andrew Goldsweig, MD, RPVI, FSCAI 2018 2021
Michael Grossman, MD 2020 2023
Kishore J. Harjai, MD, FSCAI 2018 2022
Ziyad M. Hijazi, MD, MSCAI 2016 2022
Wah Wah Htun, MD, FSCAI 2017 2023
Hani Jneid, MD, FSCAI 2018 2021
Sabeeda Kadavath, MD 2020 2023
Pranav Kansara, MBBS, MS, FSCAI 2017 2021
Saibal Kar, MD, FSCAI 2018 2021
Rama Krishna, MD, FSCAI 2020 2023
Sandeep Krishnan, MD, FSCAI 2018 2021
Ehtisham Mahmud, MD, FSCAI 2020 2023
Konstantinos Marmagkiolis, MD, FSCAI 2018 2022
Michael Megaly, MD, MS 2020 2023
Rajeev L. Narayan, MD, FSCAI 2018 2021
Jared O'Leary, MD 2018 2021
Andres M. Pineda, MD, FSCAI 2020 2023
Marie-France Poulin, MD, FSCAI 2018 2023
Ryan R. Reeves, MD 2018 2021
David Rizik, MD, MSCAI 2020 2023
Bruce J. Rutkin, MD, FSCAI 2020 2023
Theodore L. Schreiber, MD, FSCAI 2020 2023
Atman P. Shah, MD, FSCAI 2018 2021
Nicklaus K. Slocum, MD, FSCAI 2017 2021
Hussam Suradi, MD, FSCAI 2018 2021
Vascular Disease Council

Chairs

Chair: Subhash Banerjee, MD, FSCAI (2019–2022)
Co-chair: Herbert D. Aronow, MD, MPH, FSCAI  (2015–2023)
Immediate Past Chair: Mehdi Shishehbor, DO, FSCAI  (2019–2023)
Board Liaison: Binita Shah, MD, FSCAI
Staff Liaison: Robert C. Bartel, MSc, FACEHP (rbartel@scai.org)

Mission

To ensure proper communication among all Society activities related to peripheral vascular disease, in collaboration with other professional organizations.

Goals

  • Evaluate and develop federal regulations specific to the peripheral vascular disease interventional cardiology community
  • Participate in the PAD coalition in order to advance legislation that improves patient care

Voting Members

Member Term Start Term End
George Adams, MD, FSCAI 2019 2022
S. Elissa Altin, MD, FSCAI 2020 2023
Ehrin J. Armstrong, MD, MSc, MAS, FSCAI 2016 2022
Grace Ayafor, MD, FSCAI 2020 2023
Wayne B. Batchelor, MD, FSCAI 2020 2023
Matthew Bunte, MD, MS, FSCAI 2019 2022
Jeffrey G. Carr, MD, FACC, FSCAI 2019 2022
Kurt A.  Duncan, MD, FSCAI 2019 2022
Matthew Edwards, DO 2020 2023
Mahir Elder, MD, FSCAI 2020 2023
Andrey Espinoza, MD, FSCAI 2019 2022
Foluso Fakorede, MD 2019 2022
Jay S. Giri, MD, MPH, FSCAI 2016 2022
Beau M. Hawkins, MD, FSCAI 2016 2022
Micaela Iantorno, MD, MHSc 2020 2023
Elias  A. Iliadis, MD, FSCAI 2019 2022
Amit Jain, MD, FSCAI 2020 2023
Andrew J. Klein, MD, FSCAI 2018 2021
Prakash Krishnan, MD 2019 2022
Jun Li, MD, FSCAI 2019 2022
Gopi Manthripragada, MD, FSCAI 2019 2022
Carlos I. Mena Hurtado, MD, FSCAI 2020 2023
Tamam Mohamad, MD, FSCAI 2020 2023
Jihad A. Mustapha, MD, FSCAI 2016 2022
Sahil A. Parikh, MD, FSCAI 2016 2022
Manesh R. Patel, MD, FSCAI 2020 2023
Mitul P. Patel, MD, FSCAI 2018 2021
Henry C. Quevedo Diaz, MD, FSCAI 2020 2023
Kenny Rosenfield, MD, MHCDS, MSCAI 2020 2023
Madhan Shanmugasundaram, MD, FSCAI 2018 2021
Benoy Varghese, MD 2018 2021
Christopher J. White, MD, MSCAI 2015 2023
Maja Zaric, MD, FSCAI 2019 2022

 

Committees

Bylaws & Ethics Committee

Chairs

Chair: Jeff Marshall, MD, MSCAI (2019–2021)
Co-chair: James C. Blankenship, MD, MHCM, MSCAI (2019–2021)
Board Liaison: Ehtisham Mahmud, MD, FSCAI
Staff Liaison: Francesca Dea (fdea@scai.org)

Mission

To develop, update, and oversee enforcement of the Society’s code of ethics and related policies.

Voting Members

Member Term Start Term End
Salman Ashfaq, MD, FSCAI 2019 2022
Stephen Bakir, MD, FSCAI 2019 2022
Louis  Cannon, MD, FSCAI 2019 2022
Jeffrey J. Cavendish, MD, FSCAI 2020 2023
Ahmed El Ghamry Sabe, MD, FSCAI 2018 2021
John Hodgson, MD, MSCAI 2018 2021
Mark E. Leimbach, MD, FSCAI 2020 2023
Benjamin G.  Romick, MD, CCDS, FSCAI 2018 2021
CME Oversight Committee

Chairs

Chair: Patricia J. Best, MD, FSCAI (2020–2023)
Co-hair: William F. Penny, MD, FSCAI (2019–2022)
Board Liaison: John C. Messenger, MD, FSCAI 
Staff Liaison: Laura Daigle Porter, CMP (lporter@scai.org)

Mission

To maintain SCAI’s ACCME accreditation, review proposed educational programs for approval, and advise the Board of Trustees on all matters concerning CME within the Society.

Voting Members

Member Term Start Term End
Mazen Abu-Fadel, MD, FSCAI 2018 2021
S. Elissa Altin, MD 2020 2023
Albert K. Chan, MD, FSCAI 2020 2023
Calvin Choi, MD, MS, FSCAI 2017 2022
Joaquin E.  Cigarroa, MD, FSCAI 2019 2022
Fredy El Sakr, MD 2020 2023
Sheryl Forrester, RN, BSN, RCIS 2020 2023
Robert Huang, MD, MPH, FSCAI 2020 2023
Bahram Khadivi, MD, FSCAI 2018 2021
Anbukarasi Maran, MD 2018 2021
Nasser Moiduddin, MD, FSCAI 2020 2023
M. Afzalur Rahman, MD, MBBS, PhD, FSCAI 2017 2023

 

Communications Committee

Chairs

Chair: Kirk N. Garratt, MD, MSc, MSCAI (2019–2021)
Co-Chair: David Cox, MD, MSCAI (2020–2021)
Board Liaison: Cindy Grines MD, MSCAI
CCI Liaison: Steven R. Bailey, MD, MSCAI
Staff Liaisons: Kimberly Brown (kbrown@scai.org), Chris Trimmer (ctrimmer@scai.org)

Mission

To inform and educate media, the public, and non-interventional healthcare providers about the important role of invasive/interventional cardiology in optimal cardiovascular care and outcomes; and to expand SCAI’s visibility and credibility among these audiences.

Voting Members

Member Term Start Term End
Peter Matthew Belford, MD, FSCAI 2019 2022
Konstantinos Charitakis, MD, FSCAI 2019 2022
Allison G. Dupont, MD, FSCAI 2020 2023
Amir Kaki, MD, FSCAI 2020 2023
Dennis W. Kim, MD, PhD, FSCAI 2016 2022
Andrew J. Klein, MD, FSCAI 2020 2023
Gary S. Ledley, MD, FSCAI 2019 2022
Kreton Mavromatis, MD, FSCAI 2016 2023
Tanveer Rab, MD, FSCAI 2019 2022
Julie Ramos, MD 2019 2022
Jordan G. Safirstein, MD, FSCAI 2018 2022
Sheila Sahni, MD, FSCAI 2020 2023
Kintur Sanghvi, MD, FSCAI 2019 2022
Michael Savage, MD, FSCAI 2018 2021
John Saxon, MD, FSCAI 2019 2022
Arslan Shaukat, MD, FSCAI 2018 2023
David A. Slosky, MD, FSCAI 2020 2023
Luai Tabaza, MD 2019 2022

 

Development/Industry Relations Committee

Chairs

Chair: Srihari S. Naidu, MD, FSCAI  (2016–2021)
Co-Chair: Chandan Devireddy, MD, FSCAI  (2015–2021)
Co-Chair: James B. Hermiller, MD, MSCAI (2020–2022)
Board Liaison: James B. Hermiller, MD, MSCAI (2020–2022)
Finance Liaison: Robert N. Vincent, MD, MSCAI
Annual Meeting Liaison: Daniel M. Kolansky, MD, FSCAI 
Staff Liaisons: Eric Grammer (egrammer@scai.org); Sandy Hung (shung@scai.org)

Mission

To develop and maintain relationships with industry partners in order to promote the Society's educational objectives and generate support for SCAI meetings and programs.

Goals

  • Identify and develop new revenue opportunities through joint partnerships, programs, and meetings
  • Maintain and comply with the SCAI Industry Transparency Policy and ensure it is publicly available on SCAI's website

Voting Members

Member Term Start Term End
Heidar Arjomand, MD, FSCAI 2018 2021
Ehrin J. Armstrong, MD, MSc, MAS, FSCAI 2020 2023
Anita W. Asgar, MD, MSc 2020 2023
Louis  Cannon, MD, FSCAI 2019 2022
Ronald Caputo, MD, FSCAI 2018 2021
Shukri W. David, MD, FSCAI 2020 2023
Punag Divanji, MD 2018 2021
Prashant  Kaul, MD, FSCAI 2020 2023
Chad Kliger, MD FSCAI 2020 2023
Michael J. Lim, MD, FSCAI 2020 2023
Ryan D. Madder, MD, FSCAI 2020 2023
Steven V. Manoukian, MD, FSCAI 2019 2022
Roxana Mehran, MD, MSCAI 2020 2023
Shahab Moossavi, MD 2018 2021
Sahil A.  Parikh, MD, FSCAI 2020 2023
Ronnie Ramadan, MD, FSCAI 2018 2021
Alpesh Shah, MD, FSCAI 2018 2021
Adhir Shroff, MD, MPH, FSCAI 2019 2022

 

Education Committee

Chair

Chair: Sahil A. Parikh, MD, FSCAI (2012–2022)
Co-Chair: Poonam Velagapudi, MD, FSCAI (2017–2022)
Board Liaison: Sunil Rao, MD, FSCAI
Staff Liaison: Laura Daigle Porter, CMP (lporter@scai.org), Robert Bartel, MSc, FACEHP (rbartel@scai.org)

Mission

To advise the SCAI Board of Trustees on SCAI’s strategic educational direction commensurate with SCAI’s overall strategic goals, and to review and develop educational products* related to the clinical practice of interventional cardiologists and interventional cardiology fellows in training.

*Those SCAI programs which contain educational components but are not related to the output of educational products around clinical practice should be sent to the Education Committee on a “review and respond” basis.

Goals

  • Review all proposals for educational products for quality of content, impact on target audiences and financial performance.
  • Develop and maintain a 5-year strategic educational plan in collaboration with the Executive Committee and the Board of Trustees.
  • Coordinate assessment of educational products of SCAI committees into annual educational programming agenda and priority focus areas.
  • Collect, review, and communicate the educational needs of SCAI membership.
  • Maintain SCAI's ACCME accreditation.

Voting Members

Member Term Start Term End
Sarah Badran, MD, MACM, FSCAI 2020 2023
Holly Bauser-Heaton, MD, PhD, FSCAI 2020 2023
Carlo Briguori, MD, PhD, FSCAI 2020 2023
Ali E.  Denktas, MD, FSCAI 2018 2021
Creighton W. Don, MD, Ph.D., FSCAI 2018 2021
Ian Gilchrist, MD , FSCAI 2018 2021
Sandy M. Green, MD, FSCAI 2020 2023
Daniel Gruenstein, MD, FSCAI 2020 2023
Beau M.  Hawkins, MD, FSCAI 2017 2023
Nkechinyere Ijioma, M.B.B.S. 2018 2021
Sohah Iqbal, MD, FSCAI 2019 2022
Tara Jones, MD 2020 2023
Andrew J.  Klein, MD, FSCAI 2017 2023
Ethan C. Korngold, MD, FSCAI 2019 2022
Katherine Kunkel, MD 2019 2022
Alexandra J.  Lansky, MD, FSCAI 2018 2021
Michael J. Lim, MD, FSCAI 2020 2023
Jad Omran, MD 2018 2021
Pranav M. Patel, MD, FSCAI 2019 2022
Megha Prasad, MD 2019 2022
Julie Ramos, MD 2019 2022
John Reilly, MD, FSCAI 2018 2021
Binita Shah, MD, FSCAI 2019 2022
Adhir Shroff, MD, MPH, FSCAI 2019 2022
Michele Voeltz, MD 2020 2023
Frederick Welt, MD, MSc, FSCAI 2017 2023

 

Finance Committee

Chairs

Chair: Robert N. Vincent, MD, MSCAI (2017–2022)
Co-Chair: Arnold H. Seto, MD, FSCAI (2017–2021)
Co-Chair: Erika Smoyer, BSN, MBA (2019–2022)
Board Liaison: Peter L. Duffy, MD, MMM, FSCAI
Staff Liaison: Kathie Cleary (kcleary@scai.org)

Mission

To monitor the financial affairs of the Society, recommend the budget, and provide opinions concerning budget requests to the Board of Trustees.

Goals

  • Regularly monitor the financial affairs of SCAI.
  • Maintain a balanced budget and optimal finances.
  • Advise the Board of Trustees on financial issues.

Voting Members

Member Term Start Term End
J. Dawn Abbott, MD, FSCAI 2020 2023
Tu Cao, DO, FSCAI 2019 2022
Todd Gudausky, MD, FSCAI 2018 2021
Atul Kukar, MD, FSCAI 2020 2023
James S. Lee, MD, FSCAI 2020 2023
Emile Mehanna, MD, FSCAI 2018 2021
Eric Osborn, MD, PhD 2020 2023
Puja Parikh, MD, MPH, FSCAI 2018 2021
Robert D.  Safian, MD, MSCAI 2020 2023
Patrick  Simpson, MD, FSCAI 2019 2022
Kimberly A. Skelding, MD, FSCAI 2020 2023
Henry Sun, MD, FSCAI 2020 2023
Kalyani Trivedi, MD, FSCAI 2018 2021
Deepali Tukaye, MBBS, PhD, FSCAI 2019 2022

 

Government Relations Committee

Chair

Chair: Lyndon Box MD, FSCAI (2019–2021)
Co-Chair: Joaquin E. Cigarroa, MD, FSCAI (2012–2021)
Board Liaison: Peter L. Duffy, MD, MMM, FSCAI
Quality Initiative Liaison: Faisal Latif, MD, FSCAI
Congenital Heart Disease Liaison: Sergio Bartakian, MD, FSCAI
Structural Heart Disease Liaison: Andrew Goldsweig, MD, RPVI, FSCAI
Vascular Heart Disease Liaison: Subhash Banerjee, MD, FSCAI
Staff Liaison: Curtis Rooney (crooney@scai.org)

Mission

To educate our members, ourselves, and key stakeholders (legislators and their staffs, government agencies, patients and the general public) about policies and positions that directly and indirectly affect all aspects of interventional cardiology and to advocate for those positions as directed by the Executive Committee of the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions.

Goals

  • Evaluate proposed legislation to understand its impact on interventional cardiologists and our patients.
  • Ongoing outreach to federal agencies (evaluate and develop comment letters in response to proposed FDA, CMS, NIH, AHRQ federal regulations, getting to know agencies/outreach to federal agencies, assess existing relationships with agencies).
  • Support select new interventional cardiology technologies by advocating for coverage and reimbursement of those technologies, when appropriate to support patient-centered decision making.
  • Engage in federal and state-level legislative and regulatory proposals to positively influence the outcome.
  • Identifying members who have strong contacts with key members of Congress.

Voting Members

Member Term Start Term End
Sergio Bartakian, MD, FSCAI 2018 2021
James C.  Blankenship, MD, MHCM, MSCAI 2012 2021
Andrew Goldsweig, MD, RPVI, FSCAI 2017 2023
Patrick  Hu, MD, PhD, FSCAI 2020 2023
Subrata Kar,  DO, FSCAI 2018 2021
Prashanth  Katrapati, MD, FSCAI 2018 2021
Lloyd W. Klein, MD, MSCAI 2020 2023
Sandeep Krishnan, MD 2016 2022
Arthur C. Lee, MD, FSCAI 2012 2021
Mark E. Leimbach, MD, FSCAI 2020 2023
Amir Lotfi, MD, FSCAI 2018 2021
Jeff Marshall, MD, MSCAI 2019 2023
Shahab Moossavi, MD 2019 2022
Lisa Murphy, MBA, CPA 2019 2022
Feroz Padder, MD, FSCAI 2019 2022
Ronnie Ramadan, MD, FSCAI 2020 2023
James E. Schmidt, MD, FSCAI 2020 2023
Devraj Sukul, MD, MS 2018 2021
Afnan Tariq, MD 2018 2021
Edward J. Toggart, MD, FSCAI 2012 2023
Deepali Tukaye, MD, FSCAI 2017 2021
Edward R. Tuohy, IV, MD, FSCAI 2020 2023
Michael N. Young, MD 2018 2021
International Committee

Chairs

Chair: David X. Zhao, MD, FSCAI (2016–2021)
Co-chair: Ramesh Daggubati, MD, FSCAI (2019–2021)
Board Liaison: Shao-Liang Chen, MD, PhD, FSCAI
Staff Liaison: Eric Grammer (egrammer@scai.org), Elizabeth Burke (eburke@scai.org)

Mission

To develop and foster SCAI's close, productive and respectful partnerships with interventional organizations and working groups worldwide on issues in interventional cardiology of global interest including, but not limited to, professional education, guidelines, and leadership.

Goal

  • Assist in the promotion of SCAI membership and programming to international societies and working groups
  • Work in partnership with international societies to develop new collaborations and opportunities
  • Participate in meetings and programs with international partners
  • Provide perspectives and knowledge regarding new joint opportunities with international societies.

Voting Members

Member Term Start Term End
Amr E. Abbas, MD, RPVI, FSCAI 2020 2023
Mirvat Alasnag, MD, FSCAI 2015 2023
Md Golam Azam, MBBS, MD (CARDIOLOGY), FSCAI 2018 2021
Chalak Berzingi, MD, MB, ChB, FSCAI 2018 2021
James  Blankenship, MD, MSc, MSCAI 2019 2022
Konstantinos Charitakis, MD, FSCAI 2019 2022
Alaide Chieffo, MD, FSCAI 2020 2023
Ali E.  Denktas, MD, FSCAI 2019 2022
Jose Diez, MD, FSCAI 2019 2022
Seif El-Jack, MBBS, FSCAI 2020 2023
Bashir Hanif, MD, FSCAI 2019 2022
Dongming Hou, MD, PhD, MBA, FSCAI 2017 2023
Rami Khouzam, MD, FSCAI 2018 2021
Gautam Kumar, MD, MBBS, FSCAI 2019 2022
Kwan Lee, MD, FSCAI 2017 2021
Ahmed Magdy, MD, PhD, FSCAI 2018 2021
Konstantinos Marmagkiolis, MD, FSCAl 2019 2022
Sandeep Nathan, MD, MSc, FSCAI 2020 2023
Thach N. Nguyen, MD, FSCAI 2018 2023
Quang N. Nguyen, MD, PhD, FSCAI 2019 2022
Khushrow A. Niazi, MD, FSCAI 2016 2023
Sercan Okutucu, MD, FSCAI 2019 2022
Pranav M. Patel, MD, FSCAI 2018 2021
Duane Pinto, MD, MPH, FSCAI 2016 2022
Hany I. Ragy, MD, FSCAI 2020 2023
Afzalur Rahman, MD, MBBS, PhD, FSCAI 2020 2023
Alpesh Shah, MD, FSCAI 2019 2022
Jose David Tafur Soto, MD, FSCAI 2017 2021
Kalyani Trivedi, MD, FSCAI 2018 2023
Giora Weisz, MD, FSCAI 2018 2021
Alan Yeung, MD, FSCAI 2020 2023
Chin Yong Ang, MD 2019 2022
Membership Committee

Chairs

Chair: Ronald P. Caputo, MD, FSCAI (2019–May 2021)
Co-Chair: Beau M. Hawkins, MD, FSCAI (2019–2022)
Board Liaison: Ronald P. Caputo, MD, FSCAI
Staff Liaisons: Chris Trimmer (ctrimmer@scai.org), Luke Lu-LaLiberte (llaliberte@scai.org), and Chido Makoni (cmakoni@scai.org)

Mission

To recruit, engage, and retain SCAI members and to ensure the Society creates and maintains member value.

Goals

  • Increase member retention.
  • Increase SCAI membership.

Voting Members

Member Term Start Term End
Mahboob Alam, MD, FSCAI 2018 2021
Mirvat Alasnag, MD, FSCAI 2019 2020
Albert K. Chan, MD, FSCAI 2020 2023
Shao-Liang Chen, MD, PhD, FSCAI 2019 2020
Dolph Denny, MD, FSCAI  2019 2022
Mitchell L.  Devlin, DO, FSCAI 2018 2021
Ahmed El Ghamry Sabe, MD, FSCAI 2018 2021
Luis A. Guzman, MD, FSCAI 2020 2023
David Homan, MD 2018 2021
Upendra Kaul, MD, FSCAI 2017 2023
Ahmed Magdy, MD, PhD, FSCAI 2019 2022
Nasser Moiduddin, MD, FSCAI 2020 2023
Kyriaki Poumpouridis, MD, FSCAI 2020 2023
Syed Arman Raza, MD, FSCAI 2019 2022
John P. Reilly, MD, FSCAI 2020 2023
Ashok Seth, MD, MBBS, DSc, DLitt, MSCAI 2019 2020
Binita Shah, MD, FSCAI 2016 2022
Gus Theodos, MD, FSCAI 2018 2021
Kalyani Trivedi, MD, FSCAI 2019 2022
Poonam Velagapudi, MD, FSCAI 2018 2021
Giora Weisz, MD, FSCAI 2019 2022
Program (Annual Meeting) Committee

2021 Scientific Sessions

Mission

To plan the scientific program for the SCAI Annual Scientific Sessions and present these plans to the Board of Trustees, and to maintain documentation for continuing medical education.
 

Interventional Cardiology Program

Chair: Daniel M. Kolansky, MD, FSCAI
Associate Chair: Dmitriy N. Feldman, MD, FSCAI
Assistant Chair: John C. Messenger, MD, FSCAI

Congenital Heart Disease Program

Chair: Daniel H. Gruenstein, MD, FSCAI
Associate Chair: Damien Kenny, MD, FSCAI
Assistant Chair: Aimee K. Armstrong, MD, FSCAI

Cath Lab Leadership Boot Camp Track

Track Director: Konstantinos Dean Boudoulas, MD, FSCAI
Committee Member: Rajesh V. Swaminathan, MD, FSCAI
Committee Member: Kalon K.L. Ho, MD, FSCAI 

Coronary Track

Track Director: Binita Shah, MD, FSCAI
Committee Member: Jayant Bagai, MD, FSCAI
Committee Member: Anbukarasi Maran, MD

Peripheral Track

Track Director: Andrew J. Klein, MD, FSCAI
Committee Member: Eric Secemsky, MD, FSCAI
Committee Member: Faisal Latif, MD, FSCAI

Structural Track

Track Director: John M. Lasala, MD, MSCAI
Committee Member: Megan Coylewright, MD, FSCAI
Committee Member: Chad Kliger, MD, FSCAI

Live Cases

Track Director: David G. Rizik, MD, MSCAI
Committee Member: Mitul P. Patel, MD, FSCAI
Committee Member: Nadia Sutton, MD
Committee Member: Wayne Batchelor, MD, MHS, FSCAI

Fellows Summit for Complex Cases

Chair: Molly Szerlip, MD, FSCAI
Associate Chair: Mauricio G. Cohen, MD, FSCAI
Assistant Chair: Andrew J. Klein, MD, FSCAI

Staff Liaisons: Robert Bartel (rbartel@scai.org),  Rachel Pham, CMP (rpham@scai.org)

Publications Committee

Chairs

ChairMolly Szerlip, MD, FSCAI (2016–2022)
Co-Chair: John C. Messenger, MD, FSCAI (2016–2022)
Board Liaison: Timothy Henry, MD, MSCAI
Staff Liaisons: Robert C. Bartel, MSc, FACEHP (rbartel@scai.org), Emily Senerth (esenerth@scai.org)

Mission

To promote optimal patient care through educational, policy, and clinical/scientific documents that reflect the current state-of-the-science in interventional cardiology.

Voting Members

Member Term Start Term End
Mirvat Alasnag, MD, FSCAI 2019 2022
Tomo Ando, MD 2020 2023
Lawrence Ang, MD, FSCAI 2019 2022
Islam Elgendy, MD 2018 2021
Sammy Elmariah, MD, MPH, FSCAI 2018 2021
Santiago Garcia, MD, FSCAI 2018 2021
Andrew Goldsweig, MD, RPVI, FSCAI 2019 2022
Brent M. Gordon, MD, FSCAI 2020 2023
Mayra E. Guerrero, MD, FSCAI 2020 2023
Howard Herrmann, MD, MSCAI 2018 2021
Edo Kaluski, MD, FSCAI 2018 2021
Alexandra J.  Lansky, MD, FSCAI 2020 2023
Kusum Lata, MD, FSCAI 2019 2022
Ryan  Madder, MD, FSCAI 2020 2023
Anand Prasad, MD, FSCAI 2019 2022
Gagan Singh, MD, FSCAI 2018 2021
Sarah Trucco, MD, FSCAI 2019 2022
Quality Improvement Committee

Chairs

Chair: Faisal Latif, MD, FSCAI (2018–2022)
Co-chair: Roxana Mehran, MD, MSCAI (2019–2022)
Immediate Past Chair: Rajesh Swaminathan, MD, FSCAI (2016–2021)
Board Liaison: Howard Herrmann, MD, MSCAI
Staff Liaisons: Emily Senerth (esenerth@scai.org)

Mission

To provide guidance and recommendations for development of the Society's policies and positions related to healthcare quality improvement initiatives (SCAI QIT), with emphasis on quality measures, public reporting of quality measures, pay-for-performance initiatives, interventional cardiology standards development, and radiation issues.

Voting Members

Member Term Start Term End
Mazen Abu-Fadel, MD, FSCAI 2018 2021
Lawrence Ang, MD, FSCAI 2019 2022
Tamara Atkinson, MD 2018 2021
Jayant Bagai, MD, FSCAI 2018 2021
Evelyn Baram-Clothier, PhG, JD 2020 2023
Craig Beavers, PharmD, BCPS-AQ Cardiology, CACP 2016 2022
Lisa Bergersen, MD, MPH, FSCAI 2019 2022
Matthew D. Brown, MD, MS, FSCAI  2019 2022
Samuel M. Butman, MD, FSCAI 2019 2022
Jacob A. Doll, MD, FSCAI 2020 2023
Christine Gasperetti, MD, FSCAI 2018 2021
Bashir Hanif, MD, FSCAI 2019 2022
Mazen Khalil, MD, FSCAI 2019 2022
Kusum Lata, MD, FSCAI 2020 2023
Alexander Lee, MD, FSCAI 2020 2023
Juzar Lokhandwala, MBBS, FSCAI 2019 2022
Michael Luna, MD, FSCAI 2018 2021
Timothy Martin, BSHS, RCIS 2018 2021
John Messenger, MD, FSCAI 2018 2021
Srini Potluri, MD, FSCAI 2019 2022
Rahul Sharma, MD, MBA, FSCAI 2018 2021
Nathaniel Smilowitz, MD, FSCAI 2018 2021
Huu Tam Truong, MD, FSCAI 2018 2021
Pradyumna Tummala, MD, FSCAI 2020 2023
SCAI Political Action Committee

Chairs

Chair: Lyndon Box, MD, FSCAI (2019–2021)
Co-Chair: Joaquin E. Cigarroa, MD, FSCAI (2012–2021)
Board Liaison: Dmitriy Feldman, MD, FSCAI
Staff Liaison: Curtis Rooney (crooney@scai.org)

Mission

To increase Congressional interest in and support of legislative proposal favored by SCAI. Policy positions are set by SCAI's Advocacy Committee (with the oversight of the Executive Committee) by raising funds to support the campaigns of sympathetic politicians. Our focus is on Congress, not state, local or presidential elections.

Goals

  • Raise the profile of interventional cardiology and its concerns on Capitol Hill.
  • Develop strong fundraising campaigns.
  • Develop grassroots program linking key Members of Congress with SCAI members in their district.

Voting Members

Member Term Start Term End
Charles Beale, MD, FSCAI 2018 2021
Nirmanmoh Bhatia, MD 2018 2021
Allison G. Dupont MD, FSCAI 2020 2023
Jeffrey J. Marshall, MD, MSCAI 2020 2023
Sridevi R. Pitta, MD, MBA, FSCAI 2020 2023
Richard W. Snyder, MD 2019 2022
Howard Zimring, MD, FSCAI 2019 2022
Women in Innovations (WIN) Committee

Chairs

Chair: Alexandra J. Lansky, MD, FSCAI (2020–2023)
Co-Chair: Patricia Best, MD, FSCAI (2020–2023)
Board/SHD Liason: Binita Shah, MD, MS, FSCAI
Staff Liason: Megan Kavy (mkavy@scai.org)

Mission

To foster professional development, education, collaboration, and research by and on behalf of women in interventional cardiology and their patients.

Goals

  • Participate as a global ambassador on behalf of WIN—engaging new members, sharing information and ideas, and actively communicating within your community to progress WIN goals and initiatives.
  • Participate in various WIN projects as called upon—writing groups, research studies, surveys, educational events, etc.

Voting Members

Member Term Start Term End
S. Ellisa Altin, MD 2020 2023
Suzanne Baron, MD 2019 2022
Megan Coylewright, MD, FSCAI 2020 2023
Allison G. Dupont MD, FSCAI 2020 2023
Howaida El-Said, MD, PhD, FSCAI 2019 2022
Lauren Glassmoyer 2019 2022
Myara E.  Guerrero, MD, FSCAI 2020 2023
Micaela Iantorno, MD, MSc, RPVI 2018 2021
Sohah Iqbal, MD, FSCAI 2020 2023
Sasanka Jayasuriya, MD, RPVI, FSCAI 2020 2023
Kathleen Kearney, MD, FSCAI 2020 2023
Katherine Kunkel, MD  2018 2021
Regina Lee, MD 2018 2021
Kalgi Modi, MD, FSCAI 2018 2021
Rita Mukerji, MD, FSCAI 2018 2021
Vivian Gar-Yan Ng, MD, FSCAI 2020 2023
Lindsay M. Prescher, DO 2020 2023
Sheila Sahni, MD, FSCAI 2020 2023
Nishtha Sareen, MD, FSCAI 2020 2023
Kimberly A. Skelding, MD, FSCAI 2020 2023
Nadia R. Sutton, MD, MPH, FSCAI 2020 2023
Ranya Sweis, MD, MS, FSCAI 2018 2021