Early Career Research Grant Recipients | SCAI

Early Career Research Grant Recipients

While cardiovascular disease morbidity and mortality in the US have risen, funding for clinical research has remained relatively stagnant. As a result, early career cardiovascular interventionalists interested in research have found it increasingly difficult to fund their work. 

SCAI's Early Career Research Grants fund one year of research to support the career development of the next generation of academic interventional cardiologists. 

“SCAI is very excited about the opportunity to cultivate the next generation of interventional cardiology researchers.

We are proud to offer these grants that will address gaps in research funding and tackle various health care disparities impacting patients.

These research projects will provide a dynamic opportunity for our early career members.” 

SCAI President Sunil V. Rao, MD, FSCAI


2023 Recipients

SCAI/Abbott Early Career Research Grant, $50,000

Concordance of Invasive Coronary Microvascular Dysfunction Parameters With Novel Myocardial Blood Oxygen Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Nadia Sutton, MD, MPH, FSCAI

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

SCAI/Cardiovascular Systems, Inc. Early Career Research Grant, $50,000

Trends in Peripheral Vascular Interventions Through Pandemic and Controversy: An Analysis of the Changes in Modality, Setting, and Disparities in Treatment from 2016 to 2023

Eric Secemsky, MD, MSc, FSCAI

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

2022 Recipients

SCAI/Abbott Early Career Research Grant, $50,000

Site Variability in Use of Intra-Coronary Imaging Guidance to Optimize Percutaneous Coronary Intervention

Chetan Huded, MD, MSc, FSCAI

Saint Luke's Mid America Heart Institute, Kansas City, MO

SCAI/Cardiovascular Systems, Inc. Early Career Research Grant, $50,000

Racial and Socioeconomic Disparities in the Diagnosis and Management of Peripheral Artery Disease and Critical Limb Ischemia

Alexander Fanaroff, MD, MHS

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

SCAI/Medtronic Early Career Research Grant, $70,000

Myocardial Infarction in Type 1 vs. Type 2 Diabetes

Andrew M. Goldsweig, MD, MS, FSCAI

Baystate Health / UMass Chan Medical School—Baystate, Springfield, MA

SCAI/Shockwave Medical Early Career Research Grant, $50,000

Use of Calcium Modification for Coronary Lesions: National Trends, Hospital Variation, and Disparities

Neel Butala, MD, MBA

University of Colorado Anschutz School of Medicine, Aurora, CO


These research awards are supported by unrestricted educational grants from Abbott, Cardiovascular Systems, Inc., Medtronic, and ShockWave Medical, Inc.

No in-kind commercial support was received.


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