Program Overview

SCAI's 30 in Their 30s awards recognizes early-career interventionalists who epitomize the qualities expected of future leaders in interventional cardiology. Dedicated to their patients, these doctors demonstrate professional excellence in their clinical practice and exemplify the values of service and teamwork. 

Award recipients will be:

  • Invited to the SCAI President's Reception at SCAI Scientific Sessions in the year of their award, receive complimentary registration to the meeting and, honored during the annual induction and convocation ceremony
  • Announced as an award recipient in Guidewire, SCAI's weekly communication to the global interventional community
  • Recognized in SCAI This Week 
  • Profiled on
  • Tagged on MySCAI as a 30 in Their 30s award recipient


Who Should Apply

SCAI members who will be 39 years or younger when accepting their award on May 20, 2023, who can evidence their leadership qualities as a: 

  • Practice-based learner
  • Adopter of systems-based practices
  • Role model for SCAI's Code of Ethics
  • Mentor, teacher, or coach in their organization
  • Researcher
  • Communicator

Applications from individuals over 39 years of age who can evidence their non-linear career path will also be accepted. 

Application Process

Applications for SCAI's 30 in Their 30s 2023 awards are now open.

Submit applications via the online portal by January 15th, 2023, including: 

  • Curriculum Vitae including demographic, educational, and research (publications, presentations, trial participation, grant awards, guidelines) information. State societal membership and committee roles
  • Personal Statement highlighting your leadership activities and career aspirations
  • Statement of Interest describing your research interests and professional experience relevant to the award
  • Letter of Nomination submitted by an active FSCAI on letterhead summarizing your curriculum vitae and highlighting accomplishments relevant to the award
  • Supporting Letter(s) (minimum of 1, maximum of 3) on letterhead

SCAI's Membership and Credentialing Committee will evaluate applications, select a list of recommended recipients for approval by SCAI's Board of Trustees. Applicants will be notified of the outcome of the evaluation process in March 2023.

Evaluation Criteria
  • Is the candidate a role model or mentor to others?
  • Has the candidate demonstrated that they have created, implemented, or assessed quality improvement initiatives?
  • Is advanced decision-making in complex clinical scenarios and procedural selection, superior technical skill, or leadership evidenced in the candidate's application?
  • Has the candidate developed a clinical pathway or guideline for the management of a complex post-procedural issue, implemented a strategy that advances multidisciplinary care, or contributed to peer-reviewed literature on pathophysiology and/or treatment?
  • Has the candidate demonstrated how they have applied their learnt, practical, or lived experience to advancing interventional cardiology?


Call 800-992-7224 (Option 1) or email

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