SCAI Early Career Research Grant Recipients | SCAI

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. 

2022 Recipients


“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

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

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.

SCAI Early Career Research Grants Symposium


Join SCAI President Dr. Sunil Rao and the recipients of SCAI Early Career Research Grants 2022, Drs. Butala, Goldsweig, Fanaroff, and Huded when they present the results of their research on Friday, May 19, at SCAI 2023 Scientific Sessions.