Awards | SCAI


Every year SCAI recognizes the outstanding physician leaders in interventional cardiology for their contributions to the Society and their dedication to the profession and their patients.

We are delighted to announce our 2023 award winners, valued colleagues, mentors, and friends to many. Join us in congratulating these distinguished members of SCAI.  


F. Mason Sones, Jr., MD, FSCAI Distinguished Service Award

Established in 2001, this award recognizes SCAI Fellows who have enhanced the stature of the Society or made significant contributions to the attainment of the Society’s objectives.

J. Dawn Abbott, MD, FSCAI

Co-Chair, SCAI Match Task Force


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Douglas E. Drachman, MD, FSCAI

Co-Chair, SCAI Match Task Force


Helping Hearts Lifetime Service Award 

This award recognizes Fellows of SCAI who have been nominated by their peers based upon long-standing substantive service to the Society. Awardees, in the course of their service to the Society, have provided a moral and ethical example for others, strived for excellence in patient care, and dedicated themselves to the highest professional standards.

Theodore A. Bass, MD, MSCAI

SCAI Past President


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Helping Little Hearts Lifetime Service Award 

Helping Little Hearts recognizes the work of interventional cardiologists specializing in the treatment of pediatric congenital heart disease who work tirelessly to develop less invasive solutions and optimize outcomes for their young patients.  

Lee N. Benson

Lee N. Benson, MD, MSCAI

Master Fellow of SCAI


SCAI WIN-CHIP Fellowship

This $115,000 fellowship opportunity is made possible by support from Abiomed (founding supporter), Boston Scientific, Medtronic, and Shockwave Medical, Inc., and is offered to interventional cardiology (IC) fellows or practicing interventional cardiologists interested in pursuing an additional year of advanced training (beyond traditional IC fellowships) focusing on complex and high-risk coronary intervention (CHIP), chronic total occlusions (CTO), and percutaneous mechanical circulatory support (MCS) training in the cardiac catheterization laboratory.

Njambi Mathenge, MD, MPH


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Past Distinguished and Lifetime Service Awardees

Honored contributors to the field of interventional cardiology and the SCAI community