WASHINGTON – Awards presented today at the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) 2021 Scientific Sessions virtual conference recognized outstanding SCAI members for their ongoing contributions to the field of interventional cardiology, the Society and patient care. Honorees span a broad spectrum of practitioners, all of whom have demonstrated a commitment to excellence throughout their careers, helping to shape the Society as well as the lives of patients and mentees.

F. Mason Sones Award for Distinguished Service

The F. Mason Sones Award for Distinguished Service was established twenty years ago to recognize a SCAI Fellow who has notably enhanced the stature of the Society or made significant contributions to the attainment of the Society’s objectives. This year we honor three remarkable interventionalists for their commitment to SCAI.

Dr. Steven Bailey is the chairman of medicine at Louisiana State University Shreveport and the Malcolm Feist chair of interventional cardiology. He also is a tenured and emeritus professor of medicine and radiology and previous chief of the Janey and Dolph Briscoe, Jr. division of cardiology at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, where is he was also the program director for interventional cardiology from 1999 to 2019. He is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine with subspecialty board certification in both cardiovascular disease and interventional cardiology. Dr. Bailey's clinical focus is in adult congenital/structural and valvular heart disease in addition to coronary atherosclerotic disease. His research laboratory is involved in investigating the effects of NOX subtypes in promoting cardiovascular disease. He has translational research in the field of nanotechnologies and nanosensors and holds several patents in these fields. A Master of SCAI, Dr. Bailey is a Past President and currently serves as the Editor-in-Chief of Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions, SCAI’s official journal.

Dr. Peter Duffy completed his fellowship in cardiovascular diseases at Georgetown University and the VA Medical Center in Washington, DC in 1985. He relocated to Clarksburg, West Virginia to establish the cath lab at United Hospital Center and while there was privileged to serve on the faculty of the medical schools at West Virginia University and the University of Pittsburgh. He has been based in Pinehurst, North Carolina since 1996 where he founded Pinehurst Cardiology Consultants and subsequently was Medical Director of the Reid Heart Center at FirstHealth of the Carolinas. In 2009, he earned his masters of medical management (MMM) degree from Carnegie Mellon University in 2009 where he focused on health care quality and physician leadership. He was named a certified physician executive (CPE) by the American Academy for Physician Leadership in 2012. Dr. Duffy has served SCAI in numerous roles including being chair of the Advocacy (now Government Relations) Committee and has served on the Board of Trustees and in numerous capacities on the Executive Committee since 2014. He is Chair of SCAI’s Cath Lab Survey program. He currently serves as treasurer of SCAI and is the SCAI representative to the CMS Hospital Outpatient Payment Program and on the Ambulatory Surgical Center/Hospital Outpatient Department Measure Development Committee for CMS. Additionally, he is the SCAI representative on the NCDR Management Board. Currently, he works as a full time locum tenens interventional cardiologist and focuses on cardiovascular service line development and cath lab quality.

Dr. Kenneth Rosenfield served as a president of SCAI, a past governor of ACC, a founder and member of the Board of Directors of VIVA Physicians, creator of the carotid registry for the National Cardiovascular Data Registry and founder of the Pulmonary Embolism Response Team (PERT) Consortium. He designed and served as national principal investigator for numerous trials and has greatly impacted the practice of vascular medicine and intervention. He has also published hundreds of journal articles and gained considerable acclaim for his research and treatment in a wide array of areas, including carotid and renal artery disease, peripheral vascular disease and critical limb ischemia, pulmonary embolism, cell therapy and use of technologies such as IVUS and laser.

SCAI Helping Hearts Service Award

The SCAI Helping Hearts Lifetime Service Award honors Fellows of the Society that are nominated by their peers based upon long-standing substantive service to the Society. Awardees, in the course of their service to SCAI, have provided a moral and ethical example for others, strived for excellence in patient care, and dedicated themselves to the highest professional standards.

Dr. J. Jeffrey (Jeff) Marshall is the chief of the Northside Hospital Cardiovascular Institute in Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Marshall graduated from the University of Florida College of Medicine and completed internal medicine, chief residency, cardiology research, general cardiology and interventional cardiology training at the Medical College of Virginia (now Virginia Commonwealth University), where he also worked as an Assistant Professor of Medicine in Cardiology. He then matriculated to Emory University in Atlanta and was an Associate Professor and the Director of the Cath Lab at Crawford W. Long (now Emory Midtown) hospital. With several partners from the Emory faculty, they started the Northeast Georgia Heart Center in Gainesville Georgia that became a top-rated CV program in Georgia. In 2019, this team moved to the Northside Hospital system to start the Northside Cardiovascular Institute. Dr. Marshall has been on numerous SCAI committees including PR/Communications, Seconds Count, the Board of Trustees, Interventional, Membership Growth and Enhancement, Government Relations, SCAI PAC, Program Committee (1999; Monterey), Past Presidents, Development and Industry Relations, and the International Programs committees. He was a Program Co-Chair for the SCAI 2005 Annual Scientific Meeting, and is the SCAI Delegate to the AMA House of Delegates. He received the Mason Sones Award in 2008.

SCAI Helping Little Hearts Service Award

It was important for SCAI to have a formal way to recognize members in the congenital interventional community for their important contributions to both our organization and the profession, and so this year we are excited to announce the expansion of the Helping Hearts Service Award to the pediatric interventional community, with the launch of the Helping Little Hearts Service Award.

Considered the “father of modern interventional pediatric cardiology,” Dr. Charles Mullins has developed many procedures and devices, including interventional transcatheter techniques in the management of congenital defects. He has trained more than 150 pediatric cardiology fellows, spoken at more than 200 national and international conferences, published over 200 articles and two books, and provided hands-on training for interventional techniques in more than 170 cardiac catheterization laboratories globally. Among his numerous pioneering contributions, he advanced catheterization from a diagnostic procedure to its current state of art, in which many congenital heart defects are treated through interventional transcatheter techniques. Notably, Dr. Mullins has been credited with developing the congenital heart disease section at SCAI in its formative years, which has now become a formalized clinical interest area within the Society.