The Kaplan Leadership Development Award is sponsored by the SCA Foundation for SCA members. The mission is to assist cardiothoracic and vascular anesthesiologists in their careers to develop into leaders by granting funding to further their leadership development through course work and leadership specific studies. This is a $10,000 award: $5,000 in funding from the SCA Foundation, and a matching $5,000 award form the applicant's institution.

Award Mission Statement

To assist cardiothoracic and vascular anesthesiologists in their careers to develop into leaders by granting funding to further their leadership development through course work and leadership specific studies.

2018 Award Opportunity

Please check back in late 2017 for information on the 2018 award application cycle.

Question? Email operations@scahq.org.

Past Awardees

Year Awardee Title and Institution Leadership Development Opportunity
2017 Rebecca M.
Gerlach, MD FRCPC

Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care; Director, Anesthesia Perioperative Medicine Clinic

University of Chicago

Chicago, IL

Development of Preoperative Anemia Treatment Program for Cardiac Surgery Patients
2016 James D.
O'Leary, MBBCh MD MMED FCARSCI

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Medicine

University of Toronto

Toronto, Canada

Advanced Health Leadership Program

Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto

2015 Andrew L Wilkey, MD

Northwest Anesthesia, P.A.

Minneapolis, MN

Improving Blood Product Utilization in the Cardiac Operating Theater: Thromboelastometry-Guided, Evidence Based Best Practice Guideline for Coagulation Management in Cardiac Surgery


Examples Of Possible Programs