Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists

Mission Statement

The Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists (SCA) is an international organization of physicians that promotes excellence in patient care through education and research in perioperative care for patients undergoing cardiothoracic and vascular procedures.

Mission Statement

Transforming perioperative cardiovascular and thoracic care through education, research and global collaboration.


Enhance outcomes for patients with cardiovascular and thoracic disease.

Core Organizational Values

  • Innovation: Demonstrated by continuing commitment to education and research to generate and disseminate knowledge that improves patient outcomes.
  • Integrity:  Demonstrated by uncompromised dedication to being an unbiased and credible source of information and expertise.
  • Leadership: Demonstrated by professional and personal pride in shaping the future of an inclusive community of excellence with a common passion for mutual respect, shared experience and mentoring.
  • Teamwork:  Demonstrated by active participation and ongoing commitment to the multi-disciplinary care of cardiovascular and thoracic patients.


  • Education: SCA will be a global leader in comprehensive professional development that promotes the provision of safe, high quality, cost-effective medical care for patients undergoing cardiovascular and thoracic procedures.
  • Leadership: SCA will be a recognized resource for healthcare providers engaged in the care of patients undergoing cardiovascular and thoracic procedures.
  • Member Engagement: SCA membership will be desirable to all anesthesiologists practicing cardiovascular and thoracic anesthesiology and critical care medicine.
  • Research: SCA will be regarded as a key supporter and promoter of research related to cardiovascular and thoracic disease.