As the population ages and cardiac surgery becomes more complex and challenging, the role of the cardiovascular anesthesiologist has evolved to enhance mankind’s ability to treat life-threatening and debilitating heart conditions. The Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists (SCA) is the preeminent international educational organization for this sub-specialty, leading the way in treatment innovations through care, investigation, and knowledge. The SCA funds research and educational activities to enhance the care of patients with cardiovascular disease.

The SCA Endowment (formerly the SCA Foundation) continues to support SCA members in the achievement of these goals.

Vision of the SCA Endowment

We will be world leaders in enhancing patient care and safety and in developing excellence in the next generation of clinicians and physician-scholars through research and education in the field of cardiothoracic and vascular anesthesia.

Mission of SCA 

The SCA is an international organization of health care professionals committed to excellence and leadership in providing excellent cardiovascular and thoracic patient care through education and research.

SCA is a 501c3 charitable organization and as such donations to the SCA Endowment Fund are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.