Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists

Acute Kidney Injury Working Group

Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) Sub-Committee Description & Roster

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.

The mission of the sub-committee is to discuss topics and solutions related to Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) and provide evidence-based practice advisory for our members to promote the excellent perioperative care for patients undergoing cardiothoracic and vascular surgeries.

The purpose of this sub-committee is to increase awareness in Cardiothoracic and vascular anesthesia/anesthesiologist as to the STS definition of acute kidney injury (AKI) and its prevalence; preoperative risk factors and possible modifiers of AKI; and potential pathways for the development of AKI, specifically in patients undergoing cardiac surgery.

The sub-committee reports to the Clinical Practice Improvement Committee.

The sub-committee meets at least once per year.

The sub-committee is composed of the Chair, Parent Committee Chair, Board liaison, and members-at-large.

Members may serve a maximum of two consecutive terms unless presidential approval is granted for a third.

2023-2024 ROSTER
Hong Liu, MD – Chair
Wanda M. Popescu, MD – Parent Committee Chair
Andrew Shaw, MB – SCA Board Liaison

  • Meena Bhatia, MD
  • Fredrick Billings, MD
  • Chris Cassara, MD
  • Richa Dhawan, MD
  • Lee Goeddel, MD
  • Reney Henderson, MD
  • Khuram Khan, MD
  • Christos Koutentis, MD
  • Alexander Zarbock, MD
  • Shao Feng Zhou, MD