Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists

Atrial Fibrillation Working Group

Atrial Fibrillation Sub-Committee Description & Roster

SCA will be a recognized resource for healthcare providers engaged in the care of patients undergoing cardiovascular and thoracic procedures.

To enhance the care of cardiovascular surgical patients by creating recommendations for best practices and providing the dissemination of such recommendations, via education and communication.

The goal is to help all perioperative physicians (cardiothoracic and vascular anesthesia/anesthesiologists, cardiac surgeons, cardiologists) in private practice or academics, to better implement recommended guidelines. Summarize the literature and distill the multiple existing practice guidelines. Distillation of information and summary into simple uniform recommendations, unique educational materials and opportunities will be created to educate the medical and lay communities.

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
Jennie Yee Ngai, MD – Chair
Wanda M. Popescu, MD – Parent Committee Chair
Jake Abernathy, MD – SCA Board Liaison

  • Diana Anca, MD
  • Chad Brodt, MD
  • Krassimir Denchev, MD
  • David J. Garcia, MD
  • Samit Ghia, MD
  • Shanna Hill, MD
  • Thomas Jan, MD
  • Asif Neil Mohammed, MD
  • Andrew Notarianni, MD
  • Jeffrey R. Olech, MD
  • Mias Pretorius, MD
  • Lauren Sutherland, MD
  • Brett Wakefield, MD