Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists

Economics & Governmental Affairs Sub-Committee

Economics and Governmental Affairs Sub-Committee Description & Roster

The SCA Economics and Governmental Affairs Sub-Committee will educate and advise the Board of Directors and membership on economics and governmental affair issues that influence cardiothoracic anesthesiology.

To monitor state and national policy actions which may impact the Society’s interests and to ensure the interests and objects of the Society are represented.

The purpose of the Economics and Governmental Affairs Sub-Committee is to address, advise, and educate the Board of Directors and membership on economic issues of importance to the field of cardiovascular anesthesiology.  The Committee’s scope encompasses short and long-term issues associated with utilization of and coverage for billing codes used in cardiovascular anesthesiology; to the potential economic impact of public policy decisions on cardiovascular anesthesiology practice; and promoting the value that cardio-thoracic anesthesiologists bring to the perioperative arena.

The committee reports to the Quality, Safety and Value (QSV) Committee.

The sub-committee meets at least once per year.

The sub-committee is composed of the Chair, Vice-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
Matthew Klopman, MD FASE – Chair
Adam A. Dalia, MD MBA – Vice Chair
Amanda Rhee, MD – Parent Committee Chair
Miklos D. Kertai, MD – Parent Committee Vice Chair
Doug Shook, MD – SCA Board Liaison 

  • Nadim Choudhury, MD
  • Sanjay Dwarakanath, MD
  • Kirill Gelfenbeyn, MD
  • Donna Kucharski, MD
  • William Kwass, MD
  • Kevin Li, MD
  • Jacob B. Meers, MD
  • Gordon H. Morewood, MD
  • Robert Morris, MD
  • Matthew Vanneman, MD