ETHICS COMMITTEE DESCRIPTION & ROSTER

STRATEGIC PLAN
To be the globally recognized leader in cardiovascular and thoracic anesthesiology and perioperative care.

MISSION
The Ethics Committee monitors and evaluates evolving ethical issues and offers recommendations concerning those issues to the SCA Board of Directors.

PURPOSE
The committee assesses and enhances the ethical behavior of the Society and its members. Specific duties include:

  1. To respond to inquiries regarding ethical issues.
  2. To develop and review SCA policies regarding ethical issues or behavior for the Officers and/or Board of Directors.
  3. To review the scientific program committees and SCA CME activities for disclosure of conflicts of interest as directed by the Board and CME committee.
  4. To review and resolve complaints made against members, and other mandates as directed the Board of Directors or Officers of the SCA.

PARENT COMMITTEE
The committee reports to the SCA Board of Directors.

MEETING
The committee meets at least once per year.

COMPOSITION
The committee is composed of the Chair, Vice-Chair, and other Society membrers. A Board Liaison may be appointed at the discretion of the President.

TERM
Committee members serve for a term of two years for any number of terms, but not more than three terms consecutively.

2021-2022 COMMITTEE ROSTER

Charles A. Napolitano, MD, PhD- Chair
Michael S. O’Connor, DO, MPH – Vice-Chair
Glenn Gravlee, MD – SCA Board Liaison

Wendy K. Bernstein, MD, MBA
Eric J. Crimmins, MD
Mikel Gorbea, MD
Sarah C. Smith, MD

Agnieszka Trzcinka, MD
Claudia Viens, MD
Nazish Hashmi, MD
Negmeldeen Mamoun, MD
Nick Markin, MD
Adam McKinney, MD
Steven Miller, MD
Stephen Nichols, MD
Arvind Rajagopal, MBBS