QUALITY, SAFETY AND LEADERSHIP COMMITTEE DESCRIPTION & ROSTER

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

MISSION
To identify and create synergy between the Society and other professional and affiliate societies by exchanging liaisons to engage in thought-leadership discussions.

PURPOSE
Quality and safety is a focus of the SCA and its members. The committee combines the knowledge and experience of its various sub-committees, task forces and working groups to enhance the overall resources for expanding quality and safety in the field. Specific duties include develop a coordinated approach to initiatives and projects positioning the SCA as a recognized international leader in quality, safety, and patient care; develop new quality, safety, and patient care initiatives that would be in the interest of the SCA and its membership; manage current projects or committees, including: SCA/STS Database Task Force, Guidelines and Standards Sub-Committee, Clinical Practice Improvement Project Sub-Committee, Atrial Fibrillation Working Group, Blood Conservation Working Group, Neuro Protection Working Group, and Kaplan Leadership Development Award Review Sub-Committee.

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, Chairs of each QSL Sub-Committee, an STS Representative, and other Society members. A Board Liaison may be appointed at the discretion of the President.

TERM
Committee members serve for a term of two years.

2021-2022 COMMITTEE ROSTER

Bruce A. Bollen, MD – Chair
Amanda J. Rhee, MD – Vice-Chair
James H. Abernathy, MD – SCA Board Liaison

Bradlee J. Bachar, MD
Atilio Barbeito, MD
Rebecca M. Bauer, MD
Michael Boisen, MD
Kenneth R. Catchpole, MD
Philip E. Greilich, MD
Katherine Grichnik, MD
Heather Hayanga, MD MPH
Timothy Heinke, MD
Nadia Hensley, MD

Stefan A. Ianchulev, MD
Miklos D. Kertai, MD PhD
Benu Makkad, MD
Michael A. Mazzeffi, MD
Gaetano (Guy) Paone, MD
Nichlesh Patel, MD
Tjorvi E. Perry, MD
Wanda Popescu, MD
James Rothschild, MD
Joseph Sanders, MD
Lida Shaygan, MD
Armin Shivazad, MD
Terrence Truxillo, MD
Peter Von Homeyer, MD