SCA/STS DATABASE SUB-COMMITTEE DESCRIPTION & ROSTER

STRATEGIC PLAN GOAL: RESEARCH
The SCA/STS Database Sub-Committee will promote the development, implementation, and use of national, regional, local and hospital databases to be used in optimizing Quality Improvement, Patient Safety and Value in the perioperative arena of cardio-thoracic surgery. The Committee will work closely with the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) Adult Cardiac Surgery Database (ACSD) to enhance the ACSD Anesthesiology Section.

MISSION
The mission of the Sub-Committee is to facilitate SCA’s relationship/partnership with the (STS) and the STS Cardiac Surgery Databases (Adult Cardiac, General Thoracic, Congenita Heart, and Intermacs) to enhance Quality Improvement, Safety and the Value of cardio-thoracic anesthesiology/surgery in the perioperative arena. The Sub-committee will initiate education and initiatives in areas of cardio-thoracic anesthesiology/surgery related to outcomes, trends in anesthesiology/surgery and intraoperative management, database-related development in quality measurement and performance improvement for STS Database participants, SCA members. The Sub-Committee may provide input to the SCA Scientific Program Committee suggesting content for the SCA Annual Meeting.

PURPOSE
The purpose of the Sub-Committee is to foster the SCA partnership with STS through facilitating the contractual relationship between the SCA and the STS relative to the Adult Cardiac Anesthesiology Section of the STS ACSD; overseeing the process of recruiting new participating centers in the STS ACSD Anesthesiology Section; maintaining collaboration with current participating centers to address any related questions about the individual data elements, the collection process, and reports; reviewing existing variables and proposing new variables for inclusion in the STS Cardiac Surgery Databases (Adult Cardiac, General Thoracic, Congenital Heart, and Intermacs); and facilitating the proposal and conduct of research studies and quality improvement initiatives based on the STS Cardiac Surgery Databases (Adult Cardiac, General Thoracic, Congenital Heart, and Intermacs). The sub-committee may work to foster relationships to other international, national, regional and local databases that work to improve Quality improvement, Safety and the Value to patients in the perioperative arena of cardio-thoracic surgery.

PARENT COMMITTEE
The sub-committee reports to the Quality, Safety and Value Committee.

MEETING
The sub-committee meets at least once per year.

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

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

2023-2024 ROSTER
Miklos D. Kertai, MD PhD – Chair
Jake Abernathy, MD – Interim Vice-Chair/Board Liaison
Amanda Rhee, MD – Parent Committee Chair

  • Andrej Alfirevic, MD
  • Bruce Bollen, MD
  • Anne Cherry, MD
  • Vikram Fielding-Singh, MD
  • Sonia John, MD
  • Anubhav Kapoor, MD
  • Alistair MacDonald, MD
  • Michael Mathis, MD
  • Alina Nicoara, MD
  • Jason Qu, MD
  • Gabriela Querejeta Roca, MD
  • Loren Smith, MD
  • Roman Sniecinski, MD
  • Jessica Spence, MD
  • Harikesh Subramanian, MD