Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists

Scientific Program Committee

Scientific Program Committee Description & Roster

SCA will be a global leader in comprehensive professional development that promotes the provision of safe, high quality, cost-effective medical care for patients undergoing cardiovascular and thoracic procedures.

The Scientific Program Committee (SPC) maintains the quality of the scientific content of the Annual Meeting & Workshops and ensures consistency, continuity, and balance in the programming.

The committee designs the overall program for the Annual Meeting. Specific duties include: determine the basic schedule for the main conference events, working within the constraints of the facility and SCA’s budget; identify and select the moderators and speakers for the sessions, Workshops and problem-Based Learning Discussions; to review and select the abstracts; and to participate, as needed by staff, in conference events on-site, review conference evaluations and offer suggestions for future conferences accordingly.

The committee reports to the CME Committee.

The committee meets at least once per year at the SCA Annual Meeting.

The liaisons from the other SCA Program Committees (Echo, PoCUS, TAS) are provided by the specific program committee chair. The SPC committee members are recommended by the Chair and approved by the current President.  A Board Liaison may be appointed at the discretion of the President.  The Parent Committee Chair (President-Elect) can participate on the committee as ex-officio.

Committee members serve for a term of two years, but not more than three terms consecutively.  The general Fellow member is appointed for a one-year term only.

2023 – 2024 ROSTER
Mary Beth Brady, MD – Chair/Board Liaison
Jonathan Ho, MD – Vice-Chair
Stephanie Ibekwe, MD – Workshop and PBLD Coordinator
Amanda A. Fox, MD – Parent Committee Chair

  • James Abernathy, MD
  • Dalia Banks, MD
  • Himani Bhatt, DO
  • Randal S. Blank, MD
  • Tara R. Brakke, MD
  • Megan Chacon, MD
  • Anne Cherry, MD
  • Adam Dalia, MD
  • Abimbola O. Faloye, MD
  • Mariya Geube, MD
  • Jennifer Hargrave, DO
  • Reed E. Harvey, MD
  • McKenzie Hollon, MD
  • Natalia Ivascu Girardi, MD
  • Ankit Jain, MD
  • Philip Kalarickal, MD
  • Choy R. Lewis, MD
  • Michael A. Mazzeffi, MD
  • Samhati Mondal, MD
  • Peter Neuburger, MD
  • Nirvik Pal, MD
  • Jacob Raphael, MD
  • Amanda J. Rhee, MD
  • Aidan Sharkey, MD
  • Sarah C. Smith, MD
  • Michele Sumler, MD
  • Agnieszka Trzcinka, MD
  • Kelly Ural, MD
  • Alycia Wanat-Hawthorne, MD
  • Patrick Wouters, MD