• Emerging Leader Mentorship (ELM) Committee


    Chair: Thomas M. Tu, MD, FSCAI (May 2016–2019)
    Co-Chair: Duane S. Pinto, MD, MPH, FSCAI (May 2016–2019)
    Staff Liaison: Jean McMahon (jmcmahon@scai.org)


    To identify physicians who are 3-8 years out of training and foster development of enduring national leaders in all aspects of interventional cardiology through mentorship, training sessions, committee service and other leadership opportunities. (Please note: This committee is a closed committee as it serves as the Selection Committee for the ELM Program.)

    Goals (2016–2019)

    • Ongoing Program Development, including graduation of first ELM class and initiation of second class of ELM Fellows, and continuing to innovate as a pre-eminent leadership program.

    • Six training sessions per two-year cycle, satellite sessions as available, faculty appointments at scientific sessions, and writing opportunities culminating in ELM fourth class graduation in 2017 and initiation of fifth class in 2017.

    • Assignment and supervision of mentor-mentee relationships.

    • Review and update SCAI/ACC/CRF Memorandum of Understanding, including more reciprocal relationships.

    • Merge ICDC into ELM Program and provide leadership and oversight for ICD Subcommittee (same staff lead), reducing the number of SCAI committees.

    • In each ELM class, encourage diversity in terms of gender, non-academic, pediatric, OUS, etc.

    • Incorporate all ELM Fellows substantively into key committees within SCAI, in order to aid in the day-to-day work of the Society, and hold ELM Fellows accountable to work on that Committee; must present substantive achievements on their assigned committee for graduation.

    • 2017 ELM application cycle: increase marketing, including ELM program brochure, and collaboration with SCAI, ACC, CRF as well as international societies (ESC, CAIC, etc.) in order to increase applications; ensure that criteria enables balance between non-academic and academic winners per cycle, while retaining representation of the field as a whole.

    • Grow the ELM Mentor pool to create a networking lattice between all ELM Fellows (past and present) and ELM Mentors (including past ELM fellows).

    • Ensure sound financial support for the program, coordinating closely with the Development Committee.

    Executive Council

    Member Term Start Term End
    Ajay J. Kirtane, MD, FSCAI
    CRF Representative
    May 2016 May 2018
    George W. Vetrovec, MD, MSCAI
    ACC Representative
    May 2016 May 2018

    Voting Members

    Member Term Start Term End
    Emmanouil Brilakis, MD, FSCAI December 2016 May 2019
    Dmitriy Feldman, MD, FSCAI December 2016 May 2019
    James B. Hermiller, MD, FSCAI May 2014 May 2017
    Roxana Mehran, MD, FSCAI May 2015 May 2018
    Robert Vincent, MD, FSCAI December 2016 May 2019
    Bonnie H. Weiner, MD, MSEC, MBA, MSCAI May 2015 May 2018

    Want to Join?

    Send an e-mail to info@scai.org with the following information: your name and committee you wish to join.