• Structural Heart Disease Committee

    Chairs

    Chair: Clifford J. Kavinsky, MD, PhD, FSCAI (May 2016 – May 2019)
    Co-Chair: Zahid Amin, MD, FSCAI (May 2016 – May 2019)
    Section Head, Non-Valve: Eric Horlick, MD, FSCAI (May 2016 – May 2019)
    Section Head, Valve: Christian Spies, MD, FSCAI (May 2016 – May 2019)
    Staff Liaison: Dawn Gray (DGray@scai.org)


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    Mission

    To provide an interactive forum to address unique issues facing the evolution of less-invasive, catheter based and hybrid surgical techniques for treating congenital and structural heart disease. In particular, relevant issues pertaining to; physician training and credentialing, reimbursement, and the formation of meaningful relationships with industry and other societies will be emphasized in order to foster innovative research, enhance patient access, and achieve optimal patient care and safety. The structural Heart Disease Committee will coordinate activities with the other SCAI standing committees and will be the final common pathway for establishing and promulgating SCAI policies regarding all matters related to Structural Heart Disease.


    Goals

    • Development of policies regarding allocation of limited resources for structural heart disease procedures.
    • Support the development of guidelines for training at the fellowship level and beyond, as well as, minimum standards for continued certification for the performance of structural heart disease interventions.
    • Assist in developing quality assurance tools for multidisciplinary structural heart disease programs.
      • Provide guidance in establishing a multidisciplinary heart team
      • Defining requirements for a valve center of excellence
    • Play a major role in interactions with the Advocacy Committee in negotiating with third party payers and Medicare, as well as other professional societies, the FDA, CMS and industry garnering fair and adequate reimbursement and coverage to ensure patient access to structural heart disease procedures.
      • Establish plan to ensure reimbursement and patient access to percutaneous mitral valve repair technologies, left atrial appendage closure procedures and PFO closure procedures.
      • Optimizing patient selection, as well as pre and post care of TAVR patients.
      • Creating a position statement addressing patient selection for percutaneous pulmonic valve
      • To work closely with surgical societies to guarantee patients are properly educate regarding newer, transformational, less-invasive treatment options for structural heart disease.
    • Assist the Congenital Heart Disease Council by directing SCAI experts and resources to support achieving their identified goals.
    • Consider partnering with industry to establish regional training courses sponsored by SCAI focusing on advanced structural heart disease procedures.


    Executive Committee

    Member Term Start Term End
    Konstantinos D. Boudoulas, MD, FSCAI May 2016 May 2018
    John Cheatham, MD, MSCAI May 2016 May 2018
    Howard Herrmann, MD, MSCAI May 2016 May 2017
    Damien Kenny, MD, FSCAI May 2016 May 2018
    Larry Latson, MD, FSCAI May 2016 May 2018
    Zoltan G. Turi, MSCAI May 2016 May 2019


    Voting Members

    Member Term Start Term End
    Anita W. Asgar MD May 2016 May 2018
    Ralph Brindis, MD, MPH, FSCAI May 2016 May 2018
    John Carroll, MD, MSCAI May 2016 May 2018
    Mehmet Cilingiroglu, MD, FSCAI May 2016 May 2017
    Adnan Chhatriwalla, MD May 2016 May 2019
    Chandan Devireddy, MD, FSCAI May 2016 May 2018
    Sameer A. Gafoor, MD, FSCAI May 2016 May 2017
    Frank Ing, MD, FSCAI May 2016 May 2018
    Ignacio Inglessis, MD, FSCAI May 2016 May 2019
    Kreton Mavromatis, MD, FSCAI May 2016 May 2019
    James McCabe, MD May 2016 May 2017
    John F. Rhodes, MD, FSCAI May 2016 May 2017
    Paul Sorajja, MD, FSCAI May 2016 May 2017
    Molly Szerlip, MD, FSCAI May 2016 May 2018


    Ex Officio

    Member Term Start Term End
    Larry Dean, MD, MSCAI May 2016 TBD
    Ted Feldman, MD, MSCAI May 2016 TBD
    Ziyad M. Hijazi, MD, MPH, MSCAI May 2016 TBD
    Kenneth Rosenfield, MD, MHCDS, MSCAI May 2016 TBD
    Carlos Ruiz, MD, PhD, MSCAI May 2016 TBD


    Want to Join?

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