• SCAI Political Action Committee

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    Chair: Thomas M. Tu, MD, FSCAI (May 2012–May 2019)
    Co-Chair: Ruby Satpathy, MD, FSCAI (May 2016–May 2020)
    Advocacy Liaison: Osvaldo S. Gigliotti, MD, FSCAI
    Board Liaison: Robert Vincent, MD, MSCAI
    Staff Liaison: Dawn Gray (dgray@scai.org)


    To increase Congressional interest in and support of legislative proposal favored by SCAI. Policy positions are set by SCAI's Advocacy Committee (with the oversight of the Executive Committee) by raising funds to support the campaigns of sympathetic politicians. Our focus is on Congress, not state, local or presidential elections.


    • Raise the profile of interventional cardiology and its concerns on Capitol Hill.
    • Develop strong fundraising campaigns.
    • Develop grassroots program linking key Members of Congress with SCAI members in their district.

    Voting Members

    Member Term Start Term End
    Carl L. Tommaso, MD, MSCAI May 2012 May 2020
    Charles Beale May 2018 May 2021
    Howard Zimring May 2018 May 2021
    Joseph D. Babb, MD, MSCAI May 2012 May 2020
    Michael Ragosta, MD, FSCAI May 2016 May 2019
    Nirman Bhatia May 2018 May 2021
    Ralph G. Brindis, MD, MPH, FSCAI May 2016 May 2019
    Robert N. Vincent, MD, MSCAI May 2016 May 2019
    William Gray, MD, FSCAI May 2016 May 2019