• Education


    Chair: Douglas E. Drachman, MD, FSCAI  (May 2014–May 2019)
    Co-Chair: Sahil A. Parikh, MD, FSCAI  (December 2012–May 2018)
    Board of Trustees Liaison: Emmanouil Brilakis, MD, PhD, FSCAI
    Staff Liaison: Laura Daigle Porter, CMP (lporter@scai.org)
    Robert Bartel, MSc, FACEHP (rbartel@scai.org)


    To advise the SCAI Board of Trustees on SCAI’s strategic educational direction commensurate with SCAI’s overall strategic goals, and to review and develop educational products* related to the clinical practice of interventional cardiologists and interventional cardiology fellows in training.

    *Those SCAI programs which contain educational components but are not related to the output of educational products around clinical practice should be sent to the Education Committee on a “review and respond” basis.


    • Review all proposals for educational products for quality of content, impact on target audiences and financial performance.
    • Develop and maintain a 5-year strategic educational plan in collaboration with the Executive Committee and the Board of Trustees.
    • Coordinate assessment of educational products of SCAI committees into annual educational programming agenda and priority focus areas.
    • Collect, review, and communicate the educational needs of SCAI membership.
    • Maintain accreditation for continuing medical education by the appropriate certifying agencies.


    Voting Members

    Member Term Start Term End
    Andrew J. Klein, MD, FSCAI December 2017 May 2020
    Beau M. Hawkins, MD, FSCAI December 2017 May 2020
    Bonnie H. Weiner, MD, MSEC, MBA, MSCAI May 2012 May 2018
    Bruce Rutkin, MD, FACC, FSCAI December 2017 May 2020
    Ehrin Armstrong, MD, MSc, MAS, FSCAI May 2015 May 2018
    Frederick Welt December 2017 May 2020
    Herbert D. Aronow, MD, FSCAI May 2016 May 2018
    J. Dawn Abbott, MD, FSCAI May 2012 May 2018
    John T. Coppola, MD, FSCAI December 2017 May 2020
    Kalyani R. Trivedi, MD, FSCAI May 2014 May 2018
    Kreton Mavromatis, MD, FSCAI December 2012 May 2018
    Luis A. Guzman, MD, FSCAI December 2015 May 2018
    M. Chadi Alraies, MD December 2016 May 2020
    Michael Ragosta, MD, FSCAI December 2015 May 2018
    Poonam Velagapudi December 2017 May 2020
    Rafael Moguel—Patient Educ December 2017 May 2020
    Rajiv Jauhar, MD, FSCAI December 2017 May 2020
    Robert J. Applegate, MD, FSCAI December 2014 May 2018
    Siddharth A. Wayangankar, MD, MPH, FSCAI December 2017 May 2020
    Sunil V. Rao, MD, FSCAI December 2015 May 2018