• Education

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    Chair: Douglas E. Drachman, MD, FSCAI  (May 2014–May 2020)
    Co-Chair: Sahil A. Parikh, MD, FSCAI  (December 2012–May 2020)
    Board Liaison: Cindy Grines, 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 SCAI's ACCME accreditation.

    Voting Members

    Member Term Start Term End
    M. Chadi Alraies, MD, MPH 2016 2020
    Ali E. Denktas, MD, FSCAI 2018 2021
    Creighton W. Don, MD, PhD, FSCAI 2018 2021
    Ian Gilchrist, MD, FSCAI 2018 2021
    Beau M. Hawkins, MD, FSCAI 2017 2020
    Richard Heuser, MD 2017 2020
    Nkechinyere Ijioma, MBBS 2018 2021
    Sohah Iqbal, MD, FSCAI 2019 2022
    Rajiv Jauhar, MD, FSCAI 2017 2020
    Andrew J. Klein, MD,  FSCAI 2017 2020
    Ethan C. Korngold, MD, FSCAI 2019 2022
    Katherine Kunkel,  MD 2019 2022
    Alexandra J. Lansky, MD, FSCAI 2018 2021
    Michael Levy, MD, MPH, FSCAI 2019 2022
    Jad Omran, MD 2018 2021
    Pranav M. Patel, MD, FSCAI 2019 2022
    Duane Pinto, MD, MPH 2019 2022
    Megha Prasad,  MD 2019 2022
    Julie Ramos, MD 2019 2022
    John Reilly, MD, FSCAI 2018 2021
    Binita Shah, MD, FSCAI 2019 2022
    Adhir Shroff, MD, MPH 2019 2022
    Kalyani Trivedi, MD, FSCAI 2014 2020
    Poonam Velagapudi, MD 2017 2020
    Siddharth Wayangankar, MD, MPH, RPVI 2017 2020
    Frederick Welt, MD, MSc, FSCAI 2017 2020
    David X. Zhao, MD, FSCAI 2018 2021