• Advocacy

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    Chair: Osvaldo S. Gigliotti, MD, FSCAI (May 2016–May 2019)
    Co-Chair: Dmitriy N. Feldman, MD, FSCAI (May 2016–May 2020)
    Board Liaison: Peter L. Duffy, MD, MMM, FSCAI
    Staff Liaison: Dawn Gray (dgray@scai.org)


    To educate our members, ourselves, and key stakeholders (legislators and their staffs, government agencies, patients and the general public) about policies and positions that directly and indirectly affect all aspects of interventional cardiology and to advocate for those positions as directed by the Executive Committee of the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions.


    • Evaluate proposed legislation to understand its impact on interventional cardiologists and our patients.
    • Ongoing outreach to federal agencies (Evaluate and develop comment letters in response to proposed FDA, CMS, NIH, AHRQ federal regulations, getting to know agencies/outreach to federal agencies, assess existing relationships with agencies).
    • Support select new interventional cardiology technologies by advocating for coverage and reimbursement of those technologies, when appropriate to support patient-centered decision making.
    • Engage in federal and state level legislative and regulatory proposals to positively influence the outcome.
    • Identifying members who have strong contacts with key members of Congress.


    Voting Members

    Member Term Start Term End
    Afnan Raouf Tariq, MD May 2018 May 2021
    Ahmed Mowafy, MD, FSCAI December 2017 May 2020
    Amir Lotfi, MD, FSCAI May 2018 May 2021
    Andrew Michael Goldsweig, MD, FACC, FSCAI December 2017 May 2020
    Arthur C. Lee, MD, FSCAI May 2012 May 2020
    Deepali Tukaye, MD, FSCAI December 2017 May 2020
    Devraj Sukul May 2018 May 2021
    Edward J. Pezanoski, AS, RCISD, CVT III May 2016 May 2019
    Edward J. Toggart, MD, FSCAI, FACC, FSCAI May 2012 May 2020
    James C. Blankenship, MD, MSc, MSCAI May 2012 May 2020
    K.C. Kurian, MD, FSCAI May 2012 May 2020
    Kartik Mani, MBBS, FSCAI December 2017 May 2020
    Larry S. Dean, MD, MSCAI May 2016 May 2019
    Lloyd W. Klein, MD, FSCAI May 2012 May 2020
    Lyndon Carlos Box, MD, FSCAI May 2018 May 2021
    Michael N. Young, MD May 2018 May 2021
    Paul R. Myers, MD, PhD December 2017 May 2020
    Prashanth Katrapati, MD, FSCAI May 2018 May 2021
    Richard P. Konstance, MD, FSCAI December 2017 May 2020
    Robert N. Vincent, MD, MSCAI May 2013 May 2020
    Sandeep Krishnan, MD May 2016 May 2019
    Sergio Bartakian, MD, FSCAI May 2018 May 2021
    Subrata Kar, DO, FSCAI May 2018 May 2021
    Suzanne J. Baron, MD May 2016 May 2019
    Thomas Little, MD, FSCAI December 2017 May 2020
    Vijay S. Iyer, MD, PhD, FSCAI December 2017 May 2020

    PAC Treasurer: Thomas M. Tu, MD, FSCAI
    AMA HOD Rep: Joseph D. Babb, MD, MSCAI
    QI Liaison: Joaquin E. Cigarroa, MD, FSCAI
    CHD Liaison: Frank F. Ing, MD, MSCAI
    SHD Liaison: Clifford J. Kavinsky, MD, PhD, MSCAI