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    Chair: Lyndon Box MD, FSCAI (May 2019–May 2021)
    Co-Chair: Joaquin E. Cigarroa, MD, FSCAI (May 2012–May 2021)
    Board Liaison: Peter L. Duffy, MD, MMM, FSCAI
    Staff Liaison: Dawn Gray (dgray@scai.org), Ariel Gonzalez, Esq., MA (agonzalez@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
    Sergio Bartakian, MD, FSCAI May 2018 May 2021
    Charles Beale, MD, FSCAI May 2018 May 2021
    Nirmanmoh Bhatia, MD May 2018 May 2021
    James C. Blankenship, MD, MSCAI May 2012 May 2020
    Osvaldo S. Gigliotti, MD, FSCAI May 2016 May 2020
    Andrew Goldsweig, MD, FACC, FSCAI May 2017 May 2020
    James Hermiller, MD, MSCAI May 2019 May 2020
    Frank F. Ing, MD, FSCAI May 2019 May 2021
    Vijay S. Iyer, MD, PhD, FSCAI May 2017 May 2020
    Subrata Kar, DO, FSCAI May 2018 May 2021
    Prashanth Katrapati, MD, FSCAI May 2018 May 2021
    Andrew J. Klein, MD, FSCAI May 2019 May 2020
    Lloyd W. Klein, MD, MSCAI May 2012 May 2020
    Richard P. Konstance, MD, FSCAI May 2017 May 2020
    Sandeep Krishnan, MD May 2016 May 2022
    K.C. Kurian, MD, FSCAI May 2012 May 2020
    Arthur C. Lee, MD, FSCAI May 2012 May 2020
    Thomas Little, MD FSCAI May 2017 May 2020
    Amir Lotfi, MD, FSCAI May 2018 May 2021
    Kartik Mani, MBBS, FSCAI May 2017 May 2020
    Jeff Marshall, MD, MSCAI May 2019 May 2020
    Shahab Moosavi, MD May 2019 May 2022
    Lisa Murphy, MBA, CPA May 2019 May 2022
    Paul R. Myers, MD, PhD, FSCAI May 2017 May 2020
    Feroz Padder, MD, FSCAI May 2019 May 2022
    Richard W. Snyder, MD May 2019 May 2022
    Devraj Sukul May 2018 May 2021
    Rajesh Swaminathan, MD, FSCAI May 2019 May 2020
    Afnan Tariq, MD May 2018 May 2021
    Edward J. Toggart, MD, FSCAI May 2012 May 2020
    Carl L. Tommaso, MD, MSCAI May 2012 May 2020
    Deepali Tukaye, MD, FSCAI May 2017 May 2020
    Robert N. Vincent, MD, FSCAI May 2013 May 2020
    Michael N. Young, MD May 2018 May 2021
    Howard Zimring May 2018 May 2021