• Meet the Editors

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    SCAI is the primary professional association for invasive and interventional cardiologists - doctors who diagnose and treat cardiovascular disease and congenital and structural heart conditions through catheter-based procedures, such as angioplasty and stenting. 

    Members of SCAI are among the world's foremost authorities on cardiovascular disease and its treatment. We're pleased to introduce you to some of them.

  • Dawn Shaddinger: Delivering Heart Smarts Through Research and Education

    When her brother fell while rock-climbing 30 years ago, Dawn E. Shaddinger, M.S.N., R.N., CCRN, CCRC, was just a senior in nursing school. For her brother, the result of the accident was paraplegia. For her, it was the beginning of a heart-felt commitment to patient education that has served her well, even today as an editor for SecondsCount.org.

    Dr. Dennis Kim Takes Care of Kids – At Work, At Home, and at SecondsCount.org

    In addition to helping to oversee the content and functioning of SecondsCount.org, Dr. Kim is a full-time pediatric interventional cardiologist at Sibley Heart Center Cardiology/Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and an assistant professor at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta.

    Dr. Jeff Cavendish Goes from Navy to Civilian Cardiologist

    Every day, Jeffrey Cavendish, M.D., FSCAI, strives to become the best at what he loves to do—care for patients. Dr. Cavendish is an interventional cardiologist for Kaiser Permanente in San Diego. Less than two years ago, he left the Navy after a successful 14-year career, persuaded to pursue a “great opportunity” at Kaiser so he could “see more patients and do more interventional procedures.”

    Dr. Jeff Marshall Treating Patients at Home and Abroad

    Treat every patient like your mom or dad: That’s the philosophy behind the 19-person practice that J. Jeffrey Marshall, M.D., FSCAI, and his colleagues have built at the Northeast Georgia Heart Center in a fast-growing suburb of Atlanta. And that’s one of the reasons the Northeast Georgia Medical Center has ranked number-one in the state for cardiac care for four years running.

    Dr. Kim Skelding at the Forefront of New Research

    Kimberly Skelding, M.D., FSCAI, has never been one to shy away from a challenge. Perhaps that’s why, at just 36 years old, she is one of the principal investigators on the CardioGene study, a research project supported by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute that is examining the role of patients’ genes when plaque forms inside an artery previously opened by a stent, a process known as in-stent restenosis. In other words, why is plaque more likely to build up in the arteries of some patients, while not in others?