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Drug & Innovation Update

Is Minimally Invasive Hemodynamic Monitoring Ready for Cardiac Surgery?


Literature Reviews

Association of Cytochrome P450 2C19 Genotype With the Antiplatelet Effect and Clinical Efficacy of Clopidogrel Therapy

Emerging Role of Candida in Deep Sternal Wound Infection

Outcomes following endovascular vs open repair of abdominal aortic aneurysm: a randomized trial

Drug-Eluting Stents vs. Coronary-Artery Bypass Grafting in Multivessel Coronary Disease

Ketamine attenuates delirium after cardiac surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass

Are Changes in Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors in Midlife Women Due to Chronological Aging or to Menopausal Transition?

Foundation Update

New FOCUS sites sought; SCA Foundation Reception

SCA Bulletin - Printable Version

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SCA 2010 Board of Directors Nominees

All eligible SCA members may cast their votes using SCA's online ballot. PLEASE CLICK HERE TO VOTE.

Albert T. Cheung, MD
Dr. Cheung

Albert T. Cheung, MD is a Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine in the Clinician Educator Track at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. 

He has been a member of the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists since 1991, and is completing his first term on the SCA Board of Directors. He serves as Co-Chair of the SCA Cardiopulmonary Bypass Meeting, committee member of the National Board of Echocardiography Basic PTEexam, speaker at the Annual Meeting, and speaker at the Perioperative Echocardiography Meeting.

He has also been a past chair of the SCA Newsletter Committee, member of the Annual Meeting Program Committee, and member of the Council of Intraoperative Echocardiography. As an SCA Board Member, he has been an advocate for programs to increase collaboration among anesthesiologists with other subspecialists involved in the care of the cardiothoracic surgical patient, to promote resident interest in cardiothoracic anesthesiology, and to enhance fellowship and postgraduate training in cardiothoracic anesthesiology.

Michael P. Eaton, MD
Dr. Eaton

Dr. Michael Eaton is Associate Professor and Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs and Division Director of Cardiac Anesthesia at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, and has been a member of the SCA since 1994.

He joined the SCA Electronic Communications Committee in 2003, and has chaired the committee since 2007. During his tenure on the committee, the ECC has developed an electronic manual of cardiac anesthesiology, the initial chapter of which has been posted to the web-site for several months. The remainder of the manual is currently under review by the Publications Committee with plans to post the entire document by summer.

Dr. Eaton is also a member of the Web Based Fellowship Education Task Force led by Steven H. Ginsberg, MD, which is in the process of building a core lecture series for fellows in cardiothoracic anesthesia. Dr. Eaton would like to continue to serve the SCA at the next level, and would like to see the organization help lead the direction of discovery and education in cardiovascular anesthesia.

Robert N. Sladen, MD
Dr. Sladen

Dr. Robert Sladen is Professor and Vice-Chair of Anesthesiology, and Chief of the Division of Critical Care at Columbia University. 

He has been a member of SCA for thirty years and has served the society in several capacities. He has lectured at many SCA Annual Meetings and CPB Meetings, and served as a member of the Scientific Program Committee for six years. As Chair of the SCA International Committee, Dr Sladen co-chaired the successful 2008 ICCVA meeting in Berlin, and helped lay the groundwork for the 2010 ICCVA in Beijing. Dr Sladen is currently Editor of the 2010 SCA Monograph on Postoperative Cardiac Care. 

Dr Sladen hopes to be able to serve SCA for a second term on the Board of Directors. He would like to continue to bring his strong interest in postoperative cardiac care, education and fellowship development, and relationships with national and international societies to the benefit of the SCA membership.

Michael H. Wall, MD
Dr. Wall

Michael H. Wall, MD, FCCM is Clinical Chief of Anesthesiology at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Cardiothoracic Surgery at Washington University in St Louis, School of Medicine.

Dr. Wall joined the SCA during his residency in 1992, and would be honored to serve on the Board of Directors. In the mid 90’s he and two other SCA members started an SCA sponsored pilot program to recruit anesthesiology residents into CT fellowships, and CT fellows into academic medicine. This program has evolved into the current SCA mentorship program that Dr. Wall has coordinated since 2006.

Dr. Wall served on the SCA Education Committee from 2002 to 2003, then as an active member of the Newsletter Committee from 2003 to 2006. Since 2006 he has served on the Scientific Program Committee as the representative of the American Society of Critical Care Anesthesiologists. In 2009 he joined the FOCUS Fundraising and Public Relations Committees. Dr Wall wishes to continue to serve the SCA and expand the SCA’s leadership role in perioperative medicine and patient safety.

David A. Zvara, MD
Dr. Zvara

Dr. David Zvara is currently the chair of the Scientific Program Committee and a member of the Board of Directors for the SCA. Dr. Zvara joined the SCA in 1989 and has attended nearly every meeting since this date. For the past six years, Dr. Zvara served as Vice Chair and Chair of the Program Committee. Dr. Zvara also served for two years on the Program Committee for the TEE meeting in San Diego. Prior to this, Dr. Zvara served on the Newsletter Committee. Dr. Zvara worked to enhance membership and participation in the annual meeting.

Dr. Zvara wishes to expand his contributions to the SCA in the areas of business development, strategic planning, and membership and as a liaison with the ASA and the AUA. 

All eligible SCA members may cast their votes using SCA's online ballot. PLEASE CLICK HERE TO VOTE.



























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