Five Candidates Running for Two SCA Board of Directors' Positions
The online election will open on or about February 1, 2012
Dr. Steven N. Konstadt, Chair of SCA’s Nominating Committee, announces the following slate of candidates for director positions:
Lebron Cooper, MD
Dr. Cooper is Assistant Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, where he currently serves as Chief of Anesthesiology, Co-Medical Director of Perioperative Services, and site director for cardiothoracic anesthesiology at University of Miami Hospital and as the Director of Clinical Operations at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center.
He has been a member of the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists since 1996. Dr. Cooper previously served for three years on the SCA Scientific Program Committee, and he has moderated the Thoracic Session, the Electrophysiology Session, and the Hands-on Thoracic Workshop at the SCA Annual Meeting on numerous occasions.
Dr. Cooper is a co-organizer, responsible for abstract submission and review, of the new and upcoming Thoracic Anesthesia Symposium, to be held this coming year in Boston immediately prior to the SCA annual meeting. He has presented several abstracts at the Annual meeting and has been an active senior presenter of PBLD sessions at the Annual Meetings of SCA and ASA, working with junior faculty members to encourage their participation and professional advancement.
He serves on the Steering Committee for the SCA FOCUS Initiative, chairs its PR Committee, and is the liaison to SCA for Educational Outreach. As an SCA Board Member, he hopes to work with other members to adopt creative ways of increasing participation of fellows and young practitioners at the Annual Meeting and as Society members, to continue promoting recognition of fellowship training in cardiothoracic anesthesiology, and to advance mutual goals of anesthesiologists, surgeons, nurses, perfusionists and others by promoting the safest possible care of the cardiothoracic surgical patient.
Thomas F. Floyd, MD
Dr. Floyd is Professor of Anesthesiology at Stony Brook University, and carries secondary appointments in Biomedical Engineering, Neurology, and Radiology. Tom went to medical school at the University of Pennsylvania and completed his residency in Anesthesiology at the University of Minnesota in 1990. He then practiced anesthesia in Maine for nine years, during which time he served as the Director of Anesthesia and Chairman of the Operating Room Committee at the Maine Coast Memorial Hospital in Ellsworth, ME, President of Downeast Anesthesia, PA, and member of the Executive Committee of the Maine Medical Association.
In 1999 he re-entered academic practice at the University of Pennsylvania under the supervision of David Longnecker, MD, Chairman. There he completed a T32 research fellowship in Magnetic Resonance Imaging under the mentorship of John A. Detre, MD and a fellowship in Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology under Joseph S. Savino, MD. He was appointed Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology, Neurology, and Radiology in 2001 and has been an NIH funded investigator for nearly a decade, managing several translational and basic science projects focused on neurologic sequelae from cardiac surgery.
He actively practices cardiac anesthesiology and echocardiography and is a member of the Association of University Anesthesiologists. Finally, Tom is a Commander in the US Navy Reserves and is currently serving as Battalion Surgeon for the 3rd Battalion, 14th Regiment, 4th Marine Division.
Tom has served the SCA previously as a member of the Subcommittee on Research and as a presenter at national meetings. Tom’s experience in private practice, academic practice, and military practice places him in a good position to represent the broad clinical and research interests of SCA members.
Colleen G. Koch, MD, MS, MBA
Dr. Koch is a Professor and Vice Chair for Research and Education in the Department of Cardiothoracic Anesthesia at Cleveland Clinic. She is currently completing her term as Scientific Program Chair for the Annual SCA meeting.
Her past service to the Society is highlighted by a term as Chair of the Program Committee (2010-2012), Vice-Chair of the Program Committee (2008-2010), Coordinator of Workshops and PBLDs (2006-2007), Program Committee member (2003-2005), Research, CME and Governmental Affairs Committee member over the last 18 years.
Dr. Koch also served on the Program Committee for the SCA’s Annual Perioperative Echocardiography meeting in San Diego. Dr. Koch has presented her research, and participated in moderating and lecturing at the Annual meeting, the Annual Review and Update of Perioperative Echo and the SCA’s Cardiopulmonary Bypass meetings over the last 18 years.
She serves on the editorial boards of the Annals of Thoracic Surgery as the Associate Editor of CME for Anesthesiology and the Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia. In addition, she serves on the Membership and Communications Committee of the Council on Cardiovascular Surgery and Anesthesia for the American Heart Association.
If elected to the Board, I am interested in continuing to facilitate the integration of practice management and quality and patient safety educational offerings, support programs for cardiothoracic fellows and new initiatives that appeal to the broad base of our society.
Martin J. London, MD
Professor of Clinical Anesthesia, Department of Anesthesia at the University of California, San Francisco and Staff Anesthesiologist (specializing in cardiac anesthesia and intensive care medicine) at the San Francisco VA Medical Center. He has been a member of the Society since 1985.
He has served on the SCA Annual Meeting Program, Education, and Electronic Communication Committees. He has chaired the Membership Committee. He has been a frequent lecturer and abstract reviewer for the Annual Meeting and the Annual TEE Review Course. He served on the Board of Directors from 2004 – 2007 and 2009 - present.
He is section editor for Perioperative Echocardiography and Cardiovascular Education for Anesthesia Analgesia. In this capacity he has also instituted and oversees the Echo Rounds database on the SCA website. He serves on the Steering Committee of the SCA FOCUS patient safety project. He was the SCA representative to the writing committee of the recently released 2011 ACCF/AHA Guideline for Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery, authoring new sections on anesthetic, monitoring and perioperative medicine issues.
Christopher A. Troianos, MD
Professor and Chair of Anesthesiology of the Western Pennsylvania Hospital, West Penn Allegheny Health System in Pittsburgh, PA, SCA member since 1989, and SCA Board of Directors since 2009. He has served the SCA as Co-Director for the Comprehensive Review of Perioperative Echocardiography meeting, Chair of the SCA Economics Committee, member of the Annual Meeting Scientific Program and Nominating Committees, and faculty member for the SCA Annual, Perioperative Echo, and International Cardiovascular Anesthesiology Meetings.
He currently represents the SCA as a Board member of the National Board of Echocardiography, Intraoperative Council of the American Society of Echocardiography, and on the American Society of Anesthesiologists Committee on Economics. Dr. Troianos served on the SCA Task Forces that developed training and quality improvement guidelines for Perioperative TEE, and guidelines for performing ultrasound guided vascular cannulation.
Dr. Troianos led the development of the SCA salary survey to provide compensation information to the membership.