The Kaplan Leadership Development Award is sponsored by the SCA Endowment for SCA members. The mission is to assist cardiothoracic and vascular anesthesiologists in their careers to develop into leaders by granting funding to further their leadership development through course work and leadership specific studies. This is a $10,000 award: $5,000 in funding from the SCA Endowment, and a matching $5,000 award from the applicant's institution.

2019 Award Opportunity

This award is designed to assist cardiothoracic and vascular anesthesiologists in their careers to develop into leaders by granting funding to further their leadership development through course work and leadership specific studies. SCA member practitioners in the field of cardiothoracic or vascular anesthesia are invited to apply. 

Check back in winter 2018 for more information regarding the award opportunity.

Question? Email operations@scahq.org.

Past Awardees

Year Awardee Title and Institution Leadership Development Opportunity
2018 Anne Cherry, MD Assistant Professor, Duke University School of Medicine Development for Leadership of Anesthesiology Fellowship Research Program
2018 Michael Grant, MD Assistant Professor, The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions Design and Implementation of an Enhanced Recovery After Cardiac Surgery (ERACS) Program
2017 Rebecca M.
Gerlach, MD FRCPC

Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care; Director, Anesthesia Perioperative Medicine Clinic

University of Chicago

Chicago, IL

Development of Preoperative Anemia Treatment Program for Cardiac Surgery Patients
2016 James D.
O'Leary, MBBCh MD MMED FCARSCI

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Medicine

University of Toronto

Toronto, Canada

Advanced Health Leadership Program

Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto

2015 Andrew L Wilkey, MD

Northwest Anesthesia, P.A.

Minneapolis, MN

Improving Blood Product Utilization in the Cardiac Operating Theater: Thromboelastometry-Guided, Evidence Based Best Practice Guideline for Coagulation Management in Cardiac Surgery


Examples Of Possible Programs