International Committee

Committee Description

SCA will be a global leader in comprehensive professional development that promotes the provision of safe, high quality, cost-effective medical care for patients undergoing cardiovascular and thoracic procedures.

To support SCA’s outreach to the international community of cardiovascular anesthesiologists.

The committee supports the Society’s international efforts. Specific duties include:

1. To recommend and assist in the implementation of policies and procedures to enhance international membership.
2. To increase involvement of international members.
3. To assist in the identification of international member needs to better serve them.
4. To research and develop plans for further international expansion of the Society.

The committee reports to the CME Committee.

The committee meets at least once per year.

The committee is composed of the Chair, Parent Committee (CME) Chair, and up to thirty-one other members. A Board Liaison may be appointed at the discretion of the President.

Committee members serve for a term of two years for any number of terms, but not more than three terms consecutively.

Committee Members

Full Name Institution Committee Title Term Ends
Alexander Mittnacht, MD FASE Westchester Medical Center Chair/Board Liaison April, 2021
Daniel T. Bainbridge, MD FRCPC University of Western Ontario, London Health Science Center Vice-Chair April, 2021
Yunseok Jeon, MD Seoul National University Hospital Member April, 2022
Yong Peng, MD PhD University of Florida Member April, 2021
Yee-Eot Chee, FANZCA MA MBBS Hospital Authority Hong Kong Member April, 2021
Vaibhav Bora, MD Augusta University Medical Center , Medical College of Georgia Member April, 2021
Tawfik Ayoub, MD Keck School of Medicine of USC Member April, 2021
Stephane Lambert University of Ottawa Heart Institute Member April, 2021
Stefan deHert Member April, 2021
Scott T. Reeves, MD MBA FACC FASE Medical University of South Carolina Member April, 2021
Richard Sheu, MD FASE University of Washington Member April, 2021
Raul Guillen, MD Instituto Nacional de Cardiologia ‘Ignacio Chavez’ Member April, 2022
Pablo Motta, MD Texas Children’s Hospital Member April, 2021
Osama Abdelmageed King Abdullah Medical Complex Jeddah Member April, 2021
Nathean Weitzel, MD University of Colorado School of Medicine Member April, 2021
Mathew Varghese Patteril, MD FCARCSI FRCA University Hospitals of Coventry and Warwickshire Member April, 2021
Manfred D. Seeberger, MD Klinik Hirslanden Zurich Member April, 2021
Lilibeth Fermin, MD MBA Cleveland Clinic Member April, 2021
Koichiro Nandate, MD PhD University of Washington Member April, 2021
Kenji Yoshitani, MD National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center Member April, 2022
Justiaan Swanevelder, FCA FRCA MBChB MMed University of Cape Town Member April, 2021
Jian Zhang, MD McGuire VAMC Member April, 2021
Jessica Brodt, MD Stanford University Member April, 2021
Hushan Ao, MD PhD Fuwai Hospital and Cardiovascular Institute Member April, 2021
Hong Wang, MD FASE PhD West Virginia University Member April, 2021
Hong Liu, MD University of California Davis Health Member April, 2022
Hendrick Maakamedi, MBChB DA Mmed FCA(SA) University of Pretoria Member April, 2021
Emad B. Mossad, MD Baylor College of Medicine Member April, 2021
David Canty, MD University of Melbourne Member April, 2021
Chirojit (Chiro) Mukherjee, MD PhD FASE Clinic for Cardiac Surgery, Karlsruhe Member April, 2021
Carlos Galhardo, MD National Cardiology Institute Member April, 2021
Caetano Nigro Neto Dante Pazzanese Institute of Cardiology Member April, 2022
Bozena D. Woltersom-Zwierzynska, MD UMCG, Netherlands Member April, 2022
Asma Khan, MD Temple University Hospital Member April, 2021