Member Enagement Committee

Committee Description

STRATEGIC PLAN GOAL: MEMBER ENGAGEMENT
SCA membership will be desirable to all anesthesiologists practicing cardiovascular and thoracic anesthesiology and critical care medicine.

MISSION
The Member Engagement Committee promotes member engagement in the Society and assesses member needs by evaluating market research data and communicating the findings to Society leadership. The committee oversees programs and practices that can best serve the needs and expectations of Society members.

PURPOSE
The committee manages projects and programs that enhance the member experience. Specific duties include:

1. To monitor, evaluate, and advise the SCA Board of Directors regarding membership issues as they relate to all the various constituents of the society including:

a. Physicians in academic practice
b. Physicians in private practice
c. International members
d. Physicians in training
e. Fellowship
f. Residency

2. To oversee the interface between the membership and the SCA Board of Directors:

a. Website
b. Newsletter
c. Publications

3. To monitor and advise the SCA Board of Directors regarding issues relating to practice management including economic and governmental affairs through the “Practice Management Subcommittee” that focuses on economic issues (including the salary survey), billing codes (and questions relating to billing codes and identifying the need for new billing codes), and payment models.

4. To monitor and advise the SCA Board of Directors regarding issues relating to fellowship training through the “Fellowship Subcommittee” that focuses on the needs of fellowship program directors and fellows.

5. To produce a monthly newsletter for the membership by the “Newsletter Sub-Committee” that communicates to the membership relevant articles, events, and activities within the society and affiliated societies that impact cardiac anesthesiology.

6. To monitor and advise the SCA Board of Directors regarding issues relating to the website through the “Website Subcommittee” that focuses on the functionality of the site, the needs of the membership, commercial sponsorship, section on jobs postings, and future development. 

7. To monitor and advise the SCA Board of Directors regarding issues relating to the journal affiliation, societal publications, and e-Learning through the “Publications Subcommittee” that focuses on the identifying the needs of the membership for enduring material, the production of that material, and future development.

8. To monitor and advise the SCA Board of Directors regarding issues relating to membership, including dues, fees, and member benefits.

PARENT COMMITTEE
The committee reports to the SCA Board of Directors.

MEETING
The committee meets at least once per year.

COMPOSITION
The committee is composed of the Chair, Chairs of the Sub-Committees, and up to twelve other members. A Board Liaison may be appointed at the discretion of the President.

TERM
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
Ludmil (Lou) Mitrev, MD Cooper University Hospital Chair April, 2021
Gregory Kim, MD Montefiore Medical Center Vice-Chair April, 2021
Matthew Klopman, MD FASE Emory University School of Medicine Chair-Economics April, 2021
Douglas C. Shook, MD FASE Brigham and Women’s Hospital Chair-Fellows April, 2022
Dalia A. Banks, MD FASE University of California, San Diego Chair-Newsletter April, 2021
Nikolaos J. Skubas, MD FASE Cleveland Clinic Board Liaison April, 2021
Yasdet Maldonado, MD MMM Cleveland Clinic Member April, 2021
Venkat Mangunta Mid America Heart Institute (MAHI)/ University of Missouri Member April, 2022
Regina Linganna, MD Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Member April, 2021
Linda M. Sundt, MD Thomas Jefferson University Member April, 2022
Kinjal Patel, MD Cooper University Hospital Member April, 2021
Jill Lanahan, MD Brigham and Women’s Hospital Member April, 2021
Christopher Tanaka, MD Montefiore Medical Center Member April, 2022
Choy Lewis, MD Northwestern University Member April, 2021
Bradford Cardonell University of Missouri Member April, 2022
Sanford Littwin, MD Member April, 2022