ACTA Fellowship Program Directors Council

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 mission is to provide an organization to facilitate communication among cardiothoracic anesthesia fellowship program directors about various issues of mutual interest.

PURPOSE
The primary purpose is to provide an organization to facilitate communication among cardiothoracic anesthesia fellowship program directors about various issues of mutual interest.

Specific duties include:

1. To facilitate communication between fellowship program directors and outside organizations, e.g., the Residency Review Committee of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, the Society of Academic Anesthesia Associations (Anesthesia Association of Subspecialty Program Directors), the various Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists committees (education, scientific program, membership, etc.).
2. To facilitate participation by cardiothoracic anesthesiology fellows in SCA activities such as the Annual Meeting and other educational meetings as well as in SCA committees.
3. To promote SCA membership among cardiothoracic anesthesiology fellows that will continue after completion of fellowship.
4. To facilitate mutual understanding among programs about fellowship recruitment.
5. To assist programs in developing educational curricula for residents and fellows.
6. To develop and appoint subcommittees and subcommittee chairs as needed to carry out the various activities of the Council.
7. To advise the SCA on how to promote fellow membership and maintain future SCA membership among fellow trainees by providing services and programs that meet the needs of fellows and recent fellow graduates.

PARENT COMMITTEE
The council reports to the Member Engagement Committee.

MEETING
The council meets at least once per year at the SCA Annual Meeting, once during the ASA Annual Meeting, and once at the SAAA Annual Meeting.

COMPOSITION
The council is composed of the Council Executive Committee (Chair and 1-3 additional council members), Parent Committee (Member Engagement) Chair, and Program Directors from all of the Adult Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology (ACTA) sub-specialty fellowships.

TERM
Members remain on the Council for the duration of their employment as a Fellowship Program Director. Selected individuals, as approved by the SCA Board of Directors, with notable background in ACTA Anesthesia education who are not active fellowship Program Directors may also be council members, including Assistant Program Directors or other department leadership.

Committee Members

Full Name Institution Committee Title
Saroj Pani, MD Albany Medical Center
Daniel Cormican, MD Allegheny Health Network Member: Fellowship Diversity Task Force
Daniel A. Tolpin, MD Baylor College of Medicine/Texas Heart Institute
Ruma Bose,MD Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Douglas C. Shook, MD FASE Brigham and Women’s Hospital PD Council Chair
Member: Combined CT/CCM Fellowship Program Application Task Force
Charles Nyman, MBBCh Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Lauren Cornella Brigham and Women’s Hospital Associate Program Director
Member: Common Application Task Force
Roya Yumul, MD PhD Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Kirsten C. Odegard, MD Children’s Hospital Boston
Carlos Trombetta, MD Cleveland Clinic Foundation Additional Contact
Jennifer Hargrave, DO Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Maya Jalbout Hastie, MD Columbia University Medical Center
Kinjal Patel, MD Cooper University Hospital Leader: ACGME Program Site Visit Task Force
Ludmil (Lou) Mitrev, MD Cooper University Hospital Parent Committee Chair – Member Engagement
Annemarie Thompson, MD Duke University Medical Center Board Liaison
Brandi Bottiger, MD Duke University Medical Center
Michele L. Sumler, MD Emory University School of Medicine Member: Fellowship Diversity Task Force
Member: Combined CT/CCM Fellowship Program Application Task Force
Member: ACGME Program Site Visit Task Force
Raj Modak, MD Henry Ford Hospital/Wayne State University
Joseph Sanders, MD Henry Ford Hospital/Wayne State University Associate Program Director
Member: Educational Publications Task Force
Himani Bhatt, DO Icahn School of Medicine/Mount Sinai
Marc E. Stone, MD Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Michael Fabbro II, DO Jackson Memorial Hospital/Jackson Health System
Pankaj Jain Jackson Memorial Hospital/Jackson Health System Additional Contact
Ricardo Martinez-Ruiz, MD Jackson Memorial Hospital/Jackson Health System
Daniel Nyhan, MD MBChB Johns Hopkins University
Megan P. Kostibas, MD Johns Hopkins University Associate Program Director
Ryan E. Lauer, MD Loma Linda Medical Center
Jenny Kwak, MD Loyola University Medical Center
Jessica Hathaway, MD FASE Maine Medical Center Member: Common Application Task Force
Michael N. Andrawes, MD Massachusetts General Hospital
Mark M. Smith, MD Mayo Graduate School of Medicine/Mayo Clinic
Ryan R. Hood, MD McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University Member: Educational Publications Task Force
Paul S. Pagel MD PhD FACC Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals
Jutta Novalija, MD, PhD Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals
George Whitener, MD, FASE Medical University of South Carolina
David Amar, MD Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Christopher Y. Tanaka, MD Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Jack Shanewise New York Presbyterian Hospital (Cornell Campus)
Jennie Y. Ngai, MD New York University School of Medicine Member: Fellowship Diversity Task Force
Logan Kosarek, MD Ochsner Clinic Foundation
Galina T. Dimitrova, MD Ohio State University Hospital Leader: Educational Publications Task Force
Valerie Sera, MD DDS Oregon Health & Science University
Theodore Cios, MD MPH Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Christopher J. O’Connor, MD Rush University Medical Center
Antonio (Tony) Chiricolo, MD Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Dita Mayer, MD PhD St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center
Han Kim St. Michael’s Hospital
Albert T. Cheung, MD Stanford University
Daryl A. Oakes, MD Stanford University Leader: Fellowship Diversity Task Force
Yuliana Salamanca-Padilla, MD Temple University Hospital Member: Educational Publications Task Force
William (Skip) C. Culp, Jr., MD FASE Texas A&M University College of Medicine/Scott and White Memorial Hospital
Jordan Goldhammer, MD Thomas Jefferson University Hospital Member: ACGME Program Site Visit Task Force
Coimbatore Srinivas Toronto General Hospital
Dave Bhawana, MD Tufts Medical Center
Eric Ursprung, MD Tufts Medical Center
Jacques (Prince) Neelankavil, MD UCLA Medical Center
Reed Harvey, MD UCLA Medical Center Associate Program Director
Nader D. Nader, MD PhD University at Buffalo
Bharathi Scott, MD University Hospital at Stony Brook
University of Alabama Medical Center
Brad Meers, MD University of Alabama Medical Center Associate Program Director
Member: Educational Publications Task Force
Angela Neufeld MD, FRCPC University of Alberta, Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute
Kevin Rondi, MD FRCPC University of British Columbia at St. Paul’s Hospital
Orode Badakhsh, MD University of California (Davis) Health System
Brett Cronin University of California (San Diego)
Wilson W. Cui, MD PhD University of California (San Francisco) Member: Common Application Task Force
Neal W. Fleming, MD University of California, Davis Medical Center Division Director
Mark A. Chaney, MD University of Chicago
Benu Makkad, MD University of Cincinnati Medical Center/College of Medicine Member: Educational Publications Task Force
Maung Hlaing University of Colorado
Edward McGough, MD University of Florida
Alan F. Ross, MD University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
Sanjay Dwarakanath, MD University of Kentucky Member: ACGME Program Site Visit Task Force
Seema Deshpande, MD University of Maryland Member: Educational Publications Task Force
Susan Sankova, MD University of Maryland Associate Program Director
Anna V. Dubovoy, MD BS University of Michigan
Tjorvi Perry, MD University of Minnesota Medical School
Ioanna Apostolidou, MD University of Minnesota Medical School
Megan Olejniczak, MD University of Minnesota Medical School Associate Program Director
Vanetta Levesque, MD University of Mississippi Medical Center
Rebecca Aron, MD University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Medicine Additional Contact
Tara R. Brakke, MD FASE University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Medicine Member: Fellowship Diversity Task Force
Sean Dickie, MD University of Ottawa Heart Institute
Jared Feinman, MD University of Pennsylvania Associate Program Director
Member: Common Application Task Force
John (Yianni) G.T. Augoustides, MD FAHA FASE University of Pennsylvania Member: Educational Publications Task Force
Prakash A. Patel, MD University of Pennsylvania Additional Contact
Brandon Lebow, MD University of Rochester Member: Fellowship Diversity Task Force
Steven M. Haddy, MD University of Southern California/LAC+USC Medical Center
John Zaki, MD FASE FACC University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Christopher K. McQuitty, MD University of Texas Medical Branch Hospitals
Erin Sreshta University of Texas Medical Branch Hospitals Additional Contact
Ravi V. Joshi, MD University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
Jorg Dziersk, MD FRCA University of Washington
Richard Sheu, MD FASE University of Washington Additional Contact
Igor Zhukov, MD University of Wisconsin Additional Contact
Joshua J. Sebranek, MD University of Wisconsin Member: ACGME Program Site Visit Task Force
Erin A. Sullivan, MD UPMC Medical Education
Michael Boisen, MD UPMC Medical Education Associate Program Director
Member: Educational Publications Task Force
Bantayehu Sileshi, MD Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Tiffany Richburg Vanderbilt University Medical Center Additional Contact
Mark T. Nelson, MD MEd Virginia Commonwealth University Health System Member: Common Application Task Force
Chandrika Garner, MD FASE Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center Member: Common Application Task Force
Daniel A. Emmert, MD PhD Washington University/B-JH/SLCH Consortium Co-Leader: Combined CT/CCM Fellowship Program Application Task Force
Shanna S. Hill, MD Weill Medical College of Cornell University Leader: Common Applications Task Force
Draginja Cvetkovic, MD Westchester Medical Center Program
Leon Freudzon, MD Yale-New Haven Medical Center Associate Program Director
Ashley M. Hagood West Virgina University medicine
Candice Morrissey, MD Member: Educational Publications Task Force
Samiya Saklayen Member: Educational Publications Task Force
Kevin C. Thornton, MD University of California, San Francisco Co-Leader: Combined CT/CCM Fellowship Program Application Task Force