Economic and Governmental Affairs Sub-Committee

Committee Description

SCA membership will be desirable to all anesthesiologists practicing cardiovascular and thoracic anesthesiology and critical care medicine.

To monitor state and national policy actions to ensure that the Society‘s interests and objectives are adequately represented.

The purpose of the Economics and Governmental Affairs Sub-Committee is to address, advise, and educate the Board of Directors and membership on economic issues of importance to the field of cardiovascular anesthesiology. The Committee’s scope encompasses short and long-term issues associated with utilization of and coverage for billing codes used in cardiovascular anesthesiology, to the potential economic impact of public policy decisions on cardiovascular anesthesiology practice.

The sub-committee reports to the Member Engagement Committee.

The sub-committee meets at least once per year,

The sub-committee is composed of the Chair, Vice-Chair, Parent Committee (Member Engagement) Chair, and up to twelve other members. A Board Liaison may be appointed at the discretion of the President.

Sub-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
Matthew Klopman, MD FASE Emory University School of Medicine Chair April, 2021
Adam A. Dalia, MD MBA Massachusetts General Hospital Vice-Chair April, 2021
Ludmil (Lou) Mitrev, MD Cooper University Hospital Parent Committee Chair June, 2021
James Ramsay, MD University of California, San Francisco Board Liaison April, 2021
Trevor Szymanski, MD Henry Ford Health System Member April, 2021
Shahid Ali Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Hospital Member April, 2021
Robert Morris Temple University Member April, 2022
Nikhil Kumar Weill Cornell Medical Center Member April, 2021
Michael Mantinan, MD Vanderbilt University Medical Center Member April, 2021
Kenneth Elmassian, DO FASA McLaren Greater Lansing Member April, 2021
Jan-Pablo Kollmar, MD Brigham and Women’s Hospital Member April, 2021
Himani Bhatt, DO MPA FASE Mount Sinai Hospital Member April, 2021
Gordon H. Morewood, MD Temple University Member April, 2021
Donna Kucharski, MD, CPE, FASA Allegheny Health Network Member April, 2021
David Norris, MD Member April, 2022
Allison Bechtel, MD University of Virginia Member April, 2022