Guidelines and Standards Sub-Committee

Committee Description

SCA will be a recognized resource for healthcare providers engaged in the care of patients undergoing cardiovascular and thoracic procedures.

The Guidelines and Standards Sub-Committee is responsible for overseeing the development of standards and guidelines adopted and promoted by the SCA.

The purpose of the sub-committee is to:

1. To monitor existing SCA standards and guidelines; and recommends revision or recession when appropriate to the Board.
2. To recommend new standards or guidelines as needed.
3. To recommend to the Board the acceptability of proposed standards, guidelines, and related documents.
4. To guide and monitor the solicitation of member comment on SCA standards and guidelines through email distribution lists (listservs) before they are recommended to the Board.
5. To hold or delegate the holding of open hearings on standards when this option for gathering member comments is employed.

The sub-committee reports to the Quality & Safety Leadership Committee.

The sub-committee meets at least once per year.

The sub-committee is composed of the Chair, Parent Committee (QSL) Chair, and up to seven 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
Michael Boisen, MD University of Pittsburgh Chair April, 2021
Bessie Kachulis, MD Columbia University Medical Center Vice-Chair April, 2022
Bruce A. Bollen, MD Missoula Anesthesiology / International Heart Institute of Montana Parent Committee Chair April, 2021
Amanda Fox, MD MPH University of Texas Southwestern Medical Board Liaison April, 2021
Shiva M. Sale, MD Cleveland Clinic Foundation Member April, 2021
Thomas B. Gentilcore, MD Punxsutawney Area Hospital Member April, 2021
Theodore Cios, MD MPH Penn State Health Hershey Medical Center Member April, 2021
Marie McHenry Stanford Hospital and Clinics and Sutter CPMC Member April, 2022
Marco A. Aguirre, MD UT Southwestern Medical Center Member April, 2021
Marc E. Stone, MD Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Member April, 2021
Kofi Vandyck, MD University of Oklahoma Health Science Center Member April, 2022
Jonathan Zoller, MD Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine Member April, 2021
Domagoj Mladinov, MD PhD University of Alabama at Birmingham Member April, 2022
Amanda M Kleiman, MD University of Virginia Member April, 2021
Ali Salehi, MD Ronald Regan UCLA Medical Center Member April, 2021
Meena Bhatia, MD University of North Carolina Member April, 2021