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SCAI’s 30 in Their 30’s Award recognizes the contributions of early career interventional cardiologists

30 in Their 30’s celebrates interventional cardiology’s future leaders

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Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions

SCAI Scientific Sessions 2024


SCAI Scientific Sessions 2024

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LONG BEACH (May 4, 2024) During SCAI 2024 Scientific Sessions, the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography & Interventions (SCAI) presented its "30 in Their 30’s" award to thirty early-career interventional cardiologists.


This award program recognizes the excellence of these members for their outstanding leadership and demonstration of SCAI's core values and is designed to encourage and support young interventional cardiologists who have already made a significant impact in the field.


Recipients include:

  • Aakash Garg, MD, FSCAI
  • Adnan Khalif, MD, FSCAI
  • Alejandro Lemor, MD, MSc, FSCAI
  • Ankur Gupta, MD, PhD, FSCAI
  • Asaad Nakhle, MD
  • David Miles Elison, MD
  • Dhaval Kolte, MD, PhD
  • Jad Omran, MD, FSCAI
  • Jimmy Kerrigan, MD, FSCAI
  • Kashish Goel, MBBS, FSCAI
  • Khalil Ibrahim, MD, FSCAI
  • Lindsey A. Cilia, MD, FSCAI
  • Michael S. Megaly, MD, MSc, FSCAI
  • Nishtha Sodhi, MD, FSCAI
  • Pooja Mahadev Swamy, MD, FSCAI
  • R. Allen Ligon, MD, FSCAI
  • Sahil Khera, MD, MPH, FSCAI
  • Sandeep Mahesh Patel, MD, FSCAI
  • Saraschandra Vallabhajosyula, MD, MSc, FSCAI
  • Shadi Halabi, MD, FSCAI
  • Sukhdeep Singh Basra, MD, MPH, FSCAI
  • Sunny Goel, MD, FSCAI
  • Taishi Hirai, MD, FSCAI
  • Tanush Gupta, MD
  • Yonatan Bitton-Faiwiszewski, MD, FSCAI
  • Yulanka Castro-Dominguez, MD, FSCAI
  • Gregory Serrao, MD, FSCAI
  • Gurpreet Johal, MD, FSCAI
  • Harsh Golwala, MD, FSCAI
  • Megha Prasad, MD, FSCAI


"The outstanding contributions of this year’s 30 in Their 30 recipients to SCAI and to the interventional cardiology field at such an early stage in their careers demonstrate their commitment to leading the way and improving patient care. These recipients are the future of our field and of our organization,” said SCAI President George D. Dangas, MD, PhD, MSCAI. “We are delighted to have them continue as valuable contributors as SCAI members and as future leaders in the field."




About Society for Cardiovascular Angiography & Interventions (SCAI)

The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography & Interventions (SCAI) is a non-profit professional association with over 4,500 members representing interventional cardiologists and cardiac catheterization teams in the United States. SCAI promotes excellence in interventional cardiovascular medicine for both adults and children through education, representation, and the advancement of quality standards to enhance patient care. Follow @SCAI on Twitter for the latest heart health news.


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