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SCAI honors members for outstanding service, dedication

Members recognized for their contribution to interventional cardiology, SCAI, and patient care

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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 3, 2024) – At the SCAI 2024 Scientific Sessions held in Long Beach, SCAI President George D. Dangas MD, PhD, MSCAI, acknowledged exceptional SCAI members for their continued contributions to the field of interventional cardiology, the Society, and patient care. The honorees come from a diverse range of practitioners, all of whom have exhibited a dedication to excellence throughout their careers, thus playing a crucial role in shaping the Society and positively impacting the lives of patients, colleagues, and mentees.


The following awards were presented:


Mason Sones Award for Distinguished Service

Antonio Colombo, MD, MSCAI, and Jonathan M. Tobis, MD, MSCAI, are this year’s recipients of the F. Mason Sones Distinguished Service Award. The award, presented in honor of SCAI’s co-founder, signifies excellence and dedication to education and quality of care.


Dr. Colombo is a senior consultant at Humanitas Clinical Research Hospital in Milan, Italy, and the director of the cardiac catheterization laboratory at Columbus Hospital in Milan, Italy. He performed landmark work in the field of coronary stenting, intravascular ultrasound, and stent thrombosis and was an early initiator of transaortic valve implantation (TAVI) procedures in Italy.

Dr. Tobis is the director of interventional cardiology research and clinical professor of medicine at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA). He was a leader in developing digital angiography, and his lab was the first in the world to perform digital left ventricular and coronary angiograms. He also helped to develop one of the first mechanically rotating intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) imaging devices.


SCAI Helping Hearts Lifetime Service Award

Alice K. Jacobs, MD, MSCAI, was honored as the Society’s Helping Hearts Lifetime Service Award recipient. The award recognizes SCAI Fellows and Master Fellows who have been members for more than 25 years and have provided substantial and consistent service to the Society during that time.


Dr. Jacobs is Emeritus Professor of Medicine at Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine and served as the Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories and Interventional Cardiology for 20 years until 2011 and then as Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs in the Department of Medicine.


SCAI Helping Little Hearts Lifetime Service Award

Frank F. Ing, MD, MSCAI was awarded the Helping Little Hearts Lifetime Service Award. The award recognizes the work of interventional cardiologists specializing in the treatment of pediatric congenital heart disease who work tirelessly to develop less invasive solutions and optimize outcomes for their young patients.


Dr. Ing is currently Professor of Pediatrics at the UC Davis, School of Medicine, the co-director of the Pediatric Heart Center and Chief of Pediatric Cardiology at UC Davis Children's Hospital.


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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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