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SCAI Emerging Leaders Mentorship Program welcomes a new class of interventional cardiology leaders

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Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions

SCAI Scientific Sessions 2024


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LONG BEACH (May 4, 2024)  The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography & Interventions (SCAI) is pleased to announce the selection of 12 new early-career interventional cardiologists to participate in the 2024-2026 Emerging Leader Mentorship (ELM) Program.


The ELM Fellows program is a two-year training and mentorship program designed to help participants enhance their skills and prepare for leadership positions in medicine. The program is offered in collaboration with the American College of Cardiology and the Cardiovascular Research Foundation. 


The ELM Selection Committee chose 12 individuals based on their leadership potential and motivation to excel regionally and nationally in the fields of clinical care, scholarship, education, and/or advocacy. The chosen inductees are a diverse group of adult and pediatric interventional cardiologists from the United States and other parts of the world.


The 2024-2026 ELM class includes: 

  • Karim Al-Azizi, MD, FSCAI
  • Rhian E. Davies, DO, MS, FACC, FSCAI
  • Alexander Fanaroff, MD, MHS
  • Kashish Goel, MBBS, FSCAI
  • J. Antonio Gutierrez, MD, MHS, FSCAI
  • Dhaval Kolte, MD, PhD, FSCAI
  • Jun Li, PhD, FSCAI
  • Jennifer Rymer, MD, MBA, MHS
  • Arash Salavitabar, MD, FSCAI
  • Sanjum Sethi, MD, MPH, FSCAI
  • Nadia Sutton, MD, MPH, FSCAI
  • Michael N. Young, MD, FSCAI, RPVI


ELM training provides essential mentorship to early-career physicians, covering all aspects of their profession. The program offers various opportunities for participants to expand their leadership and presentation skills, foster relationships, stay updated on emerging trends, and develop their professional niche. The mentors are carefully selected based on the participants' interests and aspirations.


“Mentorship is an essential aspect of building a successful and impactful career in the field of interventional cardiology, and early career is the critical stage to ensure these relationships develop,” said SCAI President George D. Dangas, MD, PhD, MSCAI. “That’s why SCAI is proud to offer this fellowship program with the goal of assisting future leaders in making ongoing and perpetual contributions to the field, even long after the program has ended.”




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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