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2018 - 2019 Board of Directors
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SCCT BOD Members 2018-2019*

President                                               Suhny Abbara, MD, FSCCT

Immediate Past President:              Todd C. Villines, MD, FSCCT 

President-Elect:                                   Ron Blankstein, MD, FSCCT

Vice-President:                                     Koen Nieman, MD, PhD, FSCCT

Treasurer:                                               Eric Williamson, MD, FSCCT 

Secretary:                                               Brian B. Ghoshhajra, MD, MBA, FSCCT

Member Liaison:                                    Stephan Achenbach, MD, FSCCT


Executive Committee members are full voting members of the Board of Directors.

*All terms are July to July. 


Philippe Blanke, MD, FSCCT

Kelley R. Branch, MD, MSc, FSCCT

Kavitha Chinnaiyan, MD, FACC, FSCCT 

Benjamin J.W. Chow, MD, FSCCT

Patricia Dickson, RT 

Maros Ferencik, MD, PhD, FSCCT 

Christopher Maroules, MD, FSCCT

Edward Nicol, MD, MBA, FSCCT

Gianluca Pontone, MD, PhD, FSCCT

Ahmad M. Slim, MD, FSCCT


2017 – 2020

2016 – 2019

2018 – 2021

2018 – 2021

2016 - 2019

2018 – 2021

2018 – 2021

2017 – 2020

2017 – 2020

2017 - 2020


Leslee J. Shaw, PhD, FSCCT (President 2016 - 2017, ex officio director 2018 – 2021)

Jonathon Leipsic, MD, FSCCT (President 2015-2016, ex officio director 2017 – 2022)

Ricardo C. Cury, MD, FSCCT (President 2014-2015; ex officio director 2016 – 2021)

J. Jeffrey Carr, MD, FSCCT (President 2013-2014; ex officio director 2015 – 2020)

John R. Lesser, MD, FSCCT (President 2012-2013; ex officio director 2014 – 2019)


**Note: Per the Bylaws, “The Past President will continue on the Board of Directors as a non-voting ex-officio director for 5 years following their term as Immediate Past President.”



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