The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography & Interventions (SCAI) has named George Dangas (Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, USA) as its new president.
He was appointed during the closing ceremonies at the SCAI 2023 Scientific Sessions (18–20 May, Phoenix, USA).
In a press release, Mount Sinai stated that in his work with SCAI, Dangas has served as a key faculty and programme committee member for various meetings and events and is a former SCAI Trustee.
“I am deeply honoured to serve as SCAI president this year,” said Dangas. “Our society is moving the interventional cardiology specialty forward in such impactful ways that are reflective of our current times and speak to the innovation required to advance patient care. I am excited to collaborate with our physician and associate members to address the needs of our profession and make an imprint on global health.”
In this new role, Dangas will fulfil a number of important responsibilities including acting as the spokesperson for SCAI, supporting its development efforts, and helping manage its operations.
Dangas completed medical and postgraduate studies at the National and Capodistrian University of Athens, Greece, followed by his internship and residency in internal medicine at The Miriam Hospital and Brown University in Providence, USA.
He completed his cardiovascular disease and interventional cardiology fellowships at The Mount Sinai Hospital in New York and has been certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Cardiovascular Disease and Interventional Cardiology, and also elected Master of the American College of Cardiology (ACC).
Dangas’ term as SCAI president comes after Sunil Rao (Duke University Health System, Durham, USA) served in the post from 2022–2023.