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SCCM President and Leadership

Meet the diverse, multiprofessional leadership who guide the Society's future. 

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The Society of Critical Care Medicine is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) scientific membership organization. The Society is led by a diverse group of multiprofessional critical care professionals who steer the future of the organization.
Sandra L. Kane-Gill, PharmD, MSc, FCCP, FCCM
SCCM 2022 President
Sandra L. Kane-Gill, PharmD, MSc, FCCP, FCCM
Sandra L. Kane-Gill, PharmD, MSc, FCCP, FCCM, is a tenured professor of pharmacy and therapeutics at the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy. She has secondary appointments in the School of Medicine, Clinical Translational Science Institute, Department of Critical Care Medicine, and Department of Biomedical Informatics. In addition to her academic appointments, Dr. Kane-Gill is a critical care medication safety pharmacist in the Department of Pharmacy at UPMC.

Her research focuses on effective approaches for the detection, prevention, and management of medication errors and adverse drug events with emphasis on drug-associated acute kidney injury. She has successfully incorporated health information technology (clinical decision support, telemedicine) into practice to advance healthcare systems, leading to safer and higher-quality patient care. She also applies implementation science strategies to ensure adoption of medication safety practices.

Dr. Kane-Gill is the principal investigator for federally funded research from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK). Her work has been presented at several professional meetings and she has published over 250 articles and book chapters related to critical care and patient safety. Dr. Kane-Gill was recognized in the top 1% of scholars in the world writing about medication errors and acknowledged on World Patient Safety Day 2021 by Expertscape. She has received several prestigious awards for her accomplishments such as the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Literature Award for Sustained Contributions, ASHP Residency Preceptor Excellence Award, and Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association Excellence in Innovation Award. Dr. Kane-Gill’s international expertise has resulted in invited participation at consensus conferences such as Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) and Acute Disease Quality Initiative (ADQI). She is a fellow of the American College of Critical Care Medicine and the American College of Clinical Pharmacy.

Dr. Kane-Gill has been actively involved in SCCM since joining in 1997. She has participated on a number of SCCM committees, including serving as cochair of the Critical Care Congress Program, chair of the Strategic Planning Committee, chair of the Safe Medication Use Guideline Taskforce and treasurer of the Council. Her many contributions to SCCM have been recognized with the Presidential Citation Award. Dr. Kane-Gill is the second pharmacist to serve as president of SCCM.


SCCM 2022 Council

The Society is governed by the 23-member Council. The SCCM Council consists of the five members of the Executive Committee: the president, president-elect, past president, secretary, and treasurer. In addition, there are eight designated seats for these specialty sections: Anesthesiology, Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacology, Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, Neuroscience, Nursing, Pediatrics, and Surgery. One collective Council seat represents all other sections. There are also six at-large seats and three honorary members.

Vinay M. Nadkarni, MD, FCCM
President Elect
Vinay M. Nadkarni, MD, FCCM
Professor
University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
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Greg S. Martin, MD, MSc, FCCM
Past President
Greg S. Martin, MD, MSc, FCCM
Professor of Medicine
Emory University,
Atlanta, Georgia, USA
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Jose L. Pascual, MD, PhD, FRCS(C), FACS, FCCM
Secretary
Jose L. Pascual, MD, PhD, FRCS(C), FACS, FCCM
Professor of Surgery and Neurosurgery
Clinical Associate, School of Nursing
SICU Co-Medical Director, Patient Safety Officer
Associate Director, Office of Life Support Education
Trauma, Emergency Surgery, Surgical and Neurocritical Care
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
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Lauren R. Sorce, PhD, RN, CPNP-AC/PC, FCCM
Treasurer
Lauren R. Sorce, PhD, RN, CPNP-AC/PC, FCCM
Founders Board Nurse Scientist
Associate Director, Nursing Research
Pediatric Critical Care Nurse Practitioner
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
Assistant Professor, Division of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine
Chicago, Illinois, USA
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Sheila A. Alexander, BSN, PhD, RN, FCCM
Council Member
Sheila A. Alexander, BSN, PhD, RN, FCCM
Associate Professor
Acute & Tertiary Care, School of Nursing
Critical Care Medicine, School of Medicine
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
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Donna Lee Armaignac, CCNS, CCRN-K, PhD
Council Member
Donna Lee Armaignac, CCNS, CCRN-K, PhD
Director, Center for Advanced Analytics
Director, Best Practice Telehealth
Baptist Health South Florida
Miami, Florida, USA
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Marie R. Baldisseri, MD, MPH, FCCM
Council Member
Marie R. Baldisseri, MD, MPH, FCCM
Professor of Critical Care Medicine and Neurocritical Care
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
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Jeffrey F. Barletta, BS, PharmD, FCCM
Council Member
Jeffrey F. Barletta, BS, PharmD, FCCM
Professor and Vice Chair
Midwestern University College of Pharmacy
Glendale, Arizona, USA
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Cherylee W.J. Chang, MD, FACP, FCCM
Council Member
Cherylee W.J. Chang, MD, FACP, FCCM
Division Chief, Neurocritical Care
Professor of Neurology
Duke University School of Medicine
Durham, North Carolina, USA
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Jose L. Diaz-Gomez, MD, FASE, FCCM
Council Member
Jose L. Diaz-Gomez, MD, FASE, FCCM
Medical Director, Cardiothoracic, Mechanical Circulatory Support, and Transplant Critical Care
Director, Critical Care Echocardiography
Senior Faculty, Baylor College of Medicine
Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine
Texas Heart Institute at Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center
Houston, Texas, USA
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Amy L. Dzierba, BCCCP, PharmD, FCCP, FCCM
Council Member
Amy L. Dzierba, BCCCP, PharmD, FCCP, FCCM
Critical Care Pharmacist
New York-Presbyterian Hospital
New York, New York, USA
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Laura E. Evans, MD, MS, FCCM
Council Member
Laura E. Evans, MD, MS, FCCM
Director of Critical Care
University of Washington Medical Center
Seattle, Washington, USA‚Äč
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Anthony T. Gerlach, PharmD, FCCM
Council Member
Anthony T. Gerlach, PharmD, FCCM
Clinical Pharmacist
Ohio State University Medical Center
Columbus, Ohio, USA
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Kyle J. Gunnerson, MD, FCCM
Council Member
Kyle J. Gunnerson, MD, FCCM
University of Michigan Health System
Department of Emergency Medicine
Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
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Thomas A. Nakagawa, MD, FAAP, FCCM
Council Member
Thomas A. Nakagawa, MD, FAAP, FCCM
Professor and Medical Director,
Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
Wolfson Children's Hospital
Jacksonville, Florida, USA
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Pauline K. Park, MD, FCCM
Council Member
Pauline K. Park, MD, FCCM
Professor of Surgery
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
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Gloria M. Rodriguez-Vega, MD, MCCM
Council Member
Gloria M. Rodriguez-Vega, MD, MCCM
Director, Department of Critical Care
HIMA San Pablo Caguas
Caguas, Puerto Rico, USA
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Asha N. Shenoi, II, MD, FCCM
Council Member
Asha N. Shenoi, II, MD, FCCM
Associate Professor
Department of Pediatrics
University of Kentucky Albert B. Chandler Hospital
Lexington, Kentucky USA
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Samuel A. Tisherman, MD, FCCM
Council Member
Samuel A. Tisherman, MD, FCCM
Professor
University of Maryland Medical Center
R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center
Baltimore, Maryland, USA
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David S. Shapiro, MD, MHCM, FACS, FCCM
Honorary Member
David S. Shapiro, MD, MHCM, FACS, FCCM
Chief of Surgical Critical Care
Vice Chair of Surgery, CQO
Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center
Hartford, Connecticut, USA
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Mark E. Nunnally, MD, FCCM
Honorary Member
Mark E. Nunnally, MD, FCCM
Director, Adult Critical Care Services
NYU Langone Medical Center and School of Medicine
New York, New York, USA
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William E. Dager, BCPS, PharmD, MCCM
Honorary Member
William E. Dager, BCPS, PharmD, MCCM
Associate Professor
Pharmacist Specialist
University of California Davis Medical Center
Sacramento, California, USA
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SCCM Presidential Address: A New Era of Critical Care

“I am so grateful for the honor to serve each and every one of you, whether you are a long-time member of our Society, a new member in training, or have not yet joined. I am a physician who specializes in—wait for it—critical care medicine, as well as pulmonology. I grew up in Kansas, the heartland of our country, and I now work at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. I am the first physician in my family, and perhaps like many of you, I was drawn to critical care medicine because of a personal experience with critical illness.”

Find Messages From Past SCCM Presidents

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