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SCCM President and Leadership

Meet the diverse, multiprofessional leaders 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.
Vinay M. Nadkarni, MD, MS, FCCM
SCCM 2023 President
Vinay M. Nadkarni, MD, MS, FCCM
Vinay M. Nadkarni, MD, MS, FCCM, is a professor and endowed chair in the departments of Anesthesiology, Critical Care Medicine, and Pediatrics at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine.

Dr. Nadkarni served on the board of directors of the World Federation of Pediatric Intensive and Critical Care Societies. He was president of the Citizen CPR Foundation, founding director of the CHOP Academy for Resuscitation of Children, CHOP Center for Pediatric Resuscitation, and CHOP Center for Simulation, Advanced Education, and Innovation. He has served as chair of the American Heart Association’s Emergency Cardiovascular Care Committee, chair and executive committee member of the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation, and was a founding member of the American Heart Association’s National Registry of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (Get with the Guidelines - Resuscitation).

Dr. Nadkarni’s impressive work includes his leadership roles in the National Emergency Airway Registry for Children (NEAR4KIDS) across 60 hospitals in the United States and abroad; the 106-site International Network for Simulation-Based Pediatric Innovation, Research, and Education (INSPIRE); and the 60-member Pediatric Resuscitation Quality Collaborative (pediRES-Q) learning “co-laboratory” that is  informing best practices and pioneering next-generation resuscitation care. He is also the leader of the emerging Global Resuscitation Alliance for Resuscitation of Children.

For more than 30 years, Dr. Nadkarni has demonstrated his commitment to “paying it forward,” volunteering with Operation Smile International to provide craniofacial surgical repair for more than 4000 children in resource-limited settings. During the past five years, he has mentored the growth and development of the Pediatric Simulation Training and Research Society of India (PediSTARS) and the birth of the ABC-Active Bleeding Control: Stop the Bleed program, which is taught to rickshaw drivers, shop owners, police officers, first responders, and high school children in India.

Dr. Nadkarni has been actively involved in SCCM since joining in 1989. His many contributions to SCCM have been recognized with the Presidential Citation Award, Asmund S. Laerdal Lifetime Achievement Award, and numerous national SCCM research awards. He has participated on a number of SCCM committees, including serving as chair of the Publications Advisory Committee, Congress Program Committee, and Strategic Planning Management Committee; associate editor of the Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Editorial Board; and secretary of Council.


SCCM 2023 Council

The Society is governed by the 23-member SCCM Council, consisting of the five members of the Executive Committee: president, president-elect, past president, secretary, and treasurer, in addition to 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.

Lauren R. Sorce, PhD, RN, CPNP-AC/PC, FCCM
President-Elect
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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Cherylee W.J. Chang, MD, FACP, FCCM
Treasurer
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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Sandra L. Kane-Gill, PharmD, MSc, FCCP, FCCM
Past President
Sandra L. Kane-Gill, PharmD, MSc, FCCP, FCCM
Professor of Pharmacy and Therapeutics​​
University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy​​
Critical Care Medication Safety Pharmacist​​
Department of Pharmacy​​
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center​​
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 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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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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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
NewYork-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​
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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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Jose Javier Provencio, MD, FCCM
Council Member
Jose Javier Provencio, MD, FCCM
Louise Nerancy Professor of Neurology and Neuroscience
Division Head, Hospital Medicine
Department of Neurology
Medical Director, Nerancy Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit
Center for Brain Immunology and Glia
Department of Neuroscience
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, Virginia, 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, MD, FCCM
Council Member
Asha N. Shenoi, 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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Maureen A. Madden, CCRN, CPNP, DNP, FCCM
Honorary Member
Maureen A. Madden, CCRN, CPNP, DNP, FCCM
Nurse Practitioner
Department of Pediatrics
Critical Care Division
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
New Brunswick, New Jersey, 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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Daniel Wu, DO, FACOS, FACS, FCCM
Honorary Member
Daniel Wu, DO, FACOS, FACS, FCCM
Associate Medical Director
Trauma Program
Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health
Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA
Trauma Surgeon
Trinity Health St. Mary Medical Center
Langhorne, Pennsylvania, 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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