David A. Cox, MD, MSCAI, director of the cardiac catheterization laboratory at Brookwood Baptist Health and practicing at CVA, has assumed office as 2018-19 president of the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI). SCAI introduced a new slate of officers during its 2018 Scientific Sessions in April.
Cox will oversee the development and execution of SCAI's newly cemented four key strategic initiatives: community and membership; quality and research; education and; marketing and communications. He will also focus on aligning external partner relationships to help better deliver on the Society's mission.
"SCAI is focused on a new strategic plan put forth by our Board of Trustees and our Executive Director, Francesca Dea," Cox said. "It is an honor to serve as president of SCAI during these exciting times, and I look forward to contributing as SCAI tackles the new challenges ahead and demonstrates its worth to all members, new and old."
Cox graduated from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine and completed his residency training at UAB. After serving four years in the National Health Service Corps, he returned to UAB for his general cardiology and interventional fellowships.
Prior to his position at CVA and Brookwood Baptist Health, Cox practiced in a large cardiology group in Charlotte, NC for over a decade, where he led his interventionalists to high-enroller positions in many clinical trials and served as a national primary investigator for two interventional cardiology devices. In 2006, he joined a hospital-based cardiology practice in Allentown, PA, where he served as director of clinical research for cardiology and associate director, cardiac catheterization laboratory.
A devoted member for more than two decades, he served as the SCAI budget and finance chair and treasurer for five years, after co-chairing the SCAI Education Committee.