It is a privilege to serve as President of the Society for the Advancement of Transplant Anesthesia (SATA). The field of transplantation has grown exponentially over the last 20 years, in a large part due to remarkable strides forward in patient survival and quality of life. Regulatory policies have also grown as the demand for transplantation has far outstripped the number of organs we have to save lives. This makes our field complicated and exciting as we work with our colleagues towards an even brighter future.
A Society representing perioperative transplant providers was long overdue. Since it’s inauguration in 2011 and incorporation in 2016, SATA has grown rapidly. The Society welcomes perioperative care providers in all areas, including abdominal, cardiothoracic, multivisceral and composite transplantation. SATA is a domestic society that prioritizes US and Canadian interests. However, we work closely with our international colleagues and welcome them to our web site. In the last year, SATA signed formal working agreements with perioperative transplant societies in South Korea, India, and the Middle East. These new partnerships open opportunities for global exchange in the areas of education, research and career development. Our national and international members make the transplant world smaller every day.
The Society is dedicated to serving the best interests of all perioperative transplant professionals and most of all our patients. The founding members set a clear vision and mission for the Society. SATA is a voice for perioperative transplant professionals. We fulfill our mission by providing the membership with educational materials, access to professional networks that enhance our practice and by developing standards of care that improve patient outcomes. We aim to empower our members by advocating on behalf of our specialty.
SATA achieved a record number of landmark advances in 2018-2019. Members from our hard working Committees introduced educational core competencies and milestones for Thoracic and Liver transplantation. We have connected professionally with collegial societies in other specialties by working together on items of shared interests. The SATA web was reworked into an educational home with libraries of TEE videos and notable publications. The Society established an annual meeting and was a resource to develop regional SATA meetings that would bring as many professionals as possible together to learn something new, discuss issues, expand communication, and plan for the future.
There is still much work to be done and we invite all interested members to pitch in. Have a good idea? We are listening. If you are not a member, then join a strong and growing community of dedicated providers. Be part of the engine that moves us forward.
We warmly invite you to explore our web site and learn more about SATA and how we serve our membership.
M. Susan Mandell MD PhD
ERNESTO A. PRETTO, M.D. • STEPHEN ANISKEVICH, M.D. • BEHROUZ ASHRAFI, M.D. • KUMAR BELANI, M.D.
LUIS E. CARRETO NARVÁEZ, M.D. • SREEKANTH R. CHERUKU, M.D. • IRENE CHURRUCA, M.D.
MARISELA CORREA VALDÉS, M.D. • ANAHAT K. DHILLON, M.D. • ROBIN J. ELWOOD, M.D. • KYOTA FUKAZAWA, M.D.
EDWARD GOLOGORSKY, M.D. • MICHAEL D. KAUFMAN, M.D. • JOSHUA J. LIVINGSTONE, M.D.
M. SUSAN MANDELL, M.D., PH.D. • VINAYA N. MANMOHANSINGH, M.D. • SHER-LU PAI, M.D. • RAYMOND M. PLANINSIC, M.D.
YEHUDA RAVEH, M.D. • RAFAEL RICO, M.D. • BENJAMIN A. RIDEOUT, D.O. • EUGENIO SABALVORO, M.D.
SIMON T. SCHAEFER, M.D. • AHMED SHALABI, M.D. • VADIM B. SHATZ, M.D. • SURESH K. SIVAMURTHY, M.D.
FOUAD G. SOUKI, M.D. • KATHIRVEL SUBRAMANIAM, M.D. • CINNAMON L. SULLIVAN, M.D. • DANA R. TOMESCU, M.D., PH.D. KLAUS D. TORP, M.D. • W. DANIEL TRAETOW, M.D. • YOURI L. VATER, M.D., PH.D. • ANDREW L. WILKEY, M.D.