The Society of Critical Care Anesthesiologists

Membership Committee Update

The membership committee started off the new year with an Early Career Intensivists Zoom meet up in early February. The guest speaker was SOCCA board member Dr. Ashish Khanna, and the discussion was led by Early Career subcommittee members Drs. Lauren Sutherland, Christy Idichandy, and Alisha Bhatia. Participants on the call ranged from critical care fellows to anesthesiologist intensivists in their first few years of practice. We had a lively discussion about issues faced during the first few years out of fellowship, including establishing relationships with our surgical colleagues and getting involved in research. Dr. Khanna provided motivation and insight to everyone on the call and members benefited from hearing from multiple viewpoints.

Moving forward, the membership committee has several other upcoming events. Our private practice group will be hosting its first virtual gathering of the year soon. We hope to attract our private practice members to come together to meet each other and discuss important issues impacting our practices. Our mentorship program continues to grow. We would like to encourage all SOCCA members to participate in this program, either as mentors or mentees (or both)!

Last but not least, we are excited to have our first IN PERSON networking event at the annual meeting in Denver on April 13 at 7PM! The event has been virtual for the past few years, and we are excited to see everyone in person! It will be co-hosted by the Early Career Intensivists and the Women in Critical Care groups, and will be a great opportunity for all of our members to come together. We hope to see you all there!


Alisha Bhatia, MD
Chair, SOCCA Membership Committee
Rush University
Chicago, Illinois
Jing Tao, MD
Vice Chair, SOCCA Membership Committee
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
New York, New York