Charles E. Chambers, MD, MSCAI
Dr. Chambers graduated from the University of Maryland Medical School, completed Internal Medicine at SUNY Buffalo, and Cardiology/Interventional Cardiology at the University of Vermont. Since 1987, Dr. Chambers has been at Penn State Hershey Medical Center where he has been Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories since 1994 and Professor of Medicine and Radiology with tenure in 2002.
Dr. Chambers is the President for the Society of Cardiac Angiography and Interventions (SCAI), as well as Chairman of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory Survey program. He has participated in multiple position papers for the society, including Quality Improvement in Interventional Cardiology and Peer Review, Radiographic Contrast Reactions, Infection Control, Radiation Safety, Ad Hoc PCI, and the Quality Improvement Tool Kit.
In addition to his work with SCAI, Dr. Chambers has served on the steering committee for the acute MI Door-to –Balloon program and technical committee member for the Coronary Revascularization Appropriate Use Criteria. He was the SCAI representative on the writing committee for the Diagnostic Catheterization Appropriate Use Criteria, the 2012 Cath Lab Standards Expert Consensus Document, the 2011 PCI Guidelines, 2012 ACC Health Policy Statement (HPS) on Structured Reporting for Catheterization Laboratory, and the ACCF Expert Consensus Document on Patient Radiation Safety. He is current member of the Board of Directors of ACE (Accreditation for Cardiovascular Excellence) for cardiac cath lab accreditation.