APSA Committees

APSA Committees carry out a number of different critical functions for the association. To learn more about a specific committee, click on the name below.  

Committee Appointment Process

Committee requests are collected electronically via Survey Monkey.  Email and phone requests are not considered. The request period for the 2017 appointment cycle closed June 30. Please check back in June 2018 for information about the next appointment cycle.

Who should submit a request:

  • If you have never served on an APSA committee
  • If you would like to serve on another committee in addition to your current appointment
  • If your current term ends 8/31/2018, and you would like to serve on a different committee
  • If you applied, but were not appointed previously

Who should NOT submit a request:

  • If you are currently serving on a committee and do not wish to make any changes
  • Your current term ends 8/31/2018 and you wish to extend your term on the same committee. Contact your chair by June 30 to make this request.

Who is eligible to serve on APSA committees?
All members in good standing: Regular, International, Associate, Candidate, Resident and Senior members.

Appointment Terms and Notification of Appointment

  • Most appointments are for a 2-year term for chair and vice chair, 3-year term for members. Candidate and Resident members are appointed for 2-year terms as consultants. Some exceptions apply.
  • All applicants will be notified of appointment by September 1, 2017.

Questions? Contact APSA staff.

APSA Members
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Anniversary/History ad hoc Committee

Louis M. Marmon - Chair
Moritz M. Ziegler - Chair

Audit Committee

Michael J. Allshouse - Chair
Peter W. Dillon - Chair
Steven Stylianos - Vice Chair


Ronald B. Hirschl - Chair


Roshni A. Dasgupta - Chair
Peter F. Ehrlich - Vice Chair

Childhood Obesity

Mark J. Holterman - Chair
Joy Collins - Vice Chair

CME Subcommittee (Education Cmt)

David M. Powell - Chair

Eblast Subcommittee (Outcomes Cmt)

Regan F. Williams - Chair

Education Committee

Marjorie J. Arca - Chair
Steven L. Lee - Vice Chair


Erin E. Rowell - Chair
Deborah S. Loeff - Vice Chair

Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment

Terry L. Buchmiller - Chair
Shinjiro Hirose - Vice Chair

Global Pediatric Surgery

Ai-Xuan L. Holterman - Chair
J. Ted Gerstle - Vice Chair

Health Policy and Advocacy

Marion C. Henry - Chair
Kathryn D. Bass - Vice Chair

Industry Advisory

Marc P. Michalsky - Chair
Karen A. Diefenbach - Vice Chair

Informatics and Telemedicine

Benedict C. Nwomeh - Chair
Eric L. Lazar - Vice Chair

IT/Website Subcommittee (Outcomes Cmt)

Tim Jancelewicz - Chair

Membership & Credentials

Robert A. Cowles - Chair
Kevin P. Mollen - Vice Chair

New Technology

Sean J. Barnett - Chair
Nam Nguyen - Vice Chair


Brad W. Warner - Chair

Outcomes and Evidence-based Practice

Adam Goldin - Chair
Shawn D. St. Peter - Vice Chair

Patient and Family Subcommittee (Education Cmt)

Romeo C. Ignacio - Chair

Practice Committee

James C. Gilbert - Chair
Barry M. Newman - Vice Chair


Daniel J. Ostlie - Chair
Casey M. Calkins - Vice Chair

PSSAP Subcommittee (Education Cmt)

Craig W. Lillehei - Chair
Charles L. Snyder - Chair


Doug Miniati - Chair
Mary J. Edwards - Vice Chair

Quality in Value Award Subcommittee (Quality Cmt)

Peter C. Minneci - Chair
David E. Skarda - Chair

Research Committee

David J. Hackam - Chair

Simulation Subcommittee (Education Cmt)

Katherine A. Barsness - Chair

Social Media Subcommittee (Informatics Cmt)

Eric L. Lazar - Chair

Student and Resident Education Subcommittee (Education Cmt)

Joseph A. Iocono - Chair

Surgical Critical Care

Samir K. Gadepalli - Chair

Surgical Quality & Safety

KuoJen Tsao - Chair
Loren Berman - Vice Chair

Survey Subcommittee (Outcomes Cmt)

Julia E. Grabowski - Chair

Telemedicine/Telementoring Subcommittee (Informatics Cmt)

Sohail R. Shah - Chair

Transplantation Subcommittee (Workforce Cmt)

Abigail E. Martin - Chair


John Petty - Chair
Jeffrey S. Upperman - Vice Chair

Women in Pediatric Surgery Subcmt (Anniversary/Hist Cmt)


William T. Adamson - Chair
Stephen P. Dunn - Vice Chair