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Vision: a declaration of mid- or long-term goals. The Ethics Committee will provide education for our colleagues and trainees on a variety of ethical issues in pediatric surgery practice. Mission: statement of purpose. The Ethics Committee provides education that is relevant to the active practice of pediatric surgery. We specifically aim to address issues that residents and fellows may find challenging, as well as ethical issues that confront pediatric surgeons who have completed training. We provide resources for resolution of ethical dilemmas, and a forum for discussion of particular cases.

Ethics Position Statement

Approved by the APSA Board of Governors - October 23, 2011. Read the statement.

Ethics Committee Literature Reviews

The Ethics Committee prepares regular literature reviews for APSA members which provide an overview of recent ethics research pertinent to all pediatric surgeons. The selections are compiled by members of the Ethics Committee, but as a group, they are not endorsing the results of these studies as definitive practice. View the Ethics Committee Literature Reviews.



Erin E. Rowell - Chair
Anne & Robert H Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago
Deborah S. Loeff - Vice Chair
Univ of Chicago
Carlos A. Angel - Member
East TN Pediatric Surgery Group
John F. Bealer - Member
The Children's Hospital-Denver
Daniel A. Beals - Member
Community Medical Center
Erica M. Carlisle - Member
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
Arthur Cooper - Member
Columbia Univ Harlem Hosp Ctr
Mauricio A. Escobar - Member
Mary Bridge Children's Hospital/Ped Surg
Jeremy G. Fisher - Member
Richard D. Glick - Member
Cohen Children's Med Ctr
Catherine J. Hunter - Member
Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago
Patrick J. Javid - Member
Seattle Children's Hospital
Sidney Johnson - Member
Kapiolani Med Specialists
Sarah A. Jones-Sapienza - Member
Sanford Children's Hospital
William Middlesworth - Member
MorganStanley Children's Hosp of NY-Presbyterian
Claudia M. Mueller - Member
Stanford University
Konstantinos Papadakis - Member
Children's Hospital Boston
Veronica F. Sullins - Member
Children's Hospital of Wisconsin