Membership & Credentials

APSA Members
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The mission of the Membership and Credentials Committee is: - To support the mission of APSA and its growth. - To provide detailed review of applications for membership in APSA in the five membership categories: - Regular member, candidate member, associate member, international member and resident member. To submit eligible applicants to the Board of Governors for their review and approval. - To serve the Board of Governors in an advisory role as questions of membership and credentials arise.


Gail E. Besner - Liaison
Nationwide Children's Hospital
Robert A. Cowles - Chair
Yale University
Kevin P. Mollen - Vice Chair
Children's Hosp of Pittsburgh of UPMC
Obinna O. Adibe - Member
Cone Health
Nicole M. Chandler - Member
Johns Hopkins All Childrens Hospital
Paul D. Danielson - Member
Johns Hopkins All Childrens Hospital
Jeffrey W. Gander - Member
University of Virginia Children's Hospital
Loretto A. Glynn - Member
Parkview Regional Medical Center
Troy A. Markel - Member
Riley Hospital for Children
Richard H. Pearl - Member
Children's Hosp of Illinois
Rajeev Prasad - Member
St Christopher's Hospital for Children
Ravi S. Radhakrishnan - Member
Univ of Texas Medical Branch
Katie W. Russell - Member
Univ of Utah
Thomas M. Schmelzer - Member
Pediatric Surgical Associates
Samuel Z. Soffer - Member
Cohen Children's Med Ctr
Shawn J. Stafford - Member
Texas Childrens Medical Center, The Woodlands