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Section of Affiliated Professionals in Pediatric Surgery (SOAPPS)

The American Pediatric Surgical Association (APSA) encompasses nearly all pediatric surgeons in the United States and more within North America and worldwide. In 2022 APSA expanded its community of healthcare providers for pediatric surgical patients to include affiliate professionals. APSA provides a community specific to the interests and needs of pediatric surgical care, including CME, training and educational opportunities.

APSA Leadership Welcomes Affiliate Colleagues


  • Jessica Kandel, MD
    APSA President 2022-2023
  • Christa Fox, MSN/CPNP
    Advanced Practice Nurse Leader Comer Children’s Pediatric General Surgery


  • Terry Derks PA-C, DFAAPA
    Physician Associate-Surgery
    Children's Wisconsin
    Medical College of Wisconsin

New Applicants


  • Must be licensed in the US, US territories or Canada.
  • Must be board eligible or board certified by relevant organization or board.
Journal (optional annual subscription to the Journal of Pediatric Surgery)
$85 – print and digital
$70 – digital
NaT (Not a Textbook)
The Pediatric Surgery NaT resource keeps the current general surgical care of children at your fingertips
$100 (optional annual subscription)
ExPERT (Exam-based Pediatric surgery Educational Reference Tool)
This CME platform provides integrated self-assessment and continuous certification CME credits.
$100 (optional annual subscription)
NaT and ExPERT bundle

To apply for Affiliate Membership, you must complete an application:

NOTE: your application must be completed within 24 hours of the start time. Incomplete applications are deleted from the system if not completed within 24 hours. Be sure you have all of the required documents prior to starting an application.

Pediatric Surgery Library

Countless resources for attendings, trainees, affiliate professionals, patients/families.

PedSurg Resource

Quality Improvement Toolkits, Videos, Publications, Committee-driven resources, Articles of Interest and so much more!

Pediatric Surgery NaT

(Not a Textbook) – designed by pediatric surgeons for pediatric surgeons and trainees.  Free trial! Check out these topics without subscription: Abdominal Pain, Extracorporeal Life Support, Wilms Tumor, Posterior Sagittal Anorectoplasty, Traumatic Brain Injury


Online CME Program


Topical educational programming, including Wellness, DEI, Advocacy, recorded sessions from previous annual meetings and much more.

Monthly Literature Reviews

Monthly Literature Reviews from recommended studies relevant to pediatric surgery.

Handbooks, Statements and Guidelines

  • Handbooks to provide expert guidance.
  • Approved Statements
  • Approved Guidelines
  • Stakeholder Letters

APSA Foundation

Read former scholars’ testimonies, learn about the Foundation’s history, DONATE today to help support future research in basic and clinical/translational research, innovation, informatics and other initiatives.

Member Directory

Access APSA’s member directory.
  • Enjoy discounted registration for in-person and virtual annual meetings, subscription to the Journal of Pediatric Surgery and CME program
  • Join nearly 400 volunteers in committee service
  • Collaborate with the pediatric surgery community
  • Receive pediatric surgery-specific news
  • Current SOAPPS Members: Renew Your Membership