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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. APSA members who are logged onto the site will also see committee chair contact information.

The mission of the Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy (FD&T) Committee is to establish evidence-based best practice guidelines in the area of fetal and perinatal medicine and educate the pediatric surgical community in the area of fetal medicine.  To achieve this goal, the FD&T Committee will build collaborations with other organizations to conduct high-quality clinical research in the field of fetal medicine.  The FD&T Committee will disseminate knowledge to the pediatric surgical community including pediatric surgeons, other healthcare practitioners, patients and their families.  The FD&T Committee will advocate for fetal patients, their families, and fetal providers within the pediatric surgical community.

Prenatal Counseling Series

This new resource is developed as a quick reference for pediatric surgeons. Check back for new topics.


Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy: a Reference Handbook for Pediatric Surgeons 

This handbook is a ready reference that provides concise information about some of the more common fetal anomalies relevant to the pediatric surgeon. As the field is rapidly evolving, the contents of this handbook reflect the current knowledge and practice. As newer diagnostic capabilities and treatment modalities are discovered, this handbook will be updated as needed. This handbook will serve as a quick reference for the pediatric surgeon about to counsel a patient and a useful educational tool for the
residents and fellows in training. View the handbook.


    Max R. Langham – Liaison
    University of Tennessess Health Science Center

    Rony Marwan – Chair

    Darrell L. Cass – Vice Chair
    Cleveland Clinic

    Adesola C. Akinkuotu – Member

    Fuad Alkhoury – Member
    Miami Children’s Hospital

    Mary T. Austin – Member
    Univ of Texas Anderson Cancer Center

    Manisha B. Bhatia – Member

    Sarkis C. Derderian – Member
    University of Colorado

    Brian W. Gray – Member
    Riley Hospital for Children

    Sundeep G. Keswani – Member
    Texas Children’s Hospital

    Alice King – Member

    Oluyinka O. Olutoye – Member
    Nationwide Childrens

    Nathan Rubalcava – Member

    Payam Saadai – Member
    UC Davis/Shriner’s Hospital

    Stephen B. Shew – Member
    Stanford University School of Medicine

    Sarah Stokes – Member

    Raphael Sun – Member
    Baylor College of Medicine -Texas Children’s Hospital

    Christina Theodorou – Member

    Jesse Vrecenak – Member
    Washington University in St. Louis