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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 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.


Edward M. Barksdale – Liaison
UH Case Medical Center

Kevin P. Mollen – Chair
UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh

Samuel Z. Soffer – Vice Chair
Cohen Children’s Med Ctr

Megan M. Durham – Member
Emory Univ of Surgery

Jason S. Frischer – Member
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Med Ctr

Brian F. Gilchrist – Member
Richmond University Hospital

David Juang – Member
Children’s Mercy Hospital

Colin G. Knight – Member

Troy A. Markel – Member
Riley Hospital for Children

Peter S. Midulla – Member
Mount Sinai Medical Center

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

Alejandro R. Ruiz-Elizalde – Member
Children’s Hospital at OU Medical Center

Katie W. Russell – Member
Univ of Utah

Thomas M. Schmelzer – Member
Pediatric Surgical Associates

Donald L. Sorrells – Member
Willis Knighton South Women and Children’s

Wolfgang Stehr – Member
Presbyterian Hospital Albuquerque, NM