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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.

Appointment to the Nominating Committee is obtained by election. The mission of the Nominating Committee is to provide the APSA membership with a slate of candidates for the vacancies in the offices of President-Elect, Secretary, Treasurer, and Governor as these become available according to the bylaws. It is the Committee’s charge to confirm that these candidates are both eligible, based upon the APSA Bylaws, and qualified for the proposed office. The slate of proposed officers will be presented to the membership for their vote.


Dave R. Lal – Chair
Medical College of Wisconsin

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

Roshni A. Dasgupta – Member
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Med Ctr

Henri R. Ford – Member
University of Miami

Joseph E. Hartwich – Member
Fairfax Neonatal Associates

Ronald B. Hirschl – Member
CS Mott Children’s Hospital

Michael B. Ishitani – Member
Mayo Clinic

Vinh T. Lam – Member
Pediatric Surgical Spec of Orange County

Steven L. Lee – Member
Harbor-UCLA Medical Center

Leigh C. McGill – Member
Phoenix Childrens Hospital

Lena Perger – Member
University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center

Joseph P. Vacanti – Member
Massachusetts General Hospital