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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 Program Committee is to select, coordinate and moderate presentations at the annual meeting of the American Pediatric Surgical Association that provide the optimal educational benefit to the membership. The Program Committee will: – Select up-to-date clinical and scientific information regarding pediatric surgery for its annual meeting – Compile and organize the meeting presentations to insure a concise and orderly meeting – Coordinate with the Education Committee to optimize the annual meeting – Provide moderators for the scientific sessions during the meeting – Assure compliance with the educational guidelines set forth by the ACCME for continuing education credit – Review the infrastructure of the abstract submission and selection process on a yearly basis to insure that the most optimal mode is used; – Incorporate common suggestions from the yearly APSA surveys to insure that our committee and the meeting is responsive to the APSA membership


John H. Waldhausen – Liaison
Seattle Children’s Hospital

Casey M. Calkins – Chair
Children’s Wisconsin

Kathleen Van Leeuwen – Vice Chair
Phoenix Children’s Hospital

Todd A. Ponsky – Emeritus
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

P. Stephen Almond – Member
Driscoll Children’s Hospital

Meghan A. Arnold – Member
CS Mott Children’s Hospital

Erica M. Carlisle – Member
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics

Nicole M. Chandler – Member
Johns Hopkins All Childrens Hospital

Pam Choi – Member

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

Jeffrey W. Gander – Member
University of Virginia Children’s Hospital

Erin M. Garvey – Member
Phoenix Children’s Hospital

Richard D. Glick – Member
Cohen Children’s Med Ctr

Jamie Golden – Member
Nationwide Children’s Hospital

David J. Hackam – Member
Johns Hopkins Childrens Center

Shaun M. Kunisaki – Member
Johns Hopkins University

Dave R. Lal – Member
Medical College of Wisconsin

David A. Lazar – Member
University of California, San Diego

Timothy C. Lee – Member
Texas Children’s Hospital

Roxanne Massoumi – Member

Biren P. Modi – Member
Boston Children’s Hospital

Nathan M. Novotny – Member
Beaumont Children’s Hospital

Barrie S. Rich – Member
Cohen Children’s Medical Center

Drew A. Rideout – Member
Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital

Erin E. Rowell – Member
Ann & Robert H Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago

Sohail R. Shah – Member
Texas Children’s Hospital

Bethany J. Slater – Member
University of Chicago

Anthony Stallion – Member
Beaumont Children’s Hospital

Edward P. Tagge – Member
Loma Linda Univ Children’s Hospital

Kenneth C. Walters – Member
Children’s Hospital of Georgia

Kasper Wang – Member
Childrens Hospital Los Angeles

Peter T. Yu – Member