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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.

Focus on underserved pediatric trauma needs in North America.


Mary E. Fallat – Chair
Norton Children’s Hospital

Shahab F. Abdessalam – Member
Children’s Hosp & Med Ctr of Omaha

William T. Adamson – Member
Nemours Children’s Hospital

Kenneth S. Azarow – Member
Doernbecher Children’s Hospital

John C. Bleacher – Member
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

Karen Deveney – Member

Richard A. Falcone – Member
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Ctr

Alexander Feliz – Member
LeBonheur Children’s Hospital

Henri R. Ford – Member
University of Miami

Samir K. Gadepalli – Member
Univ of Michigan

Barbara A. Gaines – Member
Children’s Hosp of Pittsburgh

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

Frieda M. Hulka – Member
Western Surgical Group

Sarah A. Jones Sapienza – Member
Lehigh Valley Physician’s Group- Pediatric Surgical Specialties

Jonathan Kohler – Member
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Christopher R. Newton – Member
UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland

John K. Petty – Member
Brenner Children’s Hospital/Wake Forest Univ School of Med.

Pramod S. Puligandla – Member
Montreal Children’s Hospital

L. R. (Tres) Scherer – Member

Sohail R. Shah – Member
Texas Children’s Hospital

Erik D. Skarsgard – Member
BC Children’s Hospital