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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 Trauma Committee is to improve child health by promoting injury prevention, developing and implementing practice guidelines for the care of the injured child and performing research that will lead to reduced morbidity and mortality after injury.

Trauma Committee Literature Reviews

This bi-annual review provides trauma related content pertinent to pediatric surgeons. The selections are compiled by members of the Trauma Committee, but as a group, they are not endorsing the results of these studies as definitive practice. Continuing medical education maintenance of certification self-assessment credit for the literature reviews is available through APSA’s ExPERT CME Program. View the Trauma Committee Literature Reviews.

Statement on Firearm Injuries and Children

Approved by the APSA Board of Governors and Membership – May 4, 2013. Read the statement.


Peter W. Dillon – Liaison
Penn State Health, Milton S. Hershey Med. Ctr., Penn State College of Medicine

Jeffrey S. Upperman – Chair
Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt

Christian J. Streck – Vice Chair
Medical University of South Carolina

Shannon L. Castle – Member
Valley Children’s Hospital

Vincent P. Duron – Member
NewYork Presbyterian-Columbia University

Brett W. Engbrecht – Member
Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital

Mauricio A. Escobar – Member
Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital/Ped Surg

Adam S. Gorra – Member
Sanford Children’s Hospital

Yosef J. Greenspon – Member
SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center

Harsh Grewal – Member
St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children

Brian Hosfield – Member
Indiana University

Frieda M. Hulka – Member
Western Surgical Group

Mubeen Jafri – Member
Oregon Health & Science University

Aaron R. Jensen – Member
UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland

Stephanie A. Jones – Member
University of Nevada Las Vegas

Alfred P. Kennedy – Member
Janet Weis Children’s Hosp

Denise B. Klinkner – Member
Mayo Clinic

Ann M. Kulungowski – Member
Children’s Hospital Colorado

Charlotte Kvasnovsky – Member
Cohen Children’s Medical Center

Carrie A. Laituri – Member
Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital

Shannon W. Longshore – Member
ECU School of Medicine

Kendall McEachron – Member
University of Minnesota

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

David M. Notrica – Member
Phoenix Children’s Hospital

Emily J. Onufer – Member
Washington University General Surgery

Ryan Phillips – Member

James M. Prieto – Member

Kennith Sartorelli – Member
Univ of Vermont

Chethan J. Sathya – Member
Cohen Children’s Medical Center, Northwell Health, New York

Ryan G. Spurrier – Member

Chad M. Thorson – Member
University of Miami

Sandra S. Tomita – Member
New York Univ School of Medicine

Kim Wallenstein – Member

Regan F. Williams – Member
LeBonheur Children’s Hospital

Hale E. Wills – Member