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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.

Vision Statement

The APSA Well-Being Committee supports Pediatric Surgeon Well-Being to ensure the best care possible for children.

Mission Statement

The mission of the APSA Wellbeing Initiative is to save lifetimes by supporting the physical, emotional and spiritual health of pediatric surgeons.

We accomplish this mission by:


  • Encouraging awareness, promoting innovation, and supporting surgeon self-care
  • Disseminating up-to-date continuing education on surgeon wellness, recovery from injury, and moral distress
  • Supporting systems for community and peer support among pediatric surgeons, with specific emphasis on diversity, equity, inclusiveness and justice.
  • Performing research to determine and then disseminate evidence based solutions to improve surgeon well-being
  • Lead the way for other specialties by example as we create and sustain support for pediatric surgeons throughout the continuum of their careers.


Mary L. Brandt – Chair
Tulane University School of Medicine

Kurt F. Heiss – Vice Chair
Emory Children’s Ctr/Atlanta Ped Surg PC

Charles E. Bagwell – Member
Med College of VA

Loren Berman – Member
Nemours – A.I. DuPont Hospital for Children

Terry L. Buchmiller – Member
Boston Children’s Hospital

Robert A. Cusick – Member
Children’s Hospital, Omaha

John C. Densmore – Member
Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin

Jason D. Fraser – Member
Children’s Mercy Hospital

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

Adam B. Goldin – Member
Seattle Childrens Hospital

Cornelia Griggs – Member

Joseph A. Iocono – Member
Akron Childrens Hospital

Michael B. Ishitani – Member
Mayo Clinic

Eugene S. Kim – Member
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

Alice King – Member

David S. Lasko – Member
South Florida Pediatric Surgeons

Danny C. Little – Member
McLane Childrens Hospital

Louis M. Marmon – Member
Children’s National Medical Center

Bruno Martinez-Leo – Member
Moctezuma Children’s Hospital, Mexico City Health Secretariat

Medo Mirza – Member

Claudia M. Mueller – Member
Stanford University

Bindi Naik-Mathuria – Member
Texas Children’s Hospital

Holly L. Neville – Member
Joe Di Maggio Children’s Hospital

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

Robert J. Obermeyer – Member
Children’s Hosp of the King’s Daughter

David M. Powell – Member

Faisal G. Qureshi – Member
UT Southwestern

Elizabeth J. Renaud – Member
Albany Medical Center

Kristy Rialon – Member
Texas Children’s Hospital

Daniel A. Saltzman – Member
Univ of Minnesota Children’s Hospital

Michael A. Skinner – Member
Univ of Texas Southwestern Med Ctr

Wolfgang Stehr – Member
Presbyterian Hospital Albuquerque, NM

Steven Stylianos – Member
Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital of NY

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

Thomas F. Tracy – Member