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WELLNESS COMMITTEE

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.

Members

Mary L. Brandt – Chair
Tulane University School of Medicine
mlbrandt@tulane.edu

Kurt F. Heiss – Vice Chair
Emory Children’s Ctr/Atlanta Ped Surg PC
kurt.heiss@choa.org

Charles E. Bagwell – Member
Med College of VA
cebagwel@vcu.edu

Loren Berman – Member
Nemours – A.I. DuPont Hospital for Children
loren.berman@nemours.org

Terry L. Buchmiller – Member
Boston Children’s Hospital
terry.buchmiller@childrens.harvard.edu

Robert A. Cusick – Member
Children’s Hospital, Omaha
rcusick@childrensomaha.org

John C. Densmore – Member
Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin
jdensmore@chw.org

Jason D. Fraser – Member
Children’s Mercy Hospital
jdfraser@cmh.edu

Jeffrey W. Gander – Member
University of Virginia Children’s Hospital
jg9br@hscmail.mcc.virginia.edu

Adam B. Goldin – Member
Seattle Childrens Hospital
adam.goldin@seattlechildrens.org

Cornelia Griggs – Member
cornelia.griggs@gmail.com

Joseph A. Iocono – Member
Akron Childrens Hospital
joseph.iocono@gmail.com

Michael B. Ishitani – Member
Mayo Clinic
ishitani.michael@mayo.edu

Eugene S. Kim – Member
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
eugeneskim@chla.usc.edu

Alice King – Member
aleung259@gmail.com

David S. Lasko – Member
South Florida Pediatric Surgeons
davidlasko@yahoo.com

Danny C. Little – Member
McLane Childrens Hospital
dlittle@sw.org

Louis M. Marmon – Member
Children’s National Medical Center
lmarmon@childrensnational.org

Bruno Martinez-Leo – Member
Moctezuma Children’s Hospital, Mexico City Health Secretariat
bruno.martinezleo@gmail.com

Medo Mirza – Member
medomirza@aol.com

Claudia M. Mueller – Member
Stanford University
cgoodridge@gmail.com

Bindi Naik-Mathuria – Member
Texas Children’s Hospital
bnaik@texaschildrens.org

Holly L. Neville – Member
Joe Di Maggio Children’s Hospital
Hneville@mhs.net

Christopher R. Newton – Member
UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland
christopher.newton@ucsf.edu

Robert J. Obermeyer – Member
Children’s Hosp of the King’s Daughter
robert.obermeyer@chkd.org

David M. Powell – Member
dmpowellmd@gmail.com

Faisal G. Qureshi – Member
UT Southwestern
Faisal.Qureshi@UTSouthwestern.edu

Elizabeth J. Renaud – Member
Albany Medical Center
elizabethjrenaud@gmail.com

Kristy Rialon – Member
Texas Children’s Hospital
kristy.rialon@gmail.com

Daniel A. Saltzman – Member
Univ of Minnesota Children’s Hospital
saltz002@umn.edu

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

Wolfgang Stehr – Member
Presbyterian Hospital Albuquerque, NM
wolfgangstehr@gmail.com

Steven Stylianos – Member
Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital of NY
ss128@cumc.columbia.edu

Edward P. Tagge – Member
Loma Linda Univ Children’s Hospital
etagge@llu.edu

Thomas F. Tracy – Member
ThomasTracy153@gmail.com