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American Pediatric Surgical Association

More than 1,200 members strong, the American Pediatric Surgical Association is dedicated to saving lifetimes. APSA helps patients and families every day by:

Developing and sharing surgical standards and quality of care through guidelines and the children’s surgery verification project
Supporting our members through initiatives on diversity and wellness and educational resources such as the annual meeting, handbooks and the Pediatric Surgery NaT, which was written by nearly 500 APSA volunteers
Advocating for the well-being and safety of children related to societal issues such as child abuse and gun violence



In the News

APSA enters new leadership under John H.T. Waldhausen, MD

The American Pediatric Surgical Association (APSA) proudly welcomes John H.T. Waldhausen, MD, as its new president, succeeding Immediate Past President Joseph P. Vacanti, MD.

Statement on Equity and Social Justice

The tragic murders in Minneapolis and Georgia highlight ongoing racial injustices that profoundly affect our communities and the children we serve. More

Relief Funds for Medicaid/CHIP Providers

HHS expects to distribute $15 billion to eligible Medicaid and CHIP providers. Before applying, read this important information on Medicaid/CHIP provider relief fund payment forms and guidance.


APSA Events

Event Calendar

Pediatric Surgery Update Course 2020

August 7, 2020 - August 7, 2020


CAPS 2020

September 10, 2020 - September 12, 2020


AAP Experience 2020

October 2, 2020 - October 6, 2020