APSA Committees

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.

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Health Policy and Advocacy

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The mission of the Health Policy and Advocacy Committee is to provide education for American Pediatric Surgical Association members regarding the intersection between public policy and our health care system and to support the Association's leadership as it seeks to influence public policy related to the health and wellbeing of children.


Max R. Langham - Liaison
University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Marion C. Henry - Chair
University of Arizona
Kathryn D. Bass - Vice Chair
Oishei Children's Hospital
William T. Adamson - Member
Nemours Children's Hospital
Marybeth Browne - Member
Children's Hospital, Lehigh Valley Health Network
Mike K. Chen - Member
Children's Hospital of Alabama, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Brian A. Coakley - Member
The Mount Sinai Health System
Cynthia D. Downard - Member
Norton Children's Hospital
Audrey C. Durrant - Member
Loretto A. Glynn - Member
Parkview Regional Medical Center
Kenneth W. Gow - Member
Univ of Washington
Mary L. Hilfiker - Member
Byron D. Hughes - Member
University of Texas Medical Branch
J. Leslie Knod - Member
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Julius Lister - Member
Thomas Pranikoff - Member
Wake Forest School of Medicine
Kimberly A. Ruscher - Member
PeaceHealth Pediatric Surgery
Patrick Bailey - Ex Officio
Mary E. Fallat - Ex Officio
Norton Children's Hospital
Charles D. Vinocur - Ex Officio
AI DuPont Hospital for Children