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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Membership & Credentials

APSA Members
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The mission of the Membership and Credentials Committee is: - To support the mission of APSA and its growth. - To provide detailed review of applications for membership in APSA in the five membership categories: - Regular member, candidate member, associate member, international member and resident member. To submit eligible applicants to the Board of Governors for their review and approval. - To serve the Board of Governors in an advisory role as questions of membership and credentials arise.


Gail E. Besner - Liaison
Nationwide Children's Hospital
Robert A. Cowles - Chair
Yale University
Kevin P. Mollen - Vice Chair
Children's Hosp of Pittsburgh of UPMC
Paul D. Danielson - Member
Johns Hopkins All Childrens Hospital
Jason S. Frischer - Member
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Med Ctr
Troy A. Markel - Member
Riley Hospital for Children
Peter S. Midulla - Member
Mount Sinai Medical Center
Richard H. Pearl - Member
Children's Hosp of Illinois
Rajeev Prasad - Member
St Christopher's Hospital for Children
Ravi S. Radhakrishnan - Member
Univ of Texas Medical Branch
Alejandro R. Ruiz-Elizalde - Member
Children's Hospital at OU Medical Center
Katie W. Russell - Member
Univ of Utah
Thomas M. Schmelzer - Member
Pediatric Surgical Associates
Samuel Z. Soffer - Member
Cohen Children's Med Ctr
Donald L. Sorrells - Member
Willis Knighton South Women and Children's
Wolfgang Stehr - Member
Presbyterian Hospital Albuquerque, NM