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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Surgical Critical Care

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The mission of the APSA Critical Care Task Force is to promote optimal care of pediatric surgical patients with critical illness through the development of guidelines for clinical care, education of pediatric surgeons, development of new research, collaboration with pediatric colleagues and patient advocacy.

New! Pediatric Surgical Critical Care Syllabus & Study Guide

To address critical care knowledge gaps, APSA's Surgical Critical Care Committee has written this helpful syllabus and study guide. It was created with residents and fellows in mind, but is applicable to anyone wanting to brush up or add to their knowledge in this area. View this resource.

Handbook of Pediatric Surgical Critical Care

The handbook was written by APSA's Surgical Critical Care Committee: to create a uniform basis for our critical care and pediatric surgical curriculum; to provide another dimension to the training for neonatology, pediatric critical care, and adult critical care fellows; and to be helpful to our colleagues, who already in practice, as a point of reference in the care of the most complex surgical patients. View the handbook.

Pediatric Surgery Critical Care Fellowships

View detailed descriptions of accredited PSCC programs including contact information for the program coordinator and program director as well as “real-time” availability of training positions for the current and subsequent academic year.

Surgical Critical Care Committee Literature Reviews 

This committee prepares quarterly reviews of the scientific literature which is of interest to the pediatric surgeon’s practice, but which may be outside the usual literature sources that the pediatric surgeon surveys. The selections are reviewed by the members of the Surgical Critical Care Committee, but are not endorsed as definitive practice. These compilations are part of the committee's goal to help identify best-practice and appropriate standards for clinical management of pediatric surgical disease. Continuing medical education maintenance of certification self-assessment credit for the literature reviews is available through APSA's ExPERT CME Program. View the Surgical Critical Care Committee Literature Reviews.



Ronald B. Hirschl - Liaison
CS Mott Children's Hospital
Samir K. Gadepalli - Chair
Univ of Michigan
Alexander Feliz - Vice Chair
LeBonheur Children's Hosp
Pablo Aguayo - Member
Children's Mercy Hospital
Mary K. Arbuthnot - Member
Naval Medical Center Portsmouth
Meghan A. Arnold - Member
CS Mott Children's Hospital
Laura A. Boomer - Member
Children's Hospital of Richmond, VCU Health
Nikunj K. Chokshi - Member
University of Chicago, Comer Children's Hospital
Michael W. Dingeldein - Member
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Natalie A. Drucker - Member
Michael M. Fuenfer - Member
Alejandro Garcia - Member
Johns Hopkins Hospital
Michaela C. Kollisch-Singule - Member
Arkansas Children's Hospital
Carrie A. Laituri - Member
Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital
Christopher R. Newton - Member
Children's Hospital Oakland
Howard I. Pryor - Member
Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
Samuel E. Rice-Townsend - Member
Boston Children's Hospital
Jason O. Robertson - Member
Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital
Sabina M. Siddiqui - Member
Medical College of Wisconsin
Arunachalam Thenappan - Member
Children's National Medical Center
Adam M. Vogel - Member
Texas Children's Hospital