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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Audit Committee

Michael J. Allshouse - Chair
Colin G. Knight - Vice Chair

Benjy Brooks Committee

Marion C. Henry - Chair
Erin E. Perrone - Vice Chair


John H. Waldhausen - Chair


Peter F. Ehrlich - Chair
David A. Rodeberg - Vice Chair

Childhood Obesity

Joy Collins - Chair
Mark L. Wulkan - Vice Chair

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee

Erika A. Newman - Chair
Cynthia Reyes - Vice Chair

Eblast Subcommittee (Outcomes Cmt)

Education Committee

Steven L. Lee - Chair
Eunice Y. Huang - Vice Chair


Deborah S. Loeff - Chair
Patrick J. Javid - Vice Chair

Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment

Shinjiro Hirose - Chair
Rony Marwan - Vice Chair


Marjorie J. Arca - Chair

Global Pediatric Surgery

J. Ted Gerstle - Chair
Tamara Fitzgerald - Vice Chair

Health Policy and Advocacy

Kathryn D. Bass - Chair
Kenneth W. Gow - Vice Chair

History Committee

Don K. Nakayama - Chair
Kristen A. Zeller - Vice Chair

Industry and Institutional Advisory

Karen A. Diefenbach - Chair
James D. Geiger - Vice Chair

Informatics and Telemedicine

Eric L. Lazar - Chair
Francois I. Luks - Vice Chair

IT/Website Subcommittee (Outcomes Cmt)

Membership & Credentials

Kevin P. Mollen - Chair
Samuel Z. Soffer - Vice Chair

New Technology

Nam Nguyen - Chair
Bethany J. Slater - Vice Chair


Outcomes and Evidence-based Practice

Shawn D. St. Peter - Chair
Robert J. Baird - Vice Chair

Patient and Family Subcommittee (Education Cmt)

Practice Committee

Barry M. Newman - Chair
John C. Bleacher - Vice Chair

Practicing Surgeons Subcommittee (Education Cmte)

Pramod S. Puligandla - Chair

Professional Development Committee

Craig W. Lillehei - Chair
Charles L. Snyder - Chair


Casey M. Calkins - Chair
Kathleen Van Leeuwen - Vice Chair


Mary J. Edwards - Chair
Cassandra M. Kelleher - Vice Chair
Adam M. Vogel - Vice Chair

Quality in Value Award Subcommittee (Quality Cmt)

Henry L. Chang - Chair

Research Committee

Agostino Pierro - Chair
Shaun M. Kunisaki - Vice Chair

Rural Access Task Force

Mary E. Fallat - Chair

Simulation Subcommittee (Education Cmt)

Social Media Subcommittee (Informatics Cmt)

Student and Resident Education Subcommittee (Education Cmt)

Surgical Critical Care

Alexander Feliz - Chair
Laura A. Boomer - Vice Chair

Surgical Quality & Safety

Loren Berman - Chair
Mehul V. Raval - Vice Chair

Survey Subcommittee (Outcomes Cmt)

Lorraine Kelley-Quon - Chair

Telemedicine Subcommittee (Informatics Cmt)

Transplantation Subcommittee (Workforce Cmt)


Jeffrey S. Upperman - Chair
Christian J. Streck - Vice Chair

Trauma Access Task Force

Mary E. Fallat - Chair

Visual Abstract Subcommittee (Informatics Cmt)

Allison L. Speer - Chair

Website Subcommittee (Informatics Cmt)

Wellness Taskforce

Mary L. Brandt - Chair
Kurt F. Heiss - Vice Chair


Stephen P. Dunn - Chair
Samuel M. Alaish - Vice Chair