New! APSA Quality & Safety Toolkit


Find everything you need to design and implement a QI project in your institution. View QI projects that have successfully been implemented. Resources include pathways, protocols, patient and provider educational materials, ordersets and links to published data. 
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2nd Edition Fetal Handbook Now Available


Bookmark the updated resource from APSA's Fetal Diagnosis & Treatment Committee: Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy: a Reference Handbook for Pediatric Surgeons, 2nd Edition
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APSA Releases New Solid Organ Injury Guidelines


One graphic explains it all! The new solid organ injury guidelines are evidence-based, clinically relevant, easy to use and widely applicable to different care environments. Thank you to the APSA Trauma Committee, Steven Stylianos and David Notrica (ATOMAC).
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New SCT Resource Available


SCT is the latest topic addition to APSA's Prenatal Counseling Series from the Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy Committee. Bookmark it for a quick reference on SCT differential diagnosis, evaluation, prenatal counseling and considerations and postnatal considerations. View the brochure.
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In Memoriam: Charles Peter Crowe, Jr.


We have lost another of APSA's Charter Members, Dr. Charles Peter Crowe, Jr. Read more about his accomplishments.
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In Memoriam: Patrick F. Jewell


Dr. Jewell died December 12, 2018 at the age of 84. Read more about his accomplishments.
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APSA Statement on Children and US Immigration Policy


The American Pediatric Surgical Association joins our colleagues in the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American College of Surgeons, the American Medical Association, and the American Nurses Association in a unified condemnation of the inhumane treatment of children occurring on our borders. APSA’s statement on the treatment of children at our borders can be found here.
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In Memoriam: J. Alex Haller, Jr.


We have lost another one of APSA's Founding Members and a past President, Dr. J. Alex Haller, Jr., who died June 13 surrounded by his family.

Haller was the Children's-Surgeon-in-Charge of Johns Hopkins Hospital from 1964 until 1997. He had a special focus on the treatment of congenital chest wall deformities, pediatric cardiothoracic surgery and systems of care for children with serious injuries. He established the regional trauma center for children at Johns Hopkins, the first such program of its kind in the United States, and also established one of the early pediatric surgery training programs. Haller was one of 24 pediatric surgeons who founded APSA via three organizing meetings in 1969. He was APSA President in 1986. Learn more about his accomplishments from the AAP Oral History Project interview between Haller and Dr. Kurt Newman.  See also the press release from Johns Hopkins Medicine.

The funeral will be held Saturday, June 23, 11:00 a.m. at the Cathedral of the Incarnation, 4 University Parkway, Baltimore, Maryland.

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In Memoriam - E. Thomas Boles, Jr.


Dr. Boles was a founding member of APSA. In 1969, he and Dr. Lucian Leape determined that pediatric surgery was sufficiently mature to have its own professional society. Within a year, they had organized a group of pediatric surgeons to create APSA.  Dr. Boles served as president of APSA in 1977Learn more about his accomplishments.

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New Surgical Oncology Resources


APSA's Cancer Committee has added a new page to the website intended to facilitate ready access to frequently used references for common pediatric malignancies. In addition, the Renal Tumors handbook has been updated and a Germ Cell Tumors handbook has been added. These resources are only available to APSA members. Bookmark this page for quick and easy access.
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