Education Committee


Chair/Co-Chair: Eunice Huang/Grace Mak

The APSA Education Committee optimizes the surgical care of children through effective knowledge delivery to the pediatric surgical community and translation of knowledge into practice. We support the development of Pediatric Surgeons by providing resources for educating medical students, surgical residents, patients, families, and practicing surgeons.

At the annual APSA meeting, the Education Committee produces sessions addressing Variations of Care for salient pediatric surgical conditions. The most recent topics included gastroesophageal reflux disease, choledocholithiasis, ECMO access, and inguinal hernias. We also host the Medical Student/Resident/Fellow reception for aspiring pediatric surgeons to hear from Pediatric Surgery Program Directors and fellows as well as to meet and network with program directors, associate program directors and fellows.

Through our subcommittees, we provide a variety of educational opportunities for the different communities we serve. Our social media subcommittee helps to publicize new content as they are added to the website and provides tips on how to navigate the PedSurgLibrary website.


The APSA Education Committee will optimize surgical care to children through effective knowledge delivery to its community and translation of knowledge into practice.


The APSA Education Committee will support the development of Pediatric Surgeons by providing resources for educating students, trainees, patients, families, and practicing surgeons.



Chair/Co-Chair: Laura Hollinger/Carl-Christian Jackson

Provide easy-to-access, easy-to-understand educational resources to patients and families that complement discussions with their pediatric surgeon. Works collaboratively with the AAP Section on Surgery and the ACS on educational material development and dissemination.

Patient and Parent Education on common conditions (selected topics developed in collaboration with AAP and ACS)

Common fetal conditions:

Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia

Practicing Surgeons

Chair/Co-Chair: Gerlad Gollin/Benjamin Zendejas-Mummert

Enhance lifelong learning through the creation and dissemination of accessible, relevant, and evidence-based educational materials.

Practicing Surgeons’ Curriculum (Visual abstracts on practice gap topics, Top Educational Content (TEC) talks, and articles of interest)


Chair/Co-Chair: Jill Whitehouse/Jonathan Meisel

Disseminate knowledge of pediatric surgery topics to medical students and residents in a concise, learner-friendly manner as well as provide guidance for those interested in pursuing a career in pediatric surgery.

Resident and Student Handbook

Standardized Toolbox of Education for Pediatric Surgery (STEPS)

Rural Surgery/Military

Chair/Co-Chair: Maggie Gallagher/Francois Trappey

Development of educational resources to optimize pediatric surgical delivery in remote and austere environments.

Rural Surgery Training Curriculum

Pediatric Appendicitis Handbook for Rural/Remote Providers

Social Media/Distribution

Chair/Co-Chair: Justin Wagner/Samir Gadepalli

Spread educational information and communicate available resources and materials through various digital platforms.

Video posted on twitter for the choledocholithiasis break out session at APSA meeting 2022


Chair/Co-Chair: Raquel Gonzalez/Russell Woo

Lead the development and dissemination of health informatics within the pediatric surgery community.

Telehealth in Pediatric Surgery- Guidelines

Telehealth in Surgery- Bibliography

2021 APSAsode Informatics: Developing Best Practices in Telemedicine for the Pediatric Surgeon

APSA Quality & Safety Committee Toolkit - Telehealth

AAP Telehealth Resources

AAP SOTC website

AAP Telehealth Resource page

Last updated: November 9, 2023