Section on Surgery

Executive Committee

George W Holcomb III MD

Michael G Caty MD
Mary Fallat MD
Kurt F Heiss MD
Rebecka L Meyers MD
R Lawrence Moss MD

Frederick J Rescorla MD

Immediate Past Chair
Surgical Advisory Panel Rep

Cristopher Weldon MD
2014 Program Chair

Douglas C. Barnhart MD
2014 Publications Chair

Shawn Rangel MD
Committee on Delivery of
Surgery Care Chair

Benedict Nwomeh MD
Education Committee Chair

Gail Besner MD
Liaison and Advocacy
Committee Chair

Marjorie Arca MD
Membership Committee Chair


Vivian Thorne Mgr
Section on Surgery


NCE 2014
October 10-12, 2014
San Diego, CA


Policy Statements

Assessment and Management of
Inguinal Hernia in Infants
Kasper S Wang, Committee on Fetus and Newborn and Section on Surgery

Guidelines for Referral to Pediatric Surgical Specialists

Surgical Advisory Panel

Postdischarge Follow-up of Infants With Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia
Section on Surgery and the Committee on Fetus and

Do-Not-Resuscitate Orders for Pediatric Patients Who Require Anesthesia and Surgery
Mary E. Fallat, MD, Jayant K. Deshpande, MD and
Section on Surgery, Section on Anesthesia and Pain
Medicine, and and Committee on Bioethics

Pediatric Organ Donation and Transplantation
Committee on Hospital Care and Section on Surgery

Prevention and Management of Pain and Stress in the Neonate
Committee on Fetus & Newborn, Committee on Drugs, Section on Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
and Section on Surgery


AAP NEWS -- Click HERE for electronic access.

AAP Private Payee Advocacy Advisory Committee (PPAC) and the
Committee on Child Health Financing (COCHF)

Mary Brandt, MD, FAAP, Liaison
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The Pediatric Surgeon and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP): 
An Important Partnership for Surgeons and Children

Dr Michael D. Klein, MD, FAAP, FACS, has written an article on why AAP
membership is important to pediatric surgeons, published in the
April 2013 issue of the Journal of Pediatric Surgery.
Read the article »

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Pediatric Device Consortium
The new interactive website of the Pediatric Device Consortium is a virtual
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member portal, where you can participate in project discussions and connect
with innovators, device industry representatives and potential funders.

Helpful Links


Section on Surgery News
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Pediatric Surgery Update
a periodical electronic newsletter of interest to primary
physicians, pediatricians, surgeons, residents, medical
students, nurses and health-related professionals dealing
with evidence-based medicine and reviews in the practice of
Pediatric Surgery.


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