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The Association of Pediatric Surgery Training Program Directors (APSTPD) is comprised of the heads of all the ACGME-accredited pediatric surgery programs in North America.

APSTPD Leadership


KuoJen Tsao, MD – President

McGovern Medical School at UTHealth,
Houston, TX
kuojen.tsao@uth.tmc.edu


Mark Mazziotti, MD – Secretary

Texas Children’s Hospital,
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX
mazziott@bcm.edu

Upcoming APSTPD Events

Spring 2024 Meeting
Wednesday, May 15th
JW Marriot Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort
Phoenix, AZ

APSTPD Diversity Scholars Program 

The Association of Pediatric Surgery Training Program Directors (APSTPD) has created a Diversity
Scholars Program to encourage General Surgery Residents who are URiM and other minoritized groups to consider a career in Pediatric Surgery. This is aimed at 1st and 2nd year General Surgery residents who might not be training in a program with consistent mentorship from Pediatric Surgeons.

2024 Winners


Dr. Shanquell M. Dixon
PGY 2 General Surgery Resident
University of Mississippi Medical Center


Dr. Abdimajid Mohamed
PGY 2 General Surgery Resident
Boston Medical Center

Open Fellowship Positions

Search for a pediatric surgical program or position to help in your quest to make a big difference in young lives.

Numerous positions listed for:

2024 Fellowship Interview Dates

Additional Resources

Available Events

Resources for APSTPD Directors

Literature & Publications
Helpful resources include a variety of literature and publications produced by APSA committees.

STEPS Toolbox
The STEPS Toolbox slide presentations for senior faculty and senior residents to use for teaching medical students and junior residents

Critical Care Syllabus and Study Guide
Find infomration and tops from the APSA Surgical Critical Care Committee in the Critical Care Syllabus and Study Guide (PDF).