Officers of the APDS

Officers of the APDS 2023-2024
President: Amit Joshi, M.D.
President-Elect: Jennifer Choi, M.D.
Secretary: Kari Rosenkranz, M.D.
Treasurer: Valentine N. Nfonsam, M.D.
Past President: Kyla Terhune, M.D., M.B.A.

Executive Committee 2022-2023
Paul Wise, M.D. (2025)
Sylvia Martinez, M.D. (2024)
Jonathan Dort, M.D. (2026)
Jennifer LaFemina, M.D., Program Chair

Division Heads 2022-2023
Member Communications and Engagement – Amy Hildreth, M.D.
Education – Julia Shelton, M.D.
Membership – Kari Rosenkranz, M.D.
Research – James Korndorffer, M.D.

APDS Board of Directors 2022-2023 
Rahul Anand, M.D. (2025)
Marcie Feinman, M.D. (2025)
Wade Douglas, M.D. (2025)
Kareem Abdelfattah, M.D. (2025)
Daniel Relles, M.D. (2025)
Mike Truitt, M.D. (2025)
Subhasis Misra, M.D. (2024)
David Borgstrom, M.D. (2024)
Karen Brasel, M.D. (2024)
Jeremy Lipman, M.D. (2024)
Constance Cashen, D.O. (2024)
Diane Hale, M.D. (2024)

Ex Officio Members
Executive Director, American Board of Surgery, Jo Buyske, M.D.
Editor, Journal of Surgical Education, Douglas S. Smink, M.D., M.P.H.
Representative, ACS Advisory Council on General Surgery, Farin Amersi, M.D.
Chair, Residency Review Committee for Surgery, Pamela Lipsett, M.D.
Director, Division of Education, American College of Surgeons, Ajit Sachdeva, M.D.
APDS Representative to the ACS Board of Governors: Amit Joshi, M.D.
APDS Representative to SAGES: Rana Higgins, M.D.
APDS Representative to ASE: Tania Arora, M.D.
APDS Representative to the OPDA: Daniel Dent, M.D.
APDS Representative to ERAS & ACGME: Jennifer LaFemina, M.D.
APDS Liaison with SCORE: Mo Shabahang, M.D.
Chairperson, Program Committee: Jeremy Lipman, M.D., M.H.P.E.
President, Association of Residency Administrators in Surgery: Brianne Leigh Nickel, M.A., C-TAGME
Resident Representatives:  Rachel Atkinson, M.D. and Jasmine Walker, M.D., M.A., M.P.H.

Honorary Life Members
Arthur H. Aufses, Jr., M.D.
Robert Berry, M.D.
Dominic A. DeLaurentis, M.D.
Paul Friedmann, M.D.
Ward O. Griffen, Jr., M.D.
Robert E. Hermann, M.D.
Walter Pories, M.D.
John Potts, M.D.
Paula Termuhlen, M.D.

By virtue of the APDS By-Laws changes adopted in October, 2022, the scope of the Nominating Committee’s responsibilities and recommendations has been expanded to include also proposing a slate of Officers for the Board of the Mark Friedell Education and Research Fund.

Friedell Fund Board (term duration listed)
David Harrington (1 yr)
Marcela Ramirez (1 yr)
Ben Jarman (2)
Mariela Rivera (2)
Andreas Meier (3)
Jamie Robertson (3)
Elizabeth Dauer (4)
Doug Smink (4)