Fairview Park Hospital June 21, 2019

Dublin, GA — Dr. Andrew Bozeman, Pediatric Surgeon at Fairview Park Hospital, was inducted into the American Pediatric Surgical Association (APSA) at the new member ceremony in Boston, Massachusetts on May 19.

Pediatric surgeons are required to obtain duel board certifications in both general surgery for adults and pediatric surgery. There are approximately 30,000 board-certified adult general surgeons in the US in comparison to the small community of only 1,058 pediatric surgeons. In fact, the current lineage of surgeons can be connected back to the founder of pediatric surgery, Dr. William Ladd in only four generations. This is one of the many reasons why Dr. Bozeman is honored and excited to join this surgical community.

"It's a privilege to become a member of the American Pediatric Surgical Association (APSA)," says Dr. Andrew Bozeman. "APSA has always been at the forefront of our field and has advocated effectively for children's surgical care. The story of pediatric surgery in North America is rich in history and one that is rooted in improving and extending lifetimes." Bozeman feels that by collaborating professionally on a national level through APSA, he can bring the best pediatric surgical care to bedside in Dublin, GA.

The mission of APSA since its formation in 1970 is to ensure optimal pediatric surgical care for patients and their families, to promote excellence in the field, and to foster a vibrant and viable community of pediatric surgeons. Candidates for APSA are required to fulfill a rigorous set of guidelines in order to be considered for the prestigious membership. These requirements include completing a pediatric surgery fellowship program, achieving the appropriate board certifications, practicing for a full year before applying, and dedicating one's practice exclusively to pediatric patients.

For more information about Dr. Bozeman and pediatric surgery offered at Fairview Park Hospital, visit Fairview Specialists Pediatric Surgery's website. To find a list of the new member class for APSA, head to American Pediatric Surgical Association's website.