WOFAPS Foundation Goals

The goals of the WOFAPS Foundation are to encourage furthering of professional training, promote education of individuals in training through participation in seminars and special courses, consider granting travel scholarships, scientific research fellowships, or unique projects such as medical ethics, clinical outcomes studies and health care delivery systems and other projects that will enrich the knowledge of the grant recipient, and institution, a community or society in general as it pertains to broadening the horizon’s of children’s surgery.


For competent young pediatric surgeons from developing countries

The WOFAPS Foundation offers International Guest Scholarships to competent young pediatric surgeons (less than 40 years old) from developing countries who have demonstrated strong interests in teaching and research.

The Foundation will cover economy class travel expenses and additional support. The scholarships provide the recipients with an opportunity to visit well recognized and established pediatric surgical teaching centers in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa for a clinical observership. The host institution will provide lodging and sustenance.

WOFAPS Foundation Board



Prof David Sigalet: President WOFAPS

Prof Sameh Shehata: President-elect

Prof Jose Roberto Baratella: Vice-President

Prof Devendra Gupta: Past President

Prof Richard Azizkhan: Past President

Prof Alp Numanoglu: Secretary General/Treasurer WOFAPS

Prof Tatsuo Kuroda: President, JSPS

Prof Mark Davenport: President, BAPS

Prof Yechiel Sweed: President, IAPS


Prof. Atsuyuki Yamataka: CHAIRMAN of the Committee and Professor and Head, Department of Pediatric General Urogenital Surgery, Juntendo University School of Medicine

Prof. Gonca Tekant

Prof. Prem Puri

Dr. Patricio Varela