Lead the leaders to guide the health care of today and tomorrow

Put yourself in the center of the organization that is leading change … together. Have impact in the health care community now and into the future.

Fellowship Requirements

  1. Be a member of the American Association for Physician Leadership® and/or its predecessor in good standing for the last five consecutive years.
  2. Hold current status as a Certified Physician Executive (CPE).
  3. Provide a letter of recommendation from a current fellow, who can nominate the candidate for fellowship status based on the applicant’s significant contributions to physician leadership.
  4. Provide a narrative that describes the candidate’s achievements in the field of physician leadership.
  5. Submit a structured application and accompanying reference letter. The application must include specific accomplishments, articles and where they were published, speaking engagements, resume and other relevant materials.
  6. Actively participate in association activities, including:
  7. Attend a minimum of 14 hours of live event CME through the association within the past two years AND participate in at least two of the following:

Serve as an ambassador at live conferences.

Serve as a learning lab presenter.

Serve as a peer reviewer for the annual call for presenters.

Serve as a task force or committee member.

Serve as a session host.

Serve as a Leape Ahead Award peer reviewer.

Serve as a mentor or coach through the association.

Serve on the Education Advisory Council.

Serve as a poster presenter at live institutes or women’s community webinar presenter.

Serve as association faculty.

Develop new initiatives to foster physician leadership.

Contributions to the field of physician leadership at the regional or national level, beyond the scope of the applicant’s employment, will be considered. Examples include publishing articles on physician leadership issues in national or regional journals, speaking at regional or national meetings on leadership issues, participating through committees and boards with state, regional or national impact on the health care system and mentoring outside of the association, including through other professional societies or within the workplace.

All applicants must be approved by the association board after recommendation by the Council of Fellows. 

To maintain an FAAPL designation, all fellows will be required to:

Maintain their CPE status

Maintain their current dues and membership in the association

Complete at least seven CME hours through the association within the past two years

*Current applicants for the FACPE designation will be assessed according to the criteria in place in 2015. Current fellows who transition to the FAAPL designation will be granted two years to meet the new requirements. 

The application will open up July 15, 2017.

List of Fellows


Name Academic Credentials Professional Credentials Professional Designation State
Abdou, Sherif W. MD MMM CPE FACPE NV
Ahsan, Nasimul MD MBA FACHE FACP FASN CPE FAAPL FL
Alfano, Samuel L. DO MMM CPE FACPE PA
Amsterdam, James T. MD DMD MMM FACEP CPE FACPE PA
Anderson, George K. MD MPH FACPE CT
Anderson, John A. MD JD CPE FACPE VA
Antonecchia, Paul P. MD MBA FACP CPE FAAPL NY
Apalara, Jelili A. MBBS MD MPH FACP CPE FACPE CA
Ashamalla, Medhat G. MD MMM CPE FACPE MI
Asmar, Hoda A. MD MBA FAAPL FACHE FACP CPE FAAPL TN
Atkins, Thomas N. MD MMM CPE FACPE CA
Avery, Melissa V. MD MMM FAAFP CPE FACPE KY
Babka, John C. MD FACHE FACP CPE FACPE FL
Bachman, Richard K. MD CPE FACPE AZ
Bailey, Richard H. MD FACP CPE FAAPL WI
Baker, Floyd W. MD FACPE TX
Bakerman, Michael M. MD MMM FACP CPE FACPE MA
Barchet, Stephen MD CPE FACPE WA
Bartholomew, Lydia MD MHA FAAFP CPE FACPE WA
Bauer, Charles R. MD CPE FACPE TX
Beauchamp, Robert F. MD CPE FACPE AZ
Becker, Bruce C. MD FACHE CPE FACPE NC
Bender, Bruce L. MD MS FCAP FACPE MA
Benson, Dale S. MD CPE FAAPL IN
Bentz, Gregory D. MD PHD FAAFP FACPE CPE CPE FACPE VA
Berliner, Daniel S. MD MPH FACPE TX
Berman, Henry S. MD CPE FACPE WA
Bickle, Randall A. DO JD CPE FAAPL MI
Bier, Alan L. MD MMM FCCP CPE FACPE GA
Bintz, Marilu MD MBA CPE FAAPL WI
Birrer, Richard B. MD CPE FACPE NY
Bisgard, Jay C. MD MPH FACPE WA
Black, James N. MD MMM CPE FACPE CO
Blanchard, Jeremy R. MD MMM FACPE CPE FACPE MT
Bloomberg, Mark A. MD MBA CPE FACPE MA
Boddie, William L. MD FACPE GA
Boehler, Richard MD MS MBA CPE FACPE NH
Bolter, Sidney MD FACPE CA
Bonbrest, H. C. MD FACPE IL
Bonfield, William C. MD MPH FACPE AZ
Bonfili, Hubert F. MD CPE FACPE NC
Borden, Spencer MD MBA FACR FAAP FACHE CPE FAAPL MA
Bosman, Michiel MD MMM MS PhD CPE, FAAPL, FACPE
Bozman, Raymond E. MD CPE FACPE VA
Bradshaw, Donald M. MD MPH CPE FAAPL VA
Braslow, Nelson M. MD MBA MPH CPE FACPE VA
Bratton, Robert L. MD MMM FAAFP CPE FACPE KY
Breite, Warren M. MD MBA CPE FACPE MO
Breitenstein, Bryce D. MD MPH CPE FACPE CA
Breitzer, Gerard M. DO MS FAAP CPE FACPE MI
Brittain, Edward H. MD FACPE OR
Browne, Mark W. MD MMM FAAP CPE FACPE TN
Burdick, Hoyt J. MD MMM CPHQ FACP FCCP CPE FAAPL WV
Burroughs, Jonathan H. MD MBA FACHE CPE FAAPL NH
Burton, Bret MD MBA CPE FAAPL OH
Burton, Richard M. MD MBA PhD FACPE AZ
Butterick, James D. MD MMM CPE FACPE MA
Butzer, John F. MD CPE FACPE MI
Byrne, Frank D. MD MMM CPE FACPE WI
Callan, Clair M. MD MBA CPE FACPE FL
Cardinal, Peter MD MHA FACEP CPE FACPE PA
Carr, Vincent F. DO MSA CPE FACPE CPE FACPE DE
Carrigan, Vernon M. MD FACP CPE FACPE TN
Casanova, James E. MD MBA CPE FACPE WI
Casey, Donald E. MD MPH MBA FACP FAHA CPE FAAPL IL
Casey, John F. MD CPE FACPE MI
Casperson, William R. MD FACS FACPE CPE FAAPL IL
Chaska, Benjamin W. MD MBA CPE FACPE ND
Chervenak, Frank A. MD MMM CPE FACPE NY
Clapper, Laura M. MD MPPA CPE FAAPL CA
Clark, Gordon H. MD MDIV DLFADLFAPA CPE FACPE ME
Coddington, Charles C. MD CPE FACPE MN
Cohen, Max M. MD MHSA FACS CPE FACPE FL
Collins, John J. MD FACPE MI
Conrad, Alan J. MD MMM FACHE CPE FAAPL CA
Conrad, Harold T. MD CPE FACPE LA
Convery, Paul B. MD MMM CPE FACPE TX
Cors, William K. MD MMM CPE FAAPL NJ
Couch, James B. MD JD FACPE NJ
Coulter, Christopher H. MD MPH CPE FACPE CA
Creelman, Wayne L. MD MMM MBA MTS DFAPA CPE FACPE FL
Crews, Quintous E. MD FACPE CA
Culp, Raymond M. MD CPE FACPE CO
Cummings, Kenneth C. MD CPE FACPE KS
Curnow, Randall MD MBA FACP FACHE CPE FACPE OH
Davidson, Steven J. MD MBA FACEP CPE FACPE NY
Davila, Fidel MD MSMM FCCP FCCM CPE FACPE AR
Davis, Thomas C. MD FACPE AZ
Decker, C. L. MD FACPE AZ
Deering, Ronald H. MD FAAPL IL
Desjardins, Paul MD FACPE QC
Dixson, James D. MD FACP CPE FACPE CPE FACPE OK
Dodd, Lloyd E. MC MMM MPH CPE FACPE TX
Doyne, Mark A. MD FACPE TX
Dreiling, Dale T. MD MMM CPE FACPE IA
Dull, David L. MD MMM CPE FAAPL CO
Edwards, Larry D. MD CPE FACPE FL
Enzenauer, Robert W. MD MPH MSS MBA CPE FACPE CO
Eraci, Joseph R. MD FACPE IL
Fabius, Raymond J. MD CPE FACPE PA
Faust, Halley S. MD MPH FACPE NM
Feldman, David L. MD MBA FACS CPE FAAPL NY
Ferguson, Ronald A. MD MBA CPE FACPE IL
Fernandez, C. Ray MD CPE FACPE NC
Ferriss, David M. MD MPH CPE FACPE TN
Fetterolf, Donald E. MD MBA FACP FACPE PA
Fibuch, Eugene E. MD CHCQM FABQAURP CPE FACPE KS
Fichtner, Christopher G. MD CPE FACPE CA
Fickenscher, Kevin M. MD CPE FAAPL ME
Finn, Nomie G. MD FACP CPE FAAPL GA
Fischer, Donald C. MD FACPE OH
Flareau, Bruce MD CPE FACPE FL
Flesh, Lawrence H. MD CPE FACPE NY
Forrester, Donald D. MD CPE FACPE CA
Foulke, Garrett E. MD MMM FACPE CA
Fracasso, Mark R. MD MBA FACOG CPE FACPE VA
Freeman, Susan L. MD MS CPE FACPE PA
Friend, Charles R. DO MMHA FAAFP FAWM CPE FACPE FL
Frissell, Nelson E. MD MPH CPE FACPE CO
Funkenstein, Dan L. MD MPH CPE FACPE CA
Gaillour, Francine R. MD MBA CPE FACPE WA
Galbreath, Autumn Dawn MD MBA CPE FAAPL TX
Gandla, Vijay B. MD SFHM FACP CPE FACPE NC
Gawne, Bernard B. MD MS MPH CPE FACPE IL
Germann, William J. MD MBA CPE FACPE OH
Gershwin, Randy J. MD MMM CPE FACPE FL
Gesme, Dean H. MD CPE FACPE MN
Gilmore, Robert W. MD CPE FACPE MI
Gilson, Mayo D. MD FACOG CPE FACPE OK
Gokli, Asit R. MD MMM FACEP CPE FAAPL CA
Goldberg, Allen I. MD MBA FACPE IL
Goldstein, Irwin P. MD FAAP FACPE CA
Goler, Michael R. MD FACHE FACMPE CPHQ CPE FACPE SC
Goodspeed, Ronald B. MD MPH FACP FACPE MA
Granata, Attilio V. MD MBA FACP CPE FACPE CT
Granger, Elder MD FACP CMQ CPE FAAPL CO
Green, Edward O. MD CPE FACPE CA
Greenberg, Michael R. MD MBA FACPE PA
Greifinger, Robert B. MD FACPE NY
Guthrie, Michael B. MD MBA FACPE CO
Haft, Howard M. MD CPE FACPE MD
Hakim, Amin Z. MD CPE FACPE NY
Hamilton, Ian N. MD MBA CPE FACPE GA
Hamilton, William R. MD FACP CPE FACPE IL
Hamlett, Jeffrey A. MD FAANS FAAPMR CPE FAAPL FL
Handler, Michael R. MD MMM FACOG CPE FAAPL MO
Harding, Jonathan P. MD CPE FACPE MA
Hartwell, Shattuck W. MD FACPE OH
Hasselbacher, Peter MD FACP FACR CPE FACPE KY
Heilman, John P. MD MPH FACPE FL
Helmer, Lynn MD MBA FACP FACPE CPE FACPE NJ
Henderson, Bryn J. DO JD CPE FAAPL CA
Herman, Barry K. MD MMM CPE FACPE PA
Heydorn, William H. MD CPE FACPE CA
Heydt, Stuart MD FACPE PA
Hickey, Martin E. MD MS CPE FACPE NE
Himes, Louis H. MD FACPE FL
Hodge, Robert H. MD FACP CPE FAAPL VA
Hodges, Glenn R. MD CPE FACPE KS
Hofreuter, Donald H. MD CPE FACPE WV
Honeycutt, Boyd K. MD MBA FACP CPE FACPE NC
Hookman, Perry MD FACPE MD
Horn, Allen L. MD MBA CPE FACPE MN
Hosler, Fred W. MD MPA FACP CPE FAAPL TN
Hughes, C. Anthony MD MBA MPH CPE FACPE GA
Hurlburt, Ward B. MD MPH CPE FACPE AK
Hyder, Syed Shiraz MD MMM FAAN FAHA CPE FACPE ND
Izakovic, Martin MD PHD FHM FACP CPE FACPE IA
Jacobson, James M. MD MBA CPE FACPE TX
James, Thomas MD FACP FACPE PA
Johnson, David E. MD MPH FACPE CO
Johnson, Glen R. MD FAAFP CPE FACPE TX
Johnson, John C. MD FACEP FACPE IN
Jolissaint, James Gregory MD MS CPE FAAPL MD
Jones, Frederic G. MD FACP CPE FACPE SC
Joshi, Raksha MD MBA FACOG FRCOG CPE FAAPL NJ
Kahane, Albert J. MD CPE FACPE CA
Kallen, Lowell H. MD MBA CPE FACPE VA
Kanning, Marianne D. MD MBA CPE FACPE MN
Kaplan, Alan S. MD CPE FACPE WI
Kaufman, Edward A. MD MBA FACPE CA
Kaufman, Ronald L. MD MBA FACP FACHE CPE FACPE CA
Kearney, Brendon J. MBBS FRACP FAAPL SA
Keats, John P. MD FACOG FACPE CPE FAAPL AZ
Kellis, Dana S. MD MBA PhD CPE FACPE TX
Kelly, Stephen J. MD MBA FACCP CPE FAAPL MO
Keppel, Lowell H. MD CPE FACPE WI
Ketterhagen, James P. MD MMM FACS CPE FAAPL KY
Khawaja, Waseem A. MD MPH MHCM FACP FACMQ FACHE CPE FACPE OH
Kissoon, Niranjan MD CPE FACPE BC
Kizer, Kenneth W. MD MPH CPE FACPE CA
Klein, William B. MD MPH MBA CPE FACPE GA
Knight, Napoleon B. MD MBA CPE FAAPL IL
Kochar, Mahendr S. MD MBA MS FACPE CA
Kohn, Martin S. MD MS FACEP CPE FACPE NY
Kolb, Marvin O. MD MS FAAP CPE FAAPL MN
Kolins, Mark D. MD CPE FACPE MI
Korpman, Ralph A. MD CPE FACPE TN
Kraus, John J. MD MMM CPE FACPE SC
Krilich, Chad B. MD MBA FAAFP CPE FAAPL CA
Kryspin, Tess MD MBA FACP CPE FAAPL CT
Kwalick, Donald S. MD MPH FACPE FL
Lace, Daniel A. MD CPE FAAPL IL
Lafer, Edmund L. MD MBA FACHE CPE FACPE PA
Lal, Raj B. MD MBA MPA MS CPE FACPE IL
Lally, James M. DO MMM CPE FACPE CA
Lam, David M. MC USA FACPE AK
Landis, Darryl L. MD MBA FAAFP CPE FACPE NC
Laney, Samuel M. MD CPE FACPE MO
Lauve, Richard M. MD MBA CPE FACPE SC
Lazarus, Arthur MD MBA CPE FAAPL FL
Leach, Rice C. MD CPE FACPE KY
Leape, Lucian L. MD FACPE MA
Ledford, Frank F. MD CPE FACPE TX
Lee, Trevor W. MD MMM FRCPC FASE CCPE CPE FAAPL MB
Lehman, James A. MD MBA FACP CPE FACPE IA
Lehmann, Dale E. MD CPE FACPE FL
Leider, Harry L. MD MBA FACPE IL
Lenaz, Maria P. MD CPE FACPE VA
Lenz, Paul R. MD FACPE NJ
Leonard, Roger F. MD MMM FACC FACP CPE FACPE MD
Lester, Mark C. MD MBA FACS FACPE CPE FACPE TX
LeTourneau, Barbara MD MBA CPE FACPE MN
Levien, David H. MD MBA FACS CPE FACPE CA
Levine, Seymour MD MHA CPE FACPE MD
Lindefjeld, Ole A. MD FACS FACPE FACPE NJ
Lindeman, Roger C. MD FACPE WA
Linney, George E. MD CPE FACPE NC
Loeb, Barbara B. MD MBA CPE FACPE IL
Lucas, John L. MD MPH FACPE NM
Lundquist, Thomas G. MD MMM FAAP FACPE CPE FACPE VA
Macdonald, Denis F. MD MBA CPE FACPE ON
Magras, Lawrence L. MD MBA CPE FAAPL CT
Maldonado, W. E. MD CPE FACPE MI
Malone, John D. MD MPH CPE FACPE CA
Manch, Richard A. MD MSHA CPE FACPE AZ
Manning, Donald E. MD MBA MMM CPE FACPE GA
Marco, Alan P. MD MMM CPE FAAPL OH
Marr, Thomas J. MD FACPE MN
Matheny, Gary L. MD MBA MPH CPE FACPE TN
Mather, John H. MD CIP FACPE TN
Matheson, George W. MD CPE FACPE MT
Mayer, Thomas R. MD MBA CPE FACPE CA
McBride, Charles E. MD MBA CPE, FAAPL GA
McCormick, J. B. MD FACHE CPE FACPE IL
McCurdy, Fredrick A. MD MBA PhD CPE FACPE TX
McDermott, David B. MD MPH FAAFP CPE FAAPL ME
McGinn, Francis X. MD FACPE FL
McLean, Robert B. MD MHA CPE FACPE VA
McLear, William Z. MD FACPE FL
Meller, Gary MD MBA FACP FACPE FL
Melnick, Donald E. MD FACPE PA
Mendez, Enrique MD FACPE VA
Mendoza, Edward M. MD MBA CPE FACPE GA
Menzies, Barbara A. MD MS CPE FACPE MI
Mercer, Charles W. MD FACPE TN
Milleman, Leo A. MD FACPE IA
Miller, Marc MD MBA FACPE CA
Miller, Robert I. MD MBA MSS FAAP FACHE CPE FACPE TX
Miller, Ross M. MD MPH CPE FACPE CA
Mills, Walter W. MD MMM CPE FACPE CA
Mills, William F. MD MMM FACEP CPE FACPE NY
Milos, Glenn J. DO MPH JD MBA CPE FAAPL WI
Mirowitz, Scott A. MD MMM CPE FACPE IL
Mischler, Nicholas E. MD MS FACP FACPE WI
Moberg, Kirk D. MD MS PhD FACP CPE FACPE IL
Mohs, Frank R. MD CPE FACPE MO
Montgomery, John M. MD MPH FAAFP CHIE CPE FACPE FL
Moore, Irwin B. MD FACPE OH
Moore, Timothy J. MD MS FACPE OH
Motzel, Albert J. MD FACPE WI
Mucasey, John MD FACPE FL
Mueller, Robert A. MD MPH MBA CPE FACPE CA
Mullen-Clayton, Marlene DO MBA CPE FAAPL MA
Myers, Woodrow A. MD MBA FACEP FACP FACPE IN
Nakamoto, Beau K. MD MBA CPE, FAAPL HI
Nakata, Yoshinori MD MBA PhD CPE FAAPL Tokyo
Neal, James M. MD MBA FACP FACE CPE FAAPL IN
Nelson, John M. MD FACPE FL
Nelson, Marcia F. MD MMM FAAFP CPE FAAPL CA
Neuspiel, Daniel R. MD MPH CPE FACPE NC
Newcomer, Kermit L. MD FACPE WI
Nicoll, Daniel J. MD MPH CPE FACPE NY
Nitschke, Leann F. MD MBA FACS CPE FACPE CO
Nocks, James J. MD MSHA CPE FACPE PA
Noe, Michael F. MD MPH CPE FACPE NY
Norris, Thomas E. MD CPE FACPE WA
Northup, Jeffrey C. DO CPE FAAPL OH
Nunn, Chalmers M. MD MMM CPE FAAPL VA
Ognibene, Andre J. MD CPE FACPE TX
Ogrod, Eugene S. MD JD MACP CPE FAAPL TX
O'Hollaren, Mark T. MD FACPE OR
Olaniyan, Olakunle P. MD MBA CPE FACPE MD
O'Leary, Dennis S. MD FACPE KS
Oliva, Anthony F. DO CPE FACPE FL
Orme, Harry W. MD FACPE CA
Ottensmeyer, David J. MD FACPE AL
Ovbiagele, Bruce MD MS CPE FAAPL SC
Owens, Harry R. MD MIM CPE FACPE OR
Owens, Michael H. MD MPH CPE FACPE CA
Paige, Peter G. MD MMM FACEP CPE FACPE FL
Pane, Gregg A. MD MPA CPE FACPE VA
Pappelbaum, Stanley J. MD MBA CPE FACPE CA
Parikh, Jay R. MD FRCP CPE FACPE WA
Paris, John M. MD MMM CPE FACPE IN
Parrino, Thomas A. MD MBA CPE FAAPL MA
Pasternak, Derick P. MD MBA FACPE WA
Patel, Kayur V. MD FACEP FACP FCAP CPE FACPE IN
Patmas, Michael A. MS, MD, MMM FACP CPE FACPE ID
Payne, Lee E. MD MBA FACEP FACP CPE FAAPL TX
Pesta, Carl M. DO MACOI CPE FACPE MI
Petersdorf, Robert MD FACPE DC
Piefer, Gary MD MS FACPE FAAFP CPE FACPE TX
Pladson, Terence R. MD MBA CPE FACPE MN
Pollard, John W. MD MBA CPE FACPE IL
Pomarantz, Stanley D. MD FACPE TX
Porter, Burdett R. MD MMM CPE FAAPL PA
Prentiss, Sheri Y. MD MPH CPE FACPE IL
Propp, Douglas A. MD MS FACEP CPE FACPE IL
Prosser, Joseph S. MD MBA CPE FACPE TX
Puckett, Thomas G. MD MBA FACPE MS
Pugno, Perry A. MD, MPH, FAAFP FACPE CPE FAAPL KS
Purcell, Ganson MD FACPE MA
Quickel, Kenneth E. MD FACPE MA
Randolph, Leonard M. MD MS FACS CPE FACPE OH
Ransom, Scott B. DO MPH MBA FACOG FACHE CPE FACPE TX
Rathore, Mobeen H. MD CPE FAAPL FL
Ray, Roger A. MD MBA CPE FACPE NC
Reed, Tony S. MD MBA CPE FAAPL NJ
Reich, Joel J. MD MMM FACEP CPE FACPE CT
Richards, John C. MD FACPE GA
Richards, John W. MD MMM CPE FACPE GA
Riddles, Lawrence M. MD MBA FACS CPE FACPE MS
Rivera-Alsina, Manuel E. MD MBA CPE FACPE TX
Roache, Kevin J. MD MMM FRCPC FACG CPE FAAPL FL
Roberts, Ingram M. MD MBA CPE FAAPL PA
Robinson, Kenneth J. MD MHCM MHCM FACEP CPE FACPE CT
Rockey, Paul H. MD MPH FACPE IL
Rodriguez, Gilmer J. MD MPH MMM CPE FACPE AL
Rojiani, Amyn M. MD PhD FCAP CPE FACPE GA
Romeo, Sam J. MD MBA CPE FAAPL CA
Rosen, Richard A. MD FAAP FACPE PA
Rotner, Howard E. MD FACE FACPE MA
Royer, Jerry A. MD MBA FACPE CA
Royer, Thomas C. MD FACPE TX
Rubin, Richard A. MD MBA CPHQ FACP CPE FACPE NY
Ruffin, Marshall d. MD MBA MPH CPE FACPE VA
Russell, Thomas K. MD MBA CPE FACPE TX
Ryan, Jack MD FACPE MI
Saalwaechter, John J. MD MBA CPE FACPE IN
Sachs, Barton L. MD MBA CPE FAAPL SC
Safeek, Yisrael M. MD MBA CPE FACPE KY
Sanders, James G. MD CPE FACPE TX
Sanders, Steve P. DO MBA CPE FACPE OK
Sawyer, Sheila R. MD MMM CPE FACPE FL
Scanlan, John M. MD FACPE MN
Scarpinato, Len DO MS CPE FAAPL FL
Scheirman, Katherine E. MD MHA CPE FACPE OK
Schoenbaum, Stephen C. MD MPH CPE FACPE NY
Schrage, Jon P. MD MBA CPE FACPE KS
Schroeder, Brian D. MD MBA FACP CPE FAAPL MI
Schroeder, Norman J. MD MBA CPE FACPE WI
Scott, Byron C. MD MBA FACEP CPE FAAPL IL
Segal, Marvin S. MD CPE FACPE MN
Seward, James P. MD MMM FACPE CA
Shabino, Charles L. MD MS CPE FACPE WI
Shaw, Howard A. MD MBA FACOG CPE, FAAPL NE
Shehab, Thomas M. MD MMM CPE FAAPL MI
Sherman, Michael S. MD MBA MS CPE FACPE MA
Sherry, Cynthia S. MD MMM FACR CPE FACPE TX
Short, Peter H. MD CPE FACPE MA
Siegel, David B. MD MPH FACPE MI
Silbaugh, Barry R. MD MS FAAPL NM
Slonim, Anthony D. MD DrPH CPE FAAPL NV
Small, James W. MD MMM MPH MBA CPE FACPE TX
Smith, Jack W. MD MMM CPE FACPE VA
Smith, John A. MD MMM CPE FACPE AL
Smith, Scott P. MD MPH CPE FACPE IL
Smith, Steven R. MD MMM CPE FACPE MD
Smithy, George B. MD MPH MS FACS FACPE MA
Snead, Robert P. MD FACPE ME
Snell, Alan D. MD MMM CPE FACPE IN
Snyder, David A. MD MPA CPE FACPE GA
Sorrell, Meredith E. MD FACPE OK
Spears, Robert L. MD FACPE CO
Spinale, Joseph W. DO MBA FACP CPE FAAPL RI
Springrose, James V. MD CPE FACPE AZ
Stankaitis, Joseph A. MD MPH CPE FAAPL NY
Stapleton, Dwight D. MD MMM CPE FACPE IL
Stein, Jack M. DO MPH FACP FACPE PA
Stewart, James L. MD MSHA CPE FACPE NC
Strevey, Tracy E. MD FACS FACPE MO
Stromberg, LaWayne R. MD FACPE IL
Stubbs, W. R. MD MBA CPE FACPE WA
Summerer, Mike H. MD MS CPE FACPE ME
Suthrave, Aswani K. MD MBA MHA CPE FACPE VA
Taylor, Gregory W. MD MSHA FACHE CPE FACPE NC
Taylor, Ronald J. MD MBA FACPE MD
Terrell, Grace E. MD MMM FACP CPE FACPE NC
Timboe, Harold L. MC USA FACPE AR
Torma, Michael J. MD CPE FACPE LA
Tremain, Steven C. MD CPE FACPE CA
Turman, William G. MD FACPE CO
Tzeel, Albert MD MSHA CPE FAAPL FL
Valenzuela, Peter M. MD MBA CPE FACPE CA
Vaughan, William P. MD MBA CPE FACPE AL
Veluswamy, Ragupathy MD MMM CPE FACPE INDIA
Vickman, Lawrence A. MD MHA FACPE FL
Victoria, Mario F. MD MMM CPE FAAPL NY
Villanueva, Tomas DO MBA CPE FACPE FL
Vuturo, Anthony F. MD MPH FACPE AZ
Wallace, Peter D. MD MS CPE FACPE IA
Wallace, Thomas E. MD MBA JD FACP CPE FACPE KY
Walsh, F. M. MD MBA CPE FACPE OH
Wasco, James E. MD CPE FACPE NH
Watson, Dennis R. DO MMM CHCMQ FACOI FACMQ FABQAURP CPE FACPE AZ
Weeks, William B. MD MBA CPE FACPE NH
Weisman, Thomas MD MBA MS CPE FACPE FL
Welsh, Frank MD MHA CPE FACPE OH
Wentz, Dennis K. MD CPE FAAPL MT
Werner, Mark J. MD CPE FAAPL MN
Westerman, George G. MD CPE FACPE NV
Weygandt, Paul L. MD JD MBA MPH CPE FACPE PA
White, Evelyn M. MD MBA MS FACR FHIMSS FACHE CPE FAAPL MN
White, Hal A. MD MPH CPE FAAPL FL
Wiederhold, Mark D. MD PhD FACP CPE FACPE CA
Wilbur, Richard S. MD JD FACPE IL
Williams, J. R. MD CPE FACPE NC
Williamson, Blake J. MD MS FACPE KS
Winslow, James E. MD MMM FAAOS CPE FACPE OK
Winter, Robin O. MD MMM CPE FACPE NJ
Wolf, Aron S. MD MMM CPE FAAPL AK
Wooten, Marc D. MD MBA CPE FACPE IN
Wright, Creighton B. MD MBA CPE FACPE KY
Wright, Louis D. MD FACPE SC
Yates, Scott W. MD MBA FACP CPE FACPE TX
Yusuf, Bedri M. MD MBA FACP CPE FAAPL GA
Zarling, Edwin J. MD FACP CPE FACPE IL
Zetterstrom, Hans MD FACPE FL
Zobay, Allen J. MD CPE FACPE OH
Please contact us for any questions about fellowship requirements or the application process.

Q&A: Association Fellowship Credential Change

  • What is being changed?

    The American Association for Physician Leadership® is transitioning our fellowship credential to FAAPL from FACPE. 

  • Why is this change occurring now?

    It is part of the rebranding process started more than a year ago. The board of directors chartered the Council of Fellows to recommend how to make fellowship more rewarding for those who enter it and to reflect the mission of the rebranded association better. The board approved the committee’s recommendations at its August 2015 meeting, so the association is making this change now.

  • What is required to gain the FAAPL credential?

    The board adopted these committee recommendations for new fellows, beginning in 2016:

    The candidate for fellowship must:

    Be a member of the association or its predecessor in good standing for the last five consecutive years.

    Hold current status as a Certified Physician Executive (CPE).

    Provide a letter of recommendation from a current fellow when applying for fellowship consideration.

    Provide a narrative describing achievement in physician leadership.

    Have attended, within the past two years, a live CME event of at least 14 hours as a participant, faculty member or cohort leader.

    Have participated in two or more of the following activities:

    Live conference ambassadors

    Learning-lab presenters

    Poster presenters (previously known as Share Your Story)

    Peer reviewer for the annual call for presenters

    Task force or committee members

    Session hosts

    Leape Ahead Award peer reviewers

    Mentors or coaches through the association

    Education Advisory Council members

    Webinar presenters (Knowledge Worth Sharing and women’s community)

    New initiatives to foster physician leadership

    Faculty members

    Contributions to the field of physician leadership at the regional or national level beyond the scope of employment, including publishing, speaking and participating on boards or committees with state, regional or national impact would be considered. So would mentoring outside the scope of the association.

  • What must fellows do to maintain the FAAPL credential?

    To maintain status as a FAPPL, a fellow must keep current in CPE status and association membership and have participated in seven hours of CME through the association during the previous two years.

  • What does this mean to current holders of the FACPE credential?

    Current fellows are offered the opportunity for a choice. They may elect to continue to use FACPE or they may begin to use the FAAPL credential. Those who make the change will need to abide by the requirements new fellows must follow to maintain certification. Current fellows will have a “grandfathered” period of two years to meet the CME and other requirements.

  • What happens to the FACPE credential?

    Fellows may keep using FACPE, but it will not be awarded after 2015. They may not use both credentials. FACPE will “sunset” and may not be used after Jan. 1, 2020.

  • How can current fellows notify the association about which credential they will be using?

    Current fellows received an email with a survey response mechanism to make their selection. The choice takes immediate effect.

  • Is there a deadline to choose?

    Yes, Oct. 2, 2015. 

  • What if I have other questions about this change?

    You can email info@physicianleaders.org or call us at 800-562-8088. 

  • Comparison Chart

    Here’s a comparison chart for new fellowship applicants:

    Need to do

    Applicants in 2015 (FAAPL)

    Applicants 2016 and later (FAAPL)

    Apply

    Before Dec. 31

    During the annual August to December application period.

    Current requirements

     

     

    Be a member of the American Association for Physician Leadership® and its predecessor for the last five consecutive years.

    yes

    yes

    Be a Certified Physician Executive (CPE).

    yes

    yes

    Provide a letter of recommendation from a current fellow, who can nominate the candidate for fellowship status based on the applicant’s significant physician leadership contributions.

    yes

    yes
    Also must concurrently submit a structured application that includes specific accomplishments and achievements, such as articles written and speaking engagements, and relevant supporting documents.

    Provide a narrative that describes achievements in the field of physician leadership.

    yes

    yes

    Actively participate in association activities, including conferences, online discussion boards, volunteer services, articles in the Physician Leadership Journal, etc.

    yes

    Additional participation required (see list below)

    Exhibit contributions to the field of physician leadership at the regional and/or national level beyond the scope of the applicant’s employment. Examples: publishing articles on physician leadership issues in national or regional journals, speaking at regional or national meetings on leadership issues, and participating through committees and boards with the statewide or national impact on the health care system.

    yes

    Considered

    Provide a current professional resume.

    yes

    yes

    Additional requirements

     

     

    Have attended, within the past two years, a live CME event of at least 14 hours as a participant, faculty member or cohort leader.

    no

    yes

    Have participated in two or more of the following activities:

    • Live conference ambassadors
    • Learning-lab presenters
    • Poster presenters (previously known as Share Your Story)
    • Peer reviewer for the annual call for presenters
    • Task force or committee members
    • Session hosts
    • Leape Ahead Award peer reviewers
    • Mentors or coaches through the association
    • Education Advisory Council members
    • Webinar presenters (Knowledge Worth Sharing and women’s community)
    • New initiatives to foster physician leadership
    • Faculty members

    no

    yes

     

    Here’s a comparison for current fellows, who will choose between FACPE and FAAPL credentials.

     

    FACPE

    FAAPL

    When you can use the credential

    Now until Jan. 1, 2020

    As soon as you opt in through the survey mechanism in your email.

    CPE recertification required

    no

    yes

    CPE recertification is every 10 years

    Association education requirement

    no

    yes
    Seven hours of CME during the past two years. May take until Jan. 1, 2018, to comply.

    Use both credentials?

    no

    no