2018 Winter Institute

Last Chance to Attend the Winter Institute, Starts January 25th!

Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld, Orlando, FL January 25–28, 2018
Learn More Register Now

Fundamentals of Physician Leadership

Your First Step to Influence, Inspire and Lead the People Around You.

Leadership is about outcomes. How are your actions improving your organization?

Overview Learn More

2018 Physician Leadership Summit

Join us in April for our Spring Institute & Thought Leadership Symposium

Sheraton Boston Hotel, Boston, MA, April 26–30, 2018
Learn More Register to Attend

Connected:

Improving the Patient-Physician Experience through Communication

From the Beryl Institute and the American Association for Physician Leadership®
Download White Paper

The American Association for Physician Leadership®

Welcome to the world’s premier organization for physician leadership.

For more than 40 years, we have helped physicians develop their leadership skills through education, career development and thought leadership, by providing a supportive community of peers. We hold the belief that at some level, all physicians are considered leaders.

Our Association helps transform the physician by maximizing the potential of physician leadership to create 
personal and organizational transformation that benefits patient outcomes and improves health care internationally.

We invite you to explore how we can help you develop your leadership skills and advance your career.

Education

250,000

Physicians educated since our charter in 1975
Certified Physicians

3,300

Physicians with a CPE designation
Leaders

19,885

Recipients of our education in 2016
articles-icon-white.svg

1,216

Physician Leadership Library articles
This weeks hot job

Ready for a Career Change?

View  positions available for physician leaders.

View Jobs

Membership with the American Association for Physician Leadership

Join over 11,000 members already enjoying the benefits of being a member of our exclusive physician leadership constituency.
Here are a few reasons why our members renew with us year after year or we encourage you to learn more.
sh1-community-expertise.jpg

Career Services

Unlimited access to our physician-focused CareerLink jobs board. Member-only pricing on career growth products and services.

sh1-careers-services.jpg

Savings on Education

Save up to 15% on our educational pathways, supporting materials and live events, including courses for CME.

sh1-join-careeradvancement.jpg

Publications

Thousands of articles are published online in our Physician Leadership Library, and the award-winning Physician Leadership Journal is shipped directly to you every issue.
Certified Physician Executive Program - CPE

Home of the Certified Physician Executive

Since 1997, our Certified Physician Executive ("CPE") credential has served as the leadership standard for quality leadership in the health care industry. See how you can earn a CPE credential and develop leadership for yourself, your career and the organization where you work.

CPE Logo

Learn More

Latest News

Latest from the news and information desk at American Association for Physician Leadership.

Member Spotlight: John Fankhauser, MD, CEO of ELWA Hospital in Liberia

Driven by his faith, John Fankhauser, MD, quit his family-medicine job in California and moved his family to Africa. Five years later, he talks about physician leadership in a nation ravaged by war

Sharing Expertise Is More About Being Useful Than Being Right

Your experience is key to facilitating an understanding by others and a commitment to your recommendations. You know you’ve got a solution and they need your help. Your opinion can change the way

AAPL Webinar Aims to Help Physicians Develop a Career Strategy

The discussion, slated for Jan. 24, will assist participants in developing a personalized strategic career plan. It’s free, but registration is required. The American Association for Physician

hero-doctor-stethascope.jpg

American Association for Physician Leadership®

Your trusted source for physician leadership and education for over 40 years.

Contact Us
Learn More