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?
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2018 Winter Institute

Attend Our 2018 Winter Institute — this January

Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld, Orlando, FL January 25 – 28, 2018
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2018 Physician Leadership Summit

Join us this April for our Annual Meeting and Spring Institute.

Sheraton Boston Hotel, Boston, MA, April 26-30, 2018
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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.



Physicians educated since our charter in 1975
Certified Physicians


Physicians with a CPE designation


Recipients of our education in 2016


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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.

Career Services

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


Savings on Education

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



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.

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Latest News

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

Leaders, Love Your People and They Will Love You Back

Physicians face a challenge because they often are taught to cut off emotions to protect themselves, and that can carry over to how they deal with other staffers.  Employees want performance

Amid Increasing Competition, Hospitals Fret Over Ratings

Some are pushing back against the grades they receive — even going to court — in an era when appraisal is said to influence revenue.  Saint Anthony Hospital in Chicago filed a defamation lawsuit

The Missing Link for Many Organizations: Leadership Development

The authors, executives at a global executive search firm, assert that companies must invest in developing leaders internally. The cost of inaction is much greater.  123RF Stock Image Organizations


American Association for Physician Leadership

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

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