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 credential has served as the gold-standard for quality leadership in the health care industry.

Latest News

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

Ideas That Shift the Power to Patients and Improve Their Outcomes

Donald Berwick, MD, a former CMS administrator, shares eight ways for doctors to let patients share the lead in their care and reap the benefits.   Patient engagement — the active involvement of a

Listening, Learning and Leadership: A Prescription for Excellent Patient Care

According to research, 80 percent of diagnoses can be made without tests, by carefully listening to the patient. So why isn’t listening given a priority in physician training? A physician who listens

Video: AAPL Board Member Scott on Value of Physicians to Nonprofits

In an interview with DocThoughts, Byron Scott says physician leaders can be vital contributors to charitable organizations that lack resources to hire health care experts.  Byron Scott, MD, MBA, a


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