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View an invitation from AAPL CEO Dr. Peter Angood to apply for the Board of Directors.

our mission
It is our core belief that all physicians are leaders, and as such are especially vital in determining and effecting better healthcare services delivery and patient outcomes.
As a physician leader, you know how vital strong leadership is to an effective organization. Here is your chance to help lead the American Association for Physician Leadership® as we continue to address the rapidly changing healthcare environment as well as the needs of our members and physician leadership industry wide. If you are interested in becoming an AAPL Board Member submit your application today!
We are seeking candidates for the 2024-2028 Board of Directors. Board members serve a four-year term, with participation in a variety of Board Committees. All voting members of the Association are eligible to submit an application for the Board of Directors and are encouraged to do so.
AAPL embraces Diversity and Inclusion to achieve our Mission, Vision, and Values.

We seek board members with expertise across the healthcare industry, and who are experienced in governance of non-profit organization Boards. To be on the Board of Directors, you must be an active Member of the Association; and be a Certified Physician Executive (CPE), and/or AAPL Fellow, and/or Master's degree graduate from one of the Association's partnering universities. (Indiana University - Kelley School of Business; Carnegie Mellon University – Heinz College; UMass Amherst – Isenberg School of Management; Thomas Jefferson University – Jefferson College of Population Health, Arizona State University- College of Health Solutions, University of Southern California)
The AAPL Board of Directors is looking for candidates with a wide breadth of knowledge in any of our Area’s of Expertise, as well as those with leadership experience in healthcare settings, business acumen, and industry expertise. During the application process, you will have the opportunity to share your experience and identify your unique qualifications. For this year’s application process, preference will be given to candidates with expertise, professional and leadership experience the following areas:
  • Medical Technology, Pharmaceuticals, and Devices (Including AI)
  • Health Care Economics & Next Generation Payment
  • For Profit Payors & Managed Care/Retail Pharmacy
Applicants will be asked to submit their resume, profile picture and a personal statement that describes their vision for AAPL and how they will help the Association succeed.
Submissions for the 2024-2028 Board of Directors must be submitted by November 5, 2023.

Submit your application or nominate someone today by clicking on the button above.
If you have questions about your application, or need assistance, please reach out to the AAPL Governance team at: AAPLGovernance@physicianleaders.org

The wisdom and strength of physician leaders is needed now more than ever.

Participating in the AAPL Board of Directors provides you many benefits, including:

Leadership Experience, gain valuable insights and broaden your leadership skills
Make meaningful contributions to AAPL’s mission to improve Healthcare
Strengthen your professional credibility, enhance your standing within the physician community
Grow your professional network by collaborating with other influential Physician Leaders
Gain valuable expertise in Financial Management, Risk Management, Governance, Leading Teams, and more
Share your valuable expertise and knowledge with the physician community

For over 45 years.

The American Association for Physician Leadership has helped physicians develop their leadership skills through education, career development, thought leadership and community building.

The American Association for Physician Leadership (AAPL) changed its name from the American College of Physician Executives (ACPE) in 2014. We may have changed our name, but we are the same organization that has been serving physician leaders since 1975.


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American Association for Physician Leadership®

formerly known as the American College of Physician Executives (ACPE)