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AAPL Welcomes Four New Board Members and Honors Members Awarded Fellowship

AAPL Editorial Team

May 6, 2024


AAPL welcomes new board members and recognizes members awarded fellowship.

The American Association for Physician Leadership has a deep appreciation for the infusion of diverse experiences, fields of expertise, and fresh ideas that each new class of board members brings to the table. In its continued dedication to transforming healthcare, the association has welcomed four new board members for the 2024-2028 term.

These new members were selected from a robust pool of highly qualified candidates and are distinguished physician leaders whose collective knowledge, skills, and experiences align with the association's mission, vision, and values.

Edward Chedrawy, MD, MS, FRCSC, FACS, MHA, CPE, FAAPL, MCPDC, is a highly experienced cardiothoracic surgeon and senior physician executive specializing in strategic change in healthcare. He has practiced at several prominent institutions in the United States and Canada, including Northshore University Health System and the University of Illinois at Chicago. Chedrawy served as head of division of cardiac surgery at Queen Elisabeth II Health Sciences Center in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and is an associate professor of surgery and health administration at Dalhousie University.

Chedrawy is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, a fellow of the American Association for Physician Leadership, and a master certified physician development coach. He is a cohort leader for the Certified Physician Executive (CPE) Certification by AAPL and an editorial board member of the Physician Leadership Journal.

He founded Chedrawy Healthcare Consulting (CHC), a concierge consulting firm that helps healthcare organizations build physician-hospital alignment through strategic planning and execution. His coaching program, Leadership By Design, has helped healthcare executives worldwide. He has been featured in several publications, including The Leadership Pulse: Healthcare Culture’s New Heartbeat (USA), Physician Leadership Journal (USA), QEII HSC News (Canada), and Arab Hospital magazine (UAE).

Anthony Frank, MD, MBA, CPE, UHM, FACEP, FAAPL, serves as the chief medical officer and senior vice president for medical affairs for UNC Health Blue Ridge as well as the designated institutional official for their Graduate Medical Education Program. As the CMO, he collaborates with other UNC system CMOs on quality, patient safety, regulatory compliance, medical staff services, and credentialing.

Frank currently serves as the system chair for the CMO Privileging Subgroup which recently guided the UNC Central Credentialling Office during a major transition of software vendors, requiring a complete review of hospital delineation of privileges throughout the UNC system to a standard set of documents.

As a physician of 29 years, Frank has had significant opportunities to develop relevant experience in healthcare leadership, academic emergency medicine, hospital operations, and graduate medical education. Beginning in residency and serving as a chief resident in emergency medicine to several ED medical directorships from community to tertiary academic medical centers, oversight of regional ED operations for large hospital systems and as the vice chair for operations in an academic ED.

He has had the opportunity to participate in many physician development programs and leadership offerings in several health systems as well as national training programs. He has participated in the leadership of medical executive committees at multiple facilities and continues to develop regional systems of leadership and patient care integration within his healthcare system.

Mamata Majmundar, MD, FAAFP, CHCQM, CPE, is the chief medical officer at Evry Healthcare, a Dallas-based health insurance company, where she plays a pivotal role in establishing and managing clinical infrastructure. With over 20 years of experience as a family medicine physician, she has honed her primary care skills across diverse settings, including a physician-owned multi-specialty group, a federally qualified health center, and an academic institution.

Moving beyond direct clinical care, Majmundar has also served as a medical director for a Medicaid MCO and provided consulting services to various sectors in the healthcare industry. Over the past five years, she has held multiple roles with payer and health startup companies, contributing to committees and boards for both for-profit and nonprofit organizations.

Majmundar holds several accolades, including the Outstanding Young Alumni award from Transylvania University and the Family Medicine Advocacy Award from the University of Kentucky Department of Family and Community Medicine. She is deeply committed to patient advocacy and public health initiatives, striving to empower individuals with tools and resources for better health outcomes.

Majmundar's training includes a medical degree from the University of Louisville School of Medicine and residency training in family medicine at the University of Kentucky. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Family Practice, and board-certified in family medicine, healthcare quality and management, with subspecialty certifications in patient safety and risk management, and physician advisor.

With a passion for advancing healthcare standards, Majmundar brings a unique blend of experience, strategic insight, and dedication to her role as a board member, aiming to elevate healthcare standards for individuals and communities alike.

Sophia McIntyre MD, MPH, MBA, FAAFP, CPE, FAAPL, is a highly experienced healthcare executive with nearly two decades of leadership experience. She is committed to serving, leading, educating, and empowering others, pursuing excellence, and reimagining healthcare delivery and design.

McIntyre's expertise includes strategic and clinical operations, value-based reimbursement models, physician compensation models, quality and performance outcomes, clinical research, people development, change management, and executive coaching.

McIntyre is the former senior vice president of the ambulatory division of Wellstar Health System, where she oversaw a portfolio of more than 300 physicians and advanced practice providers. She also served as chief quality officer of the Medical Group, where she played a pivotal role in the development of the ambulatory quality infrastructure. McIntyre is a board-certified family physician (ABFM), a certified physician executive (CPE), a fellow of the American Association of Physician Leadership (FAAPL), and a fellow of the American Association of Family Physicians (FAAFP). She is currently pursuing a coaching certification through the College of Executive Coaching, an international coaching federation accredited program.

Her commitment to excellence is demonstrated by her academic and professional experience, which includes a master’s in business administration (MBA) from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and a master’s in public health (MPH) from New York Medical College. She is also a judge for the U.S. Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Baldrige Performance Program.

The new board members will fill the vacancies of departing members Stephanie Duggan, MD, CPE, FACEP, FAAPL; Randall Bickle, DO, JD, CPE, FAAPL; Teresa Malcolm, MD, FACOG, MBA, CPE, CPXP, ACC; and Greg Jolissaint, MD, MS, CPE, DFAAPL, whose terms with the board have expired. For more information on the AAPL board of directors and its competencies, please visit .


Peter B. Angood, MD, FRCS(C), FACS, MCCM, FAAPL(Hon), AAPL president and CEO

Zulma M. Berríos, MD, MBA, CPE, FAAPL, Chair

Colleen F. Inouye, MD, MS-PopH, MMM, FACOG, CPE, FAAPL, Vice Chair

Bruce Levy, MD, CPE, FAAPL, Past Chair

Bryan N. Becker, MD, MMM, FACP, CPE

Claude Brunson, MD, CPE, MS, FASA

Michael Canady, MD, MBA, CPE, FACS, FAAPL, FACHE

Edward Chedrawy, BSc, BSc(Med), MD, MSc, MHA, MCPDC, CPE, FAAPL



Julie T. Joseph, MD, MPH, MBA, CPE, FAAPL



Mamata Majmundar, MD, FAAFP, CHCQM, CPE

Sophia McIntyre, MD, MPH, MBA, FAAFP, CPE, FAAPL


We are proud to announce the 2024 Fellowship candidates who were approved by the Council of Fellows and awarded the FAAPL credential. Please congratulate your peers on their significant achievement.

  • Saju D. Joy, MD, MBA, MS, CPE, FAAPL, chief executive officer, MUSC Health Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina

  • James Mucciarone, MD, MPH, CPE, FAAPL, force medical officer, Naval Special Warfare Command, Coronado, California

  • R. Ryan Sadeghian, MD, MBA, CPE, FAAPL, chief medical informatics officer, MITConn Health/Somerset Pediatrics, Branchburg, New Jersey

  • Elaine Cox, MD, CPE, FAAPL, chief physician executive, Riley Children’s Health, Zionsville, Indiana

  • Denise Howard, MD, MPH, FACOG, CPE, FAAPL, chief of obstetrics and gynecology, New York-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital, New York City, New York and vice chair in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Weill Cornell Medicine, New York City, New York

  • Praveen Jayakumar, MD, MS, FACP, CPE, FAAPL, chief clinical officer, Arkos Health, Las Vegas, Nevada

  • Matthew Mazurek, MD, MHA, MBA, CPE, FACHE, FASA, FAAPL, director of patient quality and safety, Yale New Haven Health, Hampton, Connecticut

  • Ayodele Ogunremi, MD, MMM, CPE, FACP, FASN, FAAPL, clinical professor of medicine, University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine, Rapid City, South Dakota

  • Peter Pisters, MD, MHCM, CPE, FACS, FACHE, FAAPL, president, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas

  • Clayton Ramsue, MD, CPE, CHCQM, CCHP-P, FAAFP, FAAPL, chief executive officer, Ramsue Consulting Group, Atlanta, Georgia

  • Lee Scheinbart, MD, CPE, FAAPL, chief health affairs officer, Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine, Melbourne, Florida

In addition, the association awarded distinguished fellowship to:

  • J. Gregory Jolissaint, MD, MS, CPE, DFAAPL, previously served as the AAPL board chair and is the outgoing board chair for the Certifying Commission in Medical Management (CCMM), Woodstock, Maryland

  • Mark Lester, MD, MBA, CPE, FAANS, FACS, DFAAPL, neurosurgeon physician, Dallas, Texas

  • Amyn Rojiani, MD, PhD, CPE, FACP, DFAAPL, chair and clinical service chief, Penn State Health/College of Medicine, Hershey, Pennsylvania

Fellowship in the American Association for Physician Leadership (FAAPL) indicates that you have attained the highest level of leadership excellence and a continued commitment to the organization and the field of physician leadership. AAPL Fellowship is the most prestigious professional designation in the physician leadership community.

The Council of Fellows awards this distinction to physicians who have obtained the Certified Physician Executive (CPE) credential and have demonstrated substantial contributions to the field of physician leadership on a regional and national level.

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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