Certified Physician Executive (CPE) - Earn Your Credential

Certified Physician Executive

A Certified Physician Executive is a licensed M.D. or D.O. with:

  • At least one year of leadership experience
  • Board certification in a clinical specialty
  • Three years' experience after residency and fellowship
And who has completed the four phases of the Certified Physician Executive curriculum OR a qualifying graduate management degree program. Additionally, CPE candidates must pass the 3.5-day Certifying Commission in Medical Management (CCMM) capstone program.

Endorsed by the American Association for Physician Leadership®, the CPE is awarded by the CCMM and is becoming the benchmark for CEOs and executive recruiters seeking the most accomplished and influential physician leaders.


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Who Should Enroll?

Any physician leader looking to show employers a distinctive skill set and credential. Endorsed by the American Association for Physician Leadership®, the CPE is awarded by the Certifying Commission in Medical Management and is becoming the benchmark for CEOs and executive recruiters seeking the most accomplished and influential physician leaders. The certification tells employers:

Your CPE certification tells prospective employers:

  • You have attained a high level of management education and experience
  • You have core competencies in key leadership areas
  • You have superior communication skills

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a CPE?

A Certified Physician Executive is a licensed MD or DO with one year of management experience, 150 hours of tested management education or a management degree and is board certified in a clinical specialty with three years’ experience after residency and fellowship. CPE candidates must pass the three-and-a-half-day Certifying Commission in Medical Management Certification Program.

Why should I seek a CPE?

CPE after your name designates a standard of commitment to quality, communication, and excellence in health care. You’ll feel the personal satisfaction of achieving an exclusive pinnacle of professional distinction. And you’ll bring a top skill set to your health care organization.

What do I have to do to gain CPE status?

The credential is awarded by the CCMM based on the candidate’s stature as a physician, educational attainment and medical management experience and completion of the three-and-a-half-day skill-building certification program.

What do I need to do to apply?

Applications are only accepted through the CCMM website. You’ll need to collect electronic versions of your diplomas, transcripts, resume and other documentation. A $150 application fee is required and $3,500 in tuition is due upon approval of your application.

Where can I learn more?

Go to the Certifying Commission in Medical Management’s website, ccmm.org. Call us (800) 562-8088 toll-free within the United States or at (813) 287-2000 outside the United States. You can also email .

2017-18 CPE Fellows and Inductees

For more than 20 years, Certified Physician Executives have been at the forefront of health care leadership. Since the program’s inception, nearly 3,000 physician leaders around the world have added CPE to their lists of credentials. Below, the additions to this group since July 2017.


Ani A. Bodoutchian, MD, MBA, FAAFP, FAAPL
Matthew M. Eschelbach, MS, DO, CPE, FACEP, FAAPL
Amit K. Ghosh, MD, CPE, FAAPL
David J. Hagan, MD, CPE, FAAFP, FAAPL
Thomas L. Higgins, MD, CPE, FAAPL
Bruce P. Levy, MD, CPE, FAAPL
Claudia R. Libertin, MD, FIDSA, CPE, FAAPL
Donald R. Lurye, MD, MMM, CPE, FAAFP, FAAPL
Michael A. Torres, MD, MBA, CPE, FAAPL


Joshua Adamow, MD, CPE
Adesubomi B. Agoro, MD, CPE
Dheeraj Ahuja, MD, MSHA, FACHE, CPE
Greg Anderson, MD, CPE
Deepak Ariga, MD, CPE
Deepak Asudani, MD, MPH, CPE
Demetria Austin, MD, CPE
Martin L. Austin, MD, CPE
Ebenezer O. Babalola, MD, MSc, MBA, CPE
Christopher E. Backus, MD, CPE
Laura Baugh, MD, CPE
George Belkowski, MD, CPE
Daniel A. Berger, DO, CPE
Lewis Berman, MD, CPE
Madhuri Bobba, MD, CPE
Jesse A. Borke, MD, FACEP, CPE
Charles Bowkley, MD, CPE
Lawrence Brilliant, MD, CPE
Michael B. Brough, DO, MPH, CPE
David Buch, MD, CPE
Joel T. Bundy, MD, CPE
Barrett Campbell, MD, MBA, CPE
Christine Campbell, MD, CPE
Elizabeth Casstevens, MD, CPE
Brian W. Chaney, MD, CPE
Trupesh A. Chanpura, MD, MHA, CPE
Edgar G. Chedrawy, MD, MS, MHA, CPE
Misty J. Colvin, MD, MBA, CPE
Brian E. Condit, MD, MSHA, FAAPMR, CPE
Robert W. Cruikshank, MD, CPE
Wanda Cruz-Knight, MD, MBA, CPE
Peter A. DeSocio, DO, MBA, CPE
Naakesh A. Dewan, MD, CPE
Juan C. Diaz, MD, MPH, CPE
Michele L. Donato, MD, CPE
Glenn Dragon, MD, CPE
Thaddeus L. Dunn, MD, MMM, CPE
Joseph A. Ebner, MD, CPE
Prabhu D. Emmady, MD, MBA, CPE
Issa Ephtimios, MD, MBBS, CPE
Amr Etman, MD, FACOG, CPE
Bradley J. Fedderly, MD, CPE
Michael Finch, MD, CPE
Jason Foland, MD, MBA, CPE
Lora B. Folz, MD, CPE
James M. Foster, MD, MBA, FRCPC, CPE
Stephen Foster, DO, CPE
Charles A. Fox, MD, CPE
Anthony J. Frank, MD, MBA, CPE
Amy Franta, MD, CPE
Tyeese Gaines, DO, MBA, FACEP, CPE
Regen Gallagher, DO, MBA, FACOOG, CPE
Safwat Gassis, MD, MMM, CPE
Erin M. Gaugler, MD, CPE
Monjari C. Gillian, MD, CPE
Bruce L. Gillingham, MD, FAAOS, CPE
Steven Ginos, MD, CPE
Jason M. Golbin, DO, MS, MBA, FACP, CPE
Jeremy Goodman, MD, MBA, CPE
Michael Guertin, MD, MBA, CPE
Saba Habis, MD, FACP, CPE
Cyril Halbert, MD, MHM, FACS, CPE
Jonathan L. Hansen, MD, MBA, FACEP, CPE
Kathleen Harner, MD, MLH, FACOG, CPE

Joel D. Hassien, MD, CPE
Daniel R. Hatcher, DO, MPH, CPE
Thomas Herndon, MD, CPE
Stephen W. Higgins, MD, CPE
James L. Hill, MD, MBA, CPE
Tamara L. Holzer, DO, CPE
Dean H. Hommer, MD, CPE

Daniel Hornyak, MD, MBA, FACEP, CPE
Matthew Howell, MD, CPE
Jane A. Ierardi, MD, MBA, CPE
Michael Infantino, MD, CPE
Alberto Jacir, MD, MBA, CPE
Catherine James-Peters, MD, MBA, CPE
Ryan Jennings, MD, CPE
Brian Jerusik, DO, CPE
Kenneth M. Johnson, MD, MPH, CPE
Brian Jones, MD, CPE
Lisa M. Jones, MD, FACOG, CPE
Gary D. Josephson, MD, MBA, CPE
Amit Kachalia, MD, MBA, MBBS, FACP, CPE
Vasanth Kainkaryam, MD, CPE
Lilian Y. Kanai, MD, MBA, CPE
Muhammad A. Khan, MD, MBA, FACC FSCAI, CPE
Sarfraz S. Khan, MD, CPE
Samer Khouri, MD, MBA, CPE
Melissa W. Ko, MD, FAANS, CPE
Martin Koonsman, MD, CPE
Dileep D. Kumar, MD, FACP, CPE
Paul A. Lansdowne, MD, FACOG, CPE
Harald Lausen, DO, MA, CPE
Phyllis Lawani, MD, FACOG, CPE
David Leachman, MD, MBA, CPE
Shelley Lenamond, MD, CPE
Susan W. Lipinski, MD, CPE
Paul Llobet, MD, CPE
Kevin Maguire, MD, CPE
Mamata Majmundar, MD, CPE
Raoul Mayer, MD, FASCRS, CPE
William D. Mayer, MD, CPE
Mejebi T. Mayor, MD, MBA, CPE
Robert McCoy, DO, MPH, CPE
Joseph H. McIsaac, MD, MS, MBA, FASA, CPE
John McMenamy, MD, MBA, CMQ, CPE
Robert McMurtrie, DO, MBA, FAOCA, CPE
Michael D. McPhee, MD, FACS, CPE
Steven T. Meister, MD, MBA, CPE
Erik Mikaitis, MD, MBA, FACP, CPE
Peter Mikkelsen, MD, CPE
Helen C. Miller, MD, CPE
Moneeshindra S. Mittal, MD, CPE
Sephora Morrison, MD, CPE
Stephen Mueller, MD, CPE
Muhammad Nabeel, MD, FACP, MPH, CPE
Nandini Nair, MD, PhD, FACP, CPE
Samir Nangia, MD, CPE
Munier M. Nazzal, MD, MBA, CPE
Paul Newbold, MD, MS, CPE
Jay M. Nfonoyim, MD, MPA, CPE
Bac X. Nguyen, MD, CPE
Carol B. Norton, MD, CPE
Kofi W. Nuako, MD, AM, CPE
Odiraa Nwankwor, MD, MPH, CPE
Luis Otero, MD, MPH, CPE
Daniel Padron, DO, CPE
Rajiv N. Patel, MD, CPE

Salvatore Pelligra, MD, MS, CPE
Guy L. Peterson, DO, CPE
Laura Petrescu, MD, CPE
Alfred A. Pirro, MD, CPE
Faith L. Polkey, MD, MPH, CPE
Renee M. Poole, MD, MMM, CPE
Traci Powell, MD, CPE
Rupesh Prasad, MD, FACP, CPE
Donald S. Prough, MD, CPE
Timothy A. Rak, MD, CPE
Clayton M. Ramsue, MD, MSM, CPE
Suhail Raoof, MD, CPE
Abby M. Reich, MD, FAAP, FACP, CPE
Richard Reifenberg, MD, FACP, CPE
Ronald L. Reynoso-Hernandez, MD, FACP, CPE
David Rich, MD, CPE
David S. Richards, MD, MMM, CPE
Michael Ripchinski, MD, MBA, CPE
Vincent Rizzo, MD, MBA, CPE
J. Bruce Robertson, MD, FACS, CPE
Rosalinda Rosario-Lipka, DO, CPE
Daniel Ross, MD, FACEP, CPE
Anthony W. Russell, MD, MBA, MPH, CPE
Assad J. Saad, MD, CPE
Ajay Saini, MD, MBA, CPE
Stephen M. Salerno, MD, MPH, FACP, CPE
Kristi J. Salinas, MD, CPE
Michael L. Sanders, MD, CPE
Roopina Sangha, MD, MPH, FACOG, CPE
Richard H. Savel, MD, CPE
Lisa Savoie, MD, MBA, CPE
Josef Schenker, MD, CPE
Lisa A. Scheppers, MD, FACP, CPE
Armin Schubert, MBA, CPE
Natalie S. Schwartz, MD, MS, FACE, CPE
Samir Shah, MD, CPE
Babac Shahmohamady, MD, CPE
Laura K. Shelton, MD, CPE
Todd A. Shuman, MD, CPE
David Sindram, MD, PhD, CPE
John D. Six, MD, MS, CPE
Christopher Solaro, MD, PhD, CPE
Richard O. Speakman, MD, MPH, CPE
Monica Stallworth, MD, MPH, CPE
Julie Stroud, MD, MMM, CPE
Charles L. Suggs, MD, CPE
Konstantyn Y. Szwajkun, MD, CPE
Steven Tai, MD, FACP, CPE
Joahd Toure, MD, CPE
Christopher Trotz, MD, CPE
Joshua K. Trussell, MD, CPE
Saroj Vadhan-Raj, MD, MBA, CPE
Anne M. VanGarsse, MD, CPE
Janna Ver Miller, MD, CPE
Neil Vining, MD, MBA, CPE
Anuj Vohra, DO, CPE
Graham Warden, MD, CPE
Roberto Wayhs, MD, CPE
Ulrika M. Wigert, MD, CPE
David A. Worthy, MD, CPE
Darrell J. Youngman, DO, CPE
Edward M. Yu, MD, CPE
Omar Zalatimo, MD, MPH, MHA, CPE
Matthew Zimmerman, MD, MSPH, CPE
Ramzi Zureikat, MD, FACP, CPE


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