American Association for Physician Leadership

Bruce Spurlock


President & CEO

Cynosure Health

Bruce Spurlock, M.D. is President & CEO of Cynosure Health and Convergence Health Consulting, a healthcare improvement organization whose vision is to create the day when suboptimal care is eliminated; when safe, reliable, and affordable healthcare is a reality for every patient.

Bruce leads and advises Cynosure’s Hospital Quality Improvement Collaborative (HQIC) - awarded by CMS to provide customized, data-driven quality improvement assistance to meet the specific needs of small, rural, and critical access hospitals; those serving vulnerable populations; and hospitals facing quality improvement challenges. He is a nationally known speaker on a broad range of health care topics including translating policy into practice, health care trends and effectively engaging every stakeholder to drive improvement and he co-edited the book “All In: Using Healthcare Collaboratives to Save Lives and Improve Care.” Bruce practiced internal medicine as a senior physician with The Permanente Medical Group, Inc. for seven years.

Areas of Expertise

  • translating policy into practice
  • healthcare trends
  • stakeholder engagement


  • Bachelors of Arts in Economics (AB) – University of California, Berkeley

  • Doctor of Medicine (MD) – University of California, Davis


  • Internal Medical Residence, Chief Resident – Kaiser Foundation Hospital in Santa Clara, CA

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