American Association for Physician Leadership

Dan Diamond


Clinical Assistant Professor

Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine Washington State University

With a proven track record for equipping teams to thrive when times are tough, Dr. Dan Diamond served as the Director of the Medical Triage Unit at the New Orleans Convention Center following Hurricane Katrina and he led first-response teams into many of the greatest disasters of our times. He received The President's Volunteer Service Award from President Obama and The Red Cross gave him the Real Hero Award. He was also received the Washington State Governor’s Award of Excellence for his work in Haiti. He is the author of Beyond Resilience: Trench-Tested Tools to Thrive Under Pressure.  His work has been featured on TEDx, CNN, Anderson Cooper, Larry King Live. 

Dr. Diamond's experience in disaster relief gives him a unique perspective on human behavior and leadership. He came home from Katrina with a burning question: Why is it that some people DON’T become victims? What he discovered changed his life. Well known for his dynamic and engaging workshops and keynote presentations, Dr. Diamond continues to impact teams around the world. In addition to his work with healthcare leaders, Dr. Diamond worked with organizations including Facebook, Costco, Boeing, Hilton, and the US Navy. 

“The surest way to kill creativity is to focus on what’s wrong rather than on what could be.”

~ Dan Diamond MD

Areas of Expertise

  • Physician Resilience
  • Employee Engagement
  • Physician Wellness
  • Leadership
  • Change Management
  • High-Performance Teams


  • FAAFP - American Academy of Family Physicians

  • MD - University of Washington School of Medicine

  • BS - Zoology, Washington State University


  • Board Certified, National Board of Physicians and Surgeons

  • XChange Facilitation Guide

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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Washington, DC 20090-6503

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AAPL providers leadership development programs designed to retain valuable team members and improve patient outcomes.

American Association for Physician Leadership®

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