American Association for Physician Leadership

Jack Gilbert


Clinical Professor, College of Health Solutions

Arizona State University
Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine

Dr. Jack Gilbert is a noted expert in organizational and personal ethics, leadership, and large-scale change. His is a Clinical Professor in the College of Health Solutions at Arizona State University (ASU). He is also a Senior Lincoln Fellow in Applied Ethics and Adjunct Faculty in Mayo Clinic’s Alix School of Medicine. He has a track record of innovation including as founding director of the novel Executive Fellowship in Innovation Leadership program at ASU.

His career includes work as a management consultant with clients in many fields including financial services, health care, information technology, manufacturing, and retail. Early in his career, he was an administrative department head in a 600 hospital.

Jack is the author of Strengthening Ethical Wisdom, The Heart of Leadership coauthored with Barbara Balik, Gilbert’s Fables, and Productivity Management, winner of the HIMSS Book of the Year Award. He was also granted the American College of Healthcare Executives’ Service Award.

He earned his doctorate from The George Washington University in Washington, DC where his dissertation focused on the role of ethics in decision-making for senior executives.

Areas of Expertise

  • Strengthening everyday ethics
  • Values-driven leadership
  • Large scale culture change
  • Management consulting
  • Leadership development
  • Executive coaching
  • Meeting facilitation
  • Public speaking


EdD, Executive Leadership Program,
The George Washington University, Washington, DC


MA, Systems Management,
Lancaster University, Bailrigg, England

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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PO Box 96503 I BMB 97493
Washington, DC 20090-6503

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Atlanta, GA 30374-5725
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formerly known as the American College of Physician Executives (ACPE)