American Association for Physician Leadership

Larry McEvoy



Epidemic Leadership


Memorial Health System

An emergency physician, healthcare CEO, thought leader, and entrepreneur, Dr. McEvoy’s wide experience in health care and his interests at the intersection of business, biology, and health have forged his thinking about the need to innovate leadership exponentially for the challenges of the 21st century. Particularly focused on the shared work between executives, clinicians, and clinical leaders, Larry’s mission is to deepen the vigor, resilience, and sustainability of leaders, the people they lead, and the organizations they create. His work focuses on regenerating organizations, companies, and communities to exponential health and vigor—where performance, learning, and vitality rise in parallel and are abundant, infectious, sustained, and sustaining.

A compelling storyteller and gifted facilitator, Larry is adept at convening groups to craft their own self-determined clarity and direction amid uncertainty or ambiguity. He has orchestrated the renewal of multiple environments of distrust, distress, and dispirited dynamics across his career. His book, Epidemic Leadership: How to Lead Infectiously in the Era of Big Problems, was released by Wiley Publishing on August 31, 2021.

From 2008 to 2012, he served as the CEO of Memorial Health System in Colorado Springs, CO, facilitating a strategic and operational turnaround, the emergence of a culture of collaboration and commitment, and Memorial’s transformation from an at-risk and unfunded municipal hospital to the threshold of its merger with the University of Colorado Health system. Prior to that, he was a senior executive and emergency physician at the Billings Clinic in Billings, MT, from 1995 to 2008. He completed his training in emergency medicine at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis, MN, in 1995. After earning a BA in English Writing from Carroll College (MT) in 1987, Larry graduated from Stanford University Medical School in 1992. He served previously as an executive-in-residence at the Center for Creative Leadership and is on the faculty of the American Association for Physician Leadership and The Governance Institute.

As a life-long horseman, outdoorsman, and biologist at heart, he can be found—or difficult to find—as he stewards the return of Cove Canyon Grasslands in south-central Montana to its once and future abundance.

Areas of Expertise

  • Executive leadership
  • Regenerative Systems Design
  • Change Creation
  • Engagement and Resilience
  • Quality
  • Physician Leadership
  • Strategic Innovation


Stanford University Medical School, 1992

Residency - Emergency Medicine
Hennepin County Medical Center

BA - English Writing
Caroll College


  • Fellow, American College of Emergency Physicians

  • Board-certified, American Board of Emergency Medicine

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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