American Association for Physician Leadership

Marty Scott


High Reliability, Patient Safety, Quality Improvement Consultant

Dr. Scott is a Chief Quality and Patient Safety Officer with nearly two decades of experience leading patient safety and quality transformations for several organizations, including Grady Health System, Hackensack Meridian Health System, Wake Forest Baptist Health, and Memorial Health. He is a fellowship-trained pediatric intensivist, with a Bachelor's degree from Lipscomb University, an MD from the University of Louisville School of Medicine, and an MBA from the University of North Carolina's Charlotte campus. Marty specializes in creating strong safety and continuous quality improvement cultures and is certified in Lean Six Sigma, patient safety, and TeamSTEPPS training. He has trained over 60,000 people on the concepts of high reliability organizations and regularly participates in quality improvement education and mentoring other physician leaders in safety and quality.

Areas of Expertise

  • High reliability organizations
  • Patient safety and quality transformations
  • Quality Improvement
  • Change Management
  • Physician Engagement
  • Leadership Development
  • Leading in a culture of safety
  • Medical staff integration


BS, Biochemistry
Lipscomb University

University of Louisville School of Medicine

UNC Charlotte


  • Certified Patient Safety Officer

  • Lean Six Sigma Black Belt

  • Team STEPPS Master Trainer

  • Fellowship-trained pediatric intensivist

  • Quality improvement education and mentoring

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)