American Association for Physician Leadership

Mike Sacopulos

Founder & President

Medical Risk Institute

Michael J. Sacopulos is the CEO of Medical Risk Institute (MRI). Medical Risk Institute provides proactive counsel to the healthcare community to identify where liability risks originate, and to reduce or remove these risks.

He was selected as the 2016 “Lawyer of the Year” in the practice area of Medical Malpractice Law for Indiana by “Best “Lawyers.” Michael won the 2012 Edward B. Stevens Article of the Year Award for MGMA.

Michael serves as the Executive Vice President of the Aesthetic Stem Cell Society. He has written for Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Bloomberg and many publications for the medical profession. He is a frequent national speaker. In 2018, Michael published "Tweets, Likes, and Liabilities: Online and Electronic Risk to the Healthcare Professional". Michael also serves as co-host of American Association for Physician Leadership’s “SoundPractice ” podcast which focuses on the business of medicine.

He attended Harvard College, London School of Economics and Indiana University/Purdue University School of Law. He may be reached at

Areas of Expertise

  • Risk
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Healthcare Law
  • Litigation
  • Social Media


Bachelor of Arts (BA),
Harvard College


Doctor of Jurisprudence (JD),
Indiana University School of Law

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