American Association for Physician Leadership

Dr. Paul F. DeChant


Principal and Co-Founder

Organizational Wellbeing Solutions, LLC

Speaker, author, and executive coach, Dr. Paul DeChant advises C-level healthcare executives on managing critical problems such as financial and staffing challenges by addressing the root causes of clinician burnout.

Following 25 years practicing family medicine in settings as varied as the San Francisco bay area, Breckenridge Colorado, and Geisinger Health in Central Pennsylvania, he became CEO of the Sutter Gould Medical Foundation, where he led a transformation that achieved recognition for the group as the highest performing among 170 medical groups across the State of California two years in a row, while improving physician satisfaction from the 45th to 87th percentile on AMGA’s Provider Satisfaction Survey.

He received his MD from the Oregon Health Sciences University and his MBA from the University of Colorado-Denver. Co-author of the book, “Preventing Physician Burnout: Curing the Chaos and Returning Joy to the Practice of Medicine”, Paul speaks internationally, and blogs regularly.

Areas of Expertise

  • advancement of organization well-being


    • MD
      Oregon Health Sciences University

    • MBA in Health Administration
      University of Colorado-Denver


    • MD

    • MBA

    • FAAFP

    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.


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

    Payment Remittance Address
    PO Box 745725
    Atlanta, GA 30374-5725
    (800) 562-8088
    (813) 287-8993 Fax



    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)