American Association for Physician Leadership

William "Marty" Martin


Director and Professor

DePaul University

Marty Martin is a highly sought-after presenter, trainer and facilitator in the United States and abroad. His topics range from managing physician performance to elements of teamwork. Martin currently serves as director and associate professor of the health sector management MBA program at DePaul University in Chicago. In this role, he launched three innovative programs: dual MBA/MS degree with Rush University; health care concentration in the MS in predictive analytics, and MS in health informatics.

Martin has authored more than 100 refereed articles in journals ranging from the Journal of Health Care Finance to the International Journal of Computer Science and Technology. His scholarly and consulting work has been featured in stories in the Wall Street JournalWashington Post and USA Today. He has also written two books: The Inner World of Money: Taking control of your financial decisions and behaviors (2012) and Taming Disruptive Behavior, published by ACPE, in 2012.

Before DePaul, Martin practiced clinical psychology in primary health care settings. He continues to practice behavioral sleep medicine as a licensed clinical psychologist. He also has served in key leadership positions at DePaul, Johns Hopkins Hospital and Tulane University Hospital and Clinics. He serves on boards, such as Aurora Health Care, as a member of the social responsibility and executive compensation committees. He is actively involved in the innovation/entrepreneurship community in Chicago, working with health care organizations to design processes and collaborating with health-focused business incubators, such as Healthbox. He was recently selected as a Coleman Entrepreneurship faculty fellow to continue his work on health care innovation and entrepreneurship. Martin is seeking a postgraduate diploma in global eHealth at the University of Edinburgh School of Medicine.

Areas of Expertise

  • Training, and public speaking
  • Retreat facilitation
  • Strategic planning facilitation
  • Resolving conflict: mediation to large systems
  • Performance management design, and implementation


  • PsyD - Clinical Health Psychology
    Rutgers University

  • MPH - Health Promotion
    Rutgers University

  • MSc - Behavioral Sleep Medicine
    University of Glasgow

  • MS - Financial Planning
    College of Financial Planning

  • MA - Psychology
    Catholic University of America

  • BS - Biology/Chemistry
    Xavier University of Louisiana


  • Certificate of professional qualification in psychology (CPQ)

  • Master planner advanced studies (MPAS)

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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