American Association for Physician Leadership

Smita Agarkar


Service Chief, Director of Informatics, Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

Gracie Square Hospital, Weill Cornell Medicine

Smita Agarkar, MD, CPE, FAAPL, is a psychiatrist at Gracie Square Hospital in New York City. Dr. Agarkar serves as a Service Chief and Director of Informatics and holds faculty positions at Weill Cornell Medicine and Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons. She serves on several committees at local hospital and enterprise-wide levels. She has published on mood and psychotic disorders with an extensive investigative focus on treating psychiatric illness using brain stimulation. As a Director of Informatics, Dr. Agarkar has actively facilitated the launch and implementation of several Electronic medical records and their modifications based on Office of Mental Health guidelines and policies. As a member of AAPL, she has published and presented in AAPL meetings. An AAPL member since 2017, she was certified as a Physician Executive by CCMM in 2020.

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)