American Association for Physician Leadership

Peter Angood


President and CEO

American Association for Physician Leadership

Peter Angood, MD, is currently CEO and President of the American Association for Physician Leadership (AAPL). Previously, Dr. Angood was the inaugural Chief Patient Safety Officer at The Joint Commission, Patient Safety Adviser to the World Health Organization (WHO), Senior Adviser for Patient Safety at the National Quality Forum, and Chief Medical Officer for the Patient Safety Organization of GE Healthcare. Prior to these roles, he enjoyed 25 years of academic trauma surgery practice ranging from McGill University in Canada to the University of Pennsylvania, Yale University, and Washington University in St. Louis. Dr. Angood completed his academic career as a full professor of surgery, anesthesia, and emergency medicine.

He remains actively involved with a variety of healthcare advisory groups and professional societies, has served as President for the Society of Critical Care Medicine, is on the National Advisory Council of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), and is a well-recognized international speaker and author with 250 publications. His podcast series, Inspired Healthcare Leaders with Peter Angood, MD, and recent books, Inspiring Growth and Leadership in Medical Careers: Transform Healthcare as a Physician Leader; 2024, and All Physicians Are Leaders; 2020, have been critically well received.


  • Pre-Med Studies
    University of Winnipeg

  • Doctor of Medicine (MD)
    University of Manitoba


  • Royal College of Surgeons (Canada), fellow

  • American College of Surgeons, fellow

  • American College of Critical Care Medicine,
    Fellow and master of critical care medicine

  • American Association for Physician Leadership
    Honorary Fellow

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)