American Association for Physician Leadership

Roger Schenke Award Nomination

Award Background

Established in 2014, the Roger Schenke Award recognizes individuals who have exhibited innovation in the creation of education or training programs to advance physician leadership and improve healthcare.

The award honors the vision and commitment to excellence demonstrated by Roger Schenke, who, in 1975, founded the organization that is now the American Association for Physician Leadership®.

Schenke served as the organization's CEO until his retirement in 2008. During his tenure, he designed and conducted over 75 educational programs and developed the Certified Physician Executive (CPE) certification. Through Schenke's innovative approaches, thousands of physicians have obtained leadership education or management training, which has ultimately created tremendous positive change within the healthcare industry.

Roger Schenke Award Previous Winners

  • Scott Ellner, DO, MPH, MHCM, FACS; Saint Francis Medical Group; Hartford, Connecticut
  • Larry Feinman, DO, FACOS; HCA West Florida; Tampa, Florida
  • Venkat Prasad, MD; UNC Physicians Network; Morrisville, North Carolina
  • Samuel Cullison, MD, ABFM, CPE; Methodist Health System, Dallas, Texas
  • Marisa Saint Martin, MD, ACC, FAAPL, FCAP, FASCP; Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL

Selection Criteria and Nomination Requirement

  • Must be an MD or DO, or international equivalent

  • Must be a member of the association

  • Must have exhibited innovation in the creation of education or training programs designed to advance physician leadership and improve health care

  • Must have distinguished himself or herself as a leader in improving health care

  • Is an advocate of lifelong learning in physician leadership competencies

  • May not be a current board member of the association

Application Process

Only electronic applications submitted through this site will be accepted. The nomination period opened Monday, August 1, 2023, and runs through Tuesday, October 31, 2023.   

Award recipients will be celebrated at the AAPL Annual Leadership Conference Friday, April 12, 2024, in Nashville, TN. A project team member must be present at the meeting to receive the award.  

The winner will be featured in the Physician Leadership Journal and digital member newsletter. The project will also be featured on the Association's website as a resource for members. 

Questions regarding the application should be directed to

Roger Schenke Award Application

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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