American Association for Physician Leadership

C-LEVEL Physician Leaders

Physician Leadership

Driving the change in culture, strategy, operations and processes to drive improvements in healthcare and patient outcomes.

This community is a place with people I can reach out topeople who will know who I am based on what I have done with AAPL.

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Advanced Career Level

Advanced Career

AAPL offers C-Level and Advanced Career physician leaders a community of peers, healthcare executives, and leaders to engage, network, share best practices and give back. We provide easy access to an array of articles and resources—including journals, newsletters, books, webinars, and podcasts—all designed to further your professional growth and to improve patient-centric care.
At their core, all physicians are altruistic. They go into their careers prepared to help but are often inexperienced regarding the industry’s system and organizational obstacles. The fact is that complexities in healthcare delivery hinder quality, safety, and efficiency, resulting in real patients coming to preventable harm. AAPL’s purpose it to give all types of physicians the tools to better manage their systems, the leadership skills needed to change them, and the community-provided confidence to believe they will.

Engage Your Community

  • Network via Physician Leadership Connect
  • Offer time, experience, guidance to others
  • Drive healthcare system changes via technological, processes
  • Improve patient-centric care
  • Join AAPL Vanguard Group

Stay Abreast

  • Access latest findings, tools, and approaches
  • Achieve AAPL Fellowship
  • Attain Certified Physician Executive credential
  • Achieve yearly CME requirements with tailored advanced courses
  • Transition to Administrative Leader

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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
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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)