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The Catholic Church and Its Hospitals: A Marriage Made in Heaven?

New More than just a historical overview or a critique, this is an enlightening guide that underscores Catholic healthcare’s contributions and uncovers its weaknesses. It makes a compelling argument for re-examining policies and practices to ensure the Catholic health system sta...


Author: Patricia A. Gabow, MD, MACP

Every Story Counts: Exploring Contemporary Practice Through Narrative Medicine

New Discover the profound significance of storytelling and narrative in the medical field. Through this compelling work, medical professionals are empowered to navigate the complexities of modern practice by embracing self-reflection and adhering to a moral compass grounded in i...


Author: Arthur Lazarus, MD, MBA, CPE

Physician Leadership Matters: The Importance of Understanding the Regulatory and Legal Aspects of Healthcare

New A comprehensive and thorough analysis of healthcare and employment laws, including HIPAA vulnerabilities, legal pitfalls, complexities of peer review, the importance of professional regulatory compliance, and the potential complications of NPDB review. This book equips physi...


Author: Timothy E. Paterick, MD, JD, MBA

Next-Level Healthcare Employees: Improving the Performance of a Good Team

New Settling for good employees is simply not setting the bar high enough in today’s competitive healthcare marketplace. This book provides strategies and tips to inspire, teach, and encourage the creation of a stellar healthcare team.

Author: Laura Hills, DA

The Chief Medical Officer's Essential Guidebook

New Medical executives share their experiences and lessons to aid on a journey to becoming an effective chief medical officer. This book is for current CMOs, those aspiring to be CMOs, and the executives and peers who work with them.

Author: Mark D. Olszyk, MD, MBA, CPE

Strategies for Recognizing and Eliminating Gender Bias for Healthcare Leaders

New Gender imbalanced leadership teams in healthcare perpetuate policies and cultures that are not conducive to equal opportunities. This book explores the phenomenon and reasons behind the lack of women in healthcare leadership roles and offers practical strategies for addressi...


Author: Grace E. Terrell, MD, MMM, CPE, FACP, FACPE

Inspired Physician Leadership: Creating Influence and Impact, 2nd Edition

New The transition from clinician to physician leader is huge, requiring a different set of assumptions, skills, and approaches. Learn the critical interpersonal skills necessary to promote influence, motivation, and needed change.

Author: Charles R. Stoner, DBA, and Jason S. Stoner, PhD

Lessons Learned: Stories from Women Leaders in STEM

The exceptional women profiled in this book are leaders and role models in the STEM field and by sharing their stories they hope to inspire readers (especially girls) to pursue a career in the STEM field.

Author: Deborah M. Shlian, MD, MBA

The Emotionally Intelligent Physician Leader

Emotional intelligence (EI) and emotional quotient (EQ) are critical to your success and knowing how to use them can improve your care, organization, and life.

Author: Susan Fink Childs, FACMPE

Physicians and Professional Behavior Management Strategies: A Leadership Roadmap and Guide with Case Studies

This book is a roadmap that aims to instill confidence in and assuage concerns of physician leaders who are uncomfortable confronting unprofessional physician conduct with their colleagues. It provides insight and an increased understanding of this difficult topic through re...


Author: Matthew J. Mazurek, MD, MHA, CPE, FACHE, FASA

The Heart of the Story: My Improbable Journey as a Cardiologist

This inspiring memoir encourages the next generation of young women, whether just entering or already working in the medical profession, to understand not only the risks and sacrifices made by the women who preceded them, but also the positive changes that have been achieved...


Author: Joan L. Thomas, MD, CPE, FACC, with Sandra J. Parker

The People Value Proposition: See one, Do one, Teach one ... LEAD - A Physician's Journey to Leadership

From topics like The Journey to Leadership and Defining the Leader You Want to Become, to Inspiration and Innovation, this book acknowledges that leadership begins with the individual, but emphasizes that by recognizing and nurturing the value of others, everyone succeeds.

Author: Stanley E. Harris, MD, MA

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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.


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