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

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

Reframing Contemporary Physician Leadership: We Started as Heroes

The practice of medicine, today, requires transformational skills. Healthcare challenges are no longer adequately addressed by the traditional paternalistic physician role. Healthcare must be physician-led, but patient-centered. Effective leadership must be collaborative rat...


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

Lessons Learned: Stories from Women Physician Leaders

Women physicians now comprise 50 percent or more of most U.S. medical school classes. Yet relatively few fill the most senior management positions within the healthcare system. At a time when most agree that the U.S. healthcare delivery system needs fundamental change, this ...


Author: Deborah M. Shlian, MD, MBA

Changing How We Think about Difficult Patients: A Guide for Physicians and Healthcare Professionals

Caring for difficult patients poses a tremendous challenge for physicians, nurses, and clinical practitioners. It may contribute significantly to feelings of burnout, including feelings of exhaustion, cynicism, and lost sense of purpose. This book will give you the benefit o...


Author: Joan Naidorf, DO

Healthcare Economic Reform: How and Why Physicians Must Lead Change Within Our Evolving Healthcare Economy

Healthcare Economic Reform serves as both an educational overview of how the healthcare economy operates, and a step-by-step guide for physicians to follow in pursuit of making the delivery of healthcare more satisfying. This book will address industry-wide problems and shif...


Author: Ellis M. Knight, MD, MBA

Physicians and the Law: The Intersection of Medicine, Business, and Medical Malpractice

Healthcare providers encounter complex problems in medical, business, and legal venues on a daily basis, and in an ever-evolving landscape. However, an incomplete understanding of how these three arenas intersect can undermine ability and confidence in handling the resulting...


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

Effective Crisis Leadership in Healthcare: Lessons Learned from a Pandemic

Effective Crisis Leadership in Healthcare conveys hard-learned tactics, strategies, and advice to enable healthcare leaders to increase their confidence and mental preparedness prior to the next big catastrophe. This book addresses industry-wide problems revealed by COVID-19...


Author: Aimee Greeter, MPH, FACHE and Max Reiboldt, CPA


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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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