We serve the physician leadership community


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Physician leaders turn to us

The American Association for Physician Leadership® is the preeminent U.S. organization for physician leaders. Doctors who hold leadership and management positions who want to boost their effectiveness and their CVs have a partner here.

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Education focused exclusively on physicians

Our classes turn bright, focused clinicians who care about patients and their outcomes into physician leaders who can have that kind of impact industry-wide.


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A recognized leader in physician leadership-focused publications

The award-winning Physician Executive Journal has become the Physician Leadership Journal. Our publications' essential insights provide management and leadership knowledge to physicians, helping them join the ranks of thought leaders in health care.

A Tradition of Leadership


Since its inception in 1975 and as the American College of Physician Executives, the organization’s primary focus has been to provide superior management and leadership skills to physicians and encourage them to assume greater roles in the delivery of health care.











Our Members


Members of the association include chief executive officers, chief medical officers, vice presidents of medical affairs, medical directors and other physician leaders.

They hail from 46 countries, including India, Peru, Mexico, Thailand, Nigeria, Netherlands, Germany and the United Kingdom. Association faculty has conducted on-site courses worldwide. The association continues to spread its influence globally and more international classes are planned.

As a member, you get personalized support, including CME courses, advanced degree programs, career counseling and more. The association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education.

We believe physicians are uniquely positioned to improve the delivery of health care. We strive to help physicians by giving them the tools, skills and confidence to take on leadership and management roles in their organizations.

We understand the complexities of today’s rapidly changing health care landscape. We believe collaboration, innovation and dedication are the keys to the future, and physician leaders equipped with those skills are positioned to take on those challenges.

We’re proud of our history of service to our members and commitment to their futures. Our members and faculty are our greatest strengths. We value curiosity, optimism and diversity. And we work to promote collegiality through our networking and mentoring opportunities.

Membership Savings

The American Association for Physician Leadership® is your career building partner. You’ll get information you need in the format you want. You’ll get career guidance, networking and education opportunities to take your leadership to the next level.

Plus, you get:

Up to 15% off education courses for CME

Free subscription to Physician Leadership Journal

Members-only webinars

Discounts on books 

Unlimited access to our physician-focused CareerLink
job board 

Daily Digest email subscription 

Discounts on career services 

Connections to an extensive network of physician leaders in more than 46 countries 

Access to mentoring program

Membership is quick and easy, join online or call us to get started.