American Association for Physician Leadership® Announces New Board Leadership, Members and Honors Fellows

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The American Association for Physician Leadership® announces the election of two new leaders of its board of directors and three accomplished physician leaders to join its board of directors. The new board leaders and members begin their tenure in May and serve four-year terms.

The American Association for Physician Leadership® announces the election of two new leaders of its board of directors and three accomplished physician leaders to join its board of directors. The new board leaders and members begin their tenure in May and serve four-year terms.

New Board Chair: Alan P. Marco, MD, MMM, CPE, FAAPL
Marco serves as president and CEO of Wright State Physicians, the faculty practice group at Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine in Dayton, Ohio.

New Vice Chair: Daniel A. Lace, MD, CPE, FAAPL
Lace serves as chief medical officer and principal of Leaders in Medicine, based in Wayne, Illinois.
New Board Member: Thomas Higgins, MD, MBA, CPE, FACP, MCCM
Higgins serves as chief medical officer at Baystate Franklin Medical Center in Greenfield, Massachusetts, and Baystate Noble Hospital in Westfield, Massachusetts.

New Board Member: Lisa Laurent, MD, MBA, CPE
Laurent serves as president-elect of the medical staff and chairman of the credentials committee at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital and President of Advanced Radiology Consultants, both in Park Ridge, Illinois.

New Board Member: Byron C. Scott, MD, MBA, CPE, FACEP, FAAPL
Scott serves as associate chief medical officer for Truven Health Analytics, which is part of the IBM Watson Health business unit, and on staff at Northwestern Medicine’s Immediate Care Center, both in Chicago, Illinois.

“This talented group of physicians will enhance the strength of our board,” says Peter Angood, MD, FRCS(C), FACS, MCCM, president and CEO of the association. “The members continue to endorse our goal of having many skills and facets within health care reflected among our board members.”

The board of directors is made up of fellows or distinguished fellows of the association or members attaining a master’s degree with an association partner university. Candidates are nominated by their peers. A slate of candidates is brought before the membership in an online election in the first quarter of the year.

Honoring Fellows:
Dennis K. Wentz, MD, CCHP, FAAPL, was named a distinguished fellow of the association, and David J. Shulkin, MD, ACPL, FAAPL, and Ramanathan Raju, MD, MBA, FACS, FACHE, FAAPL, were named honorary fellows. Shulkin is the U.S. Secretary of Veteran Affairs, appointed to office in February.

Other board members: Laura Clapper, MD, MPPA, CPE, FAAPL; Gregory Jolissaint, MD, MS, CPE, FAAPL; and Mark Lester, MD, MBA, CPE, FAANS, FACS, FACPE; Bret Burton, MD, MBA, CPE, FAAPL; Howard Shaw, MD, MBA, CPE, FACOG, FAAPL; Albert Tzeel, MD, MHSA, CPE, FAAPL; past chair Napoleon Knight, MD, MBA, CPE, FACEP, FAAPL. Retiring from the board are William R. Casperson, MD, FACS, CPE, FAAPL; and Anthony D. Slonim, MD, DrPH, CPE, FAAPL.

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About the American Association for Physician Leadership®

The American Association for Physician Leadership® is the only professional organization dedicated to providing education, career support and advocacy to support physician leaders as they create transformative solutions within the rapidly evolving field of health care. Founded in 1975 as the American College of Physician Executives (ACPE), the nonprofit association has educated thousands of physicians worldwide and has members in 46 countries at varying stages of their careers. The association is known for its award-winning magazine, the Physician Leadership Journal, its continuing medical education (CME) courses, and its Certified Physician Executive (CPE) certification program. Based in Tampa, Florida, the association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing education credits, and by the Certifying Commission in Medical Management to award CPE certification. Learn more online at physicianleaders.org, via email at info(at)physicianleaders(dot)org, or call 800-562-8088.

Contact: Lesley Valentin • 800-562-8088 • info(at)physicianleaders(dot)org

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