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Servant Leadership and History in a Healthcare Career with David Zechman, BSE, MPA

April 3, 2024

At first blush the ideas of servants and leaders seem distinct, even mutually exclusive. How could an individual be a servant and a leader simultaneously? Perhaps the initial reaction to the juxtaposition of servant and leader is the issue. When approached from the correct perspective, the contradiction fades and.... MORE


SoundPractice, hosted by the American Association for Physician Leadership®, delivers practical information and fresh perspectives for physician leaders and those running healthcare systems. Physician advocate Michael Sacopulos, JD (healthcare attorney, author, speaker) brings you the best thought leaders, crisp humor, and pithy tips to help your healthcare organization thrive.


Physicians and their Financial Futures with William L. MacDonald

March 20, 2024

In this episode of AAPL's SoundPractice podcast, Mike Sacopulos interviews William MacDonald, the founder of My Financial Coach. MacDonald has an extensive background in executive compensation and benefit consulting and has founded several leading organizations in this field. Sacopulos and MacDonald discuss the areas covered by certified financial planners when working.... MORE


An Inspiring Career in STEM with Dr. Malika Grayson

March 6, 2024

Malika Grayson, PhD, is a contributor to the best-selling book, Lessons Learned: Stories from Women Leaders in STEM. Each contributor to the book has shared a personal career journey – including the barriers and challenges faced along the way. In this episode, Mike Sacopulos interviews Grayson about her career and.... MORE

Strategy and Innovation

The Intersection of Hospitality and Healthcare with Peter C. Yesawich and Stowe Shoemaker

February 21, 2024

Peter C. Yesawich, PhD, and Stowe Shoemaker, PhD, are authors of the book, Hospitable Healthcare: Just What the Patient Ordered!, which explores how healthcare providers can learn from the hospitality industry to improve the patient experience. Shoemaker is Dean of the William F. Harrah College of Hospitality and holds the Andrew.... MORE



An Inspiring Career in STEM with Dr. Rachel Willand-Charnley

February 7, 2024

Rachel Willand-Charnley, PhD, is a contributor to the best-selling book, Lessons Learned: Stories from Women Leaders in STEM. Each contributor to the book has shared a personal career journey – including the barriers and challenges faced along the way. Willand-Charnley, formerly an Institutional Research Career and Academic Award (IRACDA) fellow.... MORE

Motivations and Thinking Style

Relational Leadership with Sarah Smithson, MD, MPH, and Kyle Turner, PharmD

January 24, 2024

AAPL believes that all physicians are leaders, and leadership comes in different forms and styles. Host Mike Sacopulos interviews Kyle Turner, PharmD, and Sarah Smithson, MD, MPH, on the concept and benefits of relational leadership. If you are unfamiliar with the term, this episode is for you. Smithson brings.... MORE

Quality and Risk

Francesca Lynn Arnoldy and The Death Doula’s Guide to Living Fully and Dying Prepared

January 10, 2024

We have all heard the saying, there are only two certainties in life. Today, we’re not going to be discussing taxes. The medical profession spends its efforts delaying physical decline and death. In this practical episode, the host, Mike Sacopulos speaks with Francesca Lynn Arnoldy. Francesca is a doula.... MORE


Dr. Stephen Klasko and Ken Terry on Healthcare Through the Lens of Music

December 27, 2023

Socrates tells us the unexamined life is not worth living. We can’t improve and move forward without an understanding of where we are. Our guests today, Stephen Klasko, MD, MBA, and healthcare journalist Ken Terry, are on firm ground as they look to the future of healthcare. .... MORE

Problem Solving

Dr. Mark Olszyk and “CMO — The Best Job in Medicine”

December 13, 2023

Mark D. Olszyk, MD, MBA, CPE, is the editor of the new best-selling book, The Chief Medical Officer’s Essential Guidebook. This book is a compilation of dozens of medical executives' experiences and lessons, including what they wish they had known before becoming CMOs. A Foreword by Peter Angood, MD, chief executive.... MORE

Motivations and Thinking Style

Dr. Jenna Miller and New Book on Navigating Your Fertility as a Woman in Medicine

November 29, 2023

Birthrates in the United States have been on a relatively constant and significant downward trajectory since the 1950s. While medicine has improved in the field of infertility, many still struggle with the issue. Jenna Miller, MD, is an associate professor of Pediatrics-University of Missouri-Kansas City and the program director.... MORE


Lessons from the Hospitality Industry: What Healthcare can Learn about Innovating in Leadership and Patient Experience with Antonia Hock

November 15, 2023

On the heels of Antonia Hock’s keynote presentation at the AAPL 2023, Annual Leadership Conference, she joined SoundPractice host, Mike Sacopulos, to discuss lessons in leadership from the world of hospitality which can be applied to healthcare. She discusses teamwork, the guest (or patient) experience, and what healthcare leaders.... MORE


Leadership Training in the U.S. Armed Forces with Dr. Neil Grunberg

November 1, 2023

The U.S. Armed Forces have been making efforts to properly care for soldiers and sailors since Jonathan Letterman became medical director of the Army of the Potomac in July of 1862. Battlefield care requires skills and procedures different from civilian care. In this episode of SoundPractice, Mike Sacopulos discusses with.... MORE