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Emotional Intelligence and Character Strength for the Healthcare Leader with Dr. Bahar Sedarati

July 10, 2024

Bahar Sedarati, MD, CPE, FCUCM, believes that emotional intelligence is a significant human skill. From her youth growing up in Iran, to her training as an internist, to her passion for teaching and mentoring, and now as a career coach, Sedarati’s message is focusing on what we have versus what.... 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.

Professional Capabilities

A Neurosurgeon’s Lesson on Love, Loss, and Compassion with Joseph Stern, MD

June 26, 2024

No one would argue that the training to become a neurosurgeon lacks clinical rigor. Many long intense years go into a Board certification. Neurosurgery education is never really accomplished. Sometimes the most powerful and ultimately useful lessons come from unexpected people and events. That was the case with Joseph.... MORE

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Mindbending Drugs: Psychedelics, Cannabis, and Physician Leadership with Dr. Jeffrey Lieberman

June 12, 2024

In a recent presentation at SXSW, Jeffrey Lieberman, MD, spoke about the potential of mindbending drugs such as psychedelics and cannabis in the context of physician leadership. While the level of interest in these substances was high, Lieberman emphasized the importance of responsible use and scientific research. Jeffrey A. Lieberman, MD,.... MORE

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Manijeh Berenji, MD, MPH, and Her Work with Veterans, Environmental Medicine, and the Importance of Medical Informatics

May 29, 2024

The 1968 film 2001: A Space Odyssey introduced us to HAL, a fictional artificial intelligence character that interacted with the astronauts. HAL would be pleased to learn that his AI progeny are helping to improve healthcare. In this episode, Mike Sacopulos interviews Manijeh Berenji, MD, MPH, a double board-certified physician specializing.... MORE


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The Rules of Healthcare Practice Marketing with Dr. Neil Baum

May 15, 2024

Neil Baum, MD, is a renowned leader in medical practice marketing and a pioneer in the field, having authored the first textbook on the subject in the 1990s. Today, Baum continues to share his knowledge through writing, lectures, and consulting on healthcare practice marketing. He has written a new book,.... MORE

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Designing Innovative Healthcare Centers: Architectural Design with Sharon Woodworth

May 1, 2024

Healthcare is fundamentally a scientific pursuit, from clinical skills to cutting-edge diagnostic testing. Medicine is also an art, and art plays a vital role in the success of patient care. Once such element of art is where healthcare is delivered. Physical structures can affect a patient’s experiences and outcomes. On.... MORE

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The Catholic Church and Its Hospitals: New Book by Dr. Patricia Gabow

April 17, 2024

The word Catholic is often capitalized and used in reference to the religious denomination. It may also be an adjective meaning comprehensive or universal. On this episode of SoundPractice we will be discussing the term in both of its definitions. The Catholic Church and Its Hospitals: A Marriage Made in.... MORE


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


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

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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