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Patient Education and Physician Leadership with John Whyte, Chief Medical Officer at WebMD

October 4, 2023

We all know a family member, friend, or a patient self-diagnosed with the help from search engines. Although some clinicians roll their eyes when patients arrive armed with information from online research, the Internet has opened the door to health education. And we know that more engaged, informed patients.... 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

The Path from Mathematics and STEM to Meta and AI Research with Dr. Kristin Lauter

September 20, 2023

Mike Sacopulos speaks with Kristin E. Lauter, PhD, about her chapter titled, “Trust, Access, and Visibility,” in the book, Lessons Learned: Stories from Women Leaders in STEM. Lauter is the director of Research Science, North American Labs for Meta AI Research. The New England Journal of Medicine recently published a series.... MORE


Mentorship, Women Physicians, and Leadership with Kathleen Neuzil, MD, MPH

September 6, 2023

Kathleen Neuzil, MD, MPH, is the Myron M. Levine MD, DTPH Professor in Vaccinology, professor of medicine and pediatrics, and is the director for the Center for Vaccine Development and Global Health at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Mike Sacopulos speaks with Neuzil about her chapter in the book,.... MORE


Moral Injury in Healthcare with Wendy Dean, MD

August 23, 2023

Wendy Dean, MD, is a writer, speaker, podcast host, and the president and co-founder of The Moral Injury of Healthcare (, a nonprofit focused on alleviating distress in the workforce through training and consultation. She and her co-founder, Simon G. Talbot, MD, began the conversation about moral injury in healthcare.... MORE



Author Dr. Deborah Shlian on Lessons Learned: Stories from Women Physician Leaders

August 9, 2023

Describing her own path as a physician leader, Deborah M. Shlian, MD, MBA, also shares her book plan and the resulting project with 30+ contributors to the book published by the American Association for Physician Leadership, Lessons Learned: Stories from Women Physician Leaders. Fascinating stories from women in leadership roles.... MORE


Treatment-related Medical PTSD and “Difficult Patients” with Brenda Denzler

July 26, 2023

Brenda Denzler, PhD, is an author and editor. Her career as an editor and writer was cut short after her diagnosis with inflammatory breast cancer in 2009, at which time she was also diagnosed with treatment-related medical PTSD springing from medical encounters she had experienced at the age of five..... MORE


Reaching Organizational Goals for Relationships in Healthcare with Jennifer Sweeney

July 12, 2023

Healthcare can be tough on patients, clinicians, and administrators who work in the system. Clinicians are burning out at alarming rates; depression and suicide are on the rise. Patients often feel alone in a complex system, and administrators balance competing demands in what feels like a zero-sum game. Enter COVID. Our.... MORE


Beth Garner, MD, MPH, on Physician Leadership, Careers in Industry, and Advocacy for Women’s Health

June 28, 2023

Host Mike Sacopulos interviews Beth (Elizabeth) Garner, MD, MPH, who contributed her life and career story to the AAPL book, published in 2022, Lessons Learned: Stories from Women Physician Leaders. Garner is currently chief scientific officer of Ferring Pharmaceuticals, and president of the American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA)..... MORE


The End-of-Life-Care, MAID, and Physician Leadership

June 14, 2023

Physician autonomy, patient autonomy, state authority. When it comes to end-of-life issues, these spheres do not interact smoothly. Legal and medical ethical questions abound. Physicians wrestle with this important topic. This episode takes a deep dive into topics surrounding right-to-die with one of our nation’s leading medical ethicists. Ira Bedzow,.... MORE


Physician Employment and Trends in Compensation Models with Author Jeff Gorke

May 31, 2023

Jeffrey T. Gorke is the author of The Employed Physician: Your Essential Guide to the Business of Medicine. His experience ranges from Medicare administration to running both large and small, single-specialty, privately held medical group practices to medical society management on a national level. Gorke specializes in turning around.... MORE


Social Media Strategies for Physician Leaders with Dr. Umbereen Nehal

May 17, 2023

As we consume news and information in different ways than in past generations, it is both an opportunity and a challenge for physicians to make use of social media platforms to inform and connect with each other … and their patients. Mike Sacopulos interviews Umbereen Nehal, MD, MPH, FAAP, a digital.... MORE

Professional Capabilities

Effective Crisis Leadership in Healthcare with Aimee Greeter, MPH, FACHE

May 3, 2023

Aimee Greeter, MPH, FACHE, is a principle at SullivanCotter in Charlotte, North Carolina, and the author of Effective Crisis Leadership in Healthcare: Lessons Learned from a Pandemic. A popular speaker across the nation, and an author of articles on topics such as hospital-physician alignment, clinical engagement, practice mergers, professional service.... MORE