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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


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.

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


Gretchen Morgenson and Role of Private Equity in Healthcare

October 18, 2023

Gretchen Morgenson is the senior financial reporter for the NBC News Investigative Unit. A former stockbroker, she won the Pulitzer Prize in 2002 for her “trenchant and incisive” reporting on Wall Street. Previously at The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal, she and coauthor Joshua Rosner have written.... MORE

Quality and Risk

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

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