RLI Taking the Lead Podcast

Episode 47: Peter B. Angood, MD, FRCS(C), FACS, MCCM, FAAPL(Hon)


Leading Leaders

June 23, 2022

Recognize opportunities as they present themselves and don't be scared to jump in. You might experience failure from time to time, but most of the time it's a pretty exciting journey.

These are the career reflections from this month’s guest, Peter B. Angood, MD, Chief Executive Officer and President of the American Association for Physician Leadership (AAPL), a professional organization with 10,000 active members across 40 countries focused on providing leadership education and management training designed specifically for the physician workforce.

A general surgeon with trauma and critical care expertise, Dr. Angood spent the first 15 years of his career in academia where he held a variety of trauma, critical care and surgical leadership roles at institutions including the Washington University Medical Center and Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Yale University and Yale-New Haven Hospital, the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, and McGill University in Montreal, Canada.

In 2005, he left academia to assume the role of Vice President and inaugural Chief Patient Safety Officer with The Joint Commission, which led to subsequent roles as Senior Advisor for Patient Safety with the National Quality Forum , Chief Medical Officer with the Patient Safety Organization of GE Healthcare and foundational work with the World Health Organization’s Collaborating Center for Patient Safety.

Dr. Angood received his medical degree from the University of Manitoba in Canada and completed his general surgery training at McGill University in Montreal, as well as fellowship training in trauma surgery and critical care medicine at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami.

In his book, All Physicians are Leaders: Reflections on Inspiring Change Together for Better Healthcare, published in 2020, Dr. Angood closes with, “Physician leadership is critical to shepherd health care into the future, creating a delivery system grounded in better health and better health care at lower costs.” Don’t miss this month’s episode to learn more about Peter B. Angood, MD’s inspiring leadership journey and how he is doing his part to develop physician leaders.

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Peter B. Angood MD, FRCS(C), FACS, MCCM, FAAPL(Hon)

Peter B. Angood MD, FRCS(C), FACS, MCCM, FAAPL(Hon) has provided senior executive leadership for all sizes and types of healthcare organizations. Since late 2011, he has been Chief Executive Officer and President of the American Association for Physician Leadership (AAPL). AAPL focuses on maximizing the potential of physician-led, interprofessional leadership to help create personal and organizational transformation that benefits patient outcomes, improves workforce wellness, and refines the delivery of healthcare internationally. Since inception nearly 50 years ago, AAPL remains the only healthcare organization solely focused on providing full-service professional development offerings, an array of information resources, leadership education, and management training oriented toward the physician workforce and the organizations where physicians work or represented. Thousands of physicians are trained annually, and membership is in over 35 countries.

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Did You Know?

Dr. Angood has two adult daughters. One is in Boston, MA and works in the non-profit world helping to look after young girls who have been sexually trafficked. His other daughter is in Bozeman, MT and is an environmental ecologist working on a NSF project in Yellowstone evaluating the ecological impact of global warming in the park.

Outside of work, Dr. Angood has participated in several endurance sports and outdoor activities over time, including trail running, mountaineering, marathons, triathlons, mountain biking, and back country skiing. Dr. Angood is also deep into the world of overlanding travel and has significantly built out a Jeep Gladiator truck to accomplish this activity, travelling mostly in North American so far.

Book Recommendation

Angood, MD, FAAPL (Hon), Peter. All Physicians Are Leaders, Reflections on Inspiring Change Together for Better Healthcare. American Association for Physician Leadership, Inc. 2020
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