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100th Episode of SoundPractice

The American Association for Physician Leadership (AAPL) today released its 100th SoundPractice podcast episode, in which AAPL speaks with luminaries who shed light on the need to provide physicians with business training and leadership skills for the betterment of healthcare delivery. In the 100th episode of “SoundPractice,” AAPL podcast host Mike Sacopulos speaks with a variety of global leaders in healthcare. Anthony Fauci, MD, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases https://www.soundpracticepodcast.com/e/physician-leadership-in-the-time-of-covid-19-with-dr-anthony-fauci/ Gary Schwartz, MD, president of Associated Eye Care, author of a blog post on “Lessons from Ted Lasso” https://www.soundpracticepodcast.com/e/leadership-lessons-for-physicians-from-ted-lasso/ Joan Naidorf, DO, author of “Changing How We Think about Difficult Patients: A Guide for Physicians and Healthcare Professionals https://www.soundpracticepodcast.com/e/treating-the-difficult-patient-by-joan-naidorf-do/ Shannon Prince, PhD, JD, and author of the new book, “Tactics for Racial Justice:  Building an Antiracist Organization and Community” https://www.soundpracticepodcast.com/e/dr-shannon-prince-on-racial-justice-in-healthcare/ Peter Hotez, MD, PhD, professor of pediatrics and molecular virology at Baylor College of Medicine https://www.soundpracticepodcast.com/e/dr-peter-hotez-on-covid-19-bonus-soundpractice-episode/ Laurie Cameron, mindful leadership expert and National Geographic author of the “The Mindful Day: Practical Ways to Find Focus, Calm and Joy from Morning to Evening” https://www.soundpracticepodcast.com/e/mindfulness-and-healthcare-a-discussion-with-laurie-cameron/ Kara Swisher, digital expert and former reporter for The Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post, and Host of the “Pivot” podcast. https://www.soundpracticepodcast.com/e/medical-misinformation-on-tech-platforms-and-the-threat-to-our-public-health-with-kara-swisher/ Luis Pareras, MD, PhD, founding partner of two venture capital funds (HealthEquity and Invivo Ventures, based in Barcelona) and author of "Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the Healthcare Sector: From Idea to Funding to Launch“ https://www.soundpracticepodcast.com/e/is-it-a-good-idea-or-a-good-business-opportunity-a-discussion-with-entrepreneur-and-venture-capital-founder-dr-luis-pareras/ Jennifer O’Brien, author of the book, “The Hospice Doctor’s Widow” https://www.soundpracticepodcast.com/e/an-insider-s-perspective-on-end-of-life-and-palliative-care-with-jennifer-o-brien/ Sylvie Stacy, MD, MPH, author of “50 Nonclinical Careers for Physicians: Fulfilling, Meaningful, and Lucrative Alternatives to Direct Patient Care" https://www.soundpracticepodcast.com/e/pivoting-tapping-out-or-trading-up-physicians-transitioning-to-nonclinical-careers/ SoundPractice, the interview driven podcast, launched in November 2018, and set the tone with fresh perspectives on the business of medicine and physician leadership. This roundup of interview excerpts with national and international leaders includes expert commentary from Dr. Peter Angood, CEO of AAPL.    
June 29, 2022

Physician Career Transitions with Dr. Peter Angood and Dr. Jay Bhatt

These two physician leaders have successfully navigated significant career transitions, from clinical care to executive leadership.  Mike Sacopulos, the SoundPractice Podcast host, interviewed Dr. Angood and Dr. Bhatt on strategies for career transitions. In this episode, they cover how physicians can prepare for career changes, the importance of networking (and best practices to expand your network), the best advice for physicians early in their careers, and the career situations that brought Dr. Angood and Dr. Bhatt to executive leadership roles. Jay Bhatt, DO, MPH, MPA Managing Director, Deloitte Services LP, and Executive Director, Deloitte Center for Health Solutions and Deloitte Health Equity Institute.  [email protected] Peter B. Angood, MD, FRCS(C), FACS, MCCM, FAAPL(Hon) President and CEO, American Association for Physician Leadership Learn more about the American Association for Physician Leadership at www.physicianleaders.org  
June 15, 2022

Healthcare Economic Reform and Physician Leadership with Dr. Ellis “Mac” Knight

Ellis “Mac” Knight MD, MBA has over 40 years of experience in the healthcare arena as a practicing physician, physician executive, healthcare consultant, industry thought leader, and advocate for change.  Mike Sacopulos interviews Dr. Knight about his new book, Healthcare Economic Reform: How and Why Physicians Must Lead Change Within Our Evolving Healthcare Economy. Although the healthcare delivery system is as full of committed idealists as it ever was, the difference now is that the current healthcare system operates within an economically and politically driven milieu that prevents it from delivering what it is designed to provide: high-value healthcare services for the patients it serves. Healthcare Economic Reform serves as both an educational overview of how the healthcare economy operates, and a step-by-step guide for physicians to follow in pursuit of making the delivery of healthcare more satisfying. This book will address industry-wide problems and shift the focus from reform of the delivery system to reform of the healthcare economy. Dr. Knight shares key lessons gleaned from his long career to not only provide a review of how the healthcare system operates, but also to arm physician leaders with actionable information to reform the healthcare economy and satisfy their own motivations for entering the field of medicine. Get Dr. Knight’s book here: https://shop.physicianleaders.org/collections/all/products/healthcare-economic-reform-how-and-why-physicians-must-lead-change-within-our-evolving-healthcare-economy Learn more about the American Association for Physician Leadership at www.physicianleaders.org  
June 1, 2022

Chief of Medical Informatics for the U.S. Navy, Dr. Hassan Tetteh, on (AI) Artificial Intelligence

Paradoxically, medical science has been advanced by wars and militaries. In this SoundPractice episode, Mike Sacopulos is joined by by Hassan Tetteh, MD.  Dr. Tetteh is both a thoracic surgeon specializing in heart/lung transplantation and a Mission Chief using informatics for the benefit of American service men and women. By utilizing specialized data sets available to the Department of Defense, Dr. Tetteh and his team study a myriad of health concerns including suicide prevention. As a War College graduate, Dr. Tetteh has a unique perspective on leadership and the medical profession. The U.S. Military has things to teach physicians on leadership. In a conversation that will make you feel better about paying your taxes, Dr. Tetteh covers lots of ground and offers insight into leadership. Learn more about the American Association for Physician Leadership at www.physicianleaders.org  
May 21, 2022

The Dr. Lorna Breen Heroes’ Foundation and Physician Suicide Awareness

Death by suicide is now twice the national average (physicians and nurses) prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Dr. Lorna Breen Heroes’ Foundation’s mission is to increase awareness, advance solutions, and promote advocacy at the Federal, state, and local levels. In this episode, Mike Sacopulos interviews J. Corey Feist, JD, MBA, the Co-Founder of the Dr. Lorna Breen Heroes’ Foundation. They discuss the mission of the Foundation, Dr. Lorna Breen’s tragic story, and review sources available at https://drlornabreen.org/ Corey recently served as the Chief Executive Officer of the University of Virginia Physicians Group, the medical group practice of UVA Health comprised of 1200+ physicians and advanced practice providers. The Foundation has been doing good work, as evidenced by the recent passage of The Dr. Lorna Breen Health Care Provider Protection Act.  Dr. Lorna Breen Heroes’ Foundation https://drlornabreen.org/ https://npsaday.org/ Learn more about the American Association for Physician Leadership at www.physicianleaders.org
May 4, 2022

Dr. Laura Esserman, The Wisdom Study, and Breast Cancer Risk

Although great strides have been made in diagnosing and treating breast cancer, 40,000 Americans die of the disease each year.  Today on SoundPractice, host Mike Sacopulos discusses The Wisdom Study with Laura J. Esserman, MD, MBA.  Dr. Esserman the Director of the UCSF Carol Franc Buck Breast Care Center at UC San Francisco, a professor of Surgery & Radiology at UCSF, and a practicing surgeon and breast cancer oncology specialist. The WISDOM Study – Women Informed to Screen Depending On Measures of risk, seeks to bring together 100,000 diverse woman from across the United States to find the safest and most effective way to detect breach cancer for every woman. This study compares two approved screening approaches: annual mammograms for all women starting at age 40 or a personalized approach based on a woman’s individual risk factors for breast cancer, like her breast density, genes, and family health. Learn how your patients can participate in the Wisdom Study. This is large scale, important research you and your patients need to know about. For physician leaders to enroll patients in the WISDOM study, https://www.athena-wisdom.org/portal/WsdWelcome?_ga=2.267084870.994787971.1650304392-1177234189.1650304392 If you’d like to be an ambassador for the study, or to learn more, [email protected] Learn more about the American Association for Physician Leadership at www.physicianleaders.org  
April 20, 2022

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SoundPractice

SoundPractice, hosted by the American Association for Physician Leadership®, delivers practical information and fresh perspectives for physician leaders and those running healthcare systems. Physician advocates Michael Sacopulos, JD (healthcare attorney, author, speaker) and Cheryl Toth, MBA (business writer, speaker - former practice consultant and healthcare tech executive) bring you the best thought leaders, crisp humor, and pithy tips to help your healthcare organization thrive.
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Cheryl Toth, MBA

Cheryl Toth, MBA

Cheryl Toth, MBA, is a professional development leader, trainer, and content creator. Her passion is empowering physicians and practice teams to achieve goals, improve performance, and enjoy their work.

She brings 25 years of practice management consulting, training, healthcare technology leadership, and content development to her projects.

Cheryl has a BS, Music from Western Michigan University and an MBA, Finance from Loyola University Chicago. She received coaching training from Erickson College. A distance runner and life-long learner, Cheryl enjoys culinary, visual, and performing arts, loves to travel, and aspires to speak Spanish fluently.
Michael J. Sacopulos, JD

Michael J. Sacopulos, JD

Mike is the CEO of Medical Risk Institute (MRI), a firm that provides proactive counsel to the healthcare community in order to identify where liability risks originate, and reduce or remove these risks. Mike’s unlawyerlike pragmatism and clever wit make him a sought after speaker by national specialty societies MGMA national and state chapters, and trade associations.

Mike is General Counsel for Medical Justice Services where he is tasked with keeping the organization’s members out of meritless lawsuits. In a fit of madness, Mike agreed to work with a Lloyd’s of London firm, to write the first cyber insurance product designed exclusively for healthcare industry.

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