WHO WE ARE
The American Association for Psychiatric Administration and Leadership (AAPAL), established in 1961 (formerly known as the American Association of Psychiatric Administrators (AAPA)), is the premiere educational, networking, and support resource for psychiatrists interested in leadership and psychiatric administration. The AAPAL is an affliate organization with the APA, and promotes medical leadership and medical excellence in behavioral healthcare systems, including services for mental illness, substance use disorders, and developmental disabilities. With the ultimate aim of enhancing theeffectiveness, efficiency, and humanity in service delivery, the AAPAL seeks to promote the professional development of psychiatrists as leaders.
PHYSICIAN LEADERSHIP PROGRAM
The Physician Leadership Program, created in partnership with the APA, is geared towards early career psychiatrists who may be taking on administrative roles for the first time or more experienced psychiatrists interested in brushing up on their leadership skills. This program will introduce learners to important elements of leadership training in a practical and pragmatic manner.
Tobias Wasser, MD
Manish Sapra, MD, MMM
Victor Buwalda, MD, PhD
Luming Li, MD
James Rachal, MD
Sy Atezaz Saeed, MD, MS, FACPsych
John Wilkaitis, MD, MBA, CPE, MS, DFAPA