About Peter Angood

Dr. Angood has provided senior executive leadership for all sizes and types of healthcare organizations. Since 2012 he has been Chief Executive Officer and President of the American Association for Physician Leadership®; the only professional organization solely focused on leadership education and management training for the physician workforce – an organization with membership in over 45 countries.

Previously Dr. Angood was the inaugural Chief Patient Safety Officer and a Vice-President for The Joint Commission where he oversaw the National Patient Safety Goals and other enterprise-wide, international patient safety initiatives. He also completed a 2-year engagement with the National Quality Forum and National Priorities Partnership as Senior Advisor for Patient Safety before assuming the role of Chief Medical Officer with the Patient Safety Organization of GE Healthcare. During these engagements Dr. Angood continued intermittent work with the WHO Patient Safety initiative after helping lead early development of the WHO Collaborating Center for Patient Safety Solutions.

Earlier in his career, after initially practicing with hospitals of the McGill University system, Dr. Angood was subsequently recruited to surgery faculty and hospital administrative positions at the University of Pennsylvania, Yale University, and Washington University in St. Louis. He completed his formal academic career as a Full Professor of Surgery, Anesthesia, and Emergency Medicine. Dr. Angood is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (Canada), the American College of Surgeons and the American College of Critical Care Medicine - which also recognized him as a Master of Critical Care Medicine. He has a history of active involvement with numerous professional organizations and served as president for the Society of Critical Care Medicine. Dr. Angood’s research interests have addressed leading-edge problems, he has authored nearly 200 publications and is currently a well-recognized international speaker on the host of issues related to physician leadership. Dr. Angood is also a Fellow of the Explorers Club in New York City.

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.

Areas of Expertise

    Medical management education
    Physician leadership
    Patient safety
    Clinical care
    Advanced technologies

Academic Credentials



Pre-Med Studies
University of Winnipeg

University of Manitoba

  • Royal College of Surgeons (Canada), fellow

  • American College of Surgeons, fellow

  • American College of Critical Care Medicine, fellow and master of critical care medicine

  • Other

    Society of Critical Care Medicine, former president