Published on February 28, 2019

Dr. Canady Named American Association for Physician Leadership Fellow


Photo is of Michael R. Canady, MD, MBA, CPE, FACS, FAAPL, Chief Executive Officer, Holzer Health System

Michael R. Canady, MD, MBA, CPE, FACS, FAAPL, Chief Executive Officer, Holzer Health System, has recently been named a Fellow to the American Association for Physician Leadership (AAPL). 

Across the nation, physicians are engaging to become leaders in practices, organizations, and communities. AAPL is a professional association focused on developing and supporting physician leadership through lifelong education, professional development, community and influence. In order to become a fellow, applicants must demonstrate the following criteria and standards:

1. Be a member of the American Association for Physician Leadership® and/or its predecessor in good standing for the last five consecutive years;

2. Hold current status as a Certified Physician Executive (CPE);

3. Provide a letter of recommendation from a current fellow, who nominates the candidate for fellowship status based on the applicant’s significant contributions to physician leadership;

4. Provide a narrative that describes the candidate’s achievements in physician leadership on a regional and/or national level;

5. Attend a minimum of 14 hours of live event CME through the association within the past two years; and

6. Actively participate in at least two association activities/volunteer positions.

The American Association for Physician Leadership® is a growing network of more than 9,000 physician leaders that has served the needs of physicians for 40 years through a leadership programs and education. Dr. Canady will be attending the Spring Summit induction ceremony on Saturday, May 4 in Washington DC.

Dr. Canady joined Holzer in 1995 following four years of service in the United States Navy. He is a graduate of the Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, North Carolina; completed his Bachelors in Science from Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee; and completed a residency in General Surgery at Good Samaritan Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Surgery and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Canady earned an MBA from the Ohio University College of Business in 2001, and became a Certified Physicians Executive in 2014 through the American Association of Physician Leadership (AAPL) Certifying Commission of Medical Management Program.

Dr. Canady has held a variety of positions within Holzer Health System, including his current title of CEO, Chief Medical Officer, Medical Director of Surgery, as well as numerous committee leadership roles.  He and his wife, Kim, reside in Gallipolis, Ohio.

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