The Association of American Physicians is a nonprofit, professional organization founded in 1885 by seven physicians, including Dr. William Osler and Dr. William Henry Welch, for “the advancement of scientific and practical medicine.” The Association is composed of members who are leading senior physician scientists and are competitively selected. Currently we have over 1700 active members and approximately 600 emeritus and honorary members from the United States, Canada and other countries. The goals of its members include the pursuit of medical knowledge, and the advancement through experimentation and discovery of basic and clinical science and their application to clinical medicine. Each year, individuals having attained excellence in achieving these goals, are recognized by nomination for membership by the Council of the Association. Their election gives them the opportunity to share their scientific discoveries and contributions with their colleagues at the annual meeting.

To be eligible for nomination, you have to be nominated by a member and seconded by a member. The nominee works with the nominator on the information required that is then submitted by the nominator. To view eligibility and what is required in the on-line application click here

2021 Nomination Schedule

  • June 29, 2020 - Nominations Open
  • October 16, 2020 - Nominations Deadline
  • October 20, 2020 - Letters of Support Open
  • November 02, 2020 - Letters of Support Deadline
  • November 20, 2020 - Reviews Open for Council
  • January 13, 2021 - Council Deadline
  • January 21, 2021 - Council Meeting
  • January 23, 2021 - Council Meeting Ends
  • February 15, 2021 - Annual Ballot
  • March 08, 2021 - Ballot Deadline

2021 AAP/ASCI/APSA Joint Meeting
April 8-10, 2021

The next AAP/ASCI/APSA Joint Meeting will be Virtual from April 8-10, 2021. The 2021 Planning Committee is looking forward to another excellent program that includes outstanding scientific sessions and provides a forum for discussion of policy and career issues relevant to physician-scientists.  For further information on the meeting visit:

Upcoming Meetings

AAP/ASCI/APSA 2021 Joint Meeting
April 8-10, 2021
Gone Virtual – *Starting at 10:00 am April 8, 2021*

AAP/ASCI/APSA 2022 Joint Meeting
April 8-10, 2022
Swissotel Chicago
Chicago, Illinois

2021 Presidential Address

Mitchell A. Lazar, MD, PhD


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2020 Elected Members