Dr. Arlen Meyers

Arlen Meyers, MD, MBA is professor emeritus of otolaryngology, dentistry, and engineering at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and the Colorado School of Public Health. He is President and CEO of the Society of Physician Entrepreneurs at www.sopenet.org where he helps people get their biomedical ideas to patients by teaching, working with entrepreneurs and leading a global not for profit biomedical and clinical innovation and entrepreneurship network.

The Society of Physician Entrepreneurs has more than 100,000 social media members, 30 US chapters and 6 overseas chapters. Dr. Meyers is a prolific blog writer, educator and connector. His primary research centers around biomedical and health innovation, entrepreneurship and life science technology commercialization.

As much is learned through failure, Dr. Meyers states, “I have created several medical devices and digital health companies. Many of them failed. Some are on life support, and are included on my failure resume. I am on my third career pivot.”

Why I’m excited to help build Merge Medical:

“US healthcare, often referred to as “sickcare”, faces numerous challenges. There’s no doubt that the more we can bring healthcare providers together within communities that enable action, advances can be made. It starts with education and explaining the problem. As co-founder of the Society of Physician Entrepreneurs, I look forward to a collaborative relationship between SoPE and Merge Medical.”

My Areas of Merge Medical Involvement:

Blog writing and podcasts
Partnerships and deal flow
Innovation & Entrepreneurship (Partnerships)
Innovation & Entrepreneurship (Education)
Medical practice solutions