Arlen Meyers, MD, MBA Healthcare Guru

Arlen Meyers, MD, MBA is a professor emeritus of otolaryngology, dentistry, and engineering at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and the Colorado School of Public Health and President and CEO of the Society of Physician Entrepreneurs at He has created several medical device and digital health companies. His primary research centers around biomedical and health innovation and entrepreneurship and life science technology commercialization. He consults for and speaks to companies, governments, colleges and universities around the world who need his expertise and contacts in the areas of bio entrepreneurship, bioscience, healthcare, healthcare IT, medical tourism -- nationally and internationally, new product development, product design, and financing new ventures. He is a former Harvard-Macy fellow and In 2010, he completed a Fulbright at Kings Business, the commercialization office of technology transfer at Kings College in London. He recently published "Building the Case for Biotechnology." "Optical Detection of Cancer", and " The Life Science Innovation Roadmap". He is also an associate editor of the Journal of Commercial Biotechnology and Technology Transfer and Entrepreneurship and Editor-in-Chief of Medscape. In addition, He is a faculty member at the University of Colorado Denver Graduate School where he teaches Biomedical Entrepreneurship and is an iCorps participant, trainer and industry mentor. He is the Chief Medical Officer at and and Chairman of the Board at GlobalMindED at, a non-profit at risk student success network. He is honored to be named by Modern Healthcare as one of the 50 Most Influential Physician Executives of 2011 and nominated in 2012 and Best Doctors 2013.


We Should Rethink How We Recruit Medical Students

US medical schools face 5 big issues. One of them is recruiting the right talent resulting in a diverse talent pipeline with the knowledge, skills, abilities and competencies they will need to win the 4th industrial revolution. The present system of recruiting and interviewing applicants is rife with bias, expensive and time consuming and does not correlate with the eventual performance of a doctor. In addition, the faculty who do the interviewing lack formal training in how to conduct the interview and how to score the results using a rubric with clearly identified metrics.


How to Nail Your Podcast Interview

Did you listen to a podcast this month? If so, you are certainly not alone. A recent HBR blog notes that more and more professionals are tuning into podcasts as an information-packed complement to their daily commute, workout, or chores. Indeed, there are now an estimated 660,000 podcasts and 26% of Americans listen to at least one per month. As a result, podcasts have become a powerful marketing tool and a targeted way to spread your message to audiences ranging from talent leaders to bookkeepers to attorneys.


Which Sicktech Event Should You Attend?

Sicktech is the interface of biomedical and clinical sick care entrepreneurs (sickcare professionals or otherwise) with investors and other stakeholders.


Top 10 Sickcare Entrepreneurship Challenges

Sickcare entrepreneurship is the pursuit of opportunity with scare resources under conditions of uncertainty with the goal of creating stakeholder defined value through the deployment of biomedical and clinical innovation using a VAST business model.


The Big Fix Update: Changing Sickcare to Healthcare

"The US Healthcare System" is a misnomer. In fact, we have instead a sick care system of systems (public and private systems and subsystems, like the VA, the Indian Heath Service and the Department of Defense) that masquerades as a healthcare system and offers variable access, cost, quality and experience to those in different economic strata and those who work in them. Few connect with each other despite billions of dollars spent trying. The sickcare SOS is in trouble.