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.


The Importance of Value Chain Analysis

Disrupting a business essentially means doing something to take market share away from your competitors or get non-users to buy your product or service at at profit. There are many examples of sickcare entrepreneurs doing it and usually the tactic is to introduce new technologies. However, according to one researcher, most disruption comes from inprovements in how you change and improve the value chain.


It's Time to End MCATs

The University of Denver will no longer require students to submit SAT or ACT scores with their applications joining 1000 other universities making the change. National studies found that high school grades are the best predictor of a student’s future college success, and standardized test scores have a low correlation with persistence and graduation.


Reputation Risk Management for Physician Entrepreneurs

Whether you are an independent practice owner, an intrapreneur, a technopreneur, a mededupreneur or a social entrepreneur, you will have to learn how to manage risk, not take extreme risk. The three basic categories of risk are 1) personal, professional and career risk, 2) business or corporate risk and 3) financial risk.


Artificial Intelligence in Surgery: Potential and Problems

Artificial intelligence (AI), like most industries, is diffusing in sick care. Applications in surgery are emerging and can generally be categorized as :


How to Overcome the Barriers to Physician-Medtech Collaboration

Anecdotal evidence suggests that innovative medical devices often arise from physicians’ inventive activity, but few studies have documented the extent of such physician-engaged innovation. This 2008 paper uses patent data and the American Medical Association Physician Masterfile to provide evidence that physicians contribute to medical device innovation, accounting for almost 20 percent of approximately 26,000 medical device patents filed in the United States during 1990–1996. Moreover, two measures indicate that physician patents had more influence on subsequent inventive activity than nonphysician patents. This finding supports the maintenance of an open environment for physician-industry collaboration in the medical device discovery process.