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.


Sneaks for Geeks

California passed a law that will allow college athletes to make some money from endorsements and other activities. The bill would allow athletes at California schools to hire agents and be paid for the use of their name, image or likeness. It would stop universities and the NCAA from banning athletes that take the money.


Why We Need Medical Practice Entrepreneurs

Take a look at the course catalog of the medical schools in the US or the ACGME competencies following residency training and it is unlikely you will find a mandatory course or competency with the learning objective of teaching attendees physician entrepreneurship i.e. how to run a private practice profitably using a viable business model, how to add value as an employed physician intrapreneur, how to be a social entrepreneur or how to get an idea, invention or discovery to patients. 


Should You Really Think Out of the Box?

How many times have you been encouraged to "think out of the box"? It generally means you should challenge the status quo, innovate, disrupt and a multitude of other buzzwords. For example, here are 3 ways to do it.


Physician Entrepreneurship: How to Give Good Advice

One way to put a toe in the water of physician entrepreneurship is to become an advisor to a startup founder or client or simply someone who wants your opinion. However, being an advisor that creates value means you have to deliver the 7Ms. You will have to deliver the value that startup CEOs are looking for: money, marketing, making something, management, manpower, mentors, monitoring the environment and mergers and acquisitions.


Sickcare as a Service

What is a business model? There are many types of business models for companies in the business of medicine. In fact, not having a VAST business model is one of the top reasons why your business will fail.