Arlen Meyers, M.D., MBA – Business Development Advisor


  • Professor of Otolaryngology, Dentistry, & Engineering (Emeritus), University of Colorado
  • Biomedical Entrepreneurship (Faculty), University of Colorado Denver Graduate School
  • President & CEO, SoPE
  • Chief Medical Officer, Bridge Health
  • Chief Medical Officer, Cliexa
  • Chairman of the Board, GlobalMindED

Dr. Meyers is a retired professor of otolaryngology, dentistry, and engineering at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical campus and President and CEO of SoPE. He has founded several medical device companies and is also the cofounder of a medical tourism company. His primary research centers around biomedical and health innovation and entrepreneurship and life science technology commercialization.

A devoted and prolific member of the SoPE community, Dr. Meyers also leads the Colorado Chapter of SoPE.

Dr. Meyers is a consultant for and speaks to companies, governments, colleges and universities around the world who need his expertise and contacts in the areas of bioentrepreneurship, 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. Some of his publications include “Building the Case for Biotechnology.” “Optical Detection of Cancer”, and ” The Life Science Innovation Roadmap”. 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.

Dr. Meyers serves as the Chief Medical Officer at Bridge Health and Cliexa, as well as Chairman of the Board at GlobalMindED, a non-profit at risk student success network.  He is also an associate editor of the Journal of Commercial Biotechnology and Technology Transfer and Entrepreneurship and Editor-in-Chief of Medscape Reference: Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.

Dr. Meyers 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.