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By Dr. David Edward Marcinko MBA

The Society of Physician Entrepreneurs (SoPE) was established as a community of interest in 2008 by several members of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS), including Dr. Arlen Meyers, the President & CEO. SoPE became a separate and independent legal entity; incorporating in Washington, D.C. in January 2011.

It is a 501 (c) 6 member organization with the stated purpose of providing support; idea stage through funding, for physician entrepreneurs with ideas on how to improve healthcare. Currently there are over 1,000 members included in their LinkedIn site.


SoPE’s vision is to accelerate physician originated biomedical innovation.


The mission of SoPE is to foster scholarship in biomedical entrepreneurship and provide education, training and support; idea stage through funding, to primarily community-based physician entrepreneurs in the interest of better healthcare.


SoPE membership is open to all physicians and also accepts individuals as associate members; representatives of medical device, legal, venture capital, and other firms with an interest in serving and/or supporting physician entrepreneurs.




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    Ernst & Young LLP has announced the finalists for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year 2012 Award in the Alabama / Georgia / Tennessee Region. The awards program recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance, and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.

    Among the finalists is Dr. David N. Helfman, CEO – Extremity Healthcare, Inc./Village Podiatry Group and a lecturer on the SuperGroup Model. Award winners will be announced at a special gala on June 7, 2012 at the InterContinental Hotel, Buckhead, in Atlanta, Georgia.

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  6. SOPE Podcast

    Dr. Arlen Meyers is the CEO of the Society of Physician Entrepreneurs or SoPE.

    Arlen is also a professor at the University of Colorado – Denver. He is the founder of four companies, consults for several life science, IT, and investment firms, and in 2011 was named one of the 50 Most Influential Healthcare Executives of the Year.

    Do you have brilliant ideas that could revolutionize healthcare and patient’s lives? Have you wondered how you can do more than patient care and contribute more to your profession and feel even more satisfaction? Have you wondered how to bring your ideas into reality and get them to patients? Listen as Dr. Meyers talks about:

    ◾ How the Society of Physician Entrepreneurs or SoPE can help you get your ideas into reality and to patients more quickly and efficiently
    ◾ What the gaps are in getting innovations to market and how connections and how the Society facilitates those connections
    ◾ What a portfolio career is and why you might consider one


    Arlen Meyers MD MBA
    via Dr. David Edward Marcinko MBA


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