MD/MBA InterviewsIn this section, we will be profiling and interviewing MD/MBAs to highlight the variety of roles, professions, and career paths the dual-degree allowed these successful men and women to pursue.
Arlen Meyers, MD, MBAProfessor, Departments of Otolaryngology, Dentistry, & Engineering, University of Colorado
President & CEO, Society of Physician Entrepreneurs
- Can you describe your background?[+]Arlen Meyers, MD, MBA , President and CEO of SoPE, is Professor of Otolaryngology, Dentistry and Engineering at the University of Colorado Denver . He is the cofounder of four companies and is a consultant to several life science, IT and investment firms. Dr. Meyers is a former Harvard-Macy Fellow, a National Library of Medicine Fellow, a Fulbright Scholar and was named as one of the 50 most influential healthcare executives of 2011 by Modern Healthcare Magazine.The MBA provides you with the 4C's: credentials, credibility, connections and contentArlen Meyers, MD, MBA
- What have you learned from the MBA?
[+]The MBA provides you with the 4C's: credentials, credibility, connections and content, in my opinion, in that order of importance to MD's. Creating value is another story and has less to do with initials after your name than what's in your heart.