Our founders have been critical assets to the planning and implementation of SoPE’s regional, national and international activities. Their focus and commitment, along with all our chapter leaders and board of directors, is what makes SoPE the leading network for professional biomedical and healthcare entrepreneurs.
Dr. Arlen Meyers
president & co-founder
“Our mission is to help our members get their ideas to patients, and we do that by providing education, resources and networks...what we do is connect dots, so our members can create things.”
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. He consults for and speaks to companies, governments, colleges and universities around the world who need 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. Dr. Meyers is a Fulbright Scholar and a former Harvard-Macy Fellow. A devoted and prolific member of the SoPE community, Dr. Meyers also leads the Colorado Chapter of SoPE.
Dr. Jeffery Hausfeld
chairman & co-founder
“The Society of Physician Entrepreneurs stands at the crossroads of innovation and commercialization in healthcare and the life sciences.”
With over two decades of active practice in otolaryngology and a list of successful healthcare and real estate ventures, Dr. Hausfeld is a consummate physician entrepreneur. His diverse expertise spans both medicine and business, allowing practical insights into bioentrepreneurship and innovation attainable only through years of experience. In addition to leading the National Capital Chapter of SoPE, he is tasked with being the SoPE Global Chapter Coordinator, establishing the guidelines and framework to set up new SoPE Chapters throughout the world. Dr. Hausfeld’s commitment to SoPE derives from his dedication to improving healthcare delivery and his belief in the platform’s ability to connect similar forward-thinking individuals.
Dr. Steven Levine
director & co-founder
“SoPE is really a misnomer - it's a Society of Patient-Centered Entrepreneurs that includes physicians, dentists, nurses, chiropractors, researchers, engineers, lawyers, accountants, investors, etc.”
A practicing physician specializing in otolaryngology and allergy, Dr. Levine has a Connecticut private practice for more than twenty-five years and is Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery at Yale University. In addition to pursuing business interests in the delivery of auditory healthcare diagnostic products, Dr. Levine has a special interest in the booming market of healthcare information technology and possesses expertise developing HIPAA-compliant tools and software. Dr. Levine also leads the Tristate New York Chapter of SoPE with focus on its integration into the New York bio-entrepreneurship community.