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Why Physicians Are Embracing Entrepreneurship (And How You Can Get Involved)

By Lena Canon Why are physicians getting into entrepreneurship? There are generally multiple factors that influence why physicians start a business. Wesley Greenblatt, a physician and part-time instructor at Harvard Medical School, states that culture, professional values, peer influence, and market opportunities are the main factors that affect physicians’ interest in entrepreneurship. And of all these motivators,… Read more »

MD/MBA: Reasons Why I Got a Dual Degree

By Sanjana Vig MD, MBA I made the decision to pursue a dual degree, an MD/MBA, when I was still in high school. I had an interest in medicine but I hated the idea of being yet another Indian doctor. How unoriginal. So when my dad introduced me to someone who had done this dual… Read more »

Lead innovators, don’t manage innovation

Arlen Meyers, MD, MBA Chief Innovation Officers are growing like weeds. Some think their job is to manage innovation. Some even go so far as to define their desirable traits. You can tell the CHINOs (Chief Healthcare Innovation Officer) in your office by the chinos and polo shirts they wear. But, just because they wear the same… Read more »

Leveraging Social Networks for Medical Entrepreneurs

By Daniel Lee Fueled by the legendary stories of startups from humble beginnings, solitary entrepreneurs are portrayed against a backdrop of dimly-lit garages, working on their inventions to unleash to the world. In reality successful entrepreneurs rarely operate this way. Innovations require the knowledge and focus of their creators but translating them into viable businesses… Read more »

Indiana Chapter

The SoPE Indiana Chapter is the regional chapter for the non-profit global biomedical and healthcare innovation network SoPE. Membership is open to medical professionals and other stakeholders in healthcare. Members include doctors, nurses, dentists, healthcare entrepreneurs, investors, engineers, IT professionals, and industry representatives. SoPE is here to provide the network to encourage, educate, and connect… Read more »


Thurs 18 April 2017 Jeffery Hausfeld, MD, Founder Society of Physician Entrepreneurs (SOPE) Washington, DC Dr. Hausfeld: Our entrepreneurial business, FutureLife.US, has enormous potential to help people troubled by trauma, including PTSD victims, victims of urban trauma and others with a range of emotional and psychological issues. It was great seeing you again last week,… Read more »

SoPE Chapter Update!

Arlen Meyers Jeff Hausfeld The Society of Physician Entrepreneurs (SoPE) is a global, non-profit, open biomedical and clinical innovation and entrepreneurship network. Our mission is to get ideas to patients by providing our interdisciplinary members with education, resources, networks, mentors and experiential learning primarily through our international network of chapters. SoPE chapters are led by… Read more »