Chicago Chapter

Illinois

The SoPE Chicago 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 biomedical and healthcare entrepreneurs so that new ideas get a chance---The Society operates in the very early stages of innovation commercialization; encouraging physicians and other medical professional entrepreneurs with ideas about how to improve healthcare to explore the possibilities and empowering them should they decide to take those initial steps in the “go to market” process. SoPE is unique in its make-up, leadership and mission – The Society is the only known organization founded and led by physicians with the specific purpose of providing support to those physicians and other medical professionals on the front lines of delivering healthcare that need help in bringing their ideas, inventions and innovations for improving healthcare to life.

Dr. Prudence Gourguechon

Chapter Leader

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Jami Youmans

Chapter Leader

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Prudence Gourguechon, M.D.

Chapter Leader

Prudence Gourguechon, M.D. is a psychiatrist and founder and principal of a niche consulting firm, Invantage Advising (see www.invantageadvising.com). She serves as an advisor on the psychology of business to owners, leaders, investors and entrepreneurs, helping with navigating critical transitions, leadership development and optimizing business relationships. She has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, New Yorker, LA Times, the Atlantic among many media outlets and is a Forbes contributor on leadership. She's past president of the 3000+ member American Psychoanalytic Association. Follow on Twitter @pgourguechon and LinkedIn (prudygourguechon).

Jami Youmans

Chapter Leader

Jami is a healthcare executive and entrepreneur passionate about making an impact on healthcare with innovative technologies and solutions. Her demonstrated experience of working in the hospital and healthcare industry and understanding of hospital change management is an asset to the stakeholders we serve. Jami supports the connections between suppliers and providers in understanding the key differentiating points of value to accelerate value.

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