Management Team

Management Team

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Gerald B. Healy, M.D., FACS, FRCSI, FRCS Chief Surgical Officer
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Deepak Mehta Chief Medical Officer
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Zachary Salopek Chief Information Officer

Gerald B. Healy, M.D., FACS, FRCSI, FRCS - Chief Surgical Officer

  • Professor of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, Harvard Medical School
  • Past President, American College of Surgeons
  • The Healy Chair in Otolaryngology (Emeritus)
  • Otolaryngologist-in-Chief (Emeritus), Children’s Hospital, Boston
  • Surgeon-in-chief (Emeritus), Children’s Hospital, Boston

Gerald B. Healy, M.D., was born in Boston, Massachusetts and received his undergraduate degree with honors from Boston College in 1963 and his M.D. degree from Boston University in 1967. He is the emeritus Surgeon-in-Chief and the emeritus Gerald B. Healy Chair in Otolaryngology at Children’s Hospital Boston. Dr. Healy is Professor of Otology and Laryngology at Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Healy is a member of numerous honorary societies, including the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, American College of Surgeons, the Triological Society, the American Laryngological Association, the American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology and the American Society of Head and Neck Surgery. He has served as President of the Massachusetts Chapter of the American College of Surgeons, the American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology, the American Bronchoesopagological Association, and the Triological Society (the leading academic society in the specialty of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery). He has served as Secretary and President of the American Laryngological Association. He is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland and the Royal College of Surgeons of England. He has served as a Chairman of the Board of Regents of the American College of Surgeons and is a past-President of the College. He was the first Otolaryngologist to be elected President. Presently Dr. Healy is a Senior Fellow at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

In 1986, Dr. Healy was elected to the Board of Directors of the American Board of Otolaryngology and served as its Executive Vice-President until 2004. He has also served as a Director of the American Board of Emergency Medicine. He served as a member of the Board of Registration in Medicine in Massachusetts through 2014.

Dr. Healy served as a former Trustee of the Boston Children’s Hospital and Boystown in Omaha, Nebraska.

An active scholar and lecturer, Dr. Healy is the author of several books and book chapters and/or monographs, and is extensively published in peer-reviewed journals. He has been the principal investigator of NIH funded research addressing diseases affecting infants and children and has been cited for his pioneering work with laser surgery in children. In addition he has lectured in North America, Asia and Europe on health care reform, patient safety, the need to restructure medical education and international medical collaboration.

Deepak Mehta - Chief Medical Officer

  • Director, Pediatric Aerodigestive Center – Texas Children’s Hospital
  • Professor of Otorhinolaryngology – Baylor College of Medicine

Dr. Mehta’s clinical interests are complex airway surgery, pediatric swallowing disorders and head and neck masses,along with general otolaryngology. His research interest includes outcomes of airway surgery, laryngeal cleft management and outcomes of sleep disorders.

Zachary Salopek - Chief Information Officer

  • Chief Information Officer and Founder – The Physician’s Edge

Zachary Salopek was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and attended Indiana University of Pennsylvania for his undergraduate degree in Communications. While there he took on roles such as the director of the school news station and treasurer of the National Broadcasting Society.

Upon leaving IUP he got a job with CLASS (Community Living and Support Services) on their IT team. That experience helped him secure his next role working his way up the ladder in the St. Mary’s County Public School System. He eventually made it to be a Project Coordinator in charge of the wireless network for the entire county.

In his current role, Mr. Salopek is responsible for the overall planning, organizing, and execution of all digital marketing and IT functions for CSurgeries.

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Deanne King, M.D., Ph.D. Chief Editor
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Eric Gantwerker MD MS MMSc (MedEd) Vice President of Education
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Arlen Meyers, M.D., MBA Business Development Advisor

Deanne King, M.D., Ph.D. - Chief Editor

  • Assistant Professor, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
  • Director of Clinical Research, Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

King has a Bachelor of Science in biochemistry from the Texas A&M University in College Station. She has an M.D./Ph.D. in molecular and cellular biology and pathobiology from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. She completed an internship in general surgery and a surgery residency in otolaryngology-head and neck surgery, both at UAMS.

King said she enjoys helping researchers make connections.

“Research can sometimes be an isolating pursuit, but collaboration and idea-sharing is so important to the overall process,” King said. “I’m also looking forward to helping our students and residents. Otolaryngology-head and neck surgery is a highly competitive field. Having published research to your name early in your career is not only a valuable experience, but, increasingly, a necessity for medical students to successfully match into an otolaryngology residency.”

Faculty in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery are fellowship-trained in their specialty and cover all the sub-specialties in the field (otology, endocrine, head and neck, rhinology, laryngology, pediatric and vascular anomalies). The faculty consistently receive high scores on patient satisfaction, and six faculty are listed in “Best Doctors in America.” They practice at UAMS Medical Center, Arkansas Children’s Hospital and the Central Arkansas Veterans Health Care System.

Eric Gantwerker MD MS MMSc (MedEd) - Vice President of Education

  • Pediatric Otolaryngologist at Cohen Children’s Hospital at Northwell Health/Hofstra

Eric Gantwerker, MD, MS, MMSc(MedEd), FACS is a Pediatric Otolaryngologist at Cohen Children’s Hospital at Northwell Health/Hofstra, Associate Professor of Otolaryngology at Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell, and Vice President, MedicalDirector at Level Ex. He holds a Master of Medical Science (MMSc) in Medical Education with a special focus on educational technology, educational research, cognitive science of learning,and curriculum development from Harvard Medical School and a Master of Science in Physiology and Biophysics from Georgetown University. Previous Clinical Instructor at Harvard Medical School, Assistant Professor at UT Southwestern, and Associate Professor ofOtolaryngology and Medical Education at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Gantwerker’s clinical focus includes complex aerodigestive disorders, airway reconstruction, children with tracheostomies, persistent obstructive sleep apnea, and quality improvement. His academic interests include professional development, educational technology and gaming, motivational theory, and the cognitive psychology of learning. He speaks nationally and internationally through invited lectureships and workshops on implementation of educational technologies and gaming, motivational theory, the cognitive psychology of learning, and putting theory into practice for health professions’ education.

Arlen Meyers, M.D., MBA - Business Development Advisor

  • Professor of Otolaryngology, Dentistry, & Engineering (Emeritus), University of Colorado
  • Biomedical Entrepreneurship (Faculty), University of Colorado Denver Graduate School
  • President & CEO, SoPE
  • Chief Medical Officer, Bridge Health
  • Chief Medical Officer, Cliexa
  • Chairman of the Board, GlobalMindED

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.

A devoted and prolific member of the SoPE community, Dr. Meyers also leads the Colorado Chapter of SoPE.

Dr. Meyers is a consultant for and speaks to companies, governments, colleges and universities around the world who need his expertise and contacts in the areas of bioentrepreneurship, bioscience, healthcare, healthcare IT, medical tourism — nationally and internationally, new product development, product design, and financing new ventures.

He is a former Harvard-Macy fellow and in 2010, he completed a Fulbright at Kings Business, the commercialization office of technology transfer at Kings College in London. Some of his publications include “Building the Case for Biotechnology.” “Optical Detection of Cancer”, and ” The Life Science Innovation Roadmap”. In addition, he is a faculty member at the University of Colorado Denver Graduate School where he teaches Biomedical Entrepreneurship and is an iCorps participant, trainer and industry mentor.

Dr. Meyers serves as the Chief Medical Officer at Bridge Health and Cliexa, as well as Chairman of the Board at GlobalMindED, a non-profit at risk student success network.  He is also an associate editor of the Journal of Commercial Biotechnology and Technology Transfer and Entrepreneurship and Editor-in-Chief of Medscape Reference: Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.

Dr. Meyers is honored to be named by Modern Healthcare as one of the 50 Most Influential Physician Executives of 2011 and nominated in 2012, and Best Doctors 2013.

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Levi Reyes Operations & Finance Specialist

Levi Reyes - Operations & Finance Specialist

  • Co-Founder – The Physician’s Edge

Levi Reyes was born and raised in the Philippines and moved to Michigan in 1990.   Graduated from Wayne State University in Detroit, MI in December 2000.  While at school, Levi works full-time for BlueCrossBlueshield of MI, where he maintains records, performs data entry and corresponds to customers' claims and inquiries.
Levi has held numerous leadership roles in the Metro Detroit area such as an Assistant Administrator for an Assisted Living Facility where he manages and supervises staff in the daily care of seniors.

 Levi currently works as an Operations Specialist helping with the outreach to doctors, assisting to generate leads for potential partners for various medical device companies and prepare and analyze financial reports.

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Gerald B. Healy, M.D., FACS, FRCSI, FRCS Chief Surgical Officer
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Deepak Mehta Chief Medical Officer

Gerald B. Healy, M.D., FACS, FRCSI, FRCS - Chief Surgical Officer

  • Professor of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, Harvard Medical School
  • Past President, American College of Surgeons
  • The Healy Chair in Otolaryngology (Emeritus)
  • Otolaryngologist-in-Chief (Emeritus), Children’s Hospital, Boston
  • Surgeon-in-chief (Emeritus), Children’s Hospital, Boston

Gerald B. Healy, M.D., was born in Boston, Massachusetts and received his undergraduate degree with honors from Boston College in 1963 and his M.D. degree from Boston University in 1967. He is the emeritus Surgeon-in-Chief and the emeritus Gerald B. Healy Chair in Otolaryngology at Children’s Hospital Boston. Dr. Healy is Professor of Otology and Laryngology at Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Healy is a member of numerous honorary societies, including the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, American College of Surgeons, the Triological Society, the American Laryngological Association, the American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology and the American Society of Head and Neck Surgery. He has served as President of the Massachusetts Chapter of the American College of Surgeons, the American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology, the American Bronchoesopagological Association, and the Triological Society (the leading academic society in the specialty of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery). He has served as Secretary and President of the American Laryngological Association. He is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland and the Royal College of Surgeons of England. He has served as a Chairman of the Board of Regents of the American College of Surgeons and is a past-President of the College. He was the first Otolaryngologist to be elected President. Presently Dr. Healy is a Senior Fellow at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

In 1986, Dr. Healy was elected to the Board of Directors of the American Board of Otolaryngology and served as its Executive Vice-President until 2004. He has also served as a Director of the American Board of Emergency Medicine. He served as a member of the Board of Registration in Medicine in Massachusetts through 2014.

Dr. Healy served as a former Trustee of the Boston Children’s Hospital and Boystown in Omaha, Nebraska.

An active scholar and lecturer, Dr. Healy is the author of several books and book chapters and/or monographs, and is extensively published in peer-reviewed journals. He has been the principal investigator of NIH funded research addressing diseases affecting infants and children and has been cited for his pioneering work with laser surgery in children. In addition he has lectured in North America, Asia and Europe on health care reform, patient safety, the need to restructure medical education and international medical collaboration.

Deepak Mehta - Chief Medical Officer

  • Director, Pediatric Aerodigestive Center – Texas Children’s Hospital
  • Professor of Otorhinolaryngology – Baylor College of Medicine

Dr. Mehta’s clinical interests are complex airway surgery, pediatric swallowing disorders and head and neck masses,along with general otolaryngology. His research interest includes outcomes of airway surgery, laryngeal cleft management and outcomes of sleep disorders.

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Zachary Salopek Chief Information Officer
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Deanne King, M.D., Ph.D. Chief Editor

Zachary Salopek - Chief Information Officer

  • Chief Information Officer and Founder – The Physician’s Edge

Zachary Salopek was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and attended Indiana University of Pennsylvania for his undergraduate degree in Communications. While there he took on roles such as the director of the school news station and treasurer of the National Broadcasting Society.

Upon leaving IUP he got a job with CLASS (Community Living and Support Services) on their IT team. That experience helped him secure his next role working his way up the ladder in the St. Mary’s County Public School System. He eventually made it to be a Project Coordinator in charge of the wireless network for the entire county.

In his current role, Mr. Salopek is responsible for the overall planning, organizing, and execution of all digital marketing and IT functions for CSurgeries.

Deanne King, M.D., Ph.D. - Chief Editor

  • Assistant Professor, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
  • Director of Clinical Research, Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

King has a Bachelor of Science in biochemistry from the Texas A&M University in College Station. She has an M.D./Ph.D. in molecular and cellular biology and pathobiology from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. She completed an internship in general surgery and a surgery residency in otolaryngology-head and neck surgery, both at UAMS.

King said she enjoys helping researchers make connections.

“Research can sometimes be an isolating pursuit, but collaboration and idea-sharing is so important to the overall process,” King said. “I’m also looking forward to helping our students and residents. Otolaryngology-head and neck surgery is a highly competitive field. Having published research to your name early in your career is not only a valuable experience, but, increasingly, a necessity for medical students to successfully match into an otolaryngology residency.”

Faculty in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery are fellowship-trained in their specialty and cover all the sub-specialties in the field (otology, endocrine, head and neck, rhinology, laryngology, pediatric and vascular anomalies). The faculty consistently receive high scores on patient satisfaction, and six faculty are listed in “Best Doctors in America.” They practice at UAMS Medical Center, Arkansas Children’s Hospital and the Central Arkansas Veterans Health Care System.

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Eric Gantwerker MD MS MMSc (MedEd) Vice President of Education
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Arlen Meyers, M.D., MBA Business Development Advisor

Eric Gantwerker MD MS MMSc (MedEd) - Vice President of Education

  • Pediatric Otolaryngologist at Cohen Children’s Hospital at Northwell Health/Hofstra

Eric Gantwerker, MD, MS, MMSc(MedEd), FACS is a Pediatric Otolaryngologist at Cohen Children’s Hospital at Northwell Health/Hofstra, Associate Professor of Otolaryngology at Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell, and Vice President, MedicalDirector at Level Ex. He holds a Master of Medical Science (MMSc) in Medical Education with a special focus on educational technology, educational research, cognitive science of learning,and curriculum development from Harvard Medical School and a Master of Science in Physiology and Biophysics from Georgetown University. Previous Clinical Instructor at Harvard Medical School, Assistant Professor at UT Southwestern, and Associate Professor ofOtolaryngology and Medical Education at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Gantwerker’s clinical focus includes complex aerodigestive disorders, airway reconstruction, children with tracheostomies, persistent obstructive sleep apnea, and quality improvement. His academic interests include professional development, educational technology and gaming, motivational theory, and the cognitive psychology of learning. He speaks nationally and internationally through invited lectureships and workshops on implementation of educational technologies and gaming, motivational theory, the cognitive psychology of learning, and putting theory into practice for health professions’ education.

Arlen Meyers, M.D., MBA - Business Development Advisor

  • Professor of Otolaryngology, Dentistry, & Engineering (Emeritus), University of Colorado
  • Biomedical Entrepreneurship (Faculty), University of Colorado Denver Graduate School
  • President & CEO, SoPE
  • Chief Medical Officer, Bridge Health
  • Chief Medical Officer, Cliexa
  • Chairman of the Board, GlobalMindED

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.

A devoted and prolific member of the SoPE community, Dr. Meyers also leads the Colorado Chapter of SoPE.

Dr. Meyers is a consultant for and speaks to companies, governments, colleges and universities around the world who need his expertise and contacts in the areas of bioentrepreneurship, bioscience, healthcare, healthcare IT, medical tourism — nationally and internationally, new product development, product design, and financing new ventures.

He is a former Harvard-Macy fellow and in 2010, he completed a Fulbright at Kings Business, the commercialization office of technology transfer at Kings College in London. Some of his publications include “Building the Case for Biotechnology.” “Optical Detection of Cancer”, and ” The Life Science Innovation Roadmap”. In addition, he is a faculty member at the University of Colorado Denver Graduate School where he teaches Biomedical Entrepreneurship and is an iCorps participant, trainer and industry mentor.

Dr. Meyers serves as the Chief Medical Officer at Bridge Health and Cliexa, as well as Chairman of the Board at GlobalMindED, a non-profit at risk student success network.  He is also an associate editor of the Journal of Commercial Biotechnology and Technology Transfer and Entrepreneurship and Editor-in-Chief of Medscape Reference: Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.

Dr. Meyers is honored to be named by Modern Healthcare as one of the 50 Most Influential Physician Executives of 2011 and nominated in 2012, and Best Doctors 2013.

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Levi Reyes Operations & Finance Specialist

Levi Reyes - Operations & Finance Specialist

  • Co-Founder – The Physician’s Edge

Levi Reyes was born and raised in the Philippines and moved to Michigan in 1990.   Graduated from Wayne State University in Detroit, MI in December 2000.  While at school, Levi works full-time for BlueCrossBlueshield of MI, where he maintains records, performs data entry and corresponds to customers' claims and inquiries.
Levi has held numerous leadership roles in the Metro Detroit area such as an Assistant Administrator for an Assisted Living Facility where he manages and supervises staff in the daily care of seniors.

 Levi currently works as an Operations Specialist helping with the outreach to doctors, assisting to generate leads for potential partners for various medical device companies and prepare and analyze financial reports.

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Gerald B. Healy, M.D., FACS, FRCSI, FRCS Chief Surgical Officer

Gerald B. Healy, M.D., FACS, FRCSI, FRCS - Chief Surgical Officer

  • Professor of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, Harvard Medical School
  • Past President, American College of Surgeons
  • The Healy Chair in Otolaryngology (Emeritus)
  • Otolaryngologist-in-Chief (Emeritus), Children’s Hospital, Boston
  • Surgeon-in-chief (Emeritus), Children’s Hospital, Boston

Gerald B. Healy, M.D., was born in Boston, Massachusetts and received his undergraduate degree with honors from Boston College in 1963 and his M.D. degree from Boston University in 1967. He is the emeritus Surgeon-in-Chief and the emeritus Gerald B. Healy Chair in Otolaryngology at Children’s Hospital Boston. Dr. Healy is Professor of Otology and Laryngology at Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Healy is a member of numerous honorary societies, including the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, American College of Surgeons, the Triological Society, the American Laryngological Association, the American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology and the American Society of Head and Neck Surgery. He has served as President of the Massachusetts Chapter of the American College of Surgeons, the American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology, the American Bronchoesopagological Association, and the Triological Society (the leading academic society in the specialty of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery). He has served as Secretary and President of the American Laryngological Association. He is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland and the Royal College of Surgeons of England. He has served as a Chairman of the Board of Regents of the American College of Surgeons and is a past-President of the College. He was the first Otolaryngologist to be elected President. Presently Dr. Healy is a Senior Fellow at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

In 1986, Dr. Healy was elected to the Board of Directors of the American Board of Otolaryngology and served as its Executive Vice-President until 2004. He has also served as a Director of the American Board of Emergency Medicine. He served as a member of the Board of Registration in Medicine in Massachusetts through 2014.

Dr. Healy served as a former Trustee of the Boston Children’s Hospital and Boystown in Omaha, Nebraska.

An active scholar and lecturer, Dr. Healy is the author of several books and book chapters and/or monographs, and is extensively published in peer-reviewed journals. He has been the principal investigator of NIH funded research addressing diseases affecting infants and children and has been cited for his pioneering work with laser surgery in children. In addition he has lectured in North America, Asia and Europe on health care reform, patient safety, the need to restructure medical education and international medical collaboration.

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Deepak Mehta Chief Medical Officer

Deepak Mehta - Chief Medical Officer

  • Director, Pediatric Aerodigestive Center – Texas Children’s Hospital
  • Professor of Otorhinolaryngology – Baylor College of Medicine

Dr. Mehta’s clinical interests are complex airway surgery, pediatric swallowing disorders and head and neck masses,along with general otolaryngology. His research interest includes outcomes of airway surgery, laryngeal cleft management and outcomes of sleep disorders.

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Zachary Salopek Chief Information Officer

Zachary Salopek - Chief Information Officer

  • Chief Information Officer and Founder – The Physician’s Edge

Zachary Salopek was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and attended Indiana University of Pennsylvania for his undergraduate degree in Communications. While there he took on roles such as the director of the school news station and treasurer of the National Broadcasting Society.

Upon leaving IUP he got a job with CLASS (Community Living and Support Services) on their IT team. That experience helped him secure his next role working his way up the ladder in the St. Mary’s County Public School System. He eventually made it to be a Project Coordinator in charge of the wireless network for the entire county.

In his current role, Mr. Salopek is responsible for the overall planning, organizing, and execution of all digital marketing and IT functions for CSurgeries.

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Deanne King, M.D., Ph.D. Chief Editor

Deanne King, M.D., Ph.D. - Chief Editor

  • Assistant Professor, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
  • Director of Clinical Research, Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

King has a Bachelor of Science in biochemistry from the Texas A&M University in College Station. She has an M.D./Ph.D. in molecular and cellular biology and pathobiology from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. She completed an internship in general surgery and a surgery residency in otolaryngology-head and neck surgery, both at UAMS.

King said she enjoys helping researchers make connections.

“Research can sometimes be an isolating pursuit, but collaboration and idea-sharing is so important to the overall process,” King said. “I’m also looking forward to helping our students and residents. Otolaryngology-head and neck surgery is a highly competitive field. Having published research to your name early in your career is not only a valuable experience, but, increasingly, a necessity for medical students to successfully match into an otolaryngology residency.”

Faculty in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery are fellowship-trained in their specialty and cover all the sub-specialties in the field (otology, endocrine, head and neck, rhinology, laryngology, pediatric and vascular anomalies). The faculty consistently receive high scores on patient satisfaction, and six faculty are listed in “Best Doctors in America.” They practice at UAMS Medical Center, Arkansas Children’s Hospital and the Central Arkansas Veterans Health Care System.

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Eric Gantwerker MD MS MMSc (MedEd) Vice President of Education

Eric Gantwerker MD MS MMSc (MedEd) - Vice President of Education

  • Pediatric Otolaryngologist at Cohen Children’s Hospital at Northwell Health/Hofstra

Eric Gantwerker, MD, MS, MMSc(MedEd), FACS is a Pediatric Otolaryngologist at Cohen Children’s Hospital at Northwell Health/Hofstra, Associate Professor of Otolaryngology at Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell, and Vice President, MedicalDirector at Level Ex. He holds a Master of Medical Science (MMSc) in Medical Education with a special focus on educational technology, educational research, cognitive science of learning,and curriculum development from Harvard Medical School and a Master of Science in Physiology and Biophysics from Georgetown University. Previous Clinical Instructor at Harvard Medical School, Assistant Professor at UT Southwestern, and Associate Professor ofOtolaryngology and Medical Education at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Gantwerker’s clinical focus includes complex aerodigestive disorders, airway reconstruction, children with tracheostomies, persistent obstructive sleep apnea, and quality improvement. His academic interests include professional development, educational technology and gaming, motivational theory, and the cognitive psychology of learning. He speaks nationally and internationally through invited lectureships and workshops on implementation of educational technologies and gaming, motivational theory, the cognitive psychology of learning, and putting theory into practice for health professions’ education.

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Arlen Meyers, M.D., MBA Business Development Advisor

Arlen Meyers, M.D., MBA - Business Development Advisor

  • Professor of Otolaryngology, Dentistry, & Engineering (Emeritus), University of Colorado
  • Biomedical Entrepreneurship (Faculty), University of Colorado Denver Graduate School
  • President & CEO, SoPE
  • Chief Medical Officer, Bridge Health
  • Chief Medical Officer, Cliexa
  • Chairman of the Board, GlobalMindED

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.

A devoted and prolific member of the SoPE community, Dr. Meyers also leads the Colorado Chapter of SoPE.

Dr. Meyers is a consultant for and speaks to companies, governments, colleges and universities around the world who need his expertise and contacts in the areas of bioentrepreneurship, bioscience, healthcare, healthcare IT, medical tourism — nationally and internationally, new product development, product design, and financing new ventures.

He is a former Harvard-Macy fellow and in 2010, he completed a Fulbright at Kings Business, the commercialization office of technology transfer at Kings College in London. Some of his publications include “Building the Case for Biotechnology.” “Optical Detection of Cancer”, and ” The Life Science Innovation Roadmap”. In addition, he is a faculty member at the University of Colorado Denver Graduate School where he teaches Biomedical Entrepreneurship and is an iCorps participant, trainer and industry mentor.

Dr. Meyers serves as the Chief Medical Officer at Bridge Health and Cliexa, as well as Chairman of the Board at GlobalMindED, a non-profit at risk student success network.  He is also an associate editor of the Journal of Commercial Biotechnology and Technology Transfer and Entrepreneurship and Editor-in-Chief of Medscape Reference: Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.

Dr. Meyers is honored to be named by Modern Healthcare as one of the 50 Most Influential Physician Executives of 2011 and nominated in 2012, and Best Doctors 2013.

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Levi Reyes Operations & Finance Specialist

Levi Reyes - Operations & Finance Specialist

  • Co-Founder – The Physician’s Edge

Levi Reyes was born and raised in the Philippines and moved to Michigan in 1990.   Graduated from Wayne State University in Detroit, MI in December 2000.  While at school, Levi works full-time for BlueCrossBlueshield of MI, where he maintains records, performs data entry and corresponds to customers' claims and inquiries.
Levi has held numerous leadership roles in the Metro Detroit area such as an Assistant Administrator for an Assisted Living Facility where he manages and supervises staff in the daily care of seniors.

 Levi currently works as an Operations Specialist helping with the outreach to doctors, assisting to generate leads for potential partners for various medical device companies and prepare and analyze financial reports.

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