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Department of Otolaryngology

Arlen D. Meyers, MD, MBA


Arlen D. Meyers
Academic Office:

12631 E. 17th Avenue, B205
Aurora, CO 80045

Phone: 303-724-1952
Fax: 303-724-1961

Hospital Affiliations:

University of Colorado Hospital
Denver Veteran's Administration Medical Center

Clinical Interests:

Head and Neck Oncology
Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Subspecialty Training: Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 
Curriculum Vitae 

Building Biotechnology

Certificated Program Flyer

Course Downloads (pdf)

Managing University Intellectual Property in the Public Interest 
Starting a Start-up: Successfully Managing the Dynamics of a New Company 
Building the Case for Biotechnology 
How To Get A Job In Your Bioscience Cluster 
Exit Strategies 1 
Exit Strategies 2 
Exit Strategies 3 
Exit Strategies 4 
Exit Strategies 5 
Strategic Plan 
Bio Class PPT 
Biotechnology Course Flyer 

Week 3 Reading: 
Legal and Regulatory Environment 

Week 4 Presentation:
Remicade Patent Presentation 

Week 5 Reading:
Case Study One 
Case Study Two 
Case Study Three 
Case Study Four 
VQ Healthcare 
Headwaters Slides 

Under Graduate

(1965-1968) BS, Dickinson College

Medical School

(1968-1972) MD, Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA


(1972-1973) Intern, General Surgery, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

(1973-1976) Residency, Otolaryngology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA


(1982-1984) MBA, University of Colorado Graduate School of Business Administration

2011 - 50 Most Influential Physician Executives: Modern Healthcare
2011 - Metzger-Conway Fellow, Dickinson College
2010 - Fulbright Scholar (Kings College London)
2009 - Best Doctors
2009 - Consumers’ Research Council of America: Guide to America’s Top Physicians
2008 - Fulbright Senior Specialists Roster
2008 - Best Doctors
2007 - Visiting Professor, Dept of Otolaryngology, University of Rochester
2007 - Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers
2007 - Best Doctors
2007 - Visiting Professor, University of Minnesota Department of Otolaryngology
2007 - Guest Speaker, Minnesota Association of Otolaryngology
2006 - Best Doctors in America Award
2006 - Visiting Professor, University of Strathclyde Dept of Bioengineering, Scotland
2006 - America’s Top Physicians/Consumers’ Research Council of America
2006 - Who’s Who in America
2005 - Outstanding Service Award, UCHSC Clinical Sciences Program
2004 - National Registers Who’s Who
2004 - Denver Business Journal Who’s Who in Health Care
2004 - Visiting Professor, Dept Otolaryngology, Universita’ Degli Studi di Bari (Italy)
2004 - Certificate of Appreciation, US Dept Commerce
2004 - Keynote speaker, BioNorthern Ireland, Belfast, NI
2003 - Consumer’s Research Council “Top Physicians” Award
2003 - Board of Examiners, Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award
2003 - Special Recognition Award: American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (for online compendium development)
2002 - University of Colorado Dept Otolaryngology Professor of the Year Award
2001 - Best Doctors
2000 - AAFPRS John Dickinson Teacher Award (for excellence in the use of AV materials)
2000 - Visiting Professor, Stanford University Dept of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

Braum, G; Lowry, LD; Meyers A: Bilateral Choristomas of the External Audiotory Canals. Arch Otolaryngol 104:467-468, 1978. Pub Med ID: 678195

Carter, D; Meyers A: The Anatomy of the Subglottic Space. Otolaryngology 86:279-283,1978. Pub Med ID: 113732

Balkany, T; Meyers A; Wong, M: Capillary Hemangioma of the Tympanic Membrane. Arch Otolaryngol 104:296-297, 1978. Pub Med ID: 646727

Dennington, M; Meyers A; Carter, D: Risk Factors in Metastatic Carcinoma of the Head and Neck. Laryngoscope XC:196-200, 1980. Pub Med ID:

Pearlman, N; Meyers A; Johnson, FB; DiBella, NJ: Preoperative Chemoradiotherapy in Advanced Head and Neck Cancer. H&N Surgery 5(1):10-14, 1982. Pub Med ID:

Myers, C; Meyers A: Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis from Home Mist Machine after Laryngectomy. Arch Otolaryngol 113:667-668, 1987. Pub Med ID: 3566952

Scherer, R; Gould, W; Titze, T; Meyers A; Sataloff, R: Clinical Usefulness of the GLIMPES Program: A Preliminary Report. J Voice 4(3)230-244, 1988. Pub Med ID:

Hill, D; Meyers A; Scherer, R: A Comparison of Videolaryngostroboscopy and GLIMPES in the Analysis of Vocal Fold Movement. J Voice 4(3):198-204, 1990. Pub Med ID:

Boyce, S; Meyers A: Oral Feeding Following Total Laryngectomy. H&N Surgery 11:269-273, 1989. Pub Med ID:

Hill, D; Meyers A; Harris, J: Autologous Fat Injection for Vocal Cord Medialization in the Canine Larynx. Laryngocope 101:344-348, 1991. Pub Med ID: 1895847

Brennan, J; Meyers A; Jafek, B: Penetrating Injuries of the Neck. Am J Otolaryngology 11:191-197, 1990. Pub Med ID:

Prasad, KN; Edwards-Prasad, J; Carvahlo, E; Rosa, F; Meyers AD; Quissel, D: Establishment of Primary Cultures of Rat and Human Parotid Epithelial Cells for Transfection Experiments. In Vitro Cell Dev. Biol 28A: 493-499, July-Aug 1992. Pub Med ID: 1522043

Brennan, J; Meyers AD; Jafek, B: The Intraoperative Management of the Thyroid Gland During Laryngetomy. Laryngoscope 101:Sept:929-934, 1991. Pub Med ID: 1886441

Prasad KN, Edwards-Prasad J, Kumar S, Meyers A: Vitamins regulate Gene Expressions and Induce Differentiation and Growth in Cancer Cells: Their Relevance in Cancer Prevention. Arch Otolaryngol 119; 1993: 1133-1140. Pub Med ID: 8398065

Prasad KN,Carvalho E, Edwards-Prasad J, LaRosa F, Kumar S, Kim JH, Meyers A: Establishment of Human Parotid Pleomorphic Adenoma Cells in Culture: Morphological and Biochemical Characterization. In Vitro Cell Dev. Biol. 28A:493-499,July-August, 1992. Pub Med ID: 8069457

Todd D and Meyers A: An Unusual Otolaryngologic Manifestation of Lightening Srike. Otolaryng-Head and Neck Surg 1994: 110 (1); 126-130. Pub Med ID: 8290295

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Kronenberger MB , Meyers A: Dysphagia Following Head and Neck Cancer Surgery, Dysphagia 1993. Pub Med ID: 7805423

Hamilos DL, Leung DYM, Wood R, Meyers A, Stephens J, Barkans J, Meng Q, Cunningham L, Bean D, Kay AB, Hamid Q: Chronic Hyperplastic sinusitis: Association of Tissue Eosinophilia with mRNA Expression of Granulocyte-macrophage Colony-stimulating Fctor and Interleukin-3. J Allergy Clin Immunol 1993; 92 (1:1): 39-47. Pub Med ID: 8335853

Prasad KN, Carvalho E, Edwards-Prasad J, La Rosa FG, Kumar S, Kim JH, Meyers A, Kentroti S: Establishment of Human Paraotid Pleokorphic Adenoma Cells in Culture: Morphological and Biochemical Characterization. In vitro Cell. Dev. Biol. 30A:312-320,May 1994. Pub Med ID: 8069457

Hendricks D and Meyers A: Wound Healing after Laser Surgery, Oto Clin N Amer: 28(5): 969-986,1995. Pub Med ID: 8559583

Krause G and Meyers A: Management of Parotid Swelling, Comprehensive Therapy 22(4):256-261,1996. Pub Med ID: 8733783

Spafford M, Koeppe J, Meyers AD, Archer P, Pan XZ, Franklin WA: Correlation of the Tumor Markers p53, Bcl2, CD 34, CD 44H, CD44v6 and Ki 67 with Survival and Metastasis in Laryngeal Squamous Cell Carcinoma, an Historical Prospective Study. Arch Otolaryng 122:627-632, 1996. Pub Med ID: 8639294

Krause G, Meyers A, et al. Large T antigen Inhibiting Factors in Vivo: Inhibition of Expression of Large T-antigen of SV40 Virus in Association with the Inhibition of Proliferation of Immortalized Neural and Parotid Acinar Cells in Vivo, Am J Clin Path (Abstract) 105(4): 502, April, 1996. Pub Med ID: 8733783

LaRosa FG, Adams F, Krause G, Meyers A, et al. “Inhibition of SV40 Large T-antigen production and cell proliferation after transplantation of immortalized cells.” Am J Clin Path: April, 1996.

Krause G, Kumar R, Meyers A, and Prasad K. “ Effect of Adenosine 3”,5’-cyclic monophosphate(cAMP) on Human non-Tumorigenic and Tumorigenic Parotid Acinar Cells in Culture “,Cancer Letters 108 (1996),73-79

Sorenson D, Lewark T, Meyers A, Krause G, Franklin W: “Absence of p53 mutations in SCC of the Tongue in Nonsmoking and Nondrinking Patients Younger than 40 Years.” Arch Otolaryng 123: 503-506, 1997.

Winslow C and Meyers A: Otolaryngologic Complications of the Anterior Approach to the Cervical Spine. Am J Otolaryngol 20(1)16-27,1999 Jan-Feb.

Winslow C and Meyers A: Hypocalcemia as a Complication of Radioiodine Therapy, Am J Otolaryngology 19(6):401-3,1998 Nov-Dec.

Barrera, JE, AI H, Rosenberg S, Meyers AD, and Varella-Garcia M: Malignancy Detection by Molecular Cytogenetics in Clinically Normal Mucosa Adjacent to Head and Neck Tumors. Arch Otol-HNS 124:847-851,1998.

Winslow C and Meyers A: Clavicular Osteomyelitis As a Complication of Head and Neck Srugery. Annals of Otology,Rhinology &Laryngology 107(8):720-5, 1998 Aug.

Barrera, JE, Meyers A, and Hartford EC: Hypopharyngeal Stenosis and Dysphagia Complicating Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis, Arch Otolaryngol-Head and Neck Surg 1998: 124:1375-76.

Meyers,T, Jafek, B and Meyers A: Recurrent Psychogenic Coma Following Tracheal Stenosis Repair. Arch Oto-HNS 1999;125:1267-1269. 

Ai H, Barrerra H, Meyers A, Varella-Garcia M: Identification of individuals at high risk for head and neck carcinogenesis using chromosome aneuploidy detected by FISH. Met Research: Genetic Toxicology Environ Mutagenesis 439 (2): 223-232,1999.

Garren K and Meyers A: The Use of Simultaneous Video Flouroscopic Swallow Study and Modified Evans Blue Dye Procedure: An Evaluation of Blue Dye Visualization in Cases of Known Aspiration. Dysphagia 14(3):150-1,1999 Summer.

Ai H, Barrera J, Meyers A, Shroyer K and Varellw-Garcia M: Chromosomal Aneuploidy Precedes Morphologicial Changes and Supports Multifocality in Head and Neck Lesions”.  Laryngoscope (2001): 111, 1853-1858.

McFArlan R, Golitz L and Meyers A: Myxoinflammatory Fibroblastic Sarcoma of the Neck. J Cut Pathology ,2005 May;(5):375-8.

Carroll T, Meyers A and Ramig L: Laryngeal Manifestations of Parkinson’s Disease,, 2006.

Research Focus

International Bioscience Technology Transfer
Early detection of oral cancer
Medical tourism

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