Social Media 101: Who’s Who in GI on Twitter

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    Physicians Active on Twitter Compiled by Dr. Austin Chiang and Dr. Allison Yang

    Some physicians are engaging actively via Twitter.  As members of the ACG Public Relations Committee we took on the challenge of compiling a dynamic list of “Who’s Who” among physicians on Twitter with an impact on GI and patient care generally. More names will be added, maybe yours!

    You can follow the College on Twitter @AmCollegeGastro

    List by Austin Chiang, MD (@austinchiangmd)Allison Yang, MD (@allisonyangmd)

    LargerAllisonAustin

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    @BrennanSpiegel

    @BrennanSpiegel

    Brennan Spiegel, MD, MSHS, FACG

    Twitter followers: 1270+

    Why you should follow: One of the most active GI voices on Twitter, Dr. Spiegel serves as both Editor-in-chief of the American Journal of Gastroenterology and Director of Health Services Research at Cedars-Sinai. He serves on the FDA Gastroenterology Field Advisory Board and is at the forefront of where technology and medicine intersect.

     

     

     

    @dagreenwald@dagreenwald

    David A. Greenwald, MD, FACG

    Twitter followers: 144+

    Why you should follow: Dr. Greenwald represents the College at the National Colorectal Cancer Round Table where he chairs the Public Awareness Task Force.  He is a leading voice in the national initiative to screen 80% of eligible U.S. adults for colorectal cancer by 2018.

     

     

     

    @DMGrayMD@DMGrayMDM

    Darrell M. Gray, MD, MPH

    Twitter followers: 340+

    Why you should follow: Winner of the ACG’s 2015 “Grand SCOPY” Award and the ACG 2015 Community Service Award, Dr. Gray is a passionate advocate for colorectal cancer screening and Assistant Professor of Medicine at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.

     

     

     

     

     

    @Doctor_V@Doctor_V

    Bryan Vartabedian, MD, FAAP

    Twitter followers: 26.2K+

    Why you should follow: A pediatric gastroenterologist at Baylor and Texas Children’s, Dr. Vartabedian served as founding advisor for the health care track of the SWSX Interactive Festival, co-founded The Medical Futures Laboratory at Rice University, and is author of the upcoming book Looking Out for Number Two – A Slightly Irreverent Guide to Poo, Gas and and Other Things That Come Out of Your Baby.

     

     

     

    @DrGaryFalk@DrGaryFalk

    Gary Falk, MD, MS, AGAF

    Twitter followers: 110+

    Why you should follow: Dr. Falk is a Professor of Medicine and co-director of the Esophagology and Swallowing Center at Penn. He serves as the Editor of the AGA magazine, AGA Perspectives.

     

     

     

     

     

    @JordanKarlitzMD@jkarlitzmd

    Jordan J. Karlitz, MD

    Twitter followers: 75+

    Why you should follow:  Dr. Karlitz is Chair of the ACG Public Relations Committee.  He is Assistant Professor of Medicine at Tulane and his research interests include familial colorectal cancer syndromes and IBD.

     

     

     

     

     

    @KenDeVault@KenDeVault

    Kenneth R. DeVault, MD, FACG

    Twitter followers: 18+

    Why you should follow: Dr. DeVault is the 2015-2016 President of the American College of Gastroenterology (gi.org).  His research interests include esophageal disease and he serves as Chief of Medicine at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida.

     

     

     

     

    @DrLaPook@DrLaPook

    Jonathan LaPook, MD

    Twitter followers: 12.5K+

    Why you should follow: The Chief Medical Correspondent for CBS News, Dr. LaPook is professor of medicine at NYU Langone Medical Center. He is the founder of the NYU Langone Empathy Project and a regular contributor to “CBS This Morning,” the “CBS Evening News,” CBS Radio, and CBSN.

     

     

     

     

    @DrMullin@DrMullin

    Gerry Mullin, MD

    Twitter followers: 2120+

    Why you should follow: Also known as The Food MD, Dr. Mullin is the director of the Integrative GI Nutrition Services at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. He is a contributor to the Huffington Post, the editor of Integrative Gastroenterology and has published several books including The Gut Balance Revolution: Boost Your Metabolism, Restore Your Inner Ecology, and Lose Weight for Good!

     

     

     

    @DrRoshiniRaj@DrRoshiniRaj

    Roshini Rajapaksa, MD

    Twitter followers: 6170+

    Why you should follow: As medical correspondent for Good Day NY (Fox), medical editor of Health magazine, and contributor to various television shows and publications, “Dr. Raj” is one of the most visible GI personalities to lay audiences. She also serves as an Associate Professor at NYU Langone.

     

     

     

    @IBDDoctor@IBDDoctor

    Peter Higgins, MD, PhD, MSc

    Twitter followers: 1930+

    Why you should follow: The director of the IBD program at the University of Michigan, Dr. Higgins currently serves as the IBD editor for the American Journal of Gastroenterology.

     

     

     

     

    @IBDMD@IBDMD

    David Rubin, MD, FACG

    Twitter followers: 3140+

    Why you should follow: Dr. Rubin is professor of medicine and chief of the Section of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at the University of Chicago. His clinical interests are in inflammatory bowel diseases.

     

     

     

     

    @IBDTweets@IBDTweets

    Tauseef Ali, MD, FACG

    Twitter followers: 1649+

    Why you should follow: An active voice on Twitter, Dr. Ali is Director of the IBD Center and associate program director of the GI fellowship program at the University of Oklahoma.

     

     

     

    @MarkPimentelMD@MarkPimentelMD

    Mark Pimentel, MD, FRCPC

    Twitter followers: 1090+

    Why you should follow: Author of A New IBS Solution, Dr. Pimentel is currently the Director of GI Motility at Cedars-Sinai and an Assistant Professor at UCLA.

     

     

     

     

     

    @MarkPochapin@MarkPochapin

    Mark B. Pochapin, MD, FACG

    Twitter followers: 445

    Why you should follow: Dr. Pochapin is an energetic and articulate colorectal cancer screening advocate, active on National Colorectal Cancer Round Table, and serves as Director, Division of Gastroenterology, NYU Langone Medical Center.

     

     

     

     

    @MichaelDocktor@MichaelDocktor

    Michael Docktor, MD

    Twitter followers: 2500+

    Why you should follow: Dr. Docktor is a pediatric gastroenterologist who serves as Clinical Director of Innovation and Director of Clinical Mobile Solutions at Boston Children’s Hospital. Together with MIT, he has sought to unite bright minds in Boston by co-founding Hacking Pediatrics (@hackpediatrics), to generate innovative solutions to transform pediatric healthcare.

     

     

     

    @MikeWallaceMD@MikeWallaceMD

    Michael Wallace, MD, MPH, FACG, FASGE

    Twitter followers: 300+

    Why you should follow: A Professor of Medicine at the Mayo Clinic in Florida, Dr. Wallace is Editor-in-chief of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.

     

     

     

     

    @mkahaleh@mkahaleh

    Michel Kahaleh, MD, AGAF, FACG, FASGE

    Twitter followers: 360+

    Why you should follow: Chief of Endoscopy at Weill Cornell Medical College, Dr. Kahaleh has published extensively on interventional endoscopy, ERCP, EUS, and POEM procedures

     

     

     

     

    @RyanMadanickMD@RyanMadanickMD

    Ryan Madanick, MD

    Twitter followers: 11.3K+

    Why you should follow: Dr. Madanick is the Program Director for the GI & Hematology Fellowship Program and Vice-Chief for Education in the Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. He specializes in diseases of the esophagus and is author of the gutcheckblog.com

     

     

     

     

    @Sanjiv_Chopra@Sanjiv_Chopra

    Sanjiv Chopra, MD, MACP

    Twitter followers: 19.6K+

    Why you should follow: Dr. Chopra is a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and the James Tullis Firm Chief at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He is also editor-in-chief of the hematology section of UpToDate and author of the best selling book Brotherhood: Dharma Destiny & the American Dream.

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