Robert West, an associate professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at SUNY Upstate Medical University, recently put together a list of 25 socially-active female doctors to give a “starting point in discovering the participation of female physicians in social media.” I was honored to be included on this list with 24 other wonderful female physicians.
West gave his reasoning for the list:
“I delivered a keynote presentation a few weeks ago entitled “Personalized Medicine: Tailoring Healthcare in the Information Age” to a group of parents who had taken their kids to the Bristol-Myers Squibb Science Horizons summer science camp.
That conversation prompted the question of how commonplace an occurrence it was for docs to engage in social media, particularly female docs? I have had many Twitter exchanges with various female docs, but naming a group of individuals on the spur of the moment was more challenging. To this end, I deemed it advantageous to specifically identify various female physicians engaged in social media, creating a short list that could be made readily available in a situation like that above.”
The link to the list of socially active female physicians can be found here. I want to thank Robert West for including me! Are there any other female docs that you would put on the list? Let me know in the comments below!