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Physician of International Medicine & Founder of KevinMD.com
Dr. Kevin Pho is a practicing, board-certified internal medicine physician, a national media commentator, co-author of the book, Establishing, Managing, and Protecting Your Online Reputation: A Social Media Guide for Physicians and Medical Practices and an acclaimed keynote speaker. Dr. Pho is the founder and editor of KevinMD.com, where he also conceives and executes digital strategy, and directs technology infrastructure. Read More >
Over 1,000 authors contribute to KevinMD.com: front-line primary care doctors, surgeons, specialist physicians, nurses, medical students, policy experts and, of course, patients, who need the medical profession to hear their voices. Founded in 2004, KevinMD.com is a prominent social media platform with over 2 million monthly page views, over 100,000 subscribe on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, and RSS, and is regularly cited by the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, USA Today and CNN. Klout also named KevinMD.com the web’s top social media influencer in health care and medicine.
Transforming his social media presence into a mainstream media voice, Dr. Pho’s commentary regularly appears in USA Today, where he is a member of its editorial Board of Contributors, as well as CNN and the New York Times. His opinion pieces highlight the challenges everyday doctors face, ranging from the primary care shortage to the epidemic of physician burnout.
Dr. Pho received his medical degree at Boston University School of Medicine and practices primary care in Nashua, NH. He is a member of the 2010 class of New Hampshire’s 40 Under Forty, and a 2013 inductee to the Healthcare Internet Hall of Fame.
Dr. Pho’s dual perspectives as a practicing physician and a health care social media leader highlight his unique social media journey. He shares his story with audiences nationwide as a social media physician speaker, with keynotes at CHEST 2014, PAINWeek, the Healthcare Internet Conference and annual meetings of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, American College of Osteopathic Surgeons, Tennessee Medical Association and Texas Medical Association; lectures at Duke Medicine, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary; and panel discussions at the National Press Club and BlogWorld & New Media Expo. Read Less ^
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Why We Should Share Stories of Physicians Burnout?
Kevin Pho, MD is a practicing board-certified internal medicine physician and a health care social media leader since 2004. He is co-author of the book, Establishing, Managing, and Protecting Your Online Reputation: A Social Media Guide for Physicians and Medical Practices. Read More >
Dr. Pho will take you through his decade-long social media journey, and show how social media can make a profound difference in 3 important ways. First, how social media can facilitate the connection between health professionals and patients. Second, how social media can proactively define and protect an online reputation. And finally, how social media can share the stories of those who intersect with our health care system, but are rarely heard from. Not only will you see how social media made a difference in Dr. Pho's life, you will also be inspired to use social media and make your own difference in health care. Read Less ^
"Dr. Pho’s keynote presentation at our annual members meeting was truly, just perfect. Extremely rich in content, and a delivery that is world class. Anytime a presentation keeps physicians of all ages and specialties both engaged and entertained, you know it is something special."
"Dr. Pho delivered one of the top 10 presentations I’ve had the privilege of hearing. He was both entertaining and intriguing, thoughtful and thought-provoking, delivering a strong intellectual appeal and call to action."
"Dr. Pho was the opening keynoter for the 16th Annual Healthcare Internet Conference (HCIC), a gathering of approximately 700 hospital and health system web leaders. His kick-off was a superb way to launch this annual conference with a nice blend of information, humor and humility. This session created a buzz of discussions and questions that carried through the meeting. Dr. Pho was easy to work with, accommodating, met every deadline easily and was totally organized. I would highly recommend him."
"Our Women in Otolaryngology annual meeting enjoyed Kevin Pho’s outstanding talk about the physician’s role in social media. Informative and inspiring, Dr. Pho held the attention of a packed room while he took us through how social media can transform medicine and how we can be a meaningful part of that transformation! A real eye opener. By the end of the talk dozens of new Twitter accounts had already been established! We were inspired to get our Facebook group and page up and running. Dr. Pho is a mover who is also a great speaker, both excited and exciting. I would not miss any talk he gives: valuable, insightful information presented in an entertaining way."
"Dr. Pho gave an impassioned, articulate, and insightful talk on the role of social media in health care, articulating how and why it can be used by physicians to improve patient — and provider — health. It was a compelling and eye-opening talk — supported by both facts and stories — fueled by the depth of his thinking on the topic. One of the most striking points in Dr. Pho’s talk to medical writers was his insight into how social media can be used by health care providers to mitigate the damage done by celebrities and others who get essential health information wrong."
"The New England chapter of the American Medical Writers Association presented Kevin Pho with our honors award. He, in turn, spoke with our group about the intersection of health care and social media. This message strongly resonates with health literacy. We as professionals need to be mindful that health conversations happen not just in medical offices, but also online."
"It was so wonderful that Kevin provided concrete examples and really practical ways for practices to use social media channels. It was also great that he informed attendees about how not being on these channels can impact their practices."
"With new technologies emerging at a rapid rate, your discussion of best practices in maintaining a professional online presence, managing social media, and connecting with patients through the wide variety of online channels available today was extremely informative and timely. The lecture inspired many ideas among our faculty, staff and trainees!"
"Dr. Kevin Pho’s presentation was electrifying and completely changed my opinion on having a professional online presence. Dr. Pho delivered sound advice that can benefit every physician in any practice setting. His pearls on social media and managing online criticism really resonated with me."
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