Dr. Kevin Pho is a board-certified internal medicine physician and founder of KevinMD.com, which Forbes called a "must-read health blog." Klout named him the web’s top social media influencer in health care and medicine, and CNN named @KevinMD one of its five recommended Twitter health feeds.
He is also co-author of the book, Establishing, Managing, and Protecting Your Online Reputation: A Social Media Guide for Physicians and Medical Practices.
Transforming his social media presence into a mainstream media voice, he has been interviewed on the CBS Evening News with Katie Couric, and his commentary regularly appears in USA Today, where he is a member of their 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.
His 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.
Dr. Pho practices primary care in Nashua, NH. He received his medical
degree and completed residency at Boston University School of Medicine, and is
a member of the New Hampshire Union Leader’s 2010 class of New Hampshire's 40
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What I've learned from saving physicians from suicide
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