Getting to Know the TCT Social Media Experts – Part 1

As the weather turns to fall, we’ve shifted our focus to the upcoming TCT (Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics) conference in Denver. For those who aren’t familiar, TCT is “the world’s largest… educational meeting specializing in interventional cardiovascular medicine. For over 25 years, TCT has been the center of cutting-edge educational content, showcasing the latest advances in current therapies and clinical research.1

This year we are pleased to announce our very own, Greg Matthews (@chimoose) will be speaking on Nov. 1 at 1:05pm as a part of the “Social Media in Cardiology” series. In his session, Social Media: The New Platform for Influence in Interventional Cardiology, Greg will use next-generation analytical tools to reveal current trends of exchanges between interventional cardiologists within social media, which interventional cardiologists are most influential among their peers, and the top 10 most debated interventional topics online in 2017 (to date).

Greg will be joined by a who’s who of social influencers in the TCT 2017 Social Media Faculty:

In order to prepare for TCT’s social media sessions, we used our proprietary MDigitalLife database to better understand the TCT social media faculty and their networks online. Below are a few quick hit stats to help characterize the group.

As a group, the social media faculty have over 350K unique followers on twitter:

Over 12,000 Unique HCPs follow social media faculty members on twitter:

Individually, the social media faculty have impressive followings among key stakeholders: 

Michael Gibson has the largest overall following by far, and as would be expected, leads in MD, Patient, Advocacy, Industry and Media followers as well. After Dr. Gibson, there is a bit more parity among the next speakers, with John Mandrola, Greg Matthews & Sheila Sahni all followed by over 1000 HCPs.

And finally, TCT social media faculty follow key Cardiologist accounts most frequently:

  • Charles M Gibson (@CMichaelGibson) | Cardiologist (followed by 11 social media faculty)
  • Gregg W. Stone MD (@GreggWStone) | Cardiologist (followed by 11 social media faculty)
  • Robert Harrington (@HeartBobH) | Cardiologist (followed by 11 social media faculty)
  • Sheila Sahni (@DrSheilaSahni) | Cardiologist (followed by 11 social media faculty)
  • Robert W. Yeh MD MBA (@rwyeh) | Cardiologist (followed by 11 social media faculty)
  • William W. O’Neill (@BillONeillMD) | Cardiologist (followed by 10 social media faculty)
  • Sunil V. Rao (@SVRaoMD) | Cardiologist (followed by 10 social media faculty)
  • Jeffrey Popma (@PopmaJeffrey) | Cardiologist (followed by 10 social media faculty)
  • Ron Waksman (@ron_waksman) | Cardiologist (followed by 10 social media faculty)
  • Emmanouil Brilakis (@esbrilakis) | Cardiologist (followed by 11 social media faculty)

We will continue this series with posts reviewing all TCT social media session’s topics and an in-depth preview of Greg Matthew’s session “Social Media: The New Platform for Influence in Interventional Cardiology” over the coming weeks.

In the meantime, you can connect with the social media faculty and follow along with their conversations on twitter via the @MDigitalLife’s Twitter List:

Steven Cutbirth
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