Top 10 Social Media Influencers in Orthopedics

Who are the most influential surgeons on Social Media among orthopedists? Social media is lit up with medical innovators who inspire us, from top tweeter Kevin Pho, to LinkedIn leaders Hany Elrashidy and Ryan Labovitch. Keep up with the latest in orthopedics by joining a community of your peers or even following them online. Here are our picks for the top ten surgical stars on social media.

Twitter Influencers:

Howard Luks

With over 22K followers, Dr. Howard Luks is a sports doc and athlete with a passion for understanding the mechanics of running and its relationship to sports injuries. If your interest is the latest news and research on ankle sprains, muscle strains and other sports related injuries, follow this trail running guru on Twitter.

Kevin Pho

With thoughtful commentary on issues affecting medicine today, physician, author, and keynote speaker Kevin Pho is the resident social media physician to over 147K followers. As part of USA TODAY’s Board of Contributors, he lends a credible voice on everything from politics to pill pushing and medical education reform.

Nicholas DiNubile

Orthopedic Surgeon Nicholas DiNubile’s Twitter feed is an eclectic blend of humorous commentary, sports and fitness news, and frequent posts with his friend Arnold Schwarzenegger. Follow him for educational escapades that feel like hanging out with one of the guys.

Vinny Arora

With nearly 25K followers, feisty Chicago area doctor Vinny Arora is a passionate advocate of improving medical education and patient care in hospitals. If you want candid thoughts from a healthcare humanitarian, follow her FutureDocs blog or Twitter feed.

Johnny Benjamin

This Florida doctor is a nationally respected orthopedic spine surgeon, author, and social justice advocate as well as an avid UFC and football commentator. Known for his plain talk on complex issues, his posts show the human, everyday side of a brilliant surgeon.

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About Peter Coffaro 436 Articles

A growth-driven and strategic executive, Peter Coffaro commands more than 20 years of progressive management success within the medical device industry. As a District Sales Manager for Stryker Orthopaedics, Peter was responsible for managing and directing a regional sales force to achieve sales and profit goals within the Rocky Mountain region. Previously, he was the Director of Sales & Marketing for Amp Orthopedics. In this role, Peter was responsible for planning, developing, and leading all sales and marketing initiatives. Peter is a former orthopedic distributor in the Pacific Northwest. He has also worked with DePuy Orthopaedics as well as Zimmer, and held positions in sales, sales training, and sales management. Peter has an extensive background in organizational development, business development, sales management, negotiating and P&L management. Peter holds a B.S. degree in Biology from Northern Illinois University.

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