Austin Chiang, MD, a Harvard-trained gastroenterologist at Jefferson Health/Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals in Philadelphia, was recently appointed the institution’s first chief medical social media officer.
The 33-year-old Chiang, president of a new nonprofit called the Association for Healthcare Social Media (AHSM), is trying to encourage physicians and other health care professionals at Jefferson and across the country to establish an online presence beyond sharing vacation photos with friends on Facebook.
Rubin R. Getting Social: Physicians Can Counteract Misinformation With an Online Presence. JAMA. Published online July 31, 2019322(7):598–600. doi:10.1001/jama.2019.10779
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