This is the second episode in our series, “Social Media in Medicine,” where the Medicus team will be speaking with medical social media influencers about their experiences utilizing these new social platforms to further their goals as professionals. For students or medical professionals who are interested in this budding sector of healthcare, this series will explore the advantages, motivations, and downfalls of social media in presenting medical information to the general public.
Our second guest, Dr. Austin Chiang, is triple board-certified, dual ivy-league educated (Harvard, Columbia) and trained gastroenterologist and advanced endoscopist. Dr. Chiang specializes in novel endoscopic weight loss treatments and complex interventional endoscopic procedures. Dr. Chiang currently practices at Jefferson Health in Philadelphia and serves as the Director of the Endoscopic Weight Loss Program and Chief Medical Social Media Officer there. Dr. Chiang is also the Founding President of the Association for Healthcare Social Media (AHSM) and has conducted extensive research in social media within medicine. In addition to his professional achievements, Dr. Chiang is a verified Tiktok influencer (460k+ followers), Youtuber (11k+ subscribers), Twitter influencer (13k+ followers), and Instagram influencer (67.5k+ followers).
Episode produced by: Aaron Deng and Rasa Valiauga
Episode recording date: 4/24/21