Top 75 Healthcare Influencers You Need To Know And Follow

In today’s world, it is hard to be an influencer. Some people may have a certain level of exposure because they are celebrities, athletes, or politicians. However, there are also many other healthcare influencers that you need to know and follow for the latest information on medical breakthroughs, wellness trends, and more. Many of these individuals have made their mark in the health care industry through research, advocacy, or teaching, but all share one common goal: to improve health outcomes across the globe.

Top 75 - Healthcare Influencers You Need To Know And Follow

 

Here are 50 Healthcare Influencers that will help guide you through this vast sea of data with their insights on everything from artificial intelligence in healthcare to virology research breakthroughs.

Brenda Avadian

Professor Shafi Ahmed

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Professor Shafi Ahmed is an award-winning cancer surgeon who has a long and illustrious career. He was the Associate Dean of Bart’s Medical School, elected member to the Royal College of Surgeons England council, where he led an international health program. In 2018, Professor Ahmad received both NHS Award by members in Parliament and Asian Star in UK Tech with his appointment as Abu Dhabi government advisor on digital transformation.
Professor Shafi Ahmed is a clinical surgeon and serial entrepreneur with experience in healthcare, technology, media, public speaking. Professor Ahmed has worked on live operations using Google Glass to stream video footage of surgery onto social media networks like Facebook Live for the first time and national television appearing on Operation: Live, which was shortlisted for a BAFTA award in 2019.
He co-founded Medical Realities – an educational VR company that’s been featured at TEDMED conference (an international event devoted solely to medical innovation), Fortune 500 companies’ boardrooms and universities across the world, including Stanford University’s virtual reality class where students can operate upon patients from any location inside or out of their classroom via remote control avatars without risk or injury.
Professor Ahmed was awarded as one of the top 20 global influencers when it comes to digital health innovation through his work at Medical Realities, which specializes in immersive virtual reality training simulations for medical professionals such as nurses, paramedics, or doctors.

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Dave deBronkar

epatientdave.com

David DeBronkart, better known as “e-patient Dave,” was diagnosed in January 2007 with kidney cancer at a very late stage. Odds were stacked against him, with tumors in both lungs and several bones. He received excellent treatment and fought through his battle of the disease for months on end before finding out that he had won it by September 2007, when all treatments came to an end.
DeBronkart is now opening health care information directly to patients on an unprecedented level, thus creating a new dynamic in how people are accessing and using medical data across many different platforms, including social media–Dave wants more people like himself who have been touched personally by illness or injury not only to be informed but also ultimately empowered.

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Dr. Bertalan Mesko

medicalfuturist.com

Dr. Bertalan Mesko, Ph.D., is an expert in medical futurism who analyzes how science fiction technologies can become a reality in medicine and healthcare. In his work as a geek physician with a Ph.D. in genomics, he has written over 500 keynotes for governments and organizations internationally, including Harvard University, Stanford University Yale Universities, or Singularity University’s Futuremed course at NASA Ames campus- making him one of the most well-known voices globally on digital health technology and future healthcare trends!
Dr. Mesko is a noted physician, futurist, and lecturer who dozens of top publications have featured, including CNN, the World Health Organization, National Geographic, Forbes TIME magazine BBC New York Times. His popular website has had more than 5 million readers, and he was named one of LinkedIn’s Top Voices in Healthcare or as “one of those with the biggest global impact.” He is also an esteemed member of the Mensa International Committee on Future Research at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.

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Joe Babaian

hcldr.wordpress.com

Joe Babaian is a well-known figure in the healthcare industry. He has been active and successful as co-moderator of one of the most prominent social media communities, Healthcare Leadership Blog #HCLDR. Joe continues to grow this community into an even more influential network that supports passionate contributors from all over the world (even if they are new).
And for those who don’t have much experience with healthcare social media, he offers guidance on how people can get started using their voice online too! With his friendly personality and engaging insight on everything HCLDR does or shares – whether it’s working together at conferences or communicating remotely through messages – Joe always encourages others to consider joining him within this thriving global health care community.

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Dr. Bernadette Keefe

bernadettekeefemd.com

Dr. Bernadette Keefe worked as a doctor for 20 years, performing academic radiology at UNC Hospitals-Chapel Hill in North Carolina from 1987 until 2000. She completed her undergraduate and medical school training in 1977 when she graduated with honors from Columbia College of Physicians & Surgeons, followed by residency training which lasted six years, including two fellowship programs: one-year Ultrasonology program at Thomas Jefferson Hospital, where she was voted “best resident” and another postdoctoral Fellowship position that focused on diagnostic imaging research during the time period 1981 to 1986 while completing an MD degree specializing in neurosurgery.
Dr. Keefe has participated in many tweets chats, including the #HCLDR tweet chat joint-moderating it for a while and other health-related topics like aging issues or online global medical conferences. In her articles, she writes about healthcare technology, delivery methods of care that are being used worldwide, and how social media affects this field of work in today’s society, with more people turning to Twitter than ever before on their phones for updates.

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Jane Sarasohn

healthpopuli.com

Jane has a knack for understanding how technology will change the future of health care. She combines her expertise in business and economics with insights from social sciences, medicine, and other fields to help organizations anticipate changes that could affect their strategy or operations. Jane’s work spans healthcare stakeholders – patients, providers (hospitals/health systems), payers (insurance companies), suppliers like device manufacturers.
The Health Populi blog is now updated twice-weekly by Jane’s team at Deloitte Consulting LLP, where she advises clients on emerging trends related to people, technology, and health policy.
Jane’s career spans many different fields of expertise: she is an international speaker with talks ranging from “The Future of Healthcare” to “How Technology Impacts Patient Care.”
If you’ve ever wondered where we are headed with our advancements in medical science or if there could be some potential problems down the line like shortages due to automation…Jane might have answers for you!

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Kevin Pho

kevinmd.com

Kevin is a jack-of-all-trades doctor, working as both an internal medicine physician and national media commentator. He’s a practicing, board-certified internal medicine physician and national media commentator who also attends to the digital needs of his patients. As founder and editor of KevinMD.com, he conceives and executes the site’s strategy and directs technology infrastructure that has continued to grow over time, receiving 3 million monthly page views while exceeding 250,000 followers on Facebook or Twitter. Alone!
KevinMD has been a voice of change in the medical industry. His commentary, interviews, and public speaking have helped draw attention to physician burnout and the primary care shortage. He is also an editorial board member for USA Today, CNN, and The New York Times. He shares his knowledge with society on topics ranging from health policy to innovations in technology that are changing healthcare delivery today. He also shares his story on social media to help educate others about what doctors are facing today.
Kevin received his medical degree at Boston University School of Medicine and practices primary care in Nashua, New Hampshire. He was a member of the New Hampshire Union Leader’s 40 Under Forty list for recognizing young people with significant accomplishments before age forty; inductee to the Healthcare Internet Hall of Fame (for demonstrating leadership in healthcare internet); named one top doctor by both NH Magazine.
Kevin is an experienced clinician who has successfully navigated all aspects related to managing online reputation management while also gaining expertise through personal coaching sessions as well as public speaking engagements about topics like how clinicians can use social media tools safely to engage patients or how medical professionals can reach out to patients in need.

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Halle Tecco

natalist.com

Halle Tecco has held various positions in her career, from finance and business development roles at Intel and Apple to the founder of Rock Health. She is currently an advisor for Harvard Medical School’s Biomedical Informatics department and Boston Children’s Hospital, where she does incredible work improving the lives of children around the world.
Halle Tecco was formerly Chief Women’s Officer at Natalist before becoming Founder & Chief Women’s Health Officer after establishing herself first with ROCK HEALTH, then Columbia Business school on adjunct professor status.
Halle has had the privilege of being featured in several high-profile publications, including The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and CNBC. She was named one of Goldman Sachs’s Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs and listed on Forbes’ 30 under 30 lists. Halle received her MBA from Harvard Business School with a concentration in Women’s Health and an MPH degree from Johns Hopkins University.

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Nick Adkins

pinksocks.life

Nick Adkins is the former suit-wearing MBA for Vanderbilt Health Plans in Nashville, Tennessee. He was COO at two Nashville-based healthcare companies and cofounder of a health tech startup in Portland, Oregon. When he had enough of the traditional corporate world, Nick left to have his own journey and ended up in Portland, where he co-founded a health tech startup company named Cloudbreak Healthcare. He is now an advisory board member at Cloudbreak Health, which has revolutionized telehealth by delivering unified solutions nationwide to hospitals (VRI).
Nick is also the founder of the global pinksocks movement. Nick’s pink socks movement is not just about wearing different colored socks. He wants to see the good in people, and he has used his own personal story to show others that they can do anything with determination and self-belief.
Nick’s passion for seeing the awesomeness in people has helped push healthcare towards remembering what a person means: someone who deserves respect, care from medical professionals, empathy when dealing with tough times such as death or illness.

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Dr Jennifer Arnold

jenarnoldmd.com

Dr. Arnold, a neonatologist and medical director for the Center for Medical Simulation at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in Florida, has had years of experience working with high-risk or emergencies on simulations such as trauma centers where patients can be examined using state-of-the-art technology to train healthcare professionals from various specialties including nurses that care for children. Previously Dr. Arnold led the simulation center at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston and is currently conducting an innovative training program, thereby developing new equipment that will enhance pediatric education curriculums, among other things.
Dr. Arnold received her medical degree from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland, and completed a residency at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh before completing an additional master’s program for Medical Education and neonatal-perinatal fellowship training with the University Department of Pediatrics.
Dr. Arnold routinely speaks about simulation techniques to both fellow professionals and students alike during presentations or speaking events on campus, contributing to her written books.
Dr. Arnold has been a visionary in the medical field. One of the leading writers on how simulation can improve teaching efficiency, patient care quality, and best practices for future healthcare professionals.

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Dr. Mike

doctormikemedia.com

Dr. Mikhail Varshavski, a board-certified family medicine physician and media personality with over 13 million social media followers under his belt, is an emigrant from Russia who grew up in New York City to pursue higher education at the age of 24 with degrees in Life Sciences and osteopathic medicine. He moved to the US with his parents at the age of six, and now he is a known doctor, philanthropist, writer, and social media influencer.
Dr. Mike’s residency was a pivotal point in his life as he grew more interested in educating the world on health matters and sharing what he learned with them through YouTube videos, blogs, social media posts, etc. He now has over 700 million views of these resources online, making him one of the largest medical information providers!
Dr. Mike uses video tutorials that are both practical but also entertaining to help combat misinformation about healthcare because it can be such an important topic for many people who may not have had access to this sort of education beforehand or even know how useful they could potentially find it themselves when needed most!

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Nisha Mehta

nishamehtamd.com

Nisha Mehta is an award-winning physician, entrepreneur, and writer who has founded a social media group for physicians interested in side-gigs.
Nisha attended Brown University, Perelman School of Medicine at UPenn, and New York Medical College for her residency. She completed both a fellowship in obstetrics/gynecology as well as anesthesiology during this period. Her career path includes being both a radiologist and the founder of her company, Physician Side Gigs which conducts research into medical entrepreneurship among doctors. As CEO, she coaches entrepreneurs through developing their business plans.
She also works on wellness topics including burnout prevention, mental health aid, resilience development resources, and stress management strategies with clinical trials to improve patient outcomes along with general advice about how to take care of oneself while still being able to give one’s best self at work when needed most.
Dr. Nisha Mehta has been featured on Forbes, PBS NewsHour, MedPage Today, KevinMD, and Doximity with her innovative combo of Facebook group Physician Side Gigs for over 17000 physicians looking to supplement or replace their traditional physician income as well as write commissioned monthly columns for medical students in the Thieme Medical Publishers journal.

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Jen Horonjeff

savvy.coop

Jen Horonjeff, Ph.D., is the Founder and CEO of Savvy Cooperative. A patient-owned coop helps companies get insights from patients to build better healthcare solutions by connecting them with key consumers. Jen shares her expertise in this field. She has intimate knowledge about both sides, having grown up with multiple autoimmune diseases and earned a doctorate in Environmental Medicine at New York University before founding his company.
Jen has always been interested in studying the intersection of science and society. She was trained as a healthcare researcher and human factors consultant, but her work primarily focuses on patient engagement in healthcare-related decisions. Jen utilizes her background to champion involvement by patients when it comes to making changes that might affect their lives or quality of life outcomes related to disease management for conditions like cancer, chronic illness, and pain issues; she is also mindful about social determinants such as socioeconomic status (see page 12). Most importantly, though, Jen strives towards giving patients an equal voice: one where they are heard and valued.

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Lygeia Ricciardi

adarose.com

Lygeia Ricciardi is a nationally known thought leader in consumer engagement and digital health. Her consulting practice focuses on helping clients succeed in engaging consumers more effectively in their health via digital tools, whether through the transparency of information or building innovative technologies to help improve the quality of care that patients receive. Previously at ONC, where she helped integrate the needs and perspective of consumers into federal policymaking efforts and leadership development for The Blue Button Initiative.
Lygeia has also worked with startups, Harvard University’s Business School, where she advised students who are developing new healthcare technology companies; Markle Foundation, which supports innovation across various industries, including medicine, by providing grant funding to organizations working towards improving access to high-quality medical products while lowering costs; Federal Communications Commission.
Lygeia has been voted among the “Top 10 Most Influential Women in Health IT” and is both a veteran of C-SPAN, Wall Street Journal, NPR as well as health affairs. In her time, Lygeia regularly speaks at conferences like South by Southwest (SXSW) and the Consumer Electronics Show (CES). She also travels to private corporate board meetings where she offers insight on what’s next for our digital future!

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Sylvia Romm

cityblock.com

Sylvia Romm MD, MPH, is the Vice President of Medical Affairs at American Well and works with health systems, employers, and other innovators to design digital strategies for healthcare. Dr. Romm worked first as a pediatrician before founding a company focused on telemedicine for new mothers, then joining America’s Well full time in 2000 after working there part-time since 1999.
Dr. Romm believes that integrating digital health care delivery into the traditional healthcare ecosystem is a key component to improving patient experience, population health, reducing cost, and enhancing work-life for providers. She’s been an avid author on these topics in NEJM Catalyst, Forbes KevinMD, and Huffington Post, with articles focused on technology within healthcare as well as policy-related topics.

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Angela Fusaro

physician360.co

Angela Fusaro is a respected Emergency Medicine physician with years of clinical practice experience, including three years as the supervising physician at a large academic institution. She has an innate understanding of healthcare innovation and the best design tools for remote diagnostics to improve our current system. These innovations would allow high-quality urgent and emergent care practice even from your living room!
Dr. Fusaro also has a passion for entrepreneurship, collaborating with other clinicians to turn their insights into marketable products that save lives and improve patient quality of life.

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Stacy Hurt

stacyhurt.net

A cancer survivor, caregiver, and healthcare executive Stacy Hurt is passionate about inclusion. She has volunteered as a patient advocate for thousands of patients worldwide to promote their voice in health care decisions that affect them most, which she does by connecting pharma/tech companies with hospital systems through her insights gleaned from years working firsthand on the frontline.
Stacy’s experience running businesses alongside caring for an intellectually disabled son uniquely positions her to be one of 10 digital influencers shaping telehealth expansion at HIMSS, where she lends advice on how we can use technology to reach better people who live too far away or are otherwise unable to make it into a doctor’s office due to medical conditions like disabilities or mental illness.

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Geeta Nayyar

drgeetanayyar.com

Geeta Nayyar, M.D., M.B.A., is a nationally recognized leader in healthcare information technology as well as board-certified practicing physician with expertise and experience that spans the entire modern medical industry: from mobile health to social media marketing/strategy — she has been named one of the “Top 26 smartest people in Health IT” by Becker’s Report and ranked one of the “Top 75 Minority Healthcare Executives” by Modern Healthcare; where her work as an author includes writing three chapters for HIMSS Medical Informatics textbook on Mobile Technology Innovation among other works like being part of Med City News’ list “#12 Powerful Women Voices in Healthcare Innovation and on Twitter.”
Dr. Nayyar’s expertise in rheumatology has led her to be an active practitioner and faculty member at top-notch universities, such as the University of Miami. She is also a board member for the University of Miami Medical School Alumni Association Board and HIMSS (Health Information Management Systems Society). As hostess for “Topline MD TV,” Dr.Nayyar aims to bridge gaps between doctors across specialties through media platforms like television so that patients might have more access to health information.

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Chrissa McFarlane

patientory.com

Chrissa McFarlane, founder and CEO of Patientory Inc. is one of the top women who have left their mark on the MedTech field in health IT. She founded Patientory after seeing a need for more personalized and secure consumer-driven healthcare information management solutions to be made available in today’s market. Chrissa has published international research into healthcare and helped create breakthrough digital health companies that specialize in providing services such as Tumblr, Blue Apron, Casper Pillow Company, Meetup – to name a few!
Jessica McFarlane is also the author of Future Women: Minority Female Entrepreneurship and the Fourth Industrial Revolution in the Era of Blockchain and Cryptocurrency. She serves as an Influencer for Inaugural Class Metro Atlanta Chamber’s Choose ATL campaign, Digital influencer for HIMSS.

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Susannah Fox

susannahfox.com

Susannah Fox, a Washingtonian who previously served as chief technology officer for the U.S Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), has now been tasked with projects focused on how social media can be used to gather information about our well-being. Her passion for innovation has served her well in this role as she navigates through intersecting technology fields with expertise that many people lack.
Before this position, she was an entrepreneur-in-residence at The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Her focus shifted more towards healthcare innovation than entrepreneurship in general – although these two areas are not mutually exclusive under any circumstance!
Susannah Fox has made her mark in the world for being a member of advisory committees and organizations like Lemelson Center, Before Brands, Atlas of Caregiving. As an anthropologist by trade with a degree from Wesleyan University, she is also on Cambia’s Board since 2017.

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Divya Nag

divyanag.com

Divya has been featured on Fortune’s 40 under 40 list and Stanford University’s Thought Leader lists for her groundbreaking work in biomedical research. She has been featured on Forbes 30 under 30 list as one of the most influential people under thirty because she had already accomplished so much by then.
She founded Stem Cell Theranostics, a biotechnology startup specializing in stem cell biology and regenerative medicine; StartX Med, an accelerator program that successfully helped hundreds of medical entrepreneurs grow their digital health ventures through mentorship programs like Google Ventures.
Divya currently works as an entrepreneur extraordinaire at Apple, where she is Director of Health Initiatives overseeing projects such as ResearchKit and CareKit while managing her own biomedical research lab.

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Farzad Mostashari

aledade.com

Farzad Mostashari, MD, has spent his career at the forefront of healthcare policy and information technology. Dr. Mostashari is the former National Coordinator for Health IT at the Department of Health and Human Services, serving as a distinguished expert on Brookings Institute’s Engelberg Center for Healthcare Reform. He founded NYC Primary Care Information Project before that work, which equipped 1,500 physicians in underserved communities with electronic records.
Dr. Mostashari is a renowned physician, entrepreneur, and innovator in the healthcare industry with over twenty years of experience advising public and private sector leaders on innovation strategy across health care systems globally. He has spoken extensively about issues affecting hospitals like ACOs (Accountable Care Organizations) at conferences for hospital executives around the country.His work has been published in the Journal of American Medical Association, New York Times, and Health Affairs.
Dr. Mostashari received his MD from Yale University School of Medicine before getting a master’s degree in Public Health from Harvard T.H Chan School of Public Health, which led him down to the field of medicine.

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Danielle LeVeck

nurseabnormalities.com

Danielle LeVeck, an ICU nurse practitioner from the United States, began her social media career by making memes and writing about being a nurse. Her inspiration came from the bedside at the ICU, where she felt passionately about sharing with other nurses insights into healthcare that they might not otherwise have access to.
Danielle started with a blog then turned it over in Instagram and Facebook posts. Today Danielle focuses primarily on Instagram while continuing speaking engagements and guest blogs where possible all of this made easier thanks to online publishing platforms.
With an Instagram following of 139K and a blog to her name, Leveck is one top influencers in the nursing sphere. She has had many opportunities as a writer for Board Vitals™, Glamour Magazine and FIGS.

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Joseph Kvedar

joekvedar.com

Hailing from the United States, Dr. Joseph Kvedar is a thought leader, writer, and international physician who has worked to advance the adoption of telehealth technologies at various levels nationally in recent years as editor-in-chief for npj Digital Medicine, senior advisor on virtual care at Mass General Brigham Hospital Center for Innovation in Digital Healthcare (CIDH). He also serves as chairperson for a board member with American Telemedicine Association and co-chairman alongside AMA’s Payment Advisory Group focused on digital medicine.
Joseph Kvedar is an expert on connected health and the author of two books about how technology will extend people’s lifespans by improving their wellbeing: The Internet of Healthy Things (2015) and The New Mobile Age: How Technology Will Extend the Healthspan and Optimize the Lifespan (2017). His blog has been providing his insights for a decade, so you can be sure that he knows what he’s talking about!

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Nurse Blake

https://nurseblake.com/

Nurse Blake is a content creator, and gay rights advocate that is qualified as a registered nurse. He started his career as a patient transporter before getting accepted into nursing school. His influencing career began after he was turned away from donating blood because he was gay. This prompted him to begin the Banned4Life campaign, which advocated the FDA to remove this policy. He was successful in doing so, and after two years of hard work, the FDA ended the ban. Since then, he has made nursing content on a variety of social media websites which have made him viral. He has also launched a nursing organization that focuses on caring for nursing and nursing students.

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Esther Choo

https://www.ohsu.edu/

Esther K. Choo is an emergency physician who is part of the full-time faculty at OHSU. She is renowned for being a popular commentator on science. She talks about the culture of sexism and racism in health care on her social media. She advocates for more diversity and gender parity in medicine and has provided various resources to support them. Some of her research has also focused on providing effective intervention methods for women who are victims of substance and partner abuse. She has earned various accolades, including being the president of the Academy of Women in Emergency Medicine.

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DR. AUSTIN CHIANG

http://www.austinchiang.com/

Dr. Austin Chiang is a certified gastroenterologist and advanced endoscopist. He primarily deals with endoscopic weight loss treatments and interventional procedures to treat various gastrointestinal conditions. Some of these include cancers that can affect the gastrointestinal tract. He is known for providing patients with accurate health information online and is one of the biggest voices in gastroenterology. He has an extensive presence as a physician online and has conducted extensive research on social media. He has contributed to ABC News as well as leading newsletters related to his field.

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Matthew Holt

https://thehealthcareblog.com/

Matthew Holt is a leading figure in healthcare technology. He has spent more than 30 years in the field as a healthcare researcher and strategist. He is best known as the founder of the HealthCare Blog and for the Health 2.0 Conferences. His blog is the leading source of news related to healthcare technology and has over 100k visitors per month. His conferences provide challenges and innovative programs for leading organizations such as the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the World Bank. He is also renowned for his forecasting and has been a part of several groundbreaking studies exploring many healthcare aspects.

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Dr Noreen Khan-Mayberry

https://www.doctornoreen.com/

Dr. Noreen is a New York-based toxicologist that specializes in environmental and nutritional toxicology. She aims to provide scientific information to the public about issues that can affect the quality of their life. She has been featured on CBS and Fox as an expert and has spoken internationally as a public speaker. Her book ‘Talking Toxicology’ is renowned as an essential guide for understanding the science of the subject. She has been working with NASA for several years as a space toxicologist. She is the owner of the NKM Environmental Health Sciences that provides environmental health consultations for various professionals.

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John Nosta

https://nostalab.com/

John Nosta describes himself as a critical thinker that specializes in science and healthcare. He is considered one of the leading global thinkers in his field and a popular public speaker who gives his perspective worldwide. He is the founder of NostaLab, a health think tank and a former blog writer for Forbes known as Health Critical. His expertise has led to him being a member of the Google Health Advisory Board and one of WHO’s leading health experts. He is also renowned as a medical influencer on social media, with his Twitter accounts being frequently recommended to follow.

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Sherry Reynolds

https://www.pcori.org/

Sherry Reynolds is a renowned health expert in the USA. She has over two decades of experience in health informatics and business startups. She founded Alliance4Health, which mentors startups that are related to healthcare. She is a mentor and a judge for several organizations in healthcare, such as Microsoft and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Sherry is renowned for her patient-centered virtue when it comes to healthcare, as seen in the development of service lines in ONC. She is one of the co-founders of the National HIMSS Connected Patient Committee.

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Andrew M. Slavitt

https://www.aspenideas.org/

Andrew Slavitt is a healthcare advocate and advisor with a background in business. After his success with fixing the healthcare.gov website, he was nominated by the president to run the CMS, where he worked for a few years. During Trump’s regime, he was one of the earliest critics of the president’s approach to the pandemic. He warned people about the spread of the virus in the USA, which got out of hand as he had foretold. He launched various campaigns online through hashtags to spread awareness of the issue. When Biden became president, he was given the senior advisor position on COVID-19 as a temporary measure. During his tenure, almost half of all Americans were vaccinated, which many greatly appreciated after he stepped down. He has also written a book on the pandemic, which has received great praise.

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Tom Varghese Jr

https://healthcare.utah.edu/

Dr. Thomas Varghese Jr. is the Executive Medical Director at the Huntsman Cancer Institute and Head of General Thoracic Surgery. He specializes primarily in Thoracic Surgical Oncology and is known for his minimally invasive procedures. He is recognized as one of the best doctors in the USA. He also focuses on Health Services Research for optimizing performances for doctors and patients. He has several peer-reviewed publications and has received funding for his research. In addition, he is also active on social media and has established himself as a health influencer. The blue checkmark proves this on his Twitter.

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Dr Rachel Clarke

https://www.doctoroxford.com/

Dr. Rachel Clarke is a palliative care doctor that works for the NHS. She has written three non-fictional books related to her life in healthcare that have been renowned as highly emotional and well-written. Before being a doctor, she was also a broadcast journalist who focused on documentaries about the Iraq War. She has written for several well-known publications like New York Times and makes regular appearances on television and radio.

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Richard Horton

https://www.thelancet.com/

Richard Horton is the editor-in-chief of the influential medical journal, The Lancet. He has a background in medicine, having worked in the liver unit of the Royal Free Hospital in London. He has published many books related to controversies in medicine which have been quite influential. He has also served in many roles for the WHO. His healthcare influence can be shown when he published a controversial paper that suggested vaccines cause autism in children. This led to vaccinations decreasing sharply throughout America and Europe, for which he was severely criticized.

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Dr Phil Hammond

http://www.drphilhammond.com/

Phil Hammond is a journalist and campaigner who is qualified as a general physician. He currently works in an NHS center for adolescents and children who have chronic fatigue syndrome. Additionally, he is a presenter for the BBC and has been a medical correspondent for Private Eye for almost 30 years. He has campaigned for patient empowerment and healthcare organizations to be transparent and honest about their data, especially the NHS. He has presented various series and written books related to healthcare in relatable ways. He has even been shortlisted for awards for his journalism.

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Alex Butler

https://foundry3.agency/

Alex Butler is one of the world’s leading experts and innovators for integrating technology in healthcare. He has had 15 years of experience in digitally transforming healthcare for big organizations and award-winning agencies. He is also known for integrating technology and digital marketing within the pharma industry, which included the development of mobile health apps. His work has led to groundbreaking solutions for various diseases that include respiratory diseases and diabetes. He has won various digital marketing awards for the work he has done.

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Dr Megan Rossi

https://www.theguthealthdoctor.com/

Dr. Megan Rossi is a registered dietician known for being the founder of The Gut Health Doctor and corresponding clinic. Her work focuses on providing evidence-based information and advice about gut health to empower people to make better choices. She has written recipe books that provide healthy recipes and co-founded BioMe that provides good products for gut health. Her books have international launches across a variety of countries.

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Dr Louise Newson

https://www.balance-menopause.com/

Louise Newson is a general physician who is known as a menopause specialist. She has written many articles, editorials, and even a book to provide people with the proper education. She believes that there needs to be more awareness in healthcare about menopause and perimenopause. She provides evidence-based content for free on her website and various social media platforms for women. She has even worked with many organizations and has appeared on radio and television frequently. She is the founder of the award-winning ‘balance’ app, which is a menopause support application.

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Pixie Turner

https://www.pixieturnernutrition.com/

Pixie Turner is a registered nutritionist who is known for her science communication work on the subject. She specializes in eating disorders and body image works in which she integrates psychotherapy. She aims to improve the relationship between people’s body and their food. She also works with general nutritional issues like gut health and menopause. Her science communication work is across several platforms like social media, writing, and public speaking. She even has a podcast known as ‘In Bad Taste.’

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Dr Michael Miroshnik

https://www.drmiroshnik.com.au/

Dr. Michael Miroshnik is an Australia-based plastic surgeon who is renowned for his cosmetic plastic surgery procedures. He has won various awards for his work in the field, including being an international hall of fame spot. During his journey, he visited several centers worldwide to understand cosmetic surgery procedures to become aware of the latest technologies. He has a reputation of being a perfectionist and has appeared in various magazines such as Vogue. In addition, he has also been published in several journals and industry magazines.

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Dr Libby Weaver (PhD)

https://www.drlibby.com/

Dr. Libby Weaver is a nutritional biochemist that is known for writing books and speaking on the topic. In addition, she is also the founder of a company that provides nutritional supplements, known as Bio Blends. She uses her knowledge to empower people about their health through several means that include live events. She has appeared on stage with many well-known people and is regularly called on television and radio as a leading expert on health and wellness. Hollywood stars like Hugh Jackman have vouched for her as well.

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Dr. Ashwin Vijay

https://www.drashwinvijay.com/

Dr. Ashwin is an orthopedician and health entrepreneur whose orthopedic center provides advanced and sports medicine treatments. His center is known to inspire health and well-being in its patients. He is known for treating various international and national athletes for injuries. In addition, he is known for developing the platform STRENGTH INDIA MOVEMENT that provides information to people about healthy lifestyles. He has won various awards for his work.

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Bryce Wylde

https://wyldeonhealth.com/

Bryce Wilde is an alternative medicine and nutrition expert who is considered one of the leading figures in Canada on the subject. He has excellent knowledge of natural healthcare that includes homeopathy, nutrition, and botanical medicine. He tries to blend science and technology in tandem with new and ancient medicine. He has made various television appearances for over a decade and has even hosted his one-hour segment on CP24 News. Some international experts he has interviewed with include Dr. Oz, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, and Dr. Andrew Weil. He has written various books on natural health and has been a public speaker on the subject too.

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Shahid Shah

http://shahidshah.com/

Shahid Shah is a digital health entrepreneur who has a passion for developing products that require complex engineering skills. He has experience in this for over 30 years. His experience lies in regulated and safety-focused industries related to health like Health IT and Gov 2.0. He has spoken about these topics to thousands of people in many conferences and presentations that can be seen on his website. Additionally, he even shares his knowledge and skills with people through his blogs and social media platforms.

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Christina Thielst

https://thielst.typepad.com/

Christine Thielst is a former hospital administrator who has experienced the evolution that healthcare has made in the last 35 years. Her passion lies in continuing to improve healthcare so that patients can get an optimal experience. She has done this by addressing various governance and clinical systems to develop practical solutions to the ever-changing industry. She started blogging almost 20 years ago, and her posts have been inducted into the National Library of Medicine’s archives. She has also written several articles and books on the topic, prepared courses, and spoken about it to various audiences. Her contributions have led to her receiving several awards.

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PAUL SONNIER

https://storyofdigitalhealth.com/

Paul Sonnier is a digital health strategist and innovator who has over a decade of experience on the subject and its impact on living and society. He is also an author known for writing the book ‘The Fourth Wave: Digital Health’ which talks about digital health in great detail. It provides information to readers from many backgrounds and helps them understand the challenges and future of digital health in the new era. He also has experience publicly speaking about this topic and provides his unique perspective on it.

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Joanna Shields

https://www.joannashields.com/

Joanna Shields is a tech industry veteran with experience of over 30 years. He has successfully built up many successful companies and focuses on using technology to improve human lives and technology. She is the Executive Chief Officer at Benevolent AI, which focuses on applying and developing AI and machine learning in healthcare. This involves trying to understand the causes of diseases, speed up drug discovery and develop better medicine. She has held executive roles at big companies before like Google and Facebook. She has also founded other projects related to protecting children and adolescents from online and offline abuse.

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Doug Ulman

pelotonia.org

Doug Ulman is a renowned healthcare influencer who himself is a cancer survivor. His survivorship was a motivating force for him to collect donations for cancer research for a non-profit organization in Columbia named Pelotonia. He has also served as the president and chief executive officer of Pelotonia. He has a very notable social media presence and has more than 1 million Twitter followers, which signifies his popularity and ability to influence people. He is focused solely on supporting cancer survivors and ultimately finding a way to ‘end cancer’.

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Leah Binder

leapfroggroup.org

Leah Binder is a world-famous healthcare influencer who has been named on Becker’s list of influential healthcare people. She is the founder and current CEO of The Leapfrog Group. Under her leadership, the group initiated accessing process of hospitals, which has greatly improved the quality and safety of healthcare facilities.
She has served on many healthcare boards and councils and has worked to make quality treatment accessible to the masses. She is also a permanent contributor to Forbes, Harvard business review, and other top publications. She has also worked as vice president at Franklin Community Health Network and senior advisor at the Office of Mayor Rudolph Giuliani in New York City.

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Dr Ali Ghozlan

alighozlan.com

Ghozlan is an ophthalmologist at Alexandria University. He is a multi-talented individual who is also an actor, entrepreneur, influencer, and author of Success Addict book, the bestselling book in Cairo. He is widely popular on social media platforms, with 2 million on Instagram, 2.3 million on Facebook, 78 million views on YouTube. He is more focused on talking about issues like bullying. He has managed to touch many lives through his lyrics.

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Samantha Yammine

samanthayammine.com

Dr Samantha Yammine is a neuroscientist who believes that ‘science is by everyone and for everyone. She aims to make science and ongoing discoveries accessible to everyone. She uses social media platforms with ‘science Sam’ and lets people indulge in conversations. People enjoy her way of storytelling, and she has managed to keep a lot audience engaged. People love her for the way she includes them in her scientific discussions.

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Dr. Courtney Francis

thegirlymd.com

Dr Courtney Francis is a young talented Canadian medical student. She runs a blog under the name ‘The Girly MD’ where she understandably shares her medical experiences. She makes it easy for people to understand life and see things from a doctor’s perspective. You will get an amicable and welcoming vibe when you will browse through her blog. She is among the top 25 healthcare influencers for all the right reasons!

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Maneesh Juneja

maneeshjuneja.com

Maneesh believes in the digital future of health. He thinks the convergence of technologies can result in better living and make this world a healthier place for all. He aims to discover how technology can help us combat significant health crises such as Covid-19. He thinks that ‘the choices we make in society result in a better future’ for everyone. He is passionate about improving this world for everyone.

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Daniel Kraft

digital.health

Many healthcare providers believe in the innovative future of healthcare, and Daniel Kraft is one of them. He is a medical doctor from Stanford University School of Medical Science and is trained at Harvard. With over 25 years of clinical practice and biomedical research, Kraft plays a significant part in improving health facilities and making them accessible for everyone. He speaks very often about the future of medicine and technology and aims at taking this convergence to a fruitful point.

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Mike Biselli

mikebiselli.com

Technology is for everyone, and this is what Mike Biselli strongly believes in. He has joined hands with clinicians, technologists, and entrepreneurs to improve medical outcomes by integrating innovative technological tools. MedPassage is the first manifestation of beliefs and efforts. He believes in the complete transformation of the Medical industry and is inspiring millions around the globe through his persuasive skills and endless efforts.

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Dr. Nick Van Terheyden

incrementalhealthcare.com

Dr Nick has helped many healthcare organizations to flourish by merging technology and healthcare facilities. He helps develop successful strategies that will benefit both the patients and medical professionals. He also talks about the future of digital healthcare facilities and how they can enhance the wellness of patients. His work is setting the benchmark for other healthcare influencers.

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Skip Fleshman

assetman.com

Skip Fleshman, a former United States Air Force officer, is currently working with Asset Management Ventures since 2002 to make investments in digital healthcare facilities. He funds the organizations that opt to explore the futuristic digital approach of medical facilities. His work is genuinely contributing to the digitalization of healthcare platforms.

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Mike Rucker

michaelrucker.com

Rucker is a renowned organizational psychologist, behavioural scientist, entrepreneur and fitness enthusiast. He is a critical thinker and looks close to everything around him is questions ‘the modern ways of happiness’ in particular. He has been committed to documenting his life for 25 years, sharing it with all, and inspiring the masses through his website. He has been featured in many magazines, is still working with some, and has a wide range of experiences in health and fitness.

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Christine Jacob (PHD)

digi-bridges.com

Christine Jacob is famously known for merging the digital world strategies with healthcare. She aims to provide a customer-centric digital solution to bring innovation to medical facilities, thus making them easily accessible for everyone. She has over 19 years of experience in consulting, which has led her to the foundation of Digi-Bridges, which focuses on finding the ‘potential of using Digital strategies in healthcare’.

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Manuel Heuer

dacadoo.com

Manuel is Chief Operating Officer at dacadoo. He has vast experience in management, marketing and business development. Manuel has worked in the MedTech industry in Belgium, France and Switzerland, which has given him an insight into how technological innovation can improve healthcare globally. He has also worked in Nestle’s sales and marketing department in Brazil.

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Cris De Luca

sanofiventures.com

Cris De Luca is among the famous healthcare influencer in the U.S. He is famously known for his efforts in launching and supporting new technologies and startups. Other than his current working venture Sanofi, he was also a founding team member of J&J Innovations in 2013. He was co-founder of one of the most prominent startups in the United States named Ultra-Light Startups. Cris De Luca has vast experience in the MedTech industry and plays a vital role in bringing innovation.

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Deepak Chopra

deepakchopra.com

Deepak Chopra, the founder of The Chopra Foundation and Chopra Global, has contributed a lot towards research on humanitarianism, wellbeing, integrative medicine and personal transformation. He believes in living a joyful and stress-free life and has manifested his mantra through his books. He has authored over 90 books, and some of them have been featured as New York Times bestsellers. His thought-provoking interviews have inspired many people globally.

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Mark Hyman

drhyman.com

Dr Hyman believes in a healthy and happy life for everyone. He is the founder of The Ultra Wellness Center and is the leading host for many healthcare podcasts. His focus is to change the food system on a global level and work for the betterment of the public. Dr Hyman has addressed major global health issues on platforms like World Economic Forum, TEDMED and TEDx. His books have been a reflection of his thoughtful approach to life and have got appreciation around the globe.

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Dr. Michael Apa

apaaesthetic.com

Dr Michael Apa has a unique vision of introducing luxury oral care cosmetics on a global level. He is focused on using inventive techniques of facial aesthetic design to create a near to natural smile. He founded Apa beauty back in 2014 to make oral care cosmetics readily available for at-home care. He has introduced the world of dentistry to the realm of luxury, something we don’t hear much often.

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Jessica Sepel

jshealthvitamins.com

Jessica has gained fame in the healthcare domain due to her profound knowledge of human health. She is the founder of JSHealth Vitamins and the JSHealth App. She believes in eating a balanced diet that can help in nourishing both mind and body equally. Her carefully designed formulas of vitamins are backed by scientific evidence and let you be confident in your skin. Your wellness is what Jessica advocates and is dedicated to!

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Dr. Jolene Brighten

drbrighten.com

Dr Jolene Brighten is solely focused and dedicated to finding the root cause of every other woman’s problem, the hormonal imbalance. She is keenly studying the Post-Birth control syndrome and how hormonal birth control affects a woman’s body. She encourages women worldwide to take control of their lives and hormones and live happy, healthy life. She is a medical advisor, clinical educator, and international speaker. Her work is truly inspiring!

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Dr. Lara Devgan

drlaradevgan.com

Dr Lara Devgan is one of the most renowned plastic surgeons in the U.S. She has a thorough knowledge of how soft tissues can be healed, regenerated and restored. She is a competent plastic surgeon and has helped many people to achieve their beauty goals while keeping their identities intact. She understands the complexity of skin and is an expert at what she does. Her work is globally acclaimed!

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Kath Evans

kathevans.com

Kath Evans runs a blog under the name ‘Kath Evans Connecting’. She shares insights into healthy living and how we can improve our lives and be the best versions of ourselves physically and mentally. Her primary focus is on child’s health and their overall wellbeing. Running life while managing yourself and your kids can be challenging; however, she is trying to make it a bit better for us all by documenting her experiences and thoughts.

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Dr Hazel Wallace

thefoodmedic.co.uk

Dr Hazel, a doctor and registered nutritionist, believes in bridging the gap between conventional medicine and a healthy lifestyle. She aims to give everyone access to information and tips to help people achieve their fitness goals by eating a nutritious and balanced diet. Her blog, which was started in 2012, has gained popularity over the years and have been modified into two published books. She also has a podcast where she interviews experts and enhances our knowledge of healthy living.

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Petra Kravos

behealthynow.co.uk

Petra Kravos runs a blog where she shares her thoughts about the holistic approach to life. Other than food and exercise, she advocates avoiding pollution and purification of the environment from toxins. She loves sharing her thoughts about everything that is related to life and health. Her blog has evolved into a source of inspiration for many fitness enthusiasts and those wanting to adopt a healthy lifestyle.

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Dr. Neil Floch

drneilfloch.com

Dr Neil Floch is a globally famous bariatric surgeon. He is also an expert in anti-reflux and laparoscopic surgery. He has performed thousands of surgical procedures and helped people get through many health issues. He is also trained in robotic surgery and is widely known for his work and expertise. He is currently working for Nuvance Health System as the Director of Bariatric Surgery for Connecticut is continuing to excel in his career.

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Natalie E. Dean

nataliexdean.com

Natalie E. Dean is currently working for the Department of Biostatistics & Bioinformatics at Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University. Owing to the recent pandemic and other increasing infections, her research is focused on clinical trials and the effectiveness of vaccines. Her work is of great help in current times when infectious diseases are growing and spreading globally.

Conclusion
The healthcare industry is constantly evolving, and it’s more important than ever to understand the people who are shaping its future. If you’re looking for a new perspective on what’s happening in healthcare or want to find out about some influential people in this field, our list should give you plenty of options for where to start your search.
We hope that these influencers will inspire you with their stories and encourage innovation within the medical world! Follow them today.

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