Digital Salutem
12 January 2022

25 Digital Health Influencers To Follow in 2022

By João Bocas
25 Digital Health Influencers To Follow in 2022 Digital Salutem

If you're looking to connect with influencers that are changing the digital health industry, this list of 25 digital health influencers to follow in 2022 is a great place to start.

We created this list of 25 digital health influencers to follow in 2022 based on the views, engagement and influence of their channels. With the names listed here and links to each influencer’s respective social media accounts, you’ll be able to incorporate more digital health into your routine.


In 2023, we have created a new list of 25 digital health influencers to follow in 2023.

Here are 25 personalities from the digital health world that we recommend following in 2022. We have taken into account their engagement levels on social media, relevance to the topic of digital health, as well as their biographic background to build a list which reflects the diversity of this community while still fostering a feeling of togetherness and collaboration.

It is no surprise then that many health and medical professionals are looking out for the latest trends and information in the digital health ecosystem. To help you with this task, we have put together a list of 25 digital health influencers to know about in the next 2 years.

List of 25 digital health influencers who are making an impact on the digital healthcare transformation in 2022. The list is categorized into the following sections: Social Media Consultants, In-Person Conference Organizers, Online Meetup Organizers, Healthcare Influencers.

Atanas G. Atanasov PhD Dr. habil.  digital health influencers

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Principal Investigator of LBI-DHPS

Principle Investigator of Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Digital Health and Patient Safety (LBIDHPS) at Medical University of Vienna (Austria), Adjunct Professor at IGAB PAS (Poland), Guest-Professor at Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (Bulgaria), Guest-Lecturer at the University of Vienna (Austria), and Editor-in-Chief of Current Research in Biotechnology (CRBIOTECH, Elsevier).
Holds MSc degree in Biotechnology, PhD degree in Biochemistry, and Habilitation (Privatdozent (PD) degree) in Pharmaceutical Biology (from the University of Vienna, Austria). Published >200 papers in the areas of Molecular Medicine, Biotechnology, and Science Communication.

Watch here Atanas Atanasov’s interview at Digital Health & Wearables Series

Christina Farr digital health influencer

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Health-tech investor at OMERS Ventures

Christina Farr is a San Francisco-based health-tech investor with a background in journalism. She’s a principal at OMERS Ventures based in the Bay Area. Previously, she was a writer and frequent on-air contributor for CNBC, Fast Company and Reuters News, among other publications. She was raised in London, UK, and received graduate degrees from University College London and Stanford University. Specialties: Behavioral health, telemedicine, electronic medical records, women’s health.

Colin Hung digital healthcare

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CMO and Editor at

Passionate about patients, #HealthIT and healthcare. An award-winning healthcare marketer with more than 20 years of experience helping companies grow and expand their healthcare business in Canada, US, Australia and Europe. A resourceful and creative team player who knows how to generate leads and brand awareness with and WITHOUT budget. A history of building high-performing teams and work environments. Specialties: branding, digital marketing, demand generation, event marketing, content marketing, ABM, social selling, client retention, product innovation, alliances, partnerships, international expansion

John Nosta digital health influencer

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President of NostaLab

First and foremost, John is a thinker. A thinker entrenched in the world of science, medicine and innovation. John is the founder of NOSTALAB—a digital health think tank recognized globally for an inspired vision of transformation. He’s currently ranked as one of the leading global influencers in medical innovation and technology and well established as one of the top global strategic and creative thinkers. He is also one the most popular speakers around the globe presenting his vibrant and insightful perspective on the future on innovation. His focus is on guiding companies, NGOs, and governments through the dynamics of exponential change and the diffusion of innovation into complex systems.

Watch here John Nosta’s interview at Digital Health & Wearables Series

João Bocas

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The Wearables Expert & CEO at Digital Salutem

João Bocas is the #1 Digital Health Influencer, World’s Wearables recognised Thought Leader, Global Keynote Speaker, #B2B Social Media Influencer and CEO at Digital Salutem. João combines global expertise, global networks and experience of +25 years of business acumen. João Bocas is an expert and keynote speaker in wearable technology and is a globally recognized business thought leader, mentor, advisor, and entrepreneur. His passion lies in helping others, sharing experiences, transferring knowledge, working collaboratively, and helping businesses adopt the latest digital trends and innovations. As a thought leader in wearable technologies, digital health, IoT and healthcare innovation, including AI (artificial intelligence), robotics and ML (machine learning), João explores the intersection of technology and business. This includes examining how new technologies continuously shape consumer behaviour, influence business models, and help brands amplify their message. He also analyses the impact of disruptive innovations and shares future trends in the marketplace.

Watch here João Bocas’ Digital Health & Wearables Series Youtube Channel

Gil Bashe digital health influencer

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Chair Global Health at FINN Partners

Champion for health innovation to sustain life and improve patient care, Gil has been tapped by PharmaVOICE “as one of the 100 most inspiring people in healthcare;” included in the Fast Company “50 People to Watch in the New World of Work”; chosen as a MM&M Top 10 Innovation Catalyst; by PRWeek/MM&M as a Top 50 Health Influencer;” noted by Medium’s Medika Life as a “Top 50 Healthcare Influencer;” recognized by the PRSA Health Academy with its “Excellence in Public Relations” award, PM360 with its “Trailblazer Lifetime Achievement Award” and selected for the PR News “Hall of Fame.” Gil has led four top agencies cited by PRovoke Media (The Holmes Report) as “Healthcare PR Agency of the Year” winners. He is a Medika Life Medium “Being Well” author and a Top 10 digital/health influencer. He serves on a number of national industry and patient advocacy boards.

Watch here Gil Bashe’s interview at Digital Health & Wearables Series

Denise Silber digital health influencer

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Founder at Doctors 2.0 & You, Basil Strategies & VR for Health

A pioneer in digital health and patient engagement and an international digital opinion leader, her experience spans 20+ exciting years in this field. The founder of Basil Strategies, Doctors 2.0, and co-founder of VRforHealth, her activities include: promoting digital health through communication: creating, hosting events; keynoting, writing, driving social media strategy, running startup challenges, accelerating access to therapeutic VR, as co-founder of VRForHealth and supporting healthcare managers as a career coach. She has created and or participated in 200+ digital health events around the world, examined hundreds of start-up applications, authored highly-cited eHealth publications for the European Commission, the Institut Montaigne, and others, interviewed hundreds of digital health inventors and engaged patients, maintained multiple blogs and social media accounts, participated in numerous related juries and government commissions…

Eric Topol digital health influencer

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Founder and Director, Scripps Research Translational Institute

Right now, we have extraordinary potential to understand the medical essence of human beings in an unprecedented fashion. Sensors, genomics, imaging, advanced analytics and deep learning, a major subtype of artificial intelligence, are clearly reshaping the future of medicine. In his latest book, Deep Medicine, he looks at how the awesome power of artificial intelligence can make medicine better for all humans involved. By freeing physicians from the tasks that interfere with human connection, AI will create space for the real healing that takes place between a doctor who can listen and a patient who needs to be heard. Specialties: Cardiology, genetics, genomics, precision medicine, artificial intelligence, deep learning, digital medicine

Geeta Nayyar digital health influencer

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SVP, Chief Medical Officer at Salesforce

As a nationally-recognized leader in healthcare information technology, a physician executive, public speaker and author, she loves sharing her unique perspectives that bridge clinical medicine, business, communications and digital health. She currently serves as General Manager of Healthcare and Life Sciences and Executive Medical Director for Salesforce. Healthcare and helping others is her passion. As a specialist in rheumatology, she maintains a volunteer associate professorship with the University of Miami and serve on the University of Miami Medical School Alumni Association Board. She’s held several positions in media and with professional societies, including as a medical contributor for CNN and as a member of the Health Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) board of directors.

Watch here Geeta Nayyar’s interview at Digital Health & Wearables Series

Professor Shafi Ahmed digital health influencer

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Surgeon  & Chief Medical Officer at Medical Realities

Professor Shafi Ahmed is a multi award winning cancer surgeon working at The Royal London Hospital.He is a member of the NHS assembly advising the government on the NHS Long Term Plan and was awarded the Future NHS Award by members of Parliament in 2018. He was also the Asian Star in UK Tech in 2018. He won the Silver Scalpel as best national trainer in surgery in 2015 and has been given the accolade of the worlds most watched surgeon as has streamed live operations using Google Glass, Virtual Reality, social media and on national television on Operation Live which was shortlisted for a BAFTA award in 2019. He was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2020 for his humanitarian work and global surgical education.

Watch here Professor Shafi Ahmed’s interview at Digital Health & Wearables Series

Bertalan Mesko BERCI digital health

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Director of The Medical Futurist Institute

Dr. Bertalan Mesko, PhD is The Medical Futurist analyzing how science fiction technologies can become reality in medicine and healthcare. As a geek physician with a PhD in genomics, he is also an Amazon Top 100 author. With 500+ keynotes for governments and organizations including Harvard, Stanford and Yale Universities, or Singularity University’s Futuremed course at NASA Ames campus, he is one of the top voices globally on digital health technology and the future of healthcare. Dr. Mesko was featured by dozens of top publications, including CNN, the World Health Organization, National Geographic, Forbes, TIME magazine, BBC, and the New York Times. He publishes his analyses regularly on

Watch here Bertalan Meskó’s interview at Digital Health & Wearables Series

Jane Sarasohn Kahn digital health influencer 2022

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Health Economist, Advisor, Trend Weaver, Global Educator

Health economist, advisor, health care consultant, and trend-weaver for clients in the business of health care at the intersection of health+technology+people. Works with health stakeholders across the health care ecosystem on strategy, scenario planning, policy and health care reform, and environmental analysis. Blogs at Health Populi, contributes to Huffington Post, Tincture and Medium. Advisory Boards: CAQH Index, healthhbank, Onboard Health, Real Chemistry. Board Member of The Clinic (Chester County, PA). Represented by several speakers’ bureaus. Member of Global Educator faculty, Duke Corporate Education.

Watch here Jane Sarasohn-Kahn’s interview at Digital Health & Wearables Series

Ali A. Baaj MD digital health influencer to follow

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Chief of Spine Surgery at Banner Health

He is a board-certified, fellowship-trained, spinal neurosurgeon specializing in the treatment of complex spinal conditions in both adults and children. He is currently with Banner Health – University of Arizona in Phoenix, where he is leading the charge of developing an integrated, multidisciplinary spine service line for Arizona’s largest health system. Before being recruited to this position, he was with Weill Cornell-New York Presbyterian Hospital in Manhattan where he built a thriving national and international spine surgical practice. In addition to his clinical and academic work, he has a unique interest in planning and implementing global collaborative initiatives to improve health education and access to quality spine care worldwide.

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Founder and CEO of Open Health Network

Seasoned entrepreneur, thinker, leader, mentor, advisor and investor. She appeared last month at Forbes’ cover. Held senior executive roles at large enterprises and startups. Have experiences in B2B and B2C areas. She was featured on the White House Science and Technology Blog. She launched Open Health Network at the First White House Demo Day. She spoke at the United Nations, many international and US conferences. Recognized as one of top 10 Influential Women In Health IT. Last

Watch here Tatyana Kanzaveli’s interview at Digital Health & Wearables Series

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Chief Strategy and Transformation Officer, Executive Vice President at Atrium Health

Rasu B. Shrestha, MD, MBA, leads the Atrium Health enterprise strategy, including planning and tactical direction for strategic roadmap and beyond. In addition, he spearheads a renewed focus on innovation, launching new healthcare inventions, discoveries and ideas to benefit our patients and the communities Atrium Health serves. He also provides executive leadership for corporate communications and marketing, as well as enterprise analytics, showcasing Atrium Health as a meaningful, national brand that leverages the power of data and insights.

Watch here Rasu Shrestha’s interview at Digital Health & Wearables Series

stacy hurt digital health influencer

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Healthcare Consultant & Patient Advocate

She is an award-winning pharma executive who lives as a healthcare consumer every day as caregiver for my intellectually and developmentally disabled (IDD) son and as a stage IV colorectal cancer survivor. She serves as a global patient advocate and works as a consultant to represent patients as stakeholders in clinical decision making, health IT user experience, and pharma/biotech drug development. Her clients have included Red Hat, Promega, Boehringer Ingelheim, and Bayer. Ultimately, she makes the business case for including a patient perspective with industry/clinicians and their customers.

Watch here Stacy Hurt’s interview at Digital Health & Wearables Series

kevin pho digital health influencer

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Social media’s leading physician voice

Kevin is a practicing, board-certified internal medicine physician, a national media commentator, co-author of the book, Establishing, Managing, and Protecting Your Online Reputation: A Social Media Guide for Physicians and Medical Practices, and an acclaimed keynote speaker. He is the founder and editor of, where he also conceives and executes digital strategy, and directs technology infrastructure. It now receives over 3 million monthly page views, and exceeds 250,000 followers on Facebook and Twitter.

digital health influencer daniel kraft

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Chair XPRIZE Pandemic Alliance Task Force

Stanford and Harvard trained Physician/Scientist and innovator over 25 years of clinical, research, biotechnology and entrepreneurial experience. Chair of Medicine at Singularity University and founder and chair of Exponential Medicine ( Multiple publications & patents through faculty positions at Stanford Medical School and UCSF (clinical faculty: Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplantation). Serving as chair of the XPRIZE Pandemic Alliance Task Force. Board Certified in Internal Medicine & Pediatrics (Harvard Combined Residency Program at MGH & Boston Children’s Hospital), and completed fellowships in hematology/oncology & bone marrow transplantation at Stanford. Post-doctoral research in laboratory of Dr. Irv Weissman followed by NIH funded faculty position at Stanford. Chair of Medicine at Singularity University since its inception and Founder and Chair of Exponential Medicine, a unique cross-disciplinary program which explores how rapidly advancing, convergent technologies can shape the future of healthcare. Advisor to several leading biomedical & digital health startups. Six TED & TEDMED talks.

Watch here Daniel Kraft’s interview at Digital Health & Wearables Series

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Chief Executive Officer at ORCHA

Liz is a resilient and motivated leader who maintains a positive sense of confidence, she has successfully led innovative change and service transformation for patients in complex health economies with financial deficits and challenging political environments. Liz welcomes a challenge and values her personal integrity. Interested in digital innovations in Health and Care she is motivated to continuously transform care, utilising resources most effectively with the opportunities these innovations offer.

Watch here Liz Ashall-Payne’s interview at Digital Health & Wearables Series

Eugene Borukhovich digital health influencer e1640091102888


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Co-Founder & COO YourCoach Health

Eugene is a serial intra and entrepreneur, executive, venture builder, speaker & board advisor with a focus in digital health. Eugene is a Co-Founder and COO at YourCoach Health and founder of Initium Impact Ventures. Prior to YourCoach, Eugene served as a Global Head of Digital Health at Bayer. He has also co-founded and sold a doctor rating startup and a consulting company. Eugene enjoys running, writing, traveling and spending time with his family.

Marija Butkovic digital health influencer

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Founder & CEO of Women of Wearables

Marija Butkovic is a lawyer-turned-entrepreneur, innovation and business consultant, feminist, and advocate for diversity and inclusion in the tech sector. She is a Forbes contributor writing for the ForbesWomen division and startup mentor and advisor. She has been featured in major tech and business publications such as TechCrunch, The Next Web, Huffington Post, and selected as one of the Most Influential Women in UK tech by Computer Weekly in 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021. She regularly appears as a public speaker and panelist at conferences, meetups, and corporate events where she covers topics of diversity, emerging technologies, and female-led entrepreneurship.

Dr. Gia Sison digital health influencer

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Head, Wellness Center at Makati Medical Center

She is a Thomasian Doctor, MH Advocate, Breast CA Survivor., PH Leader Livestrong Foundation and Co-Founder HealthXPh

Rafael J. Grossmann digital health influencer

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Digital Health Innovator & Surgeon at Portsmouth Regional Hospital – New Hampshire

Internationally recognized surgeon and disruptive innovator, with focus and passion for the convergence of healthcare and technology. Convinced that smart use of technology can enable a more humane healthcareHEALTHCARE system. Performed the first-ever documented GoogleGlass-enabled surgery. Top 10 / top 50 DigitalHealth Digital Transformation influencer & KOL
Multiple TEDx speaker on the convergence of healthcare, education & global health innovation. Global keynote speaker. Design, strategy, and applicability advisor to companies, ranging from startups to Magicleap. Educator & communicator.

Watch here Rafael Grossman’s interview at Digital Health & Wearables Series

Paul Sonnier digitalhealth inflencer

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CEO at The Story of Digital Health

He is an innovation and growth subject matter expert, digital health strategist, author, keynote speaker, technologist, and social entrepreneur. He’s spent over a decade educating global stakeholders on digital health and its escalating impact on health, healthcare, living, and society.

David Chou digital health influencer

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Global Healthcare CIO With CEO Wisdom

He has been in the healthcare IT industry for over twenty years. He is currently a CIO at a public academic health system, and he’s held executive roles with the Cleveland Clinic, Children’s Mercy Hospital, University Of Mississippi Medical Center, AHMC Healthcare, and Prime Healthcare. He is passionate about helping others succeed by teaching them how to leverage technology to enable business transformation. David is also one of the most well-known CIOs in the media today and has spoken around the world on topics including healthcare tech trends shaping our future.

In 2023, we have created a new list of 25 digital health influencers to follow in 2023.

We’ve put together this list of 25 digital health influencers to follow in 2022 to help you stay informed and in-the-know about the digital health industry. Whether you’re a digital health enthusiast or someone who wants to learn more about how to find your way in the space, these experts will be here for you. Do you want to keep up with people talking about digital health? Here is a list of 25 digital health influencers to follow in 2022, ranging from individuals and organizations.

Note: The list is in no particular order. This is an ever-evolving list, so please suggest new people that we should follow. 


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