Digital Salutem
10 January 2023

25 Digital Health Influencers to Follow in 2023

By Miguel Sanchiz
25 digital health influencer to follow in 2023

Here is the new list of digital health influencers!

We’re excited to announce a new list of digital health influencers!

Last year we created a list of 25 digital health influencers to follow in 2022 based on the views, engagement and influence of their channels, and this year we are doing the same. This list has been compiled based on their reach and engagement and it is not ranked.

The idea is adding new names of digital health influencers, so we are not going to repeat any name of last year list, however we do recommend to follow their work, have a look to the 25 digital health influencers to follow in 2022 here.

If you’re looking to add some digital health into your routine, it’s important to make sure that you’re following the right people. We’ve got a list of our favorite influencers in the biz who are making waves in the digital health space. Check them out, follow them on social media, and get ready to learn more about how technology can help improve your health!

With the names listed here and links to each digital health influencer’s respective social media accounts, you’ll be able to incorporate more digital health into your routine. The best thing about these influencers is that they’re all different, they’re not all doctors or researchers. They’re people who are trying to make a difference in their own way, and we think that’s pretty cool. So grab some coffee, take a seat on the couch, and enjoy our list of 25 Digital Health Influencers You Should Be Following!

25 Digital Health Influencers You Should Be Following!

AmI Bhatt

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Chief Innovation Officer, American College of Cardiology

Ami B. Bhatt, MD, FACC is the Chief Innovation Officer (CIO) of the American College of Cardiology. As CIO, Bhatt provides leadership and expertise in health care innovation and continue to grow the College’s comprehensive Innovation Program in support of the ACC’s Mission to transform cardiovascular care and improve heart health.

A graduate from Harvard College and the Yale School of Medicine, Bhatt completed her medicine and pediatrics residency at Harvard, her adult cardiology fellowship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and her adult congenital heart disease and pulmonary hypertension fellowship at the Boston Children’s Hospital. She was the Inaugural Richard Liberthson Endowed Scholar in Adult Congenital Heart Disease and Director of the ACHD program for over a decade.

She most recently served as the Director of Outpatient and Telecardiology at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Corrigan-Minehan Heart Center. Dr Bhatt continues as a Harvard college premedical mentor and associate professor at Harvard Medical School.

Watch here Ami Bhatt’s interview at Digital Health & Wearables Series

Ann Mond Johnson digital health influencer 2023

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CEO at American Telemedicine Association

Ann Mond Johnson is American Telemedicine Association’s CEO. ATA is the only organization completely focused on advancing telehealth, the ATA is committed to ensuring that everyone has access to safe, affordable, and appropriate care when and where they need it, enabling the system to do more good for more people.

Watch here Ann Mond Johnson’s interview at Digital Health & Wearables Series

Brennan Spiegel ehealth influencer

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Director of Health Services Research, Cedars-Sinai Health 

Brennan Spiegel, MD, MSHS, is director of Health Services Research for Cedars-Sinai and Director of the Cedars-Sinai Master’s Degree Program in Health Delivery Science. He directs the Cedars-Sinai Center for Outcomes Research and Education (CS-CORE), a multidisciplinary team that investigates how digital health technologies can strengthen the patient-doctor bond, improve outcomes, and save money.

His team developed one of largest and most widely-documented medical VR programs at Cedars-Sinai, and his work has helped to support a new field of medicine called Medical Extended Reality (MXR) in which doctors use immersive technologies like VR to help treat conditions ranging from pain, to anxiety and depression, to irritable bowel syndrome.

Spiegel has published numerous medical textbooks, editorials and more than 250 articles in peer-reviewed journals. His digital health research has been featured by major media outlets, including The NY Times, CBS News, Forbes, LA Times, NBC News, Reuters, The Washington Post, and WSJ. Dr. Spiegel published the book “VRx: How Immersive Therapeutics Will Revolutionize Medicine” (Basic Books, NY, NY), which was named by Wired Magazine as one of its top 8 science books of 2020.

health influencer Brian O'Connor

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Chair at ECHAlliance (European Connected Health Alliance)

Born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Brian developed his career as a consultant, manager and investor. He has worked in the UK, US and Hong Kong and has significant experience as a company director in a variety of industries. He has acted as a Corporate Recovery Advisor to companies, who have had financial, regulatory or strategic challenges, he enjoys taking on what are described as “hopeless cases” and proving the doubters wrong.

He is currently concentrating on the opportunities in the health and care sector, especially when it involves Digital Health Solutions and often acts is an investor, board director in companies to assist on strategy, fundraising etc. Around ten years ago, he created, with others, the European Connected Health Alliance (ECHAlliance), as a collaborative way of breaking down the many silos that hold back innovation and better healthcare for citizens.

ECHAlliance, a not-for-profit organisation connects Governments, Industry, Research Institutions, Health Services, Patient Groups etc through a Global Network of Ecosystems.

Cristian Cortés Fernández digital influencer

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CEO at Exponential Healthtech DAO

“Health become a reality” is a huge and bold statement that inspires members of our community to look forward, work with passion and focus on this purpose, creating a different future by radically transforming health, wellness and quality of life, as we know it today, through the application of exponential technologies, which innovate and adapt to the needs of each person, achieving a state of complete physical, mental, social and spiritual well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.

For these reasons, we created Exponential Healthtech, a Decentralized Autonomous Organization (DAO) in BNB Chain, legally incorporated as a DAO LLC in Wyoming, the most friendly state for digital asset innovation with their Select Committee on Blockchain, Financial Technology, and Digital Innovation Technology in the United States.

Danielle Siarri innonurse digital health

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Clinical Advisor,  Speaker and HealthIT Advisor at Innonurse

Creative nurse informatics specialist focused on medical database innovation and management. Proficient in data analysis in large clinical datasets. Subject matter expert in clinical informatics, medical coding, and economics. Worked in healthcare facilities of various size as an Advisor in Clinical workflow and Adoption Coach. Provide one on one & classroom training.

Watch here Danielle Siarri’s interview at Digital Health & Wearables Series

David Rhew, M.D.

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Global Chief Medical Officer & VP of Healthcare, Microsoft

Since August 2019, he has served as Chief Medical Officer & VP Healthcare for Microsoft’s Worldwide Commercial Business (WCB). Their goal is to demonstrate how a large-scale data-driven approach will lead to smarter decision-making, more proactive care, and improved health outcomes and lower costs for patients and populations.

Their focus is on healthcare data interoperability, involving traditional data sets (EHR, claims) along with newer ones (biosensors, patient-reported outcomes, social determinants of care, “-omics”), and the maturation of a healthcare cloud-based platform that is secure, scalable, & intelligent.

Watch here David Rhew’s interview at Digital Health & Wearables Series

Edward Marx ehealth influencer

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CEO at Divurgent 

Edward Marx is an author, board member, TeamUSA member, veteran, alpinist and Divurgent’s CEO.

Divurgent is a solutions provider focused on what matters most to their client partners. They disrupt the typical value equation by using data-infused, flexible, and scalable solutions that demonstrate and quantify value for their partners. They are committed to IT evolution, deploying tailored solutions that help their client partners achieve improved operational effectiveness, financial performance, and quality of customer experience.

Watch here Edward Marx’s interview at Digital Health & Wearables Series

Eugene Borukhovich digital health influencer

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Serial intra & entrepreneur and Co-Founder & COO at 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.

Watch here Eugene Borukhovich’s interview at Digital Health & Wearables Series

Grace Vinton health influencer

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Senior Healthcare Public Relations Director and Patient Advocate 

Dynamic award-winning healthcare communications professional and patient advocate with experience in public relations, sales, marketing coordination and implementation. Inventive leader with strong interpersonal and organizational skills. Fluent in social media and viral content marketing platforms. Enjoys working in a collaborative environment conducive to creativity, learning, and growth.

Her mission in life is to give innovators platforms to modernize the healthcare industry – one big or small step at a time – because choice care, data, technology, science, and research can save lives. All of us in healthcare are a link in the chain of the life saving process.

Watch here Grace Vinton’s interview at Digital Health & Wearables Series

Hosna Salmani telehealth influencer

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PhD student in Health Information Management, Iran University of Medical Sciences

She is a PhD student in Health Information Management at Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran and hold a MSc degree in Health Information Technology, act as a Teaching and Research Assistant and have relevant experiences in Healthcare IT, Health Information Management, Mobile Health, Patient-centered care, Internet of Things, Cancer Registry, Research and Development, Virtual Education, E-learning and one of the resource persons at the University and Ministry of Health and Medical Education.

She has been a keynote speaker at various international Conferences including the Australian Institute of Digital Health (AIDH), Med Tech World conference, eHealth Information Network (AeHIN) and the International Conference in Smart Technologies in Data Sciences and Communication.

Igor Korolev, DO, PhD

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Physician/Neuroscientist with Digital Health, Data Science, & Clinical Research expertise focused on improving Brain/Mental Health via care, research, innovation, education, & communication. Passionate about improving healthcare & health outcomes in neuropsychiatry & mental health (including Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, & depression).

Irma Rastegayeva digital health influencers

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Co-Founder & Chief Digital Storyteller at eViRa Health

Award-winning healthcare leader. Former Googler, software engineer & technical manager, turned Digital Storyteller & Coach for clients in Healthcare, Life Sciences & HealthTech. eViRa Health: As a Chief Digital Storyteller at this B2B marketing consultancy, she uses skillful storytelling & new media to build massive engagement & deliver vital connections to help businesses grow.

11x Consulting: she coaches & mentors individuals & teams on delivering winning pitches at innovation competitions, she helps them deconstruct & rebuild their presentation decks to secure vital funding & partnerships. TEDxBoston (formerly TEDxBeaconStreet): Co-founder, curator & speaker development program director, she galvanizes, activates & manages hundreds of people around big ideas and innovation.

Jan Beger healthcare influencer

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Senior Director Digital Ecosystem at GE HealthCare

As Senior Director of the Digital Ecosystem, Jan drives GE HealthCare Digital‘s Ecosystem Strategy in Europe and—together with his team—develops cooperations with partner companies, indirect channels, start-up centers, and networks. Jan is the head of GE HealthCare’s Edison™ Accelerator in the EMEA region.

With over 15 years of experience in healthcare informatics, the medical imaging domain, and management, Jan is a seasoned leader with vast experience in leading strategic initiatives and influencing strategic decisions that ultimately drive revenue and contribute to enterprise value.

Watch here Jan Beger’s interview at Digital Health & Wearables Series

Jessica DaMassa telemedicine influencer

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Health Innovation Reporter Host & Executive Producer, WTF Health – What’s the Future, Health?

Jessica DaMassa is an emerging ‘It girl’ of health tech interviewing, chats it up with the ‘who’s who’ of the health innovation set. She helps companies create and launch new businesses, brands, and products as an innovation consultant. Her clients are primarily in healthcare and technology.

Jhonatan Bringas Dimitriades mhealth influencers

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Chief Executive Officer at Lapsi Health

Clinical Medicine, Occupational Medicine, Digital Health expert, Medical Management and International Regulatory and Medical Affairs (International Business). Leading in the intersection of clinical medicine and technology, creating solutions related to medical innovation and medical application. Medical Education Ambassador for Medscape.

Watch here Jhonatan Bringas Dimitriades’ interview at Digital Health & Wearables Series

digital health influencers John Whyte

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Chief Medical Officer at WebMD

Visionary, results-driven senior executive, physician, writer, healthcare policy expert and innovative communicator with over 20 years of professional experience providing healthcare leadership and policy development.

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

Joseph Kvedar telemedicine influencers

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Professor of Dermatology, Harvard Medical School

Author, editor, advisor and telehealth evangelist. With a focus on advancing the adoption of telehealth and virtual care technologies at the national level, Joseph Kvedar is applying 26 years of experience, insights, and influence to several important projects.

In addition to his role at Partners HealthCare, he is serving as incoming President of the ATA, continuing as co-chair of the AMA’s Digital Medicine Payment Advisory Group, serving on the AAMC’s telehealth committee, and taking on a new post as Editor-in-Chief of npj Digital Medicine, a Nature Research Journal. Joseph Kvedar will also continue my activities as Professor of Dermatology at Harvard Medical School.

Watch here Joseph Kvedar’s interview at Digital Health & Wearables Series

Julien de Salaberry digital health influencers

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CEO & FounderCEO & Founder at Galen Growth

He is a healthcare change catalyst and evangelist who challenges the status quo in healthcare whilst understanding the world in which healthcare providers and organizations function. He strongly believes that medicine and healthcare are being transformed, driven by Deep Tech, representing an unprecedented opportunity for better patient outcomes.

Julien de Salaberry is the Founder and CEO of Galen Growth, the global leader in Digital Health private market data, intelligence, and analytics to Fortune 500 corporations (pharma, insurance, medical devices, technology, etc.) and institutional investors (VC, CVC, FO and PE).

With over 25 years of experience in healthcare with leading brands including Eli Lilly, Boston Scientific, Baxter, GSK, Merck&Co., he hasa deep understanding of organic and inorganic growth in healthcare in both developed and emerging markets. He gained extensive international business experience across Europe, Middle East and Asia.

Watch here Julien de Salaberry’s interview at Digital Health & Wearables Series

Maneesh Juneja

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Digital Health Futurist

Maneesh Juneja tells stories about the future. He has one bold vision that drives everything he does: Finding ways to use data to improve the health of 8 billion people on Earth. Check out his latest project where his views on the future of 3D printed organs were featured this summer on the Netflix docuseries, “The Future Of”

Matthew Holt digital health influencers 2023

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Health care curmudgeon

Matthew Holt is an old curmudgeon in the world of health technology. Best known as the founder of The Health Care Blog (THCB) and (with Indu Subaiya) the Health 2.0 conferences, he now splits his time between THCB, Catalyst @ Health 2.0, and the Advisory service for health tech startups

Starting in 2007 Health 2.0 was the leading conference series showcasing frontier technologies in health care. In April 2017 HIMSS bought the conference side of Health 2.0. Catalyst @ Health 2.0 was the other part of Health 2.0 and never went over to HIMSS. It runs challenges for orgs like Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, innovation programs for orgs like the World Bank, market intelligence services, and it owns the SourceDB which has more health tech companies in it than you can imagine!

The Health Care Blog has been a leading source of opinion, news and interviews about health and health technology since 2003, now with 100k visitors or so a month. It also features his short but sweet “Health Tech Deals” videos with Jessica DaMassa which runs down the latest in Digital Health funding, and the weekly #THCBGang live video/podcast where he wrangles a group of health care know-it-alls.

Watch here Matthew Holt’s interview at Digital Health & Wearables Series

Peter Birch podcast influencer

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CEO, Founder & Podcast Host at Talking HealthTech

Creator and host of Talking HealthTech; a podcast and membership community about technology in healthcare. Company Director at MetaOptima, creating intelligent technology to help doctors detect and treat skin cancer. Company Director of the Medical Software Industry Association (MSIA), representing the software vendors of the healthcare industry in Australia.

Experienced Healthcare Executive with a proven track record of helping HealthTech start-ups in APAC lift into scale-up phase and beyond. Ambitious leader striving for happiness, pride and fulfilment. Passionate about healthy living, lifelong learning, accomplishment and a loving family.

Ruby Gadelrab Tudor

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CEO and Founder of MDisrupt

Ruby Gadelrab is a seasoned commercial health executive who has over 20 years experience in biotech, healthcare and healthtech industries. Ruby is the CEO and Co founder of MDisrupt, a digital health enablement company building the worlds first platform for connection clinicians and scientists with digital health companies.

Prior to founding MDisrupt, Ruby consulted for some of the leading companies in the genomics and health-tech space, including Genome Medical, Color Genomics, Drawbridge Health and Genomics PLC. She is also an advisor and mentor to many others.

Ruby specializes in Genomics and her last role was to serve on the executive team of 23andMe as the Vice President of Commercial Marketing. Prior to this, she worked for a number of high profile companies including Life Technologies, Affymetrix and Invitae.

digital health Serrah Linares partners

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Vice President, Partnerships at Change Healthcare

Serrah Linares is the VP Partnerships at Change Healthcare, Nashville Health Care Council Fellow, Forbes BD Council and Top 25 HealthTech Thought Leader.

Tjasa Zajc digital health influencers and experts

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Digital Health Expert and Host of Faces of Digital Health

Over the years, she was as a patient often frustrated by the lack of digitization in healthcare. Tjasa Zajc was in 2015 when she began noticing the slowly developing vibration of the emerging digital health space and got immersed in the international digital health scene. She started the Faces Of Digital Health podcast in 2017 to explores the speed at which healthcare systems around the world are adopting digital transformation.

The podcast steers away from American centricity in reporting about digital health. She believes this information can be helpful for healthcare entrepreneurs considering different global markets. It can give medical professionals and decision-makers insight into the latest digital health trends.

Working as a full-time journalist from highschool till my thirties taught her how to look at healthcare challenges from different angles. Today all the skills from journalism help her with building the Meds Club – an international community of pharmacists, doctors, and nurses exploring best digital practices for better medication-related patient safety.

25 digital health influencer to follow in 2023

How can you be a digital health influencer? These are some of the top individuals who talk about this industry on social media. This is a list of the top digital health influencers. Here, you’ll be able to see the importance of social media for the digital health industry and how it can grow.

Using social media as an example, it’s likely that there are many other networks that are relevant for promoting your personal brand within this field. This will show how you can make an impact within your field, how people in this space share content with each other, find out where to get great information, and other things.

If you are looking for a company that can help you with your social media marketing in the healthcare industry, then you have come to the right place. We believe that our team is the best in the business and we will be happy to provide you with a free consultation.

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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