11 Asian/Pacific American Healthcare Professionals You Should Follow on Social Media

Whether you’re looking for fun-loving TikTok videos, or more serious policy-related discussions, the people on this list have you covered. From emergency medicine to ophthalmology, these Asian and Pacific American medical professionals are accomplished experts in their fields and have plenty to offer on social media. Here’s who you should follow.

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Esther Choo, MD, MPH (@choo_ek on Twitter): Choo is a health policy researcher who graduated from Yale School of Medicine. She’s a founding member of TIME’S UP Healthcare — an advocacy group for healthcare workers — and currently serves on the board. She also co-founded Equity Quotient, an organization that works with healthcare entities to foster positive cultures, and is chief medical officer for Jupe Health, a company that builds mobile healthcare units.

Ed Mariano, MD (@EMARIANOMD on Twitter): A graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine, Mariano is an anesthesiologist and professor of medicine at Stanford University, as well as chief of the Anesthesiology and Perioperative Care Service at the Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System. He is a recipient of the Veterans Health Administration’s John D. Chase Award for Executive Excellence, and has published over 200 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters.

Deepak Bhatt, MD, MPH (@DLBHATTMD on Twitter): Bhatt earned his medical degree from Cornell University and his master’s in public health from Harvard. He specializes in interventional cardiology. Bhatt is the executive director of interventional cardiovascular programs at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and also serves as professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and editor-in-chief of the Harvard Heart Letter. He is a member of MedPage Today‘s editorial board.

Kevin Pho, MD (@kevinmd on Twitter): Pho is the editor and founder of the popular website KevinMD, a platform for healthcare professionals to share their insights and stories. Pho is also a practicing, board-certified internal medicine physician, and a reputable keynote speaker.

Sanjay Gupta, MD (@drsanjaygupta on Twitter): Widely known for his contributions to CNN as chief medical correspondent, Gupta has won multiple Emmy awards. He’s a practicing neurosurgeon, having earned his medical degree from the University of Michigan, and is associate professor of neurosurgery at Emory University Hospital.

Joy Wu, MD, PhD (@JoyYWu on Twitter): Wu is a board-certified endocrinologist who serves as chief of the Division of Endocrinology, Gerontology and Metabolism, and vice chair of basic science in the Department of Medicine at Stanford. She received her MD/PhD from Duke University.

Eric Feigl-Ding, ScD (@DrEricDing on Twitter): As an epidemiologist and health economist, Feigl-Ding holds the following roles: chief of the COVID Task Force at the New England Complex Systems Institute, co-founder of the World Health Network, and chief health economist for Microclinic International. He also serves as an advisor and COVID-19 expert committee member for the World Health Organization.

Amy Faith Ho, MD (@amyfaithho on Twitter): Ho is an emergency medicine physician, author, and speaker. A native of Texas, she received her medical degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. Ho has authored pieces for numerous publications, and serves as a board member for MedPage Today. She also hosts MedPage‘s podcast series Anamnesis.

Austin Chiang, MD, MPH (@austinchiangmd on TikTok): Chiang holds three board certifications in gastroenterology, internal medicine, and obesity medicine. He obtained his medical degree from Columbia and his master’s in public health from Harvard. Chiang is currently assistant professor of medicine at Jefferson Health. He has over half a million followers on TikTok, often focusing his videos on playful medical commentary.

Anthony Youn, MD (@doctoryoun on TikTok): Known as America’s Holistic Plastic Surgeon, Youn is an advocate for non-invasive practices such as dietary changes and self-care routines to help patients achieve the results they desire. He has almost 8 million followers on TikTok, where he makes videos explaining plastic surgery in an easily-digestible format.

Vicki Chan, MD (@vickichanmd on TikTok): Chan is an ophthalmologist who graduated from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Her TikTok channel features videos on a wide range of topics, from medicine and ophthalmology to life as a mom.

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