Kevin Pho, MD, Social Media’s Leading Physician Voice, on Practicing Bravery

Kevin Pho, MD: Digital Health Maven of the Month: Mid-November – Mid-December 2014

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Kevin is a digital health maven because he, in contrast to many physicians, has chosen to embrace technology — particularly  social media — as a means of ensuring that the physician voice is not absent from ongoing conversations and debates about the future of healthcare and innovation.  Kevin is a celebrated digital physician, leader, gadfly and collaborator. He is best known for his popular blog, KevinMD, which brings together physicians, policymakers, government officials, patients and others from all over the world to discuss and debate innovation and more.  He is also author of Establishing, Managing, and Protecting Your Online Reputation, a guide for physicians seeking to successfully navigate social media and the rest of the digital world.

Kevin’s primary digital health maven trait is practice bravery (Click here to learn about the five traits of digital health mavens.)

In this episode of the Digital Health Maven Podcast, we focus on Kevin’s earliest experiences with technology, how his parents displayed courage and bravery during his youth and more.  During the second half of our conversation we talk about how he is using social media to courageously, in contrast to many physicians, serve as an outspoken voice on innovation and the future of healthcare.

Also, on December 12, 2014 Fard Johnmar, digital health futurist and producer of this podcast, will be hosting a unique event called the Digital Health Maven Growth Salon.  This event is unique because it is designed specifically to meet your digital health needs, such as understanding how to apply key trends to your work, overcoming specific business and career challenges, and more.  Please click here to learn more about the event.

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Kevin’s Bio

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 also the founder and editor of, where he also conceives and executes digital strategy, and directs technology infrastructure.  His commentary regularly appears in USA Today, where he is a member of its editorial Board of Contributors, as well as CNN and the New York Times. His opinion pieces highlight the challenges everyday doctors face, ranging from the primary care shortage to the epidemic of physician burnout.

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