Top 10 Canadian Neurologists to Follow on Twitter

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When deciding which specialty to feature next in our Top 10 series, Neurology was a no-brainer. These physicians are nothing short of interesting, continue reading to uncover the top ten Neurologists in Canada that we believe you will LOVE!

Dr. Catherine Zahn (@CatherineZahn)

Being the Chief Executive Officer at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health is not Dr. Catherine’s only job. She is a champion and advocates for the integration of psychiatry and neuroscience into mainstream medicine to promote equitable access for all. Dr. Zahn shares inspiring and uplifting content on her platform daily. Follow Dr. Zahn to stay informed on all she’s doing for mental health.

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Dr. Gwynedd Pickett (@gpsforthebrain)

It would be hard to believe if you have not yet come across neurologist Dr. Gwynedd on Twitter. With over 37,000 tweets she shares her experiences as a Cerebrovascular Neurosurgeon, an Associate Professor and the Director of Residency Training in the Neurology Division at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. As a mom, archery enthusiast, knitting fanatic, and skilled backwoods camper, she definitely is someone you should follow.

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Dr. Matt Burke (@MattBurkeMD)

Dr. Matt is a Cognitive Neurologist in Toronto and the TBI Program Director at the Sunnybrook Research Institute. His Twitter network is up-to-date with the latest news on neuropsychiatry, TBI, placebo effects, and so much more. If you want to stay informed on all that is happening in Canadian medicine Dr. Matt is definitely one to watch.

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Dr. Kaylynn Purdy (@KP_MD2018)

As a busy Neurology Resident at the University of Alberta, Dr. Kaylynn Purdy still finds time to be active on Twitter daily! She shares her passion for rural health, neuro-critical care, medical education, and athletics and military medicine with her 3,800+ followers. Join her following to stay up-to-date on her journey to become a fully licensed physician. 

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Dr. Chris Watling (@ChrisWatling3)

Meet Dr. Chris Watling! Between his professions as a Neurologist and a Medical Educator at Western University in London, ON Dr. Chris consistently shares personal and professional experiences on his Twitter platform. He continues to educate many through his podcast The Huddle which discusses coaching within medicine’s professional culture. He is surely one to follow in the Neurology space.

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Dr. Katie Wiltshire (@MDforChange)

When thinking about who to add to your following list on Twitter, Dr. Katie Wiltshire should be on your mind! Dr. Katie is an active user who shares her opinions on the things she’s most passionate about; quality healthcare, provincial and city politics, and medicine. As a parent, partner, and neurologist Dr. Katie is bound to bring value to your timeline!

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Dr. Andrew Micieli (@MicieliA_MD)

Being in his fifth post-graduate year at the University of Toronto is not enough to keep Dr. Andrew busy! He is also the author of ‘The Code Stroke Handbook’ – a book that contains key information on acute strokes in order to help clinicians provide the best patient care. As well, he runs a Twitter account called @Neurology_facts that includes high-yield Neurology facts for doctors of all sub-specialties and levels of training.

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Dr. Julie Robillard (@ScientificChick)

Dr. Julie Robillard, an active Twitter user with over 5,000 tweets, should be up next on your following list! A neurologist in Vancouver, she’s an Assistant Professor of Neurology at the University of British Columbia and Director of the NEST Lab. In her bio, Dr. Julie states that she is an advocate for “fact over fiction” when it comes to brain health and it is reflected through her insightful posts.

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Dr. Baptiste Lacoste (@baptistelacost3)

Dr. Baptiste Lacoste, an Assistant Professor at the University of Ottawa and Scientist at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute is an active user on Twitter. Join his network of just over 1,050 followers to learn more about his work with neurodevelopment, endothelium, metabolism, strokes, and autism.

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Dr. David Steven (@epilepsysurgeon)

Dr. David Steven, a Professor and the Chair of Clinical Neurological Sciences at Western University is a physician we recommend following! Dr. David shares his knowledge and opinions on all the latest news in Canadian medicine. Join his network of over 2,000 followers.

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The Canadian Neurologists group on #MEDTwitter is small, yet mighty. So what are you waiting for? Give them a follow!