Top 10 Canadian Paediatricians to Follow on Twitter

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Paediatricians are an incredibly active group when it comes to posting in the Twitter Medical Community! As physicians who work with babies, children and teenagers, their work is something that is essential and should be recognized. Our list of the top 10 dives into those physicians who have an active presence on Twitter and are people we believe should be included in your list of followers.

Dr. Andrew Lynk (@andrewlynk)

Dr. Andrew Lynk is a Pediatrician in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia and also serves as the Chair of Pediatrics at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He prides himself on being a child health and patient safety advocate which are both shown through his tweets and retweets on Twitter. Lately, as you scroll through his feed, you will see that he has shared his thoughts about children going back to school in the midst of the pandemic and does not shy away from sharing articles that advocate for this age group.

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Dr. Rick MacDonald (@Kidsdoc1Rick)

Each day, Dr. Rick is getting closer and closer to reaching 7,000 followers on Twitter. As a Paediatrician in Ontario, he has a following that reaches farther than just Canada. Dr. Rick’s followers can count on him tweeting and retweeting things relevant to the med space multiple times a day. A quick scroll through his feed will have you seeing his opinions on certain subjects, especially his feelings surrounding mask-wearing – he even changed his Twitter name to show how strongly he feels about this subject!

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Dr. Joanna Holland (@joannalh)

Dr. Joanna’s day working as a Pediatrician does not end after a shift at the IWK Health Centre located in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She also works as an Assistant Professor at Dalhousie University in the Division of General Pediatrics. As Dr. Joanna continues to gain a following, you will see that her profile is filled with retweets from her fellow physicians that support the advocacy role that she takes for her patients. 

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Dr. Peter J Gill (@peterjgill)

Dr. Peter is a General Paediatrician at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) in Toronto, Ontario. Among the many things that he has worked on, one of the most note-able is his position as Co-founder of Pedscases – an innovative source of pediatric knowledge dissemination that includes interactive cases, podcasts, videos and links to supplement undergraduate learning that allows students to experience core virtual cases not seen in their clerkship experience. Join his network to hear about all things pediatrics!

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Dr. Bob Connelly (@bob_connelly)

What doesn’t Dr. Bob do? As a Medical Educator and recently appointed Head of the Department of Pediatrics for the Faculty of Health Sciences at Queens University in Ontario, Dr. Bob wears many hats. He is also the President of The Pediatric Chairs of Canada who represent all university teaching hospitals in Canada. With over 2,500 followers currently, Dr. Bob is keen to share the latest news in healthcare with his followers.

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Dr. Jeremy Friedman (@DrJFriedman)

Dr. Jeremy spends his days acting as both an Associate Pediatrician-in-Chief at the Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) in Toronto and as a Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Toronto. When he is not spending his time writing and publishing various manuscripts and best-selling books targeted towards parents, you can find him on Twitter! Join his following to see his posts that reflect his passion for taking care of sick children and teaching the next generation of pediatric caregivers.

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Dr. Samina Ali (@drsaminaali)

As a Pediatric Emergency Physician and Pediatric Pain Researcher in Edmonton, Alberta, Dr. Samina truly has her hands full. She considers herself a champion for both professionalism and wellness in the Canadian med space. As shown lately in her feed, Dr. Samina has been a huge advocate for Black Lives Matter (BLM) as well as safely bringing children back to school amid the COVID-19 pandemic. If you want to hear from an advocate who doesn’t shy away from giving her opinion, give her a follow!

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Dr. Nisha Thampi (@NishaOttawa)

Dr. Nisha is an Assistant Professor and Pediatric Infectious Diseases Consultant at the University of Ottawa. She is also an Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) Medical Director at The Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO). For all things COVID-19, hand hygiene-related (she even wrote a song all about hand hygiene!) and all-around great articles about the latest news in healthcare, she is the person you should be following!

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Dr. Simone Lebeuf (@DrSimoneLebeuf)

Dr. Simone acts as an Adolescent Medicine Pediatrician in the Pediatrics Department at the University of Alberta. She is passionate about working with teenagers because of the vast amount of opportunity and growth in the field of Adolescent Medicine. She is an advocate in every sense of the word and is always looking out for her patients and other Canadians that deserve the best when it comes to healthcare.

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Dr. Deepa Kattail (@DeepaKattail)

There are no two days alike according to Dr. Deepa. She spends her days as both a Pediatric Anesthesiologist and pain doctor at McMaster Children’s Hospital (MCH) and as an Assistant Professor at McMaster University. Aside from that, she is also the Communications Chair at the Society for Pediatric Pain Medicine: Better Care for Children in Pain. As for her Twitter presence, she has over 2,500 followers who value the pride she has in her job and appreciates her asking tough questions.

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So, what are you waiting for? Give these 10 physicians a follow to keep up to date with the latest paediatricians impacting the Canadian med space on Twitter!