Top 10 Canadian Physicians to Follow on Twitter

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You might be thinking “there’s no way physicians are on Twitter.” Well, think again! With thousands of Canadian physicians sharing both educational and personal content related to their specialty, Twitter is the platform that brings you the latest healthcare updates, opinions and discussions in Canada.

With an overwhelming amount of Canadian physicians on Twitter, we have compiled a list of the top 10 to get you started: 

Dr. Theresa Tam (@CPHO_Canada/@ACSP_Canada)

As the Chief Public Health Officer of Canada, Dr. Tam uses her tweets to help promote and protect the health of fellow Canadians. With over 200,000 followers and growing on both her English and French accounts, Dr. Tam’s popularity has grown during the COVID-19 pandemic. She is a trusted source when it comes to public health advice and current statistics about the pandemic and is a must-follow for all things Canadian. 

Click her profile to follow ⬅️

Dr. David Jacobs (@DrJacobsRad)

On top of being a well-known Radiologist in Ontario, Dr. Jacobs wears many different hats. To name a few, he is the Chair of the Ontario Specialists Association, co-founder of the Coalition of Ontario Doctors and Vice President of the Ontario Association of Radiologists. Dr. Jacobs is very active on his account and will be sure to keep you up to date with his opinions and comments on popular medical articles in Canada. 

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Dr. Jennifer Kwan (@jkwan_md)

Dr. Kwan is an Ontario-based Family physician who has taken the term “flattening the curve” of COVID-19 to the next level. Since the early days of the pandemic, Dr. Kwan has been providing her followers with daily updates on the number of active cases, hospitalizations and deaths related to the pandemic in Ontario. For the most current statistics in Ontario, give her a follow!

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Dr. Nadia Alam (@DocSchmadia)

Dr. Alam is another Family physician, anesthetist and past President of the Ontario Doctors Association. Dr. Alam is a proud woman in med and uses her platform to give insight into what being a doctor during a pandemic is really like. Her account is filled with pride as she is proud to represent the female physicians across Canada. 

Click her profile to follow ⬅️

Dr. Dustin Costescu (@BirthControlDoc)

Dr. Costescu is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at McMaster University and a self-proclaimed “LGBTQ OB/GYN nerd with a subspecialty practise in Family Planning, Sexual Health and Trans Care.” His tweets combine witty humour with educational topics to keep you laughing while learning something new. As an advocate for equal healthcare for everyone, you will never be bored with the content he posts. 

Click his profile to follow ⬅️

Dr. Raj Bhardwaj (@RajBhardwajMD)

If you don’t already recognize Dr. Bhardwaj from Twitter, you may have seen him on CBC as a weekly health and medicine columnist. He often retweets and shares content that boosts a conversation with his followers. His content provides educated advice and best practices when it comes to the ever-changing medical space. 

Click his profile to follow ⬅️

Dr. Kashif Pirzada (@KashPrime)

Dr. Pirzada is a physician that you will frequently see on Twitter! A simple scroll through his feed will feature posts about the latest news in regards to the COVID-19 pandemic or tweets that advocate for the best practices in Canadian healthcare. He is an Emergency Physician in Toronto and is the co-founder of the Twitter account @conquercovid19, a grassroots organization that helps supply healthcare workers with the necessary PPE supplies they have needed during the pandemic. Both of his accounts deserve a follow!

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Dr. Bolu Ogunyemi (@OgunyemiMD)

Aside from being a Dermatologist and Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at Memorial University in Newfoundland, Dr. Ogunyemi is also an advocate and mentor for many that feel underrepresented in the medical field. His tweets do not fall short of the powerful messages he speaks about in his work as a writer and public speaker. If you want to be educated about diversity in medicine, following Dr. Ogunyemi is a great place to start. 

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Dr. Sharon Mulvagh (@HeartDocSharon)

Not only is Dr. Mulvagh a Cardiologist, Echocardiographer and Professor at Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia, she also played a large role in creating the Maritime Heart Centre’s Women’s Heart Health Clinic in Halifax that focuses on heart disease in women. Her feed is filled with relevant news articles about healthcare and she is always looking for advice from fellow physicians on ways to better serve Nova Scotians.

Click her profile to follow ⬅️

Dr. Philippe Chouinard (@DrPChouinard)

Dr. Chouinard is a Family physician, health literacy advocate and neurodiversity ally in New Brunswick. With just under 5000 followers, Dr. Chouinard is an up-and-coming physician to follow and should be recognized for the amount of content he puts into his feed with personal patient stories and the constant advocating he does for his patients with disabilities. 

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Clearly, there are many Canadian physicians out there who have taken to Twitter to voice their opinions and bring awareness to healthcare practices that they’re passionate about. If you have a minute, give them a follow. You won’t regret it!