GlobalData research has found the top cardiovascular influencers based on their performance and engagement online. Using research from GlobalData’s Influencer platform, Pharmaceutical Technology has named ten of the most influential people in cardiovascular on Twitter during Q2 2020.

Biggest influencers in cardiovascular: The top ten in Q2 2020

1. Anastasia Mihailidou (@AnastasiaSMihai)

Anastasia Mihailidou is a senior hospital scientist and lecturer in the department of cardiology at the Royal North Shore Hospital (RNSH) in Australia. She specialises in both clinical and biomedical patient studies. In addition, she undertakes lectures for nursing students, general practitioners, as well as medical students.

Twitter followers: 11,639

GlobalData influencer score: 100

2. Purvi Parwani (@Purvi Parwani)

Purvi Parwani is a cardiologist with interests in areas such as cardiovascular imaging, heart disease prevention, and women’s cardiovascular disease. She is currently an assistant professor of medicine (cardiology) at the Loma Linda University, California. She is also the director of Women’s Cardiovascular Health Clinic at the Loma Linda International Heart Institute.

Twitter followers: 17,695

GlobalData influencer score: 97

3. John P Erwin (@HeartOTXHeartMD)

John P Erwin is a physician and cardiologist specialising in general cardiology and preventative heart health. He currently serves as clinical department chair at the Department of Internal Medicine at the NorthShore University HealthSystem in Illinois, US. He is also a clinical professor of medicine at the Texas A&M Health Science Center, and member board of trustees at the American College of Cardiology.

Twitter followers: 27,156

GlobalData influencer score: 94

4. Ritu Thamman (@iamritu)

Ritu Thamman is an assistant professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. She is also the social media editor for the American Heart Association (AHA) and the American Society of Echocardiography. Her expertise lies in areas such as cardiovascular disease in women, mitral annular disjunction, mitral valve prolapse, and innovative tools for cardiovascular disease.

Twitter followers: 16,170

GlobalData influencer score: 91

5. Martha Gulati (@DrMarthaGulati)

Martha Gulati is a cardiologist specialising in women’s heart disease and heart disease prevention. She currently serves as division chief of cardiology at the University of Arizona College of Medicine, Phoenix. She is also the editor-in-chief of CardioSmart, a patient engagement programme, for the American College of Cardiology.

Twitter followers: 28,827

GlobalData influencer score: 88

6. Mamas Mamas (@mmamas1973)

Mamas Mamas is a physician and interventional cardiologist. Trained in medicine from the University of Oxford, Mamas currently serves as professor of interventional cardiology at the Keele University in the UK. He specialises in areas such as prognostic modelling and electronic healthcare data to derive clinical outcomes, diagnosis and treatment.

Mamas is also the associate editor for Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions, an AHA journal, and the social media ambassador for the European Society of Cardiology (ESC).

Twitter followers: 27,999

GlobalData influencer score: 80

7. Gina Lundberg (@gina_lundberg)

Gina Lundberg is a cardiologist and an assistant professor of medicine at the Emory University School of Medicine in Georgia, US. She is the clinical director at the Emory Women’s Heart Center, which is dedicated to the screening and treatment of heart disease in women. She is also the spokesperson for AHA.

Twitter followers: 9,229

GlobalData influencer score: 78

8. Erin D Michos (@ErinMichos)

Erin D Michos is an associate professor of medicine and epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Maryland, US. She is also the associate director of preventive cardiology at Johns Hopkins Ciccarone Center dedicated towards the prevention of cardiovascular disease. Her specialities include heart disease in women, cardiovascular disease risk assessment, and preventive cardiology.

Twitter followers: 13,399

GlobalData influencer score: 77

9. Deepak L Bhatt (@DLBHATTMD)

Deepak L Bhatt is an academia currently serving as the executive director of Interventional Cardiovascular Programs at Brigham and the Women’s Hospital Heart and Vascular Center. He is also a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and consulting staff at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston. Deepak is also the editor of the Journal of Invasive Cardiology.

Twitter followers: 14,934

GlobalData influencer score: 77

10. Neil Floch (@NeilFlochMD)

Neil Floch is an advanced laparoscopic and bariatric surgeon specialising in laparoscopic procedures and antireflux surgery. He currently serves as the director of metabolic and bariatric surgery and is the head of general surgery at Nuvance Health, a not-for-profit healthcare network in the US. He is also the minimally invasive and bariatric surgery director at the Norwalk Hospital in Connecticut.

Twitter followers: 130,250

GlobalData influencer score: 76