Biggest influencers in oncology in Q2 2020: The top individuals to follow

31 August 2020 (Last Updated August 31st, 2020 10:19)
Biggest influencers in oncology in Q2 2020: The top individuals to follow

Using research from GlobalData’s Influencer platform, Pharmaceutical Technology has named ten of the most influential people in oncology on Twitter during Q2 2020.

Biggest influencers in oncology: The top ten in Q2 2020

1. Gilberto lopes (@GlopesMd)

Gilberto Lopes is an oncologist and the director for international programmes and associate director for global health at the University of Miami. He is also working as an associate professor at the university.

An expert in oncology, Dr. Lopes acts as an advisor to various governments and industries on health economics, cancer control and treatment in developing countries.

Twitter followers: 29,405

GlobalData influencer score: 100

2. Mike Thompson (@mtmdphd)

Mike Thompson is the co-director of oncology precision medicine programme at Aurora Health Care, a not-for-profit healthcare system. A board certified hematologist and oncologist, he specialises in basic science, clinical trials and translational research.

Mike holds a PhD in pharmacogenetics and his areas of interest include cancer and hematologic cancers, while focussing on developing treatments such as early phase molecular biomarker.

Twitter followers: 20,247

GlobalData influencer score: 86

3. Mark Lewis (@marklewismd)

Mark Lewis is the director of gastrointestinal oncology at Intermountain Health Care, a not-for-profit healthcare provider. An M.D. in Medicine from the University of Utah, he specialises in patient safety, medical education, Health Information Technology (HIT) and Electronic Medical Record (EMR).

Dr. Lewis’ areas of interest include neuroendocrine tumours, young onset cancers, and hereditary cancer conditions.

Twitter followers: 33,591

GlobalData influencer score: 81

4. Dee Sparacio (@womenofteal)

Dee Sparacio is the co-founder and co-moderator of gyncsm (gynaecologic cancer social media) community on Twitter. A cancer survivor herself, Dee has co-authored the book 100 Questions and Answers about Ovarian Cancer. She is an advocate member of the Rutger’s Cancer Institute of NJ Scientific Review Board.

Sparacio is also a public speaker who has presented at various conventions for ovarian cancer.

Twitter followers: 5,231

GlobalData influencer score: 79

5. Minas Chrysopoulo (@drchrysopoulo)

Minas Chrysopoulo is a certified plastic surgeon specialising in breast reconstruction and cosmetic surgery. He is the president of PRMA Plastic Surgery, a medical group practice focussed on state-of-the-art breast reconstruction.

Minas is also the founder of the Breast Advocate app, which aims to help and support patients diagnosed with breast cancer and help them in surgery related decision making. His areas of interest include digital health and disruptive healthcare technologies.

Twitter followers: 43,319

GlobalData influencer score: 73

6. Matthew Katz (@subatomicdoc)

Matthew Katz is radiation oncologist affiliated with the Lowell General Hospital and Elliot Hospital. He is also a partner at the Radiation Oncology Associates, a cancer treatment centre and founder of Radiation Nation, a website providing information on radiation oncology. Katz has written several editorials, review articles and blogs for medical websites.

Twitter followers: 19,577

GlobalData influencer score: 69

7. Christina Lizaso (@btrfly)

Christina Lizaso is a community engagement professional, who works as patient advisor at Clara Health, an online platform offering access to breakthrough clinical trials. She is also the co-founder of gyncsm community on Twitter.

An expert in healthcare digital community building, Christina’s areas of expertise include editing publications, working with volunteer committees and drafting policies and procedures.

Twitter followers: 6,138

GlobalData influencer score: 68

8. Stephen V Liu (@StephenVLiu)

Dr. Stephen V Liu is the director of Thoracic Oncology and Developmental Therapeutics at the cancer center of Georgetown University. He is also an associate professor of medicine at the university and an expert in the fields of developmental therapeutics, lung cancer, oncology and mesothelioma.

Dr. Liu’s research is focused on developing novel therapeutic agents and unique combinations to treat lung cancer.

Twitter followers: 4,961

GlobalData influencer score: 67

9. Kathleen D. Hoffman (@drkdhoffman)

Kathleen D. Hoffman is the senior health researcher and writer at Inspire, a healthcare social network. A communication expert and serial connector, she specialises in social science research, behaviour change and attitude development. Her work supports companies and providers to increase their influence on social media.

Kathleen is also a researcher and educator who decodes complex scientific, clinical and medical language for the general audience.

Twitter followers: 15,801

GlobalData influencer score: 66

10. Nathan A. Pennell (@n8pennell)

Nathan A. Pennell is the director of lung cancer programme at Cleveland Clinic and deputy vice chair at Taussig Cancer Institute. He has an M.D. in Medicine from the University of Florida and is also a consultant editor for a leading oncology journal.

Widely active in patient and graduate medical education, Dr. Pennel is an expert in translational research, clinical trials, patient care and thoracic malignancies.

Twitter followers: 9,553

GlobalData influencer score: 65