“Enthusiastic, inspiring, and motivational. The highlight of the day.”
“The highest rated speaker that we’ve ever had.”
“It was like having our own TED talk.”
Consider social media’s leading physician voice to keynote your event.
Kevin Pho, MD is a health care social media leader since 2004, a practicing, board-certified internal medicine physician, a national media commentator, and co-author of the book, Establishing, Managing, and Protecting Your Online Reputation: A Social Media Guide for Physicians and Medical Practices.
These perspectives define his unique social media journey, and his story has brought audiences to their feet.
Kevin shares his story nationwide, with keynotes at CHEST 2014, PAINWeek, the Healthcare Internet Conference, and annual meetings of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, American College of Osteopathic Surgeons, Tennessee Medical Association and Texas Medical Association; lectures at Duke Medicine, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary; and panel discussions at the National Press Club and BlogWorld & New Media Expo.
Media appearances include the CBS Evening News with Katie Couric, New England Cable News, ReachMD XM Radio, Sirius XM Radio’s Doctor Radio and WNYC-New York Public Radio’s The Takeaway.
Kevin is the founder and editor of KevinMD.com, which Klout named the web’s top social media influencer in health care and medicine. Forbes hailed KevinMD.com as a “must-read blog,” and CNN named @KevinMD as one of its five recommended health care Twitter feeds.
He is also a member of USA Today’s Board of Contributors, and his opinion pieces appear in both national and local publications, including USA Today, CNN.com, the New York Times, Medscape, AOL News, the New Hampshire Union Leader, and the Nashua Telegraph.
Find out how social media’s leading physician voice can highlight your event.
CHEST 2014 speaking trailer
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Book trailer, with excerpts from the Healthcare Internet Conference keynote
What others are saying
“Dr. Pho was the opening keynoter for the 16th Annual Healthcare Internet Conference (HCIC) in November 2012, a gathering of approximately 700 hospital and health system web leaders. His kick-off was a superb way to launch this annual conference with a nice blend of information, humor and humility. This session created a buzz of discussions and questions that carried through the meeting.
He was on point, had a polished and poised style and held the attention of the audience. Some comments from our attendees included:
- ‘One of the best keynote speakers ever at HCIC.’
- ‘After hearing Dr. Pho’s talk, am able to take back four action items to our hospital to move forward with social media for our physicians. Priceless.’
- ‘A dynamic speaker who kept a huge room engaged. Not easy to do.’
- ‘Enthusiastic, inspiring, and motivational. The highlight of the day.’
- ‘Wow, really blown away! Great presentation.’
- ‘Dr. Pho gave me the energy to go back and speak one more time about social media to our doctors and administration.’
- ‘So refreshing to hear real accounts and best practices on social media from a physician’s perspective.’
From an administrative perspective, Dr. Pho was easy to work with, accommodating, met every deadline easily and was totally organized. I would highly recommend him if your audience needs to better understand how to effectively use social media to connect physicians and patients.”
Kathy Divis, president, Greystone.Net
“Kevin was knock the lights out fantastic, and probably the highest rated speaker that we’ve ever had.”
Michael Schneider, partner, Greystone.Net
“One of our best grand rounds.”
“Wow! Great talk. It was like having our own TED talk. Would love to have Dr. Pho back.”
New England Baptist Hospital, session evaluations
“Our Women in Otolaryngology annual meeting enjoyed Kevin Pho’s outstanding talk about the physician’s role in social media. Informative and inspiring, Dr. Pho held the attention of a packed room while he took us through how social media can transform medicine and how we can be a meaningful part of that transformation! A real eye opener. By the end of the talk dozens of new Twitter accounts had already been established! We were inspired to get our Facebook group and page up and running.
Dr. Pho is a mover who is also a great speaker, both excited and exciting. I would not miss any talk he gives: valuable, insightful information presented in an entertaining way.”
Linda Brodsky, MD, Pediatric ENT Associates
“Dr. Pho gave an impassioned, articulate, and insightful talk on the role of social media in health care, articulating how and why it can be used by physicians to improve patient – and provider — health. It was a compelling and eye-opening talk — supported by both facts and stories — fueled by the depth of his thinking on the topic.
One of the most striking points in Dr. Pho’s talk to medical writers was his insight into how social media can be used by health care providers to mitigate the damage done by celebrities and others who get essential health information wrong.”
Siobhan E. Gallagher, former president, American Medical Writers Association, New England Chapter
“With new technologies emerging a rapid rate, your discussion of best practices in maintaining a professional online presence, managing social media, and connecting with patients through the wide variety of online channels available today was extremely informative and timely. The lecture inspired many ideas among our faculty, staff and trainees. One physician followed your recommendation to search his name on Google and found that a rating site had listed him as ‘deceased!’ He has since resolved the issue, all thanks to your raising awareness to the importance of maintaining a professional online presence.”
Co-directors, Quality, Humanism and Professionalism program, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
“Kevin’s talk enabled physicians to connect with social media in ways that they found surprising and gratifying.”
Daniel C. Myers, assistant professor, department of family and social medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
“I’ve been privy to many talks and articles about social media’s role in health care, and I found Kevin’s take on the subject to be the most introspective and pragmatic. It’s easy to see why Kevin is such a respected voice in medical social media.”
Henry D. Doernberg, MEDITECH, Inc.
“Kevin’s talk was engaging, informative, spirited and current. I was impressed with the time he took to speak specifically to recruiter needs and interests when it comes to social media.”
Brenda Reed, director, physician & medical staff recruitment, Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates
“Kevin combines the insight into medicine that can only come from real life front line experience, with common sense — but also forward thinking and openness to new ideas. It’s a great package, endlessly interesting.”
Thomas Lee, MD, chief medical officer, Press Ganey
“The New England chapter of the American Medical Writers Association presented Kevin Pho with our honors award. He, in turn, spoke with our group about the intersection of health care and social media. This message strongly resonates with health literacy. We as professionals need to be mindful that health conversations happen not just in medical offices, but also online. Thanks Kevin!”
Helen Osborne, president, Health Literacy Consulting
“By far the best public speaker I have ever seen.”
Reading Hospital, session evaluation
“Kevin did an amazing job with his presentation. His was the most well put together I went to at the conference.”
National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare, session evaluation
“It was so wonderful that Kevin provided concrete examples and really practical ways for practices to use social media channels. It was also great that he informed attendees about how not being on these channels can impact their practices.”
MGMA webinar, session evaluation
“One of the best speakers that I have had the pleasure of listening to in a long time.”
“The best talk of all the opening sessions.”
“Wonderful, dynamic speaker. One of best lectures I’ve attended at this conference.”
2014 Annual Clinical Assembly of Osteopathic Surgeons, session evaluations
— Kevin Lusk (@mockevin) April 26, 2014
Heard @kevinmd speak at AMWA New England meeting. Great combo of common sense and forward thinking – and humor.
— Thomas H. Lee, MD (@ThomasHLeeMD) June 23, 2014
Thank you, @kevinmd for your talks today. They were excellent and informative.
— Duke Medicine (@Duke_Medicine) August 22, 2014
— David Hostler MD MPH (@dchostler) October 27, 2014
— Matthew Stanbrook (@drstanbrook) October 27, 2014