12 Clinicians to Follow in the Telehealth Space

Recognizing prominent clinicians in the social media space advocating for telehealth adoption

Sep 06, 2022 · Doximity Insider

It's difficult to cut through the noise of social media and stand out. However, these physicians from across the nation and across health systems are not only doing that, but also evangelizing the growth and adoption of Telehealth. These future-oriented thinkers are helping shape the future of virtual care and our Telehealth platform, Doximity Dialer. Through social media they are impacting hundreds of thousands of health professionals and tens of millions of patients nationwide. Learn more about our honorees and follow them on social media to stay up to date with their content and what they're working on.

⬇️ Learn More about Sanah Ali, MD

Dr. Sanah Ali completed her medical training in New York State, and practices Internal Medicine. Her areas of interest include quality improvement, bridging the health-tech gap, health equity & advocacy.

She is currently in an ACGME-accredited Clinical Informatics fellowship at HonorHealth in Arizona, is pursuing a master’s degree in Health Informatics at ASU, is an inaugural Doximity Telehealth fellow, and is an executive board member for American Medical Informatics Association subgroup of Clinical Informatics fellows (ACIF).

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⬇️ Learn More about Jennifer Bepple, MD

Dr. Jennifer Bepple is a published board-certified urologist. She is passionate about improving access to high quality care and develops patient-centered digital health solutions to bridge the gap between technology and healthcare. Her combined clinical and technical background make her ideal for scaling digital health solutions.

Jennifer completed medical school and residency training at the Eastern Virginia Medical School and was in private practice until 2021. She recently completed a Master of Management in Clinical Informatics from Duke University and is in the inaugural class of Telehealth fellows with Doximity. Jennifer is also consulting in real world evidence and other digital health efforts. She is a member of the American Telemedicine Association, American Urologic Association, and American Medical Informatics Association. She has presented nationally on her digital health efforts and holds a certification from the American Board of Telehealth. She also serves on the board for Ohana One, a non-profit organization working to improve international surgical training through AR technology.

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⬇️ Learn More About Reed Berger, MD, PNS, DABOM

Dr. Reed Berger is an Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine and Surgery. She serves as the Medical Director of Obesity Programs and is one of only 150 certified Physician Nutrition Specialists in the United States. In addition, she is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and is a Diplomate of Obesity Medicine. She is also a Doximity Luminary Fellow and Inaugural Telehealth Fellow

Currently, she practices Bariatrics and focuses on the pre and post surgery nutritional and medical needs of her patients. She is now 100% telemedicine and thanks Doximity for allowing her to transition seamlessly into this new role. She hopes to continue it indefinitely!

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⬇️ Learn More About Steven Gangloff, MD

Dr. Steven Gangloff is board certified in Neurology, Clinical Neurophysiology, and Epilepsy and is a tele-neurologist across >35 states in the United States. He has additional interests in clinical informatics and the utilization of technology in healthcare. He is co-founder of the leading neurology board-prep platform NowYouKnowNeuro.com, creator of healthy-cooking website Dehydrate2Store, and a two-time best-selling cookbook author.

In addition to providing clinical patient care, he continues to utilize his experience in healthcare technologies to improve epilepsy care, neurology education, and telehealth systems.

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⬇️ Learn More about Nicolas Kahl, MD

Dr. Nicolas Kahl, MD treats sick, injured, and critically ill patients in the emergency department. When the COVID-19 pandemic began he cared for an influx of high acuity respiratory failure, but many patients quarantined at home. Telehealth and remote monitoring saw a revolution as patients and healthcare systems were forced to adapt. Emergency department volumes have rebounded, but patients are still demanding the option to do unscheduled virtual physician visits.

Dr. Kahl is interested in developing best practices for telehealth and remote patient monitoring to meet his patients where they are. His professional interests include telehealth, innovative medical education, informatics, technology, ultrasound, humanitarianism, and healthcare delivery. Dr. Kahl graduated as Doctor of Medicine from UC Irvine School of Medicine before going on to residency at UC San Diego Health. Dr. Kahl now serves as Chief Resident for the UC San Diego Emergency Medicine Residency Program. He also serves as Chair-Elect of the Emergency Medicine Resident Association Committee on Technology, Telehealth, and Informatics. Dr. Kahl has been selected to serve on the Health Innovation Technology Committee for the American College of Emergency Physicians.

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⬇️ Learn More about Clarence Kong, MD

Dr. Clarence Kong is a 2018 Tylenol Future Care scholar and a 2014 Milken scholar, Dr. Clarence Kong is an emergency resident doctor at Northwell Health - North Shore University Hospital/Long Island Jewish Medical Center. He also advocates for thousands of physicians as the vice chair of the Northwell Health resident and fellow association. Outside of medicine, he serves as a diversity, equity, and inclusion officer in the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary. With hopes to specialize in pain and sports medicine, he hopes to make an impact in public service and in the healthcare system as a physician and a leader.

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⬇️ Learn More about Tommy Korn, MD

Dr. Tommy Korn s an Ophthalmologist at the Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Group, Inc., based out of San Diego, CA. A 20 year veteran of SRSMG, Dr. Korn has served in many roles including Chief Experience Officer and a seat on the Clinical Informatics Committee. He is a great advocate for the intersection of telehealth and incredible patient care experiences. Often going viral on LinkedIn, his social media presence covers a wide range of topics including photography, Apple products Healthkit integration, and various high quality self produced videos. Dr. Korn is a strong advocate for technology inclusivity among aging seniors. He lead a team to create a CareKit app (Sharp Health Companion) that helps patients recover from cataract eye surgery.

Dr. Korn is also pushing the use of telehealth and smartphone camera technologies in ophthalmology. Recently, he was featured on BBC speaking on the iPhone Macro Cameras and their impact in eye care & telehealth.

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⬇️ Learn More about Kevin W Lobdell, MD, LTC, MC, USAR

Dr. Kevin W. Lobdell is board certified by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery and has special qualifications in surgical critical care by the American Board of Surgery. He is a member of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) and Chaired the Workforce on Research Development. He serves on the STS Council on Quality, Research, and Patient Safety, Workforce on Quality, and Workforce on Health Policy, Advocacy, and Reform. Dr. Lobdell is a member of the research committee for the Thoracic Surgery Foundation and a Section Editor of SESATS for the American Board of Thoracic Surgery. Other memberships include the American Association for Thoracic Surgery, European Association of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Southern Thoracic Surgical Association, and ERAS Cardiac (Treasurer).

Dr. Lobdell is a Lieutenant Colonel by the US Army Reserves, is an active board member, independent quality consultant for industry, editor, reviewer and serves in various other societal leadership positions. Dr. Lobdell was the recipient and leader of a $1,110,000 “Perfect Care” grant - to transform the peri-procedural home with remote monitoring and develop the Perfect Care Improvement Network.

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⬇️ Learn More about Rodney Samaan, MD, MPH

Dr. Rodney Samaan is a board certified cardiologist with interests in preventive cardiology, sports medicine, aging and wellness, and adolescent cardiology. He completed medical school at University of Kentucky College of Medicine and finished Internal Medicine/Pediatrics Residency at Case Western Reserve University/University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, and Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship at New York Medical College at St Vincent's Hospital and Medical Center of New York. He is the Chair of Medicine at Mission Hills Community Hospital. He also has a growing interest in technology many influences on healthcare systems and the delivery of health.

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⬇️ Learn More about Devang Sanghavi, MD, MPH, FCCP

Dr. Devang Sanghavi is an intensivist in the Department of Critical Care Medicine at Mayo Clinic Florida with a joint appointment in Department of Transplantation. He holds the academic rank of Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science. He is the Vice Chair of Critical Care Medicine and the Medical Director of the Medical ICU. He did his medical schooling in Topiwala National Medical College in Mumbai, India. He did his internal medicine residency and Chief Residency at Presence Saint Joseph Hospital in Chicago. He graduated from the Critical Care fellowship training program at Mayo Clinic, Rochester. He also did his graduate training at Washington University School of Medicine in Saint Louis, having completed a two-year master’s program in Health Administration.

He is passionate about taking care of complex, critically ill patient involving transplantation, ECMO, MARS and COVID 19. His area of interest is Post ICU Care syndrome, E-ICU, ECMO and health care tech. He specializes in health care delivery and innovation through multidisciplinary team approach.

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⬇️ Learn More about Sabari L Sundarraj, MD

Dr. Sabari Sundarraj is a family medicine doctor in Texas. She received her medical degree from Coimbatore Medical College, completed residency at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, and has been in practice for more than 20 years. She is a Medical Director at UHG optum on their Medicaid line of business and also a telemedicine physician with teladoc. She served as a voting member on both the leadership development committee and clinical research, public health committee of the TAFP, one of the physicians board of directors and voting member of the quality and credentialing committees at Houston Methodist Primary Care Group along with being a physician superuser for Epic EMR. She is passionate about Telehealth and the ease of integration with the work-life balance as a physician mom. She was recently interviewed by KevinMD on this subject due to her featured blog in Texas Academy Family Physicians journal and website as member voices. She’s also a proud inaugural fellow of the Doximity Telehealth fellowship.

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⬇️ Learn More About Nathan Yung, MD

Dr. Nathan Yung is an Assistant Clinical Professor at UCSD Health. Prior to his medical career, he obtained a Bachelor’s in Biomedical Sciences from Santa Clara University, a Master’s of Science in Global Medicine with an emphasis in Healthcare Management at the University of Southern California, and served in Americorps at an FQHC in the SF-Oakland Bay area. He attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine and stayed at Loyola University Medical Center to complete his Internal Medicine residency. 2020. During his residency, he was accepted into the Quality Improvement and Patient Safety educational program which included Lean and Institute for Healthcare Improvement training and certifications.

After residency, he continued on into Clinical Informatics Fellowship at UC San Diego Health where he collaborated in an IRB funded study evaluating the effect of EHR workload reductions and daily compassion practices on measures of physician burnout and dissatisfaction among many projects. In addition to his work in EHR usability, he is also involved in the UCSD Health Center for Health Innovation as the Data Cloud Product Manager. He serves as a medical subject matter expert and is studying MLOps and ML engineering for machine learning models and their implementation into integrated healthcare systems.

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