What role does social media have in GI?


Dear colleagues,

Most of us engage with social media, whether actively tweeting, following friends on Facebook, or discussing TikTok videos with family. Many gastroenterologists leverage social media to build their professional brand and to reach a wider audience. Others remain wary of committing a social media faux paux or worry about patient confidentiality. In this Perspectives column, Dr. Stephen Chris Pappas and Dr. Mohammad Bilal discuss the risks and benefits of social media for the practicing gastroenterologist. Dr. Pappas has a unique perspective as a gastroenterologist who is also trained as a lawyer, and Dr. Bilal speaks from a wealth of experience leading educational activities on social media. We look forward to hearing your thoughts on Twitter @AGA_GIHN and by email at

Dr. Gyanprakash A. Ketwaroo

Gyanprakash A. Ketwaroo, MD, MSc, an associate professor of medicine, Yale University, New Haven, Conn., and chief of endoscopy at West Haven (Conn.) VA Medical Center. He is an associate editor for GI & Hepatology News.


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