Physician Involvement

The Experts by Experience series features columns—Knowledge Translation–by guest authors who underscore the need for building an engaging, collaborative health care culture. Knowledge Translation columnists include health care leaders, clinicians, researchers, and marketing and communication professionals who translate the importance of integrating first-hand experiences of patients and caregivers, in ways that are meaningful and relevant, to engage and expand the dialogue [...]
By Farris Timimi MD, Medical Director, Mayo Clinic Social Media Network • December 14, 2018
By: Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist, Social and Digital Innovation, Mayo Clinic Department of Public Affairs and Nicole Brudos Ferrara, Senior Communications Specialist, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Research and Education Communications, Mayo Clinic Department of Public Affairs At Mayo Clinic nearly 1,000 physician researchers and scientists are pursuing discoveries with the aim [...]
By Margaret Shepard • December 13, 2018
These days, a smart phone is a must-have accessory when attending professional meetings and conferences. Attendees use them to snap photos of every slide presented, groaning in disappointment if the speaker clicks to the next slide before they’ve snapped a photo. Photos of the best slides get posted to Twitter. [...]
By Nicole Ferrara • November 28, 2018
Medicine is one of the most regulated industries in the world, and it isn’t any wonder that physicians and scientists expect detailed guidelines for all aspects of their jobs! When it comes to social media, Mayo Clinic has guidelines for staff, but we haven’t developed tools to help researchers [...]
By Audrey Laine Seymour • August 13, 2018
Medical researchers make daily discoveries that impact the lives of others. It’s not just the “famous” discoveries, such as Penicillin or G-suits, but lesser-known discoveries, too. For example, the public often hears the term “nanomedicine” in the news, but I doubt if a random person in the public could tell [...]
By Audrey Laine Seymour • August 7, 2018
Our Mayo Clinic Social Media Network (MCSMN) medical director, Dr. Farris Timimi, has succinctly described what is perhaps the most tangible and practical reason for physicians to become involved in social media: protecting their online reputation. In remarks recorded for our recent Social [...]
By Lee Aase • June 28, 2018
Due to a family commitment, our medical director for the Mayo Clinic Social Media Network (MCSMN), Dr. Farris Timimi, was unable to attend our most recent Social Media Residency June 11 in Rochester, Minn. However, he was with us in spirit and by recorded video when we addressed reasons [...]
By Lee Aase • June 27, 2018