Dr. Austin Chiang // S2 Ep 155 // Chief Medical Officer, MD and Social Media Star

Welcome back to Season 2, Episode 155 of the Asian Hustle Network Podcast! We are very excited to have Dr. Austin Chiang on this week's show.

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Dr. Chiang is the first Chief Medical Officer for the gastrointestinal business of Medtronic, the global leader in health technology. He is also currently an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Jefferson Health (Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals) in Philadelphia, PA, and serves as the Director of the Endoscopic Weight Loss Program and Chief Medical Social Media Officer for the health system. He completed his undergraduate studies at Duke University before earning his MD at Columbia University. He stayed for his Internal Medicine residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and completed his GI and bariatric endoscopy fellowships at Brigham and Women's Hospital. He obtained his MPH from the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health before completing an advanced endoscopy fellowship at Jefferson.

Passionate about empowering patients with accurate medical information online, he is one of the most influential voices in the field of gastroenterology across multiple social media platforms including Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, and YouTube with over 500,000 followers and over 130 million views. Dr. Chiang has conducted extensive research in social media and is a champion of physician presence on social media and is the Chief Medical Social Media Officer of Jefferson Health and Founding President of the Association for Healthcare Social Media (AHSM, @ahsm_org), the first 501(c)(3) professional society for health professional social media use. He has worked closely with all major national GI societies on social media efforts and was 2018’s Healio Gastroenterology Disruptive Innovator of the Year, The Philadelphia Inquirer’s 2019 Influencers of Healthcare Rookie of the Year, and among 2019 Medscape Top 20 Social Media Physicians, and a 2021 GLAAD Media Award Nominee. He spoke at South by Southwest (SXSW) 2021, and his role in social media has been featured by The New York Times, CNBC, and BBC News. He sits on the inaugural YouTube Health Advisory Board and in 2022, joined the White House Healthcare Leaders in Social Media Roundtable.

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