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Indian-origin Sanjay Gupta second most popular doctor in US: Twitter

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  21 May 2016 12:00 AM GMT

New York, May 20: With over two million followers, Indian-origin neurosurgeon Sanjay Gupta has emerged as the second most popular doctor in the US, a study that alysed Twitter use by doctors across the country has found. A neurosurgeon at Emory Clinic in Atlanta, Gupta is also a multiple Emmy-award winning chief medical correspondent for CNN. Gupta’s popularity is surpassed only by another TV persolity Drew Pinsky of HLN who has 3.18 million followers in Twitter. For the study, students at Augusta University alysed Twitter use by doctors across the US, going back to 2006. The researchers sorted through 4,500 users as part of their research. “We just wanted to see how doctors are engaging with other people on Twitter,” one of the researchers, Paige Schwitters, was quoted as saying by Argus Leader, part of the US Today network. The researchers found that the most followed Twitter accounts belonged to celebrities, public figures or TV persolities. (IANS)

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