As the world responds to the COVID-19 virus, we face the challenge of an overabundance of information related to the new vaccines. Some of this information may be false and potentially harmful.
Inaccurate information spreads widely and at speed, making it more difficult for the public to identify verified facts and advice from trusted sources, such as their local health authority.
It's always important to listen to our medical experts who have spent their lives learning about science and how the human body works, not conspiracy theorists and those with no medical knowledge.
Below, we have put together a list of 8 Medical Experts who are helping spread valuable and verified information about the Covid-19 Vaccine.
1. Dr. Risa Hoshino, MD
Dr. Risa Hoshino is a Board-Certified School Pediatrician & Public Health advocate working in 28 schools in New York City.
She received her Bachelor's Degree from Barnard College of Columbia University, Medical Degree from New York University School of Medicine, and completed her Pediatric Residency at Mount Sinai Pediatrics in Manhattan.
Her passion is improving the health of NYC’s K-12 students by working on initiatives targeting vulnerable children’s physical & mental health, chronic disease management, immigrant health, and social determinants of health.
Dr. Hoshino started the #HCW4SCIENCE campaign, which empowers healthcare workers to promote COVID-19 Vaccine confidence.
2. Dr. Jesse O’Shea, MD
Dr. Jesse O’Shea is an infectious disease fellow and internal medicine physician at Emory University.
His writings about the humanities, global public health, and being on the frontlines of medicine have appeared in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Doximity, Ask The Doctor, American Journal of Tropical Medicine, KevinMD, among other publications.
He has spent the last decade deepening his understanding of the control of infectious disease and global health policy and is an advocate for narrative medicine.
3. Dr. Purvi Parikh, MD
Dr. Purvi Parikh, MD is an allergist and immunologist with Allergy & Asthma Network, the leading nonprofit patient education organization for people with allergies, asthma and related conditions.
Dr. Parikh practices in New York City at Allergy and Asthma Associates of Murray Hill and New York University School of Medicine. She sits on the Board of Directors for the advocacy council of the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology.
Since the Covid-19 pandemic began, Dr. Parikh has been using instagram to help people around the world stay informed about the latest news including doing instagram live sessions with other physicians having open discussions about the vaccine.
4. Dr. Darien Sutton, MD
Dr. Sutton is a NYU/Bellevue trained Emergency Physician. Sutton’s work as an emergency medical physician is only one of the things that make him so interesting.
He also happens to have an MBA, earned after he left medical school to consider other opportunities.
From his account, @Doctor.Darien, Sutton shares stories of the ER (while maintaining patients’ privacy, of course) that anybody — including you — could benefit from.
During the Covid-19 pandemic, Dr. Sutton has been publishing very informative content on his instagram account and recently has done some instagram lives with other physicians discussing the covid-19 vaccine.
5. Dr. Shreya Patel, MD
Dr. Shreya Patel started her own practice 2 years after completing her medical education as a fellow in Allergy and Immunology at Rutgers New Jersey School of Medicine.
Dr. Patel is Board Certified by the American Board of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology. She is a member of the American Academy of Asthma, Allergy and Immunology and the American College of Allergy and Immunology. She is board certified by the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Dr. Patel had been sharing some informative posts on the SARS-CoV-2 mRNA vaccine and debunking many myths associated with the vaccine.
6. Dr. Melissa McGinnis, MD
Dr. Melissa McGinnis is a board-certified internist in Springfield, Missouri.
Excerpt from Dr. McGinnises blog, StilettoMD:
"As I have transitioned through my medical career, I have witnessed a change in physicians. Doctors are no longer that older gentleman in a suit that is unapproachable and paternalistic. The younger generation is less inclined to wear the stiff white coat and we strive to work together with our patient. I named my blog StilettoMD to capture that newer image; a young female physician who likes fashion, food, and travel."
Dr. McGinnis has been posting valuable evidence-based covid-19 content on her instagram page. Check out her instagram stories to learn more about the vaccine and how it works.
7. Dr. Syeda Amna Husain, MD
Dr. Syeda Amna Husain is a board-certified concierge pediatrician providing quality pediatric care to children of all ages throughout Marlboro, NJ.
She is a strong believer that pediatricians are the cornerstone of helping parents and families raise the next generation and that our children deserve the best care. As such, she is personally committed to delivering meaningful advice and attention to all of her patients and strongly believes in the direct primary care model providing high-quality care to patients.
Dr. Husain's instagram account covers important topics related to the covid-19 vaccine and children.
8. Dr. Sanjay Gupta, MD
Dr. Sanjay Gupta is an American neurosurgeon, medical reporter, and writer.
He serves as associate chief of the neurosurgery service at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia, associate professor of neurosurgery at the Emory University School of Medicine, and chief medical correspondent for CNN.