AANS Neurosurgeon | Volume 26, Number 4, 2017

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International Reach

International Reach

Walter D. Johnson, MD, FAANS(L)

I am a late adapter. Social media was not a natural fit, at first; I had done just fine without it, thank you. As a busy academic neurosurgeon, who has the time or the key …

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One Neurosurgeon’s Twitter

One Neurosurgeon’s Twitter

Gwynedd Pickett, MD, FRCSC

Twitter and Me – The Start Twitter became part of my life in August 2009. To start, I followed my husband and six friends; we shared jokes and local news. Eight years later, I'm connected to …

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Why I Use Social Media in Neurosurgery

Why I Use Social Media in Neurosurgery

James T. Rutka, MD, PhD, FAANS

In an effort to keep up with some of the latest electronic communication systems, I have embraced social media in many of its various forms over the past few years. I was a rapid endorser …

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Snapping into Social Media

Snapping into Social Media

Philip E. Stieg, PhD, MD, FAANS

Like most other adults I know (and certainly all the doctors), I pretty much ignored the public debut of Facebook in 2006. Wasn’t that for college kids? But as more and more adults flocked to …

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Prevent Online Disasters

Prevent Online Disasters

Deborah L. Benzil, MD, FAANS

Is this the image you want patients, colleagues or employers to see of you? In this age of social media as a primary source of information, communication and marketing, it is essential to be tech …

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Why I am Not on Social Media

Why I am Not on Social Media

Ellen L. Air, MD, PhD, FAANS

Facebook was really taking hold as THE social media platform during my residency, both of which began in 2004. I will admit that I was too busy, tired and overwhelmed to think about setting up …

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