Pulmonary Specialty: Who to Follow on Twitter

In our previous article, we presented our best practice for finding the right people to follow on twitter within a medical specialty. Those general Twitter tips will work for any healthcare organization looking to kick-start their Twitter presence regardless of healthcare specialty. In this article, we will take it one step further and present to you the end result of using those best practices in real life.

We believe this list contains some of the must follow Twitter users for pulmonologists, pulmonary medical groups, pulmonary patients and students of pulmonology. There are many that could have been on this list, but we’ve limited it to about forty Twitter users.

Let us know who we missed in the comment section!


Who to follow on Twitter within the pulmonary specialty



The Influencers

Use the Healthcare Hashtag Project to find the key influencers and thought leaders categorized by the different pulmonary hashtags.



@SleepReview The sleep industry’s source for clinical, regulatory, and business-management expertise needed to thrive in today’s sleep medicine market.
@jacionline The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology is the official publication of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology.



Industry Organizations

@sleepapnea_ed Exec. Dir. @ ASAA
@AANMA Allergy & Asthma Network for Mothers of Asthmatics
@AAFAnational Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America provides information, community based services and support through a national network of chapters and support groups.
@FoodAllergy The Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network (FAAN). Research. Education. Advocacy. Awareness.
@FoodAllergyInit The largest private source of funding for food allergy research in the U.S.
@jenner4copd DRIVE4COPD is a national public health campaign that aims to find the “missing millions” of people who may be at risk for COPD and don’t even know it.
@atscommunity We Help the World Breathe
@short_of_breath Pulmonary Hypertension is a rare, incurable lung disease affecting people of all ages, races and genders.
@accpchest The ACCP is an international medical specialty society for health professionals who practice in fields related to pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine.
@COPDFoundation Anything and everything COPD (and sometimes off topic) by Ifdy and Katelyn.
@COPD_Intl Interactive support for COPD patients with chatrooms, message boards, e-mail lists, a newsletter, quit smoking and exercise support, a large library, and more.
@Lung_Breathing Health Wisdom on lungs and breathing from OrganizedWisdom. Sharing quality resources, trends, and research to help people.
@sleep_apnea You just landed on the Sleep Apnea Zone Twitter Page. Need a good nights Sleep? We got you back. Nothing but Sleep Apnea Info. Tweet On!
@ApneaFacts Sponsored by the Word Sleep Foundation
@PFFORG a cure is just a breath away
@ACAAI For Patients: American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology is a professional association dedicated to improving patient care through research, advocacy and education.
@eACAAI For Professionals: American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology is a professional association dedicated to improving patient care through research, advocacy and education.
@YearofLung2010 The goal of the Year of the Lung is to raise awareness worldwide about lung health, initiate action and advocate for resources to combat lung disease
@WorldLungFdn To improve the lives of individuals across the world by strengthening community capacity to prevent and manage lung disease.
@BreatheBetter COPD Learn More Breathe Better®, a program of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of NIH of DHHS, works to raise awareness of COPD.
@asthmauk Dedicated to improving the health & wellbeing of the 5.4m people in the UK whose lives are affected by asthma. Tweets by Louise (Web Team)
@allergiesweb Allergy is a disorder of the immune system often also referred to as atopy. Allergic reactions occur to environmental substances known as allergens.
@LungCAN Lung Cancer Can Change With Your Help!
@LCINSorg Lung Cancer in Never Smokers is the 6th deadliest cancer in the US. LCINSorg will try to cover all the news around lung cancer in never and non smokers.



Medical Groups

@pulmonaryvegas Pulmonary Associates, Diseases of the Chest, Intensive Care Medicine, Allergy & Asthma, Sleep Medicine.
@phcoxygen Helping the people of West Michigan breathe
@HMCRespiratory Our Mission: the pursuit of excellence in patient care, education, research, community service, and professional behavior and practice
@AllergyAsthma Family Allergy & Asthma CARE. Helping you to breath in a brand-new way of life!




@AboutCOPD RN, freelance health writer, journalist, medical writer, COPD expert, About.com Guide to COPD
@OtisBRickman Interventional Pulmonologist (Lung Doctor) specializing in lung cancer at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Opinions expressed are my own.
@DrWestGRACE Medical Oncologist, GRACE Founder & President




@Allergy Assistant Professor at University of Chicago, Allergist/Immunologist, Internist. Former Cleveland Clinic Assistant Professor and NEJM Advisory Panel Member.
@COPDStudy Has COPD taken the wind from your sails? A research study may be enrolling in your area.




@copdiary Diagnosis: COPD, Asthma, Pulmonary HT, Allergies: Lecturer mewi.unibas.ch & maz.ch – Online/Med-Journalist and Patient 2.0 – caring about #hcsmeu
@wtflungcancer Join my politically incorrect campaign to make a real difference in lung awareness and funding. LC is #1 cancer killer. The LEAST funded. Help me yell: WTF?
@brittanysbattle Continuing Brittany’s Battle against cancer ……
@lungcancerhope Getting the word out, 1 tweet at a time. Trying to connect lung cancer survivors & advocates across the globe. If we all work together, we can kick this disease



Media and News Organizations

@AsthmaInTheNews Track asthma blogs, new research, and other news on asthma.
@COPDline Healthline updates on the latest Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) news and research.
@PulmonaryReview Monthly news publication for physicians who specialize in pulmonary and/or critical care medicine.
@MedscapePulm Latest medical news, articles, and features from Medscape Pulmonary Medicine.
@ADVANCERespCare ADVANCE for Respiratory Care & Sleep Medicine is a free monthly trade publication serving professionals in the fields of respiratory care and sleep medicine.
@mnt_copd The latest COPD news published daily. Articles from research centers, universities and prestigious journals.
@AllergyLine Healthline updates on the latest allergy news and research.Allergies run the gamut from minor annoyances to life threatening emergencies.
Audun Utengen

Audun Utengen - @audvin

Sharing research from the Healthcare Social Graph®. Co-founder, CEO of @symplur. Advisor to @MayoClinicSMN. ❤️ #Parkinsons, #Schizophrenia, #PancreaticCancer