Howard J. Luks, MD

Howard J. Luks, MD

LOCATION: New York, United States

Digital Strategist

Seasoned voice in Social Media and Healthcare

“We are all patients”


Howard Luks, MD (@hjluks) is an Orthopedic Surgeon who believes that humans are innately social… and as an extension, that health is social. He unfortunately agrees that healthcare is not social. He entered the intersection of healthcare and social media (#hcsm) long before the pavement was dry and is now recognized as being one of the leading physicians on twitter.

As an early adopter of Twitter and due to his increasing his social status in this space— he was recently named one of Twitter’s Top Ten Doctors and an Advisory Board Member of the Mayo Clinic Center for Social Media

“I spend a lot of time actively trying to engage my colleagues (and the industry) to consider participating in the Health 2.0 movement, produce content, and establish a firm digital footprint.” All so that people from around the world have access to meaningful healthcare information when they need it.   This passion finds him frequently speaking on various social media topics as they relate to the healthcare profession and social media.

Areas of Specialty

  • Tactical healthcare social media
  • Physician online presence guidance
  • Reputation Management
  • Healthcare Conference Speaker
  • Digital Patient Engagement/Acquisition strategies

Online Presence


We’re going to connect the dots and simplify the process - This is the time, this is place — The Healthcare industry  is finally realizing the potential advantages of a digital presence in the broader sense of their marketing or other … Continued