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Twitter Activity Is Associated with a Higher Research Citation Index for Academic Thoracic Surgeons

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

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Source Name: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery


Michal Coret, Matthew Rok, Jane Newman, Deven Deonarain, John Agzarian, Christian Finley, Yaron Shargall, Peter R.A. Malik, Yogita Patel, Waël C. Hanna

Many surgeons remain skeptical navigating the intersection of professionalism and social media presence. Utilizing profiles in Canada and the United States, these authors hypothesized that thoracic surgeons who are active on Twitter have a higher research citation index (h-index) than their nonactive counterparts. 

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