How surgeons should behave on social media

Surgery (Oxf). 2020 Aug 30. doi: 10.1016/j.mpsur.2020.07.014. Online ahead of print.


This article documents the rise in popularity of social media use by surgeons for personal and professional use. It considers some of the important issues around privacy, patient confidentiality and professionalism and discusses some of the common pitfalls of using social media as a surgeon.

Keywords: Confidentiality; medical education; professionalism; responsibilities; social media; surgeon; surgery.

Publication types

  • Review