Sep 21, 2020
Don Dizon, MD, is an innovator in oncology and
an expert in social media. In this episode, we discuss the
importance of authenticity and how platforms like Tik Tok have
helped him engage with patients.
- Intro :04
- About Dizon :17
- The interview 1:29
- How did you get to where you are from your beginnings?
- How were you able to navigate around the ideology of
sub-subspecializing and do all of this exciting and innovative
- The importance of giving support to faculty members in trying
new innovations 10:20
- How has your social media life been viewed? How did you become
this social media expert and have that be accepted, even lauded by
the people you work with? 12:09
- How does your social media presence and content provide
accessible information to patients while showing a human side?
- How and why did you choose the platforms you engage on?
- How do you come up with content for your TikTok videos?
- What types of things have you done academically that have
helped your career and the academic world?
- What are some other pitfalls you’ve noticed with social media?
- If people are interested in doing something off the beaten path
… where can they go to get guidance and help?
- Dizon’s one pearl 45:22
- How to find Dizon 45:51
Don Dizon, MD, is a professor of medicine at
Brown University and is a medical oncologist specializing in the
care of women with breast or gynecologic cancers, survivorship,
particularly as it pertains to sexual health for men and women with
cancer, patient engagement and social media. He also serves as the
director of men’s cancers and director of hematology/oncology
clinics at Lifespan Cancer Institute in Rhode Island.
We’d love to hear from you! Send your comments/questions to Dr.
Jain at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. Dizon can be reached on Twitter, Instagram and TikTok at
@drdonsdizon. Follow us on Twitter @HemOncToday @ShikhaJainMD
Disclosures: Jain reports she is a paid
freelance writer for Lippincott. Healio was unable to confirm
relevant financial disclosures for Dizon at the time of