Using research from GlobalData’s Influencer platform, Medicaldevice Network has named the most influential people in orthopaedics on Twitter during Q3 2020.

Biggest influencers in orthopaedics: The top ten in Q3 2020

1. Neil Bradbury (@neiltheknee)

Neil Bradbury is a knee specialist with more than 16 years of experience as an orthopaedic consultant. He is working as a specialist knee surgeon at the Wellington Hospital and is also the associate medical director of the Circle Health Group.

Bradbury specialises in all kinds of knee problems and helps treat arthritis patients, athletes, and Olympians. He is the joint founder of Biological Knee Society UK that uses innovative technology to treat knee conditions.

Twitter followers: 2,017

GlobalData influencer score: 100

2. David J. Chao (@ProFootballDoc)

David J. Chao is an orthopaedic surgeon with a subspecialty in sports medicine. He is a member of the NFL Physicians Society, the international ACL Study Group, the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Apart from being a doctor, Chao works as a team physician for multiple sports and events and has been the head team physician for the San Diego Chargers. He also serves an assistant clinical instructor at the University of California San Diego (UCSD).

Twitter followers: 233,183

GlobalData influencer score: 64

3. Tim Hewett (@Hewett1Tim)

Tim Hewett is a consultant at Hewett Consulting, a consulting group offering strategic planning, staff training and executive coaching services to non-profit organisations. His areas of interest include biophysics, biomechanics, and sports medicine research.

Hewett previously worked as a consultant, director and professor at Mayo Clinic, a hospital and healthcare company. He was also the professor and director of sports medicine research at the Ohio State University.

Twitter followers: 8,367

GlobalData influencer score: 80

4. Lee E. Rubin (@DrLeeRubin)

Lee E. Rubin is an orthopaedic surgeon working as chief of total joint replacement programme and section chief of adult reconstruction at Yale University. He specialises in hip and knee disorders and surgeries ranging from revisions, joint replacements and preservation techniques, infections and failures.

Rubin earlier worked as an orthopaedic surgeon in University Orthopaedics, a medical group practice, and as an assistant professor of orthopaedic surgery at Brown University.

Twitter followers: 5,240

GlobalData influencer score: 74

5. Tom Rogers (@tomgoom)

Tom Rogers is a physiotherapist with more than 15 years of experience. He specialises in low limb and spinal rehab and is associated with many groups and pain programmes. He started his career with the United Kingdom National Health Service (NHS) and currently works as a senior physiotherapist at the Physio Rooms, a physiotherapy clinic.

Rogers also started the RunningPhysio, an online platform that offers free advice and training to runners on injuries and treatment.

Twitter followers: 47,335

GlobalData influencer score: 72

6. Yelena Bogdan (@InvictaOrtho)

Yelena Bogdan is an orthopaedic trauma surgeon and educator who is affiliated with the Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) and the Geisinger Lewistown Hospital. She specialises in orthopaedic surgery and works across locations including Lewistown and Pennsylvania.

Dr Bogdan graduated from the Stony Brook University Medical Centre, in New York and has more than ten years of experience.

Twitter followers: 10,025

GlobalData influencer score: 67

7. Andy Franklyn (@afranklynmiller)

Andy Franklyn is a sports medicine physician who has 15 years of experience in training first class athletes. He is the director of Sports Surgery Clinic (SSC), a private hospital devoted to orthopaedics and sports medicine.

Franklyn is a formal Royal Navy surgeon commander who trained as a Royal Navy consultant in sports and exercise medicine in the UK and Australia. He specialises in areas such as biomechanics, rehabilitation and injury prevention.

Twitter followers: 18,456

GlobalData influencer score: 65

8. Steve A. Mora (@myorthodoc)

Steve A. Mora is an orthopaedic surgeon who specialises in sports trauma, first responder and mixed martial arts injuries, and arthroscopy of the elbow, shoulder, and knee. He is the founding partner of Restore Orthopaedics and Spine Centre, a private practice specialising in orthopaedic and spinal care.

Mora also offers medical and injury prevention support at the Treigning Lab, a martial arts training facility, and is an orthopaedic surgeon for professional contest athletes.

Twitter followers: 6,004

GlobalData influencer score: 61

9. Stefano Sinicropi (@sinicropispine)

Stefano Sinicropi is a spine surgeon trained in both neurosurgical and orthopaedic surgeries. He is the president and CEO of the Midwest Spine and Brain Institute and specialising in injuries and conditions related to the spine.

Sinicropi is also associated with Fairview Health Services as the medical director of spine services and has co-founded InSitu Biologics, a biotechnology company based out of Woodbury, Minnesota.

Twitter followers: 6,173

GlobalData influencer score: 60

10. Adam Bitterman (@DrAdamBitterman)

Adam Bitterman is an orthopaedic surgeon specialising in foot and ankle injuries and conditions. He currently works with Northwell Health, New York’s largest private healthcare provider. He is also a professional advisory board member of the Marfan Foundation, a non-profit addressing Marfan syndrome and related disorders.

Bitterman is also the co-founder and CEO of JAMB Innovations, a computer software company providing solutions to address medical issues and questions.

Twitter followers: 2,192

GlobalData influencer score: 59


GlobalData’s influencer identification framework identifies influencers based on relevance; size of network, connections and followers; engagement levels with their content and analysis and input from sector experts. Influencers are then evaluated on a series of specific topic-related keywords used over the period and weighted by engagement metrics.