Episode 34: Interview with John Whyte, M.D., Chief Medical Officer of WebMD │ The Role of Digital Media in Providing Medical Information

In this episode Maxwell Cooper, M.D. interviews John Whyte, M.D., Chief Medical Officer of WebMD. Dr. Whyte gives an overview of his unique background starting with training in internal medicine and then working in roles at Medicare, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and as Chief Medical Expert at The Discovery Channel. Dr. Whyte continues to see patients as an internist and tells the listeners how that has benefited his other roles including his current work at WebMD. Dr. Whyte discusses how mobile apps, the internet, and multimedia have empowered patients to take control of their own health. In addition, he describes many of the latest resources that WebMD provides for patients in a variety of formats, including apps, video, audio, and print publications. Lastly, Dr. Whyte provides advice for physicians and other healthcare workers looking to become more involved in medical media.

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John Whyte, M.D.
Chief Medical Officer of WebMD
Experience & Education
Director of Professional Affairs & Stakeholder Engagement, FDA
Chief Medical Expert, The Discovery Channel
Director, Council Private Sector Initiatives, Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality
Division Director of Coverage Group, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Physician & Health Services Research Fellowship, Stanford University
Internal Medicine Residency, Duke University Medical center
M.D., Drexel University College of Medicine
M.P.H., Harvard University
B.S., University of Pennsylvania

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