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thought leaderJoe Segen2016-12-27T13:49:58+00:00
Definition A physician who is well-known, respected by his peers and/or can influence the way in which they practice medicine and prescribe proprietary drugs*.
*Most importantly to the drug companies that coined the term. Drug companies fawn over physician-thought leaders with the hope of actual or implied product endorsements.
Synonyms Influential physician, key opinion leader, opinion leader