thought leader


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A physician who is respected by his peers or is capable of influencing the way in which they practice medicine and—most importantly to the drug companies that coined the term—the proprietary drugs they prescribe

thought leader

Influential physician Medical practice A physican or other person in a specialty who has a big 'name,' is respected by his peers, or is capable of influencing the way in which his peers/disciples practice medicine and the medications they prescribe. See Authorship, Detailing, Ghostwriting, Independent symposium, Name, Pharmaceutical sales representative, Project house, Sponsored symposium.
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McLean has received an Agilent Thought Leader Award in recognition of his contributions to ion mobility mass spectrometry (IM-MS) focused on advanced applications, including comprehensive biomolecular systems analysis and synthetic and chemical biology.
But now a new phrase and a new intellectual paragon has emerged to command our admiration: The Thought Leader.