Our Februrary 2021, update has the following new features
  1. Inclusion of Medicare Ratings, NIH Grants, Medical School, Disclosed Payments by Corporations to Physicians (Sunshine Act data), Year of Graduation and Investigators in Clinical Trials data.
  2. Experts are shown close to your location using IP-based automated location detection or user providing geolocation.
  3. Revamped design with better section flow, including collapsing Filtering and Disease Information sections.
  4. Added MDs from across the world to our database; still looking for additional directories.

  1. How can Find Expert MD help me?
    This resource is meant for patients and their families who are facing a medical issue and need diagnoses or treatment guidance from a medical expert immersed in cutting-edge science. Find Expert MD connects patients and their families directly to the best actionable information on a disease from a deep analysis of current peer-reviewed scientific literature. We also provide links to authoritative guidelines on treating and diagnosing disease that patients can use to understand treatment courses. Furthermore, we provide a list of the top physicians and researchers in a given field. We encourage users to directly contact these experts to access advice and treatment protocols. Find Expert MD does NOT provide medical advice.

  2. Other than patients, who else may benefit from this resource?
    We also provide search pages geared towards additional audiences:
    • Pharmaceuticals/Biotechnology companies may use our site to expand their thought diversity by locating experts at all levels from postdocs to CSOs in any biomedical area. These can be as consultants, advisors, board members, or recruits. As this is a fee-based service, please email us a request for terms.

    • Recruiters may utilize our custom, data-driven methodology to recruit scientists at all levels. We can segment our experts by career phase and generate short, actionable lists of recruits. As this is a fee-based service, please email us a request to initiate a small joint project.

    • Physicians/MDs can find other medical experts in any disease or procedure and can refer patients to them. The search can be restricted by geography or embrace the worldwide medical network through telehealth/telemedicine options.

    • Journalists can use this resource to find the top experts to interview on any biomedical topic and expand the circle of cited experts in the media. We are happy to consult with journalists and often offer this service free of cost.

    • Law Firms requiring medical experts to provide expert opinions on cases can obtain a list of the world’s top experts in any biomedical field that is sorted by custom parameters such as geography and years of experience. As this is a fee-based service, please email us a request for terms.

    • Scientists searching for collaborators and students seeking graduate or postdoctoral research opportunities could utilize our site to find the top labs through a data-driven methodology. If you do utilize our service, please send us a note about your experience and any suggestions to help us to continue to improve the resource.


  3. What topics are covered?
    We cover the vast majority of common and rare diseases/syndromes, cancers, injuries, pathological functions, medical devices, as well as diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. We include synonyms as well, but the results will match the main term. We recommend using the most specific disease or condition term for the search and expanding to broader terms if necessary. Please contact us for any other topics, such as a field of study or an intersection of diseases. When dealing with multiple conditions, a search based on a more complicated query may be useful.

  4. Why is my topic/disease of interest not included?
    We have 9,799 diseases and procedures and 24,300 different disease or procedure names on our list. Typing in a few letters of your query term in the search box generates the matching list of disease terms currently included. The terms listed in it are our complete list. A few diseases are excluded because they are not associated with any publications. For the time being, we have also excluded eye and dental diseases. These areas may be included soon.

  5. What disease vocabulary is used?
    We primarily use Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) from the United States National Library of Medicine (NLM).

  6. Can I use this resource to find an MD or a Physician?
    Yes. Our site utilizes U.S. physician listings, to connect scientific authors. We recommend paying attention to the physician specialty to locate the best fit for your needs. Physicians based outside of the U.S. can be inferred based on their department and affiliation. We are attempting to add listings from other countries.

  7. Why are Physicians often ranked higher?
    Physicians are the preferred first point of contact as they are trained to respond to patient queries. Scientists are often reachable by email, but they may not always be able respond to direct scientific queries. Scientists may also connect you with a top physician in that disease or medical procedure.

  8. How are the experts ranked?
    The rankings reflect an approximate priority order based on the number of publications, citations, speciality of physician, placement on author list, nature of journal, clinical trials, NIH funding for institution, and publication type of article. We also utilize relevant NIH Grants, Medicare Ratings, investigator listings for clinical trials, and hospital rankings. We also consider author name ambiguity and location matching. The rankings are only within the context of a single disease. Please note that a "lower" ranked expert may be more appropriate for a specific patient’s need. We do not provide overall rankings that span multiple diseases.

  9. Please explain the links provided for each expert.
    For each expert, we provide links in the name line to
    • :  The expert's office phone number, if a U.S. physician.
    • :  The expert's email address as reported in their scientific publications.
    • :  A specific link to ClinicalTrials.gov enumerating the clinical trials that this expert is current investigating and has previously investigated on this disease.
    • : A link (containing the expert's name and affiliation) to Google Search to find information about the expert.
    • :  A specific link to PubMed, an NIH publication repository, with a list of all the publications from this expert on this topic.
    • Top Hospital:  The badge on the affiliation indicates that this expert is affiliated with a hospital that is among the top 50 in the U.S. in terms of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding.

  10. Please explain the badges provided for each expert.
    The badges on the middle line for each expert show the following categorical information. They appear in the order listed here:
    1. Physician  /  Scientist:  We are able to flag U.S. physicians specifically based on their listings in a comprehensive U.S. physician database. Because listings of physicians from other countries are not compiled, we have listed them as scientists. Every expert has one of these badges.

    2. Highly Cited
      :  This designation indicated that the expert is a top cited researcher in this area. Other scientists often refer to their work.

    3. Highly Published:  This badge indicates that the expert is among the most published researchers in this area over the last ten years. This also has a link to PubMed, a NIH publication repository, with a list of all the publications from this expert on this topic.

    4. Guideline
      :  This badge indicates that the expert is an author on a Practical Guideline in this area. Guidelines often serve as a recommended starting point to understand initial steps and current protocols in this disease or procedure. The badge is linked to those Guidelines.

    5. Clinical Trial
      :  This badge indicates that the expert has published the results of Clinical Trials. These trials can div from human studies that include a few subjects to large clinical trials testing new therapies in thousands of patients. Also see the ClinicalTrials.gov link in the top line for this expert (explanation in the item above).

    6. Case Report
      :  The badge indicates that the expert has published CaseReports, which are clinical presentations that may be followed by evaluative studies eventually leading to a diagnosis.

    7. Review
      :  The badge indicates that the expert has published a systematic review of primary literature on this disease or medical procedure attempting to identify, appraise, and synthesize the empirical evidence for a specific research question.

  11. What do the Subjects and Categories terms mean?
    The Subjects are the key topic areas within the disease for the expert. The Categories are the frequent classification of their papers. These are similar across all diseases or search terms. For example, look for Therapy listed under Category, if looking for a physician who has published on treatments for a disease. A published expert on diagnoses will have Diagnosis listed under Category. The Subject is a quick way to get a broader feel of their expertise without reading the scientific papers.

  12. How does Filtering work?
    By default, or when Reset All is selected, about 50 of the top experts are shown spanning both physicians and scientists. Most other checkboxes indicate an intersection of those search terms. For example, if Physician and Highly Cited are checked, the top highly cited physicians are shown. However, the selection of state overrides country selection (either leave it blank or choose U.S.), as we have only U.S. states in our affiliations. If there are no experts with that property, then the checkbox cannot be selected. The checkboxes for email and phone are a union allowing you to find all experts with explicit contact information. The text field search is case insensitive and searches for all experts whose names, affiliations, Subjects or Categories contain the search string.
    The Reset All does not require the Submit button; all other choice needed to be finalized via the Submit action.

  13. Why are addresses and contact information missing for some experts?
    The contact information for scientists and physicians is based on public data, which is not consistently available for all experts.

  14. Disclaimers
    1. Our rankings are primarily based on scientific publications and are of value for patients looking for experts based on the strength of their scientific publications. These expert lists provide an independent, objective source for finding the right expert, in addition to referrals from your family physician and personal networks.

    2. Although we have carefully matched names, there is variability in the use of names of experts. We have tried to collapse similar names, but there might be inconsistencies where the wrong names may have been connected or variations in the same names are not connected, leading to disjointed information. In rare cases, the published scientist's name may be incorrectly matched with a physician who does not publish on this disease.

    3. The list should not be considered "complete" by any means. There are multiple reasons for experts not to be on the list — expertise is not based on publications but on treatment; names may have changed; they may not be listed in the medical directory; or they may not have published significantly (compared to others) in this field in the last decade. As a technical point, we do not expand the search term to include diseases in its subtree as opposed to PubMed searches where the terms are expanded by default. We suggest following the narrower terms to find diseases lower down in the ontological tree. We also run our algorithms to produce up to 1,000 experts for each category; thus, for brevity the lists are truncated. They can be run in the more expansive mode on request.

  15. Bugs or errors
    Please email all bug reports, errors, or requests to contact@bioinfi.com.

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  1. We have developed this resource to make cutting-edge medical and scientific experts more easily available to the community. We are not a medical provider nor a health care facility. We cannot and do not diagnose any disease or disorder. We do not endorse or recommend any specific medical treatments. Patients must rely on the personal and individualized medical advice of their qualified health care professionals before seeking any information related to their particular diagnosis, cure, or treatment of a condition or disorder.

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    We are available to work with small biotechs in a consulting capacity using our powerful algorithms to locate the ideal consultant, employee, or board member. Upon understanding your particular need for expertise, we will provide a custom, actionable list of unique experts who can be transformational for your organization. Please also see next item.

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  3. How can nonprofits use this powerful biomedical expert-finding algorithm?
    We can help you find the deep academic to bring a fresh perspective to your problem and perhaps a history of academic grants. We can also find the highly motivated junior scientist passionate about your mission.

  4. Can this resource be used by journalists to find top experts in a complex scientific area?
    Yes, we are happy to work with journalists to find them authoritative domain experts to interview. While we typically do not charge a fee for providing this service, we do request that the journalists cite or mention us.

  5. How do we use this to find suitable candidates to recruit from entry level to executive jobs?
    Our algorithms offer a powerful method to find the hidden gem before they go looking for a job. Based on our deep AI analytics, we can generate lists of highly qualified scientists with just the right credentials and experience based on our deep analytics. We are happy to partner with internal HR recruiters and professional recruitment firms.

  6. Consulting companies
    The right consultant can be hard to find, but our resource offers the capability to locate the most suitable and highly qualified expert for your needs. Whether it is for a short engagement or a long-term role. We can generate short, actionable lists of the best fitting scientists for you. We are also happy to work with professional consulting companies to help them engage even higher quality biomedical experts.