I’m a doctor who co-founded Figure 1, the medical app known as “Instagram for doctors”. We now have 1 million healthcare professionals. AMA!
I’m Dr. NickI’m Dr. Joshua Landy, practicing critical care specialist and co-founder of medical case-sharing app, Figure 1. Ask me why “Instagram for doctors” isn’t my favorite nickname, why connecting healthcare is important, what my favorite lizard is, and anything else.
About us: Figure 1 allows healthcare professionals from 190+ countries to share de-identified medical cases. The cases are fascinating, but the best part is the discussion around them.
On Tuesday, we announced that we have a million healthcare professionals on our platform.
Highlights: We started with a lean team and at one point worked elbow-to-elbow out of a small house. Then we started getting media coverage:
- CNN called us “classic medicine, digitized”.
- A lot of people called us “Instagram for Doctors”...
- Fortune called us “the little app of horrors”. That was challenging.
- Then WIRED said we’re positioned to be the “central nervous system of global health.” That’s more like it!
We now have offices in Toronto, New York, and Taipei. Basically, we’ve grown a lot in a short time and this whole experience has changed my life. And one day, I hope, the way we practice medicine.
I’m here starting 2pm ET. Ask me anything.
EDIT: Thanks everybody! This was fun. I'll drop back in later to answer any stragglers.