Key opinion leaders (KOLs) are health care leaders who make a high-impact footprint while advancing medical science. Thought Leader Select specializes in delivering objective, validated data on the skills and experiences of KOLs, so that pharmaceutical companies can seek their appropriate advice and guidance in the development of new medicines.
Thought Leader Select measures many areas where KOLs leave their respective marks in the medical community, including conducting clinical research studies, publishing articles in leading journals, and presenting breakthrough knowledge at scientific conferences.
In a recent assessment of over 200 specialists in epilepsy, Thought Leader Select measured the publishing frequency of these global key opinion leaders. Using keywords to link leading neurologists with new research knowledge in epilepsy, Thought Leader Select found most KOLs had published between 10 and 30 articles on epilepsy since 2004. The most prolific thought leader tallied 170 published articles in the last six years, amounting to more than 28 manuscripts a year. The top quartile published between 40 and 100 scientific articles within the last six years. The top KOL neurologists are undoubtedly very busy advancing the science of epilepsy, from understanding its etiology to treating the condition.