Dave A. Chokshi, MD, MSc is Director of Population Health Improvement and Assistant Professor of Medicine and Population Health at NYU Langone Medical Center. He practices primary care at the NYU Internal Medicine Associates clinic. He is also Senior Advisor to the Commissioner at the New York State Department of Health.
Dr. Chokshi served as a 2012-13 White House Fellow at the U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs, where he was the principal health and medical advisor to Secretary Eric Shinseki. His prior work experience spans the public, private, and nonprofit sectors, including positions with the New York City Department of Health, the Louisiana Department of Health, a startup clinical software company, and the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute. Dr. Chokshi helped grow the nonprofit Universities Allied for Essential Medicines (UAEM), dedicated to improving access to medicines in developing countries; he was a founding member of UAEM's Board of Directors. He has done clinical work in Guatemala, Peru, Botswana, Ghana, and India.
Dr. Chokshi has written extensively on medicine and public health in The New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, The Lancet, Health Affairs, and Nature. He has also contributed to The Atlantic and is on the Medical Review Board of the Huffington Post. He trained in internal medicine at Brigham & Women's Hospital, where he practiced primary care at the Southern Jamaica Plain Health Center, and was a clinical fellow at Harvard Medical School. He received his M.D. with Alpha Omega Alpha distinction from Penn, an M.Sc in global public health as a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford, and graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Duke.