Thought Leader, Care Redesign

Dave A. Chokshi, MD, MSc, FACP

Chief Population Health Officer; Senior Assistant Vice President
OneCity Health; New York City Health + Hospitals


Dave A. Chokshi, MD, MSc, FACP is the Chief Population Health Officer of OneCity Health and Senior Assistant Vice President at New York City Health + Hospitals — the largest public health care system in the United States. He practices primary care (internal medicine) at Bellevue Hospital and is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Population Health and Medicine at the NYU School of Medicine.

Previously, Dr. Chokshi was Assistant Vice President of Ambulatory Care Transformation at NYC Health + Hospitals and Director of Population Health Improvement at NYU. In 2012–13, he served as a White House Fellow at the U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs, where he was the Principal Health Advisor in the Office of the Secretary. 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 start-up clinical software company, and the nonprofit Universities Allied for Essential Medicines (UAEM), where he was a founding member of the Board of Directors.

Dr. Chokshi has written on medicine and public health in the New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, The Lancet, Health Affairs, Science, The Atlantic, and Scientific American. He serves on the Board of Advisors for the Parkland Health & Hospital System. Dr. Chokshi is a Fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine and the American College of Physicians. In 2016, President Obama appointed him to the Advisory Group on Prevention, Health Promotion, and Integrative and Public Health.

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. During his training, he did clinical work in Guatemala, Peru, Botswana, Ghana, and India. He received his MD with Alpha Omega Alpha distinction from Penn, an MSc in global public health as a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford, and graduated summa cum laude from Duke.

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