Thought Leader, Care Redesign

Dave A. Chokshi, MD, MSc, FACP

Chief Population Health Officer
New York City Health + Hospitals


Dave A. Chokshi, MD, MSc, FACP, is Chief Population Health Officer at New York City Health + Hospitals (H+H) — the largest public health care system in the United States. He also serves as Chief Executive Officer of the H+H Accountable Care Organization. Dr. Chokshi’s duties include leading a team dedicated to health system improvement, supervising initiatives on ambulatory care transformation, innovative care models, population health analytics, chronic disease prevention and management, and implementation research. His team was recognized with the 2017 Gage Award for Quality by America’s Essential Hospitals. Dr. Chokshi practices primary care (internal medicine) at Bellevue Hospital and is a Clinical Associate Professor of Population Health and Medicine at the NYU School of Medicine.

Dr. Chokshi’s prior work experience spans the public, private, and nonprofit sectors, including as a White House Fellow at the U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs; positions with the New York City and State Departments of Health and the Louisiana Department of Health; at a startup clinical software company; and with the nonprofit Universities Allied for Essential Medicines (UAEM).

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 Directors for the Primary Care Development Corporation and the Essential Hospitals Institute. 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 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. He also earned an MSc in global public health as a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford, and graduated summa cum laude from Duke.

Findings from NYC Health + Hospitals ED Care Management Program

Care Redesign

Learnings from a Large-Scale Emergency Department Care Management Program in New York City

A CMMI-supported interdisciplinary care team effort helped a safety-net system strengthen primary care engagement and identify unmet needs.

Distribution of Unique Adult Patients Presenting to Ambulatory Care and ED by Insurance Status, Jan 2013- Jan 2017 at NYC Health + Hospitals Safety Net

Leadership

Coverage Expansion and Delivery System Reform in the Safety Net: Two Sides of the Same Coin

Safety-net health system transformation is threatened by recent health reform proposals that erode coverage gains.

Proportion of Outpatient Visits for Medicaid and Uninsured

Leadership

Health Reform and the Changing Safety Net in the United States

How the coverage provisions of the ACA are affecting safety-net health systems, responses of these systems to payment reform, and future directions in scaling up improvements and innovation in delivery systems.

Leadership

Reading List: Dave Chokshi and François de Brantes

NEJM Catalyst Thought Leaders weigh in on the most influential and inspiring texts of their careers.

Care Redesign

Improving Access to Specialist Expertise via eConsult in a Safety-Net Health System

Electronic referral system supports communication between primary care and specialty providers.

Care Redesign

It’s Time to Rethink How We Measure Remission from Depression

Narrow time frames for follow-up assessment exclude too many patients who actually achieve remission.

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