P.D. Soros Fellowship for New Americans


Dave Chokshi, 2005

Chief Population Health Officer, New York City Health + Hospitals (H+H)

Dave Chokshi is the child of immigrants from India

Fellowship awarded to support work towards an MD in Medicine at University of Pennsylvania

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 U.S. 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, spanning innovative care models, population health analytics, primary care transformation, disease prevention, social determinants of health, care management, and implementation research. His team has been recognized with honors from America’s Essential Hospitals, the Milbank Memorial Fund, AcademyHealth, Crain's New York, Heritage Provider Network, and VIP Community Services. 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. 

Previously, Dr. Chokshi 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 and State Departments of Health, the Louisiana Department of Health, a startup 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, where he serves on the editorial board of NEJM Catalyst, and JAMA, where he contributes to the JAMA Forum. He has also written for The Lancet, Health Affairs, Science, The Atlantic, Axios, Harvard Business Review, and Scientific American. He serves on the Board of Directors for the Primary Care Development Corporation and the Human Diagnosis Project. 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 received the Dunne Award for Compassionate Care, 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 M.D. with Alpha Omega Alpha distinction from Penn, where he was elected by his peers to win the Joel Gordon Miller Prize. He also earned an MSc in global public health as a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford, and graduated summa cum laude from Duke. 

  • MD Medicine | University of Pennsylvania 2009
  • MSc Global Public Health & Comparative Social Policy | Oxford University 2005
  • BA Public Policy, Chemistry | Duke University 2004
  • Rhodes Scholar
Work History
  • New York City Health + Hospitals (H+H), Chief Population Health Officer | August 2016 - PRESENT
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