Deepak Chopra, MD, FACP, is a world-renowned pioneer in integrative medicine and personal transformation. He is the Founder of The Chopra Foundation, and Founder and Co-Chairman of The Chopra Center for Wellbeing in Carlsbad, California. As a global leader in the field of mind-body medicine, Chopra transforms the way the world views physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, and social wellness by integrating the best of Western medicine with natural healing traditions.
Chopra built a successful endocrinology practice in Boston in the 1980s as the former chief of staff at Boston Regional Medical Center. His teaching affiliations include the Tufts University and Boston University Schools of Medicine. During his medical practice, Chopra realized that there was potential in Western medicine to establish a new life-giving paradigm; one that encompassed the fundamental principle that perfect health is more than just the absence of disease. He began to envision a medical system based on the premise that health is a lively state of balance and integration of body, mind, and spirit.
Chopra has published more than 85 books that have been translated into over 43 languages including numerous New York Times Bestsellers. His most recent book with Dr. Menas Kafatos, You Are The Universe: Discovering Your Cosmic Self and Why it Matters (Harmony, February 2017), seeks to redefine our nature of reality and what is possible. His New York Times bestseller, Peace Is the Way: Bringing War and Violence to an End (Harmony Books), received the Religion and Spirituality Quill Award in 2005, and The Book of Secrets: Unlocking the Hidden Dimensions of Your Life was awarded the Grand Prize in the 2005 Nautilus Awards. Chopra is also well-known from his regular work with PBS, which includes "The Soul of Healing: Body, Mind, and Soul"; "The Way of the Wizard, Alchemy and The Crystal Cave"; and "Body, Mind, and Soul: The Mystery and The Magic," which was one of the most highly viewed and successful fundraisers in the history of the network.
He hosts the Deepak Chopra Wellness Satellite Radio weekly on Sirius XM Stars 102 and XM 155, focussing on the areas of success, love, sexuality and relationships, well-being, and spirituality. He pens columns for the San Francisco Chronicle and Washington Post On Faith, and contributes regularly to Oprah.com, Intent.com, and The Huffington Post. Chopra also launched the innovative mobile programs "Stress Free", "Yoga", and the Vook iPhone self improvement apps. He reaches an online, social media community of over 10 million on a regular basis.
Chopra is an international presenter and keynote speaker. He appeared as the keynote speaker at the inauguration of the State of the World Forum hosted by Mikhail Gorbachev and the Peace and Human Progress Foundation, and founded by the former president of Costa Rica and Nobel Peace prize winner Oscar Arias. Esquire magazine designated Chopra as one of the top 10 motivational speakers in the country, and in 1995, he joined the company of President Nelson Mandela, Congresswoman Barbara Jordan, Tom Peters, and Garrison Keillor as a recipient of the Toastmasters International Top Five Outstanding Speakers award. Since 1997, Chopra has participated annually as a lecturer at the Update in Internal Medicine event sponsored by Harvard Medical School, Department of Continuing Education and the Department of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and has been a keynote speaker at several academic institutions including Harvard Divinity School and Harvard Business School. He also serves as an adjunct professor at the Kellogg School of Management. He is the recipient of the 2010 Goi Peace Foundation Award, Einstein Award through Albert Einstein College of Medicine in collaboration with the American Journal of Psychotherapy, as well as the 2009 Oceana Partners Award, the 2006 Ellis Island Medal of Honor presented by the National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations Foundation, and the 2006 Trailblazer Award by the Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine.
He regularly mentors corporate and political leaders through his Soul of Leadership workshops. Chopra is a fellow of the American College of Physicians and a member of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists and Adjunct Professor at Kellog School of Management and Business and in 1992, he served on the National Institutes of Health Ad Hoc Panel on Alternative Medicine.
Chopra holds a Doctor Honoris Causa from The Giordano Brunio University, and Doctor of Science, Hartwick College. He serves as the Co-founder of Jiyo, Founder of the Chopra Foundation, Co-Founder and Chairman of the Board of The Chopra Center for Wellbeing, Founder of The Chopra Well on YouTube, Adjunct Professor at Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, Adjunct Professor at Columbia Business School, Columbia University, Clinical Professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Public Health at the University of California, San Diego, Health Sciences, Faculty at Walt Disney Imagineering and Senior Scientist with The Gallup Organization. For the past three years, Greatist.com recognizes Dr. Chopra as one of “The 100 Most Influential People in Health and Fitness “. The World Post and The Huffington Post global internet survey ranked Dr. Chopra #17 influential thinker in the world and #1 in Medicine Fitness”.