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Sanjiv Chopra in his office at Harvard Medical School
September 9, 1949 |
|Occupation||Professor of Medicine, Former Faculty Dean for Continuing Medical Education at Harvard Medical School. Author and Public Speaker.|
|Alma mater||St. Columba's School, Delhi; Hans Raj College; New Delhi; All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS)|
|Spouse||Amita Rani Chopra, MD|
|Children||Priya, Kanika, and Bharat Chopra|
Sanjiv Chopra, M.B.B.S, M.A.C.P, is an Indian-born American physician, Professor of Medicine and former Faculty Dean for Continuing Medical Education at Harvard Medical School, Senior Consultant in Hepatology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and author.
Born in Poona, India, two years after India’s independence from British rule, Chopra was inspired from a young age to follow his father, Krishan Chopra (1919–2001) a renowned Indian cardiologist. Krishan Chopra was a Fellow of the Royal Hospital of Physicians and served as head of the Department of Medicine and Cardiology at Mool Chand Khairati Ram Hospital, New Delhi, for over 25 years. He retired as a lieutenant colonel from the Indian army. Sanjiv Chopra’s paternal grandfather was a sergeant in the British Army. Chopra’s older brother, Deepak Chopra, is also a physician, as well as a holistic health expert and spiritual guru and perhaps the most famous of America’s complementary medicine practitioners.
Chopra married Amita Rani Chopra at the young age of 20. They were classmates at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS). Amita is a pediatrician who currently serves as an adjunct staff at Boston Children's Hospital and guest faculty at RxRelax Therapeutic Yoga training for Healthcare professionals. They moved to the United States in 1972. They have three children.
Sanjiv Chopra graduated with honors in English literature from St. Columbas High School in Delhi in 1964. He did his premedical qualification from Hans Raj College, Delhi University. He graduated from Medical School from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS). In 1972 he came to the United States for post-graduate training. After a year of Internship in Internal Medicine in New Jersey, he moved to Boston in 1973. Following his residency, he completed a fellowship in Gastroenterology and Hepatology, from 1975 - 1977. He has been on the faculty of Harvard Medical School since 1979.
Medical and Academic career
Chopra was elected as a Master of the American College of Physicians in 2009, an award given to individuals for being “citizen physicians, educational innovators, scientific thinkers and humanists who inspire those around him or her and sets the standards for quality in medicine.”
He is Professor of Medicine and, previously, Faculty Dean for Continuing Education at Harvard Medical School. He also acts as a Senior Consultant in Hepatology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and is the James Tullis Firm Chief, Department of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.
He has received a number of other awards, including the American Gastroenterological Association’s Distinguished Educator Award. In 2012, he was awarded the Ellis Island Medal of Honor for “exemplifying outstanding qualities in both one’s personal and professional lives while continuing to preserve the richness of one’s particular heritage.”
Chopra’s book, Dr. Chopra Says: Medical Facts and Myths Everyone Should Know, co-authored with Alan Lotvin, was published in January 2011.
Chopra, while serving as the Faculty Dean for Continuing Education, led the most robust academic Continuing Medical Education enterprise in the world, reaching out to 80,000 clinicians in more than 160 countries each year. This included seven annual Current Clinical Issues in Primary Care (CCIPC) conferences held in collaboration with UCLA, Johns Hopkins, Baylor College of Medicine, University of Miami, Northwestern University and Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. In addition to directing these conferences, he delivered several lectures, moderated a number of sessions and has served as a keynote speaker on several occasions. Chopra is also editor-in-chief of the Hepatology section of UpToDate.
A recent book, Leadership by Example: The Ten Key Principles of all Great Leaders was published by St. Martins Press in May 2012.
Chopra has lectured on “Leadership for the 21st Century: The Tenets of Leadership” more than 70 times in the United States and more than 15 times in countries abroad.
In this presentation, he discusses a wide range of examples of leaders who have changed the world. Chopra discusses historic figures such as Mahatma Gandhi, Florence Nightingale and Winston Churchill, as well as contemporary leaders, and examine what makes them effective.
- In 1985, he was selected for the George W. Thorn Award presented by the Brigham and Women's Hospital Housestaff, Harvard Medical School
- In 1991, he received the highest accolade from the 1991 graduating class of Harvard Medical School, the Excellence in Teaching Award.
- In 1995, Chopra was the recipient of the Robert S. Stone Award, an award that is chosen by colleagues, housestaff and students from the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts.
- In 2003, he was the recipient of the American Gastroenterological Association’s Distinguished Educator Award.
- In 2009, Chopra was elected as a Master of the American College of Physicians
- In 2012, he was the recipient of Ellis Island Medal of Honor for "Exemplifying outstanding qualities in both one’s personal and professional lives while continuing to preserve the richness of one’s particular heritage."
- 1990 Gastroenterology: Problems in Primary Care (Problems in Primary Care Series)
- 2001 The Liver Book: A Comprehensive Guide to Diagnosis, Treatment, and Recovery
- 2010 Doctor Chopra Says: Medical Facts and Myths Everyone Should Know
- 2012 Live Better, Live Longer. The New Studies That Reveal What’s Really Good and Bad for Your Health (paperback version of above book)
- 2012 Leadership by Example: The Ten Key Principles of All Great Leaders
- 2016 The Big Five: Five Simple Things You Can Do to Live a Longer, Healthier Life
Selected Published Works
- Shaw, Timothy; Long, Andrea; Chopra, Sanjiv; Kerfoot, B. Price (2011). "Impact on clinical behavior of face-to-face continuing medical education blended with online spaced education: A randomized controlled trial". Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions. 31 (2): 103–8. doi:10.1002/chp.20113. PMID 21671276.
- Long, Andrea; Kerfoot, B Price; Chopra, Sanjiv; Shaw, Timothy (2010). "Online spaced education to supplement live courses". Medical Education. 44 (5): 519–20. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2923.2010.03678.x. PMID 20374457.
- Byrnes, Valerie; Chopra, Sanjiv; Koziel, Margaret J (2007). "Resolution of chronic hepatitis C following parasitosis". World Journal of Gastroenterology. 13 (31): 4268–69. PMID 17696260.
- Cardenas, A.; Kelleher, T.; Chopra, S. (2004). "Hepatic hydrothorax". Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics. 20 (3): 271–9. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2036.2004.02081.x. PMID 15274663.
- Regan, Meredith M.; Durie, Peter R.; Zielenski, Julian; Sheth, Sunil; Shea, Julie C.; Bishop, Michele D.; Chopra, Sanjiv; Malmberg, Emily; Walker, Carolyn; Ricci, Ryan; Tsui, Lap-Chee; Freedman, Steven D. (2003). "Increased prevalence of CFTR mutations and variants and decreased chloride secretion in primary sclerosing cholangitis". Human Genetics. 113 (3): 286–92. doi:10.1007/s00439-003-0963-z. PMID 12783301.
- Cardenas, Andres; Chopra, Sanjiv (2002). "Chylous ascites". The American Journal of Gastroenterology. 97 (8): 1896–900. doi:10.1111/j.1572-0241.2002.05911.x. PMID 12190151.
- Banerjee, S; Owen, C; Chopra, S (2001). "Sickle cell hepatopathy". Hepatology. 33 (5): 1021–8. doi:10.1053/jhep.2001.24114. PMID 11343226.
- Bravo, Arturo A.; Sheth, Sunil G.; Chopra, Sanjiv (2001). "Liver Biopsy". New England Journal of Medicine. 344 (7): 495–500. doi:10.1056/NEJM200102153440706. PMID 11172192.
- Cheney, Catherine Petruff; Chopra, Sanjiv; Graham, Camilla (2000). "Hepatitis C". Infectious Disease Clinics of North America. 14 (3): 633–67. doi:10.1016/S0891-5520(05)70125-2. PMID 10987114.
- Sheth, Sunil; Bedford, Andrew; Chopra, Sanjiv (2000). "Primary gallbladder cancer: Recognition of risk factors and the role of prophylactic cholecystectomy". The American Journal of Gastroenterology. 95 (6): 1402–10. doi:10.1111/j.1572-0241.2000.02070.x. PMID 10894571.
- Sheth, Sunil G.; Flamm, Steven L.; Gordon, Fredric D.; Chopra, Sanjiv (1998). "AST/ALT Ratio Predicts Cirrhosis in Patients with Chronic Hepatitis C Virus Infection". The American Journal of Gastroenterology. 93 (1): 44–8. doi:10.1111/j.1572-0241.1998.044_c.x. PMID 9448172.
- Sheth, Sunil G.; Gordon, F. D.; Chopra, S (1997). "Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis". Annals of Internal Medicine. 126 (2): 137–45. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-126-2-199701150-00008. PMID 9005748.
- Petruff, Catherine Ann; Bedford, Andrew; Gordon, Fredric D.; Chopra, Sanjiv (1997). "Hepatitis Vaccines". Digestive Diseases. 15 (1-2): 1–22. doi:10.1159/000171585. PMID 9101127.
- Sidhu S, Flamm S, Chopra S. Pneumatosis cystoides intestinalis: an incidental finding in a patient with AIDS and cryptosporidial diarrhea. Am J Gastroenterol. 1994 Sep; 89(9):1578-9.
- Proctor DD, Chopra S, Rubenstein SC, Jokela JA, Uhl L. Mycobacteremia and granulomatous hepatitis following initial intravesical bacillus Calmette-Guerin instillation for bladder carcinoma. Am J Gastroenterol. 1993 Jul; 88(7):1112-5.
- Nompleggi DJ, Farraye FA, Singer A, Edelman RR, Chopra S. Hepatic schistosomiasis: report of two cases and literature review. Am J Gastroenterol. 1991 Nov; 86(11):1658-64.
- Rustgi AK, Chopra S. Chest pain of esophageal origin. J Gen Intern Med. 1989 Mar-Apr; 4(2):151-9.
- Blumberg RS, Chopra S, Ibrahim R, Crawford J, Farraye FA, Zeldis JB, Berman MD. Primary hepatocellular carcinoma in idiopathic hemochromatosis after reversal of cirrhosis. Gastroenterology. 1988 Nov; 95(5):1399-402.
- Weinman MD, Chopra S. Tumors of the liver, other than primary hepatocellular carcinoma. Gastroenterol Clin North Am. 1987 Dec; 16(4):627-50.
- Griffin PH, Schnure FW, Chopra S, Brooks DC, Gilliam JI. Intramural gastrointestinal hemorrhage. J Clin Gastroenterol. 1986 Jun; 8(3 Pt 2):389-94.
- Roberts I, Chopra S, Warshaw AL. Carcinoma of the lung with marked hyperamylasemia and elevated serum calcitonin. Am J Gastroenterol. 1982 Jan; 77(1):43-4.
- Kaye Lee. "Hms-Cme". Cme.med.harvard.edu. Retrieved 2008-11-27.
- "Sanjiv Chopra MD: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center - Boston, Hospital". Sitenav.bidmc.harvard.edu. Retrieved 2008-11-27.