Dr. Sanjiv Chopra: The Healthcare Educator, Author and the Happiness Guru

Dr. Sanjiv Chopra

WESTON, MA—Dr. Sanjiv Chopra, MD, a professor of medicine and a Marshall Wolf Master Clinician Educator at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, is one of the nation’s premier healthcare educators and also a happiness guru.

“The happiest people have four things in common: (1) Cadre of good friends, (2) Ability to forgive, (3) Service to others, and (4) Gratitude,” says Dr. Chopra. “But happiness is more than the sum total of happy moments. In order for us to have sustained happiness we have to find and live our purpose.”

On Oct. 26, Dr. Chopra will be honored with Healthcare Educator of the Year Award 2018 at New England Choice Award at Westin Hotel in Waltham, MA. The awards gala will be attended by about 400 community leaders, businessmen, professionals, academics and philanthropists. New England Choice Awards gala is organized by INE MultiMedia in collaboration with INDIA New England News.

Dr. Chopra has ten books to his credit. He serves as Editor-in-Chief of the Hepatology Section of UpToDate, the most widely used electronic textbook in the world subscribed to by more than 1.2 million physicians in 195 countries.

Dr. Chopra is Professor of Medicine and served as Faculty Dean for Continuing Medical Education at Harvard Medical School for 12 years. He serves as a Marshall Wolf Master Clinician Educator Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

Sanjiv Chopra (Rose Lincoln}/Harvard Staff Photographer)

He is a sought-after inspirational speaker across the United States and abroad, addressing diverse audiences on topics related to medicine, leadership, happiness, and living with purpose. Dr. Chopra has received numerous rewards. In 2003, The American Gastroenterological Association bestowed upon him the Distinguished Educator Award. In 2009 he was elected as a Master of the American College of Physicians, a singular honor bestowed to only a select few 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.”

Dr. Chopra has written many books including: Dr. Chopra Says Medical Facts and Myths Everyone Should Know (With Allan Lotvin, MD);  Live Better, Live Longer. The New Studies That Reveal What’s Really Good and Bad for Your Health; Leadership by Example: The Ten Key Principles of all Great Leaders.

His brother Deepak Chopra and he wrote a double memoir: “Brotherhood: Dharma, Destiny and the American Dream,” published May 21, 2013. It is a National Best Seller.

The Big 5 Five Simple Things You Can Do to Live a Longer, Healthier Life. The Two Most Important Days…by Sanjiv Chopra and Gina Vild was published by St. Martin’s Press in December 2017.

New England Choice Awards gala is organized by INE MultiMedia in collaboration with INDIA New England News, and is supported by a number of businesses: Platinum Sponsor: Harvard Pilgrim Health Care; Gold Sponsor: Masala Art; Silver Sponsor: BMW of Sudbury and Lahey Health. Supporting sponsors are: Alankar Event Planners & Decorators, Boston Sound and Light Co. and Art of Memories. Community sponsors are: Ameriprise/Mahadev Group; Shah, Dixit & Associates PC, Academy of Creative Arts, among others.


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