Dave A. Chokshi, MD, MSc, FACP is the 43rd Commissioner of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, one of the leading health agencies in the world. Dr. Chokshi has led the City’s public health response to the COVID-19 pandemic, including its historic vaccination campaign. He grew the Health Department’s annual budget to its highest-ever level, reflecting investment in signature initiatives such as the Public Health Corps and Pandemic Response Institute. Dr. Chokshi also chairs the NYC Board of Health, which adopted a landmark resolution on racism as a public health crisis.
Dr. Chokshi’s prior work experience spans the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. Before he was Commissioner, Dr. Chokshi served as inaugural Chief Population Health Officer at NYC Health + Hospitals and he has taken care of patients as a primary care physician at Bellevue Hospital since 2014.
He has written widely on public health and medicine including in The New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, and The Lancet. Dr. Chokshi received his M.D. with Alpha Omega Alpha distinction from Penn, his MSc in global public health as a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford, and graduated summa cum laude from Duke.