poet-prophet of alternative medicine
"My country has been enriched by the contributions of more than a million
Indian Americans, which includes Dr. Deepak Chopra, the pioneer of alternative
- President William Clinton, March 21, 2000
"A renowned physician and author, Deepak Chopra is undoubtedly one of
the most lucid and inspired philosophers of our time."
- Mikhail Gorbachev
Acknowledged as one of the world's greatest leaders in the field of
mind body medicine, Deepak Chopra, M.D. continues to transform our understanding
of the meaning of health. Through his creation of The
Chopra Center For Well Being in La Jolla, California in 1995, Chopra
established a formal vehicle for the expansion of his healing approach
using the integration of the best of western medicine with natural healing
Dr. Chopra serves as the Director of Education at The Chopra Center
for Well Being which offers training programs in mind / body medicine.
The University of California, San Diego School of Medicine has granted
continuing medical education credits for this program, which satisfies
requirements for the American Medical Association Physicianís Recognition
Award. Through his partnership with David Simon, M.D. and numerous health
care professionals in both conventional and complementary healing arts,
Chopra's work is changing the way the world views physical, mental,
emotional, spiritual and social wellness.
What prompted Deepak Chopra to expand his view of conventional medicine
to embrace complementary treatments from around the world?
Formerly the Chief of Staff at Boston Regional Medical Center, Dr. Chopra
built a successful endocrinology practice in Boston in the 1980's. His
teaching affiliations included Tufts University and Boston University
Schools of Medicine. Chopra realized in his medical practice that there
was potential in western medicine for the establishment of a
new life-giving paradigm, one which encompassed the fundamental
principle that perfect health is more than
just the absence of disease. He began to envision a medical system based
upon the premise that health is a lively state of balance and integration
of body, mind and spirit.
He is widely credited with melding modern theories of quantum physics
with the timeless wisdom of ancient cultures.
In 1992, he served on the National Institutes of Health Ad Hoc Panel
on Alternative Medicine. Chopra is known worldwide for his published
works. The author of more than 27 books and more than 100 audio, video
and CD-ROM titles, he has been published on every continent, and in
dozens of languages.
Ten million copies of Deepakís books have been sold in English alone,
and his best-sellers include How to Know God: The Soulís Journey
into the Mystery of Mysteries, Perfect Health; Ageless Body, Timeless
Mind; The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success, The Return of Merlin,
and The Path to Love. Chopra has published numerous books focusing
on health issues that include The Chopra Center Herbal Handbook:
Forty Natural Prescriptions for Perfect Health; Perfect Weight: The
Complete Mind / Body Program For Achieving and Maintaining Your Ideal
Weight; Restful Sleep: The Complete Mind / Body Program For Overcoming
Insomnia; Quantum Healing: Exploring the Frontiers of Mind / Body Medicine
and Creating Health.
Popular audio books and CD-ROMS include Magical Mind, Magical Body;
The Higher Self; Journey to the Boundless; and The Wisdom Within.
Many know him from his regular work with PBS, which included Body,
Mind and Soul: The Mystery and The Magic, one of the most highly
viewed and successful fund-raisers in the history of the network; and
The Way of the Wizard, Alchemy and The Crystal Cave.
Deepak Chopra's popularity as an international presenter and keynote
speaker is exemplified in an impressive list of honorariums. As the
keynote speaker, he appeared at the inauguration of the State of the
World Forum, hosted by Mikhail Gorbachev and the Peace and Human Progress
Foundation, founded by the former president of Costa Rica and Nobel
Peace prizewinner Oscar Arias. Esquire magazine designated him
as one of the top ten motivational speakers in the country; and in 1995,
he joined the distinguished 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.
He participates 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 in 1997. Through The Chopra Center For Well Being, Dr. Chopra
is revolutionizing common wisdom about the crucial connection between
body, mind, spirit, and healing. His mission of "bridging the technological
miracles of the west with the wisdom of the east" remains his thrust
as he and his colleagues conduct public seminars and workshops and provide
training for health care professionals around the world.
Dr. Chopra is a fellow of the American College of Physicians and a member
of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists.