Deepak Chopra ( born October 22, 1946 ) is an American author,
public speaker, alternative medicine advocate, and a prominent figure in the
New Age movement. Through his books and videos, he has become one
of the best-known and wealthiest figures in alternative medicine.
As a global leader and pioneer in the field of mind-body medicine,
Deepak Chopra transforms the way the world views physical, mental,
emotional, spiritual, and social wellness. Known as a prolific author of more
than seventy books with twenty-one New York Times best sellers in both
fiction and non-fiction, his works have been published in more than eighty-five languages.
Dr. Chopra’s medical training is in internal medicine and endocrinology. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, and a member of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists. He serves as the 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, and Senior Scientist with The Gallup Organization.
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Chopra studied medicine in India before emigrating to the United States in 1970 where he completed residencies in internal medicine and endocrinology. As a licensed physician, he became chief of staff at the New England Memorial Hospital (NEMH) in 1980. He met Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in 1985 and became involved with the Transcendental Meditation movement (TM). He resigned his position at NEMH shortly thereafter to establish the Maharishi Ayurveda Health Center. Chopra gained a following in 1993 after his interview on The Oprah Winfrey Show regarding his books. He then left the TM movement to become the executive director of Sharp HealthCare's Center for Mind-Body Medicine and in 1996 he co-founded the Chopra Center for Well being.
Chopra believes that a person may attain "perfect health", a condition "that is free from disease, that never feels pain", and "that cannot age or die". Seeing the human body as being undergirded by a "quantum mechanical body" composed not of matter but of energy and information, he believes that "human aging is fluid and changeable; it can speed up, slow down, stop for a time, and even reverse itself," as determined by one's state of mind. He claims that his practices can also treat chronic disease. As of 2014, Deepak Chopra lived in a "health-centric" condominium in Manhattan.
- (1987) Creating Health. New York: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
- · (1989) Quantum Healing. New York: Bantam Books.
- · (1991) Perfect Health. New York: Bantam Books.
- · (1991) Return of the Rishi: A Doctor's Story of Spiritual Transformation and Ayurvedic Healing. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
- · (1993) Ageless Body Timeless Mind. New York : Harmony Books.
- (1994) The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success. San Rafael: Amber Allen Publishing and New World Library.
(1995) The Return of Merlin. New York : Harmony Books.· (1995) The Way of the Wizard. New York : Random House.· (1996) The Path to Love. New York : Harmony Books.· (2000) with David Simon, The Chopra Center Herbal Handbook. New York: Random House.· (2004) The Book of Secrets. New York: Harmony.· (2008) The Soul of Leadership. New York: Harmony Books.· (2008) The Third Jesus. New York: Harmony Books.· (2009) Reinventing the Body, Resurrecting the Soul. New York: Harmony Books.· (2011) with Leonard Mlodinow, War of the Worldviews. New York: Harmony Books.· (2011) with Gotham Chopra, The Seven Spiritual Laws of Superheroes: Harnessing Our Power to Change the World. HarperOne.· (2012) God: A Story of Revelation. New York: HarperOne.· (2012) with Rudolph E. Tanzi, Super Brain. New York: Harmony Books.· (2013) with Sanjiv Chopra, Brotherhood: Dharma, Destiny, and the American Dream. New York: New Harvest.· (2013) What Are You Hungry For?. New York: Harmony Books.
- (2015) with Rudolph Tanzi, Super Genes. New York: Harmony Books.