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Luminaries in Healthcare Leadership

Featured Speaker: Dr. Dave A. Chokshi

Dave A. Chokshi, M.D., M.Sc., FACP was the 43rd commissioner at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. He led the City’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, including its historic campaign to vaccinate over 6 million New Yorkers. Dr. Chokshi architected treatment strategies, navigated school and economic reopenings, and served as principal public spokesperson. Under his tenure, the health department’s budget grew to its highest-ever level, reflecting investment in signature initiatives such as the Public Health Corps, Pandemic Response Institute and New Family Home Visiting Program. In 2021, the department also stewarded the launch of the nation’s first publicly-authorized overdose prevention centers — as well as a landmark board of health resolution on racism as a public health crisis. He has been a practicing primary care internist at Bellevue Hospital since 2014. He is also clinical professor of population health at NYU and a senior scholar at the CUNY School of Public Health and Health Policy.

Wednesday, November 2, 2022 at 6:00pm to 7:15pm

Uris Auditorium
1300 York Ave., New York NY 10065


Population Health Sciences



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