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Deepak Chopra, M.D.

New York Times Bestselling Author and Founder of The Chopra Foundation

Deepak Chopra, M.D., is the Founder of The Chopra Foundation, and Founder and Co-Chairman of The Chopra Center for Wellbeing in Carlsbad, California. As a global leader in the field of mind-body medicine, Chopra transforms the way the world views physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, and social wellness by integrating the best of Western medicine with natural healing traditions.

Chopra joined Gallup as a Senior Scientist in 2005. He is one of the world's leading authorities on "connectedness" and is leading Gallup's research and discovery on how one-to-one relationships affect peace throughout the world.

Chopra built a successful endocrinology practice in Boston in the 1980s as the former chief of staff at Boston Regional Medical Center. His teaching affiliations include the Tufts University and Boston University Schools of Medicine. During his medical practice, Chopra realized that there was potential in Western medicine to establish a new life-giving paradigm; one that encompassed the fundamental principle that perfect health is more than just the absence of disease. He began to envision a medical system based on the premise that health is a lively state of balance and integration of body, mind, and spirit.

Chopra is the prolific author of over 56 books and more than 100 audio, video, and CD-ROM titles, which have been translated into 35 languages. His New York Times bestseller, Peace Is the Way: Bringing War and Violence to an End (Harmony Books), received the Religion and Spirituality Quill Award in 2005, and The Book of Secrets: Unlocking the Hidden Dimensions of Your Life was awarded the Grand Prize in the 2005 Nautilus Awards. Some of his other bestsellers include Reinventing the Body, Resurrecting the Soul: How to Create a New You; The Spontaneous Fulfillment of Desire: Harnessing the Infinite Power of Coincidence; How to Know God: The Soul's Journey into the Mystery of Mysteries; Perfect Health: The Complete Mind/Body Guide; Ageless Body, Timeless Mind: The Quantum Alternative to Growing Old; The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success: A Practice Guide to the Fulfillment of Your Dreams; Grow Younger, Live Longer: 10 Steps to Reverse Aging; and The Path to Love: Spiritual Strategies for Healing. Chopra has published numerous books focusing on health issues, including Magical Beginnings; Enchanted Lives: A Holistic Guide to Pregnancy and Childbirth; 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; and 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: Exploring the Intimate Connection Between Your Mind, Body and Spirit; and The Wisdom Within: Living in Balance/Your Personal Program for Total Well-Being. Chopra is also well-known from his regular work with PBS, which includes "The Soul of Healing: Body, Mind, and Soul"; "The Way of the Wizard, Alchemy and The Crystal Cave"; and "Body, Mind, and Soul: The Mystery and The Magic," which was one of the most highly viewed and successful fundraisers in the history of the network.

Deepak Chopra Wellness Satellite Radio airs weekly on Sirius XM Stars 102 and XM 155; it focuses on the areas of success, love, sexuality and relationships, wellbeing, and spirituality. He is a columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle and Washington Post On Faith, and he contributes regularly to Oprah.com, Intent.com, and The Huffington Post. His innovative mobile programs "Stress Free", "Yoga", and the Vook iPhone applications provide an avenue to explore areas of wellbeing. His new multimedia project, "The Mother-Infant Bond: The Biology of Love", produced by thevisualMD with a consortium of partners, reveals never-before-seen scientific visuals depicting the extraordinary biological bond between mother and baby.

Chopra is an international presenter and keynote speaker, exemplified in an impressive list of honorariums. He appeared as the keynote speaker at the inauguration of the State of the World Forum hosted by Mikhail Gorbachev and the Peace and Human Progress Foundation, and founded by the former president of Costa Rica and Nobel Peace prize winner Oscar Arias. Esquire magazine designated Chopra as one of the top 10 motivational speakers in the country, and in 1995, he joined the 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. Since 1997, Chopra has participated 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 and has been a keynote speaker at several academic institutions including Harvard Divinity School and Harvard Business School. He also serves as an adjunct professor at the Kellogg School of Management. He is the recipient of the 2010 Goi Peace Foundation Award, Einstein Award through Albert Einstein College of Medicine in collaboration with the American Journal of Psychotherapy, as well as the 2009 Oceana Partners Award, the 2006 Ellis Island Medal of Honor presented by the National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations Foundation, and the 2006 Trailblazer Award by the Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine.

He regularly mentors corporate and political leaders through his Soul of Leadership workshops. Chopra is a fellow of the American College of Physicians and a member of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists and Adjunct Professor at Kellog School of Management and Business and in 1992, he served on the National Institutes of Health Ad Hoc Panel on Alternative Medicine.

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