Neel P. Chokshi, MD, MBA

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Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine (Cardiovascular Medicine)
Medical Director, Penn Sports Cardiology & Fitness Program
Director, Penn Center for Digital Cardiology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Department: Medicine

Contact information
Heart and Vascular Center
East Pavilion
3400 Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215.662.7700
BSE (Chemical Engineering)
University of Michigan College of Engineering, 2000.
MBA (Master of Business Administration)
Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, 2005.
MD (Medicine)
University of Michigan Medical School, 2005.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

Exercise and Sports Cardiology
Stress Testing
Nuclear cardiology

Description of Research Expertise

Digital and Connected Health
Remote patient monitoring
Cardiac Rehabilitation
Physical Activity
Cardiovascular Risk Prevention
Screening in Athletes
Behavioral Economics

Selected Publications

Fortunato M, Adusumalli S, Chokshi N, Harrison J, Rareshide C, Patel M: Usability of Wearable Devices to Remotely Monitor Sleep Patterns Among Patients With Ischemic Heart Disease: Observational Study. JMIR Formative Research 4: e14508, April 2020.

Nate Milburn, Neel Chokshi, MD, and Kris Fayock, MD : Characterization of D1 Athletes With COVID-19 Undergoing Cardiac Clearance. Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine March 2021 Notes: Oral Poster Presentation at Annual Meeting.

Hare AJ, Chokshi N, Adusumalli S.: Novel Digital Technologies for Blood Pressure Monitoring and Hypertension Management. Curr Cardiovasc Risk Rep 2021.

Ayers Michael, Chokshi Neel : Expert Opinion: Fat for Thought – Any Role for the Ketogenic Diet in Athletic Training? American College of Cardiology January 2020 Notes: Online at

Waddell KJ, Volpp KG, Chokshi NP, Small DS, Russell LB, Reale C, Patel MS.: Association of COVID-19 Outbreak with Changes in Physical Activity Among Adults with Elevated Risk for Major Adverse Cardiovascular Events. J Gen Intern Med 2021.

Neel Chokshi: Cardiologist provides possible factors in runner's sudden death, Ali Gorman, Broad Street Run Sudden Death. 6 ABC Action News TV interview and news article May 2019 Notes:

Neel Chokshi: ‘A Cardiologist’s Take on the Keto Diet’ Penn Today Apr 2019 Notes:

Neel Choskhi (Expert interview): ‘Happy National Cheesesteak Day. Now Pass the Statins’ The Philadelphia Inquirer Mar 2019 Notes:

Neel P. Chokshi, MD: “Fitness trackers are great and all, but what do those numbers *actually* mean?” (Expert interview) Philly Feb 2019.

Neel P. Chokshi, MD, Op-Ed, Lead author: “If you smoke, stop. Then get moving to cut your heart disease risk.” Philadelphia Inquirer Feb 2019.

Chokshi NP, Adusumalli S, Small DS, Morris A, Feingold J, Ha YP, Lynch MD, Rareshide CAL, Hilbert V, Patel MS.: Loss-framed Financial Incentives and Personalized Goal Setting Increase Physical Activity in Ischemic Heart Disease Patients Using Wearable Devices: The ACTIVE REWARD Randomized Clinical Trial. J Am Heart Assoc 7(12): e009173, Jun 13 2018.

Adusumalli S, Jolly E, Chokshi NP, Gitelman Y, Rareshide CAL, Kolansky DM, Patel MS.: Referral Rates for Cardiac Rehabilitation Among Eligible Inpatients After Implementation of a Default Opt-Out Decision Pathway in the Electronic Medical Record. JAMA Netw Open 4: e2033472, Jan 2021.

Lauren A. Eberly, Monika Sanghavi, Howard Julien, Laura Burger, Neel Chokshi, Jennifer Lewey: Evaluation of Patient-Portal vs Text-based Hypertension Monitoring among Black Medicaid/Medicare Patients JAMA Network OPEN 2021 Notes: Accepted for publication.

Vidula MK, Ambrose M, Glassberg H, Chokshi N, Chen T, Ferrari VA, Han Y.: Myocarditis and Other Cardiovascular Complications of the mRNA-Based COVID-19 Vaccines. Cureus 13: e15576, Jun 2021.

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Last updated: 01/10/2022
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