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Neel Chokshi, MD, MBA

Neel Chokshi, MD, MBA Physician

Medical Director, Sports Cardiology and Fitness Program Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine

Languages spoken:

  • Gujarati

Dr. Chokshi is employed by Penn Medicine.

About Dr. Neel Chokshi

Dr. Neel Chokshi treats a wide range of cardiovascular diseases at Penn. In his role as Director of Sports Cardiology, Dr. Chokshi specializes in the effects of exercise on the heart – particularly in those with existing cardiovascular disease as well as in high performance athletes. He works with Digital and Connected Health technologies to improve patient outcomes and provider experiences. As part of this work, he is involved with research to integrate data from wearable devices into patient care practices. Dr. Chokshi also has expertise in cardiovascular imaging and serves as faculty for the echocardiography, nuclear stress, and exercise testing labs. In his free time, Dr. Chokshi enjoys spending time with his family, running and playing tennis. In addition to supporting Penn athletics, he is a proud University of Michigan alum and avid Michigan Wolverine fan - Go Blue!

Patient Satisfaction Ratings

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Clinical Specialties


  • Cardiology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Cardiovascular Disease, 2013

Clinical Expertise:

  • Athlete's Heart
  • Athletic Screening
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Cardiac Risk Reduction
  • Cardiac Stress Test
  • Cardiovascular Fitness
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Echocardiography
  • Exercise Prescription
  • Heart Palpitations
  • High Cholesterol (Hypercholesterolemia)
  • Non-Invasive Cardiac Imaging
  • Preoperative Risk Assessment
  • Preventive Heart Care
  • Syncope (Fainting)
  • Valvular Heart Diseases
  • Vascular Disease
  • Wearable Health Tech Devices

Description of Clinical Expertise

Exercise and Sports Cardiology
Stress Testing
Nuclear cardiology

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Amerihealth Caritas
  • Amerihealth Caritas Medicare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Clover Health Plan
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • eLAP Services
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Homestead Smart Health Plans
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Keystone First Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Health and Wellness (Centene) Medicare
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Provider Partners Health Plan
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan
  • Veterans Choice Program

Education and Training

Medical School: University of Michigan
Residency: New York University - Bellevue Hospital
Fellowship: Saint Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center


American College of Cardiology, National American College of Sports Medicine, National American Heart Association, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Chokshi is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Description of Research Expertise:

Behavioral Economics
Digital and Connected Health

Selected Publications:

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 to Increase Physical Activity Among Ischemic Heart Disease Patients Using Wearable Devices: The ACTIVE REWARD Randomized Trial. Journal of American Heart Association : 2018.

Srinath Adusumalli, Elizabeth G Jolly, Neel P Chokshi, Lynn A Washington, Laura Suchoicki, Michelle M Walsh, Teresa Slater, Jennifer S Myers, Daniel M Kolansky, Mitesh S Patel: A Change in Cardiac Rehabilitation Referral Defaults From Opt-In to Opt-Out Increases Referral Rates Among Patients With Ischemic Heart Disease NCDR Quality Meeting 2018 : 2018.

Neel Chokshi: High Intensity Interval Training Versus Traditional Exercise Penn Medicine Heart and Vascular Blog : 2018.

Neel P. Chokshi: Is running really good for the heart? ScienceDaily : 2017 .

Neel P. Chokshi, MD: How Good is Exercise for the Heart? Radio MD Podcast : 2017.

David A. Ross MD, Rahul Kapur MD, Neel Chokshi MD: Mandatory ECG Cardiac Screening for a NCAA Division I Basketball Team: Is It Worth The Cost? American Medical Society for Sports Medicine Annual Meeting : 2017.

Emily, Cerciello, Neel Chokshi, MD, MBA, Heidi Syropoulos, MD, Adam Dicker, MD: Patient Behavior change in the era of connected health abd big data. Philadelphia Heart Science Forum, American Heart Association : 2017.

Don Sapatkin: Risk of Heart Attacks While Exercising - 'Biggest Loser' star Bob Harper shows heart attacks can strike without warning Philadelphia Enquirer : 2017.

Srinath Adusumalli, Elizabeth G Jolly, Neel P Chokshi, Lynn A Washington, Laura Suchoicki, Michelle M Walsh, Teresa Slater, Jennifer S Myers, Daniel M Kolansky, Mitesh S Patel: A Change in Cardiac Rehabilitation Referral Defaults From Opt-In to Opt-Out Increases Referral Rates Among Patients With Ischemic Heart Disease. American Heart Association Annual Meeting : 2017.

Neel Chokshi: Exercise is Medicine for Your Heart Podcast, Penn Medicine Heart and Vascular Blog : 2017.

Academic Contact Info

Heart and Vascular Center
East Pavilion
3400 Civic Center Boulevard

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 662-7700
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)