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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.

In New Jersey, providers are affiliated with Penn Medicine through Clinical Health Care Associates of New Jersey.

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
  • Internal Medicine, 2008

Clinical Expertise:

  • Amyloidosis
  • Aortic Disorders
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmia
  • Arterial Insufficiency
  • Atherosclerosis (Arteriosclerosis)
  • Athlete's Heart
  • Atrial Fibrillation (Afib)
  • Atrial Septal Defect (ASD)
  • Bicuspid Aortic Valve
  • Cardiac Arrest
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiorenal Syndrome (CRS)
  • Chest Pain (Angina)
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Dilated Cardiomyopathy
  • Endocarditis
  • Enlarged Heart (Cardiomegaly)
  • Familial Cardiomyopathy
  • Heart Attack (Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Murmur
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
  • Leg Swelling (Edema)
  • Mitral Stenosis
  • Mitral Valve Disorders
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Myocarditis
  • Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO)
  • Pericarditis
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Valve Stenosis (PVS)
  • Restrictive Cardiomyopathy
  • Sick Sinus Syndrome
  • Supraventricular Tachycardia (SVT)
  • Tricuspid Regurgitation
  • Women's Heart Health
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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 Amerihealth
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Medicare
  • 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:

Neel Chokshi: ‘Most youth who suddenly die playing sports are middle schoolers, study finds.’ Expert Interview, Philly Voice : 2019.

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 : 2019.

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

Neel Choskhi: ‘Happy National Cheesesteak Day. Now Pass the Statins’ The Philadelphia Inquirer : 2019.

Neel P. Chokshi, MD: Happy National Cheesesteak Day. Now pass the statins. (Expert interview) Philadelphia Inquirer : 2019.

Neel P. Chokshi, MD: Can Coconut Oil Help With Weight Loss? Experts Break It Down. (Expert interview) Woman’s Day Magazine : 2019.

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

Neel P. Chokshi, MD, Op-Ed, Lead author: “If you smoke, stop. Then get moving to cut your heart disease risk.” Philadelphia Inquirer : 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): e009173,2018.

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.

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)