Deepak Chopra obtained his medical degree in India before emigrating in 1970 to the United States, where he specialized in endocrinology, teaching at the medical schools of Tufts University, Boston University and Harvard University, becoming Chief of Staff at the New England Memorial Hospital. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, a member of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, and an adjunct professor of Executive Programs at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. He is also a Distinguished Executive Scholar at Columbia Business School, Columbia University, and a Senior Scientist at the Gallup organization.
Deepak has become a global leader and pioneer in the field of mind-body medicine, publishing more than 80 books, 21 of them New York Times bestsellers, on consciousness, spirituality, alternative medicine, parenting, leadership and other topics. Time magazine named Deepak one of the top 100 heroes and icons of the century, calling him "the poet-prophet of alternative medicine."