Deepak Chopra (born October 22, 1946) is an Indian-born, American physician, public speaker, and writer. He is generally specialized in subjects such as spirituality, Ayurveda and mind-body medicine. Chopra began his career as an endocrinologist and later shifted his focus to alternative medicine. He now runs his own medical center with a focus on mind-body connections. He is also a lecturer at the Update in Internal Medicine event. Chopra was an assistant to Maharishi Mahesh Yogi before starting his own career in the late 1980s by publishing self-help books on New Age spirituality and alternative medicine. A friend of Michael Jackson for 20 years, Chopra criticized the cult of drug-pushing doctors, with their co-dependent relationships with addicted celebrities, saying that he hoped Jackson's death, attributed to an overdose of a prescription drug, would be a call to action. Chopra was born in New Delhi, India. His father, Krishan Chopra (1919_2001) was a prominent Indian cardiologist, and head of the department of medicine and cardiology at Mool Chand Khairati Ram Hospital, New Delhi, for over 25 years, He was also a lieutenant in the British army. His
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