Gopal K. Chopra
Chopra M.D. is the co-founder, President and CEO of pingmd, Inc., a New York
City-based healthcare solutions company designed to advance communications and
restore the relationships between patients, physicians and their colleagues.
Chopra is an experienced neurosurgeon and entrepreneur with more than 20 years
of strategic advisory, investment and operational experience in the healthcare
sector, and has worked with early stage as well as large cap private and public
companies in developed and emerging markets.
Dr. Chopra is devoted to dedicating his experience as a skilled surgeon,
entrepreneur and thought leader to creating innovative, intuitive and
meaningful solutions for the healthcare industry that will ultimately change
the face of healthcare communications. He is passionate about restructuring healthcare
delivery and access through the convergence of intuitive technological innovations
and disciplined design workflows that enhance personal relationships.
an Associate Professor at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business in North
Carolina Dr. Chopra teaches the MBA Health Sector Management program and he is
also the founder and host of Duke University’s Consumer and Wireless Healthcare
to founding the innovative health solutions company pingmd, Inc., Dr. Chopra
was a senior investment banker in the healthcare group of Lazard Frères. There
he focused on medical devices and diagnostics and advised on strategic deals
across mergers & acquisitions, IPOs, PIPEs and private financings. He has
practiced as a neurosurgeon in Australia, India, Canada and the U.S., and has
held faculty appointments at Stanford University and the University of
Melbourne. Dr. Chopra has also worked at Boston Scientific Corporation in
business development and co-founded two medical device companies where he
served in a business development role. As a key advisor to many of the major
medical venture firms, he holds numerous patents to his name. He has
participated in the evolution of minimally invasive endoscopic surgery,
endovascular catheterization, information systems, robotics, surgical navigation
and optimization of surgical workflows.
Chopra has managed many strategic review and analysis teams for companies
including Boston Scientific, MIS spine, Kimberly Clark, Stryker medical and
Sony Healthcare. His guidance enabled them to review strategic opportunities,
properly analyze market modeling and the competitive landscape, as well as
assess mergers and acquisitions opportunities.
Chopra obtained his medical degree from the University of Melbourne in
Australia, his degree in neurosurgery from the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
in Australia and his master’s degree from Duke University’s Fuqua School of
Chopra is married to pediatrician Manju Chopra M.D. They live in New York with
their two sons. Dr. Chopra is passionate about positive change by design,
implementing observational, behavioural insights to create meaningful
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