A career hospitalist, Dr. Chopra’s research and clinical interests are dedicated to improving the safety of hospitalized patients through prevention of hospital-acquired complications. His work focuses on identifying and preventing complications associated with central venous catheters, with a particular emphasis on peripherally inserted central catheters (PICC). He is first author of the Michigan Appropriateness Guide for Intravenous Catheters (MAGIC), criteria that establish the appropriateness of IV device use and are in use in hundreds of hospitals across the U.S. and the world.
Dr. Chopra has also focused much of his research interest on the art and science of mentoring and has published several papers in Harvard Business Review, Annals of Internal Medicine, JAMA, BMJ among others on this topic. He has received grant support and research funding from the National Institute of Health, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Michigan, Veterans Health Administration, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention among others.
Dr. Chopra is the recipient of numerous teaching, service and research awards. He was selected as the recipient of the Kaiser Permanente Award for Clinical Teaching Excellence from the UM Medical School, the Jerome W. Conn Award for Outstanding Research, the Richard D. Judge Award for Medical Student Teaching and the H. Marvin Pollard Award for Outstanding Teaching of residents.
He received the Society of Hospital Medicine Excellence in Research Award and the Blue Cross/Blue Shield McDevitt Award for Research Excellence. In recognition of his efforts to mentor and train the next generation of physician scientists, he was named a Distinguished Clinical and Translational Research Mentor.
And, for his service in leading and coordinating the University of Michigan’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Chopra received the Chair’s Award for Outstanding Service to the Department of Medicine in 2020.
Dr. Chopra has published over 250 peer-reviewed papers, edited and authored five textbooks. He serves as deputy editor at the Annals of Internal Medicine and is a member of the editorial board of the American Journal of Medicine.