A career hospitalist, Dr. Chopra’s research and clinical interests are dedicated to improving the safety of hospitalized patients through the 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 the first author of the Michigan Appropriateness Guide for Intravenous Catheters (MAGIC). These criteria establish the appropriateness of IV device use and are in use in hundreds of hospitals across the US 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, and 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, and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Robert W. Schrier Professor of Medicine, Chairman, Department of Medicine


University of Colorado - Anschutz Medical Campus