Nationally renowned public health leader and practicing primary care physician, Dr. Dave A. Chokshi, joins the board of Yuvo Health, an industry pioneer in value-based care

NEW YORK (February 13, 2024) Yuvo Health, a leading technology, operational, and administrative solution uniquely designed to give community health centers an advantage in value-based care, today announced its newest Board member. Dr. Dave A. Chokshi, a nationally renowned public health leader, practicing primary care physician, and Sternberg Family Professor of leadership at the City College of New York, will join the organization as an independent Board member. Since launching less than three years ago, Yuvo Health has grown from four co-founders to a remote team of over 50 employees with locations that span the United States, England, and India. Most recently, the company announced Ami Patel, MD, as its Chief Population Health Officer and Jorge Stevenson as its Chief Financial Officer.

“We are honored to have Dr. Chokshi lend his voice to our Board, enabling us to tap into his incredible clinical and operational experience as we scale,” said Cesar Herrera, CEO at Yuvo Health, which he launched in 2021 with a fully BIPOC founding team. “His career-long dedication to advocating for health equity and community-based primary care will strengthen our deep commitment to the communities we currently and hope to serve."

Throughout his career, Dr. Chokshi has held successive senior leadership roles that span the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. Previously, he served as the 43rd Commissioner of Health for the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene from 2020-2022, during which time he led the City’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, including its historic campaign to vaccinate over 6 million New Yorkers, saving tens of thousands of lives. Earlier, Dr. Chokshi was the inaugural Chief Population Health Officer at NYC Health + Hospitals, the nation’s largest public healthcare system, where he also served as CEO of the H+H Accountable Care Organization. A Rhodes Scholar and White House Fellow, he is nationally recognized as a transformational leader, a clinical innovator, a policy expert, and an advocate for a stronger and more equitable health system.

“I’m honored to join the Yuvo Health team as an independent board member,” said Dr. Chokshi. “I learned how to practice primary care at a community health center — and have seen throughout my career how empowering them advances health equity and strengthens our communities.”

Dr. Chokshi trained in internal medicine at Brigham & Women's Hospital, where he received the Dunne Award for Compassionate Care, and the Southern Jamaica Plain Health Center, and also served as a clinical fellow at Harvard Medical School. During his training, he performed clinical work in Guatemala, Peru, Botswana, Ghana, and India. He received an MD with Alpha Omega Alpha distinction from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, where he was a Paul and Daisy Soros Fellow, and was elected by his peers to win the Joel Gordon Miller Prize. Additionally, Dr. Chokshi earned an MSc in global public health at the University of Oxford, and graduated summa cum laude with a BA in chemistry and public policy studies from Duke University.

Recently, Yuvo Health announced a $20.2 million Series A round of financing, enabling the company to further scale from New York to Ohio, while transitioning to accept full-risk arrangements on behalf of their Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) partners. In conjunction with their funding news, Yuvo Health added several new FQHCs, doubling their original number announced last year, which now reaches more than 150,000 patients.

About Yuvo Health:

Launched in January 2021, Yuvo Health was founded in New York City by a fully BIPOC team with shared first-hand experiences of the power of quality care, and a common goal to bring fair, quality care to underserved communities. The entire Yuvo Health team is now on a shared mission to ensure every health center can provide compassionate care to their entire community. Yuvo Health is an industry-leading partner to health centers, helping them gain an advantage in the world of value-based care. With Yuvo Health addressing their unique needs, health centers are gaining a meaningful seat at the table in value-based care by leveraging new revenue opportunities without risk, scalable infrastructure backed by our dedicated team, and a village of partners committed to their success. Currently, the company serves community health centers and independent physician associations (IPAs) in the Northeast and Midwest, with plans to expand to more markets soon. To learn how Yuvo Health is paving the way to a more sustainable future for community health centers through value-based care for community health centers, read their 2023 Annual Report. Learn more at


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