Deepak Chopra is an Indian-born American author and public speaker. He is an alternative medicine advocate and a promoter of popular forms of spirituality, who has been described by the New York Times as a \"controversial New-Age guru\" though Chopra says guru is \"a title I’ve rejected for thirty years\". Through his books and videos, he has become one of the best-known and wealthiest figures in the holistic-health movement.\nChopra obtained a medical degree in India before emigrating in 1970 to the United States. As a physician he specialized in endocrinology and became Chief of Staff at the New England Memorial Hospital. In the 1980s he began to practice transcendental meditation. In 1985 he resigned his position at NEMH to establish the Maharishi Ayurveda Health Center. Chopra left the TM movement in 1994 and founded the Chopra Center for Wellbeing. He gained a following in the 1990s after his interview on the The Oprah Winfrey Show regarding his books.