Aalap Chokshi, MD

Aalap Chokshi, MD

  • Cardiology

I will respectfully listen to your story and hope to develop a relationship of mutual trust. I will educate and provide the highest quality of cardiovascular care that modern medicine has to offer to achieve the best outcome possible.

Languages Spoken

  • Gujurati
  • Hindi
  • Spanish

Specialties, Procedures &
Conditions Treated

Primary Areas of Practice

  • Cardiology

Other Areas of Practice

  • Bloodless Medicine
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Cardio-Oncology
  • Nuclear Cardiology
  • Preventive Cardiology
  • Women and Heart Disease


  • 24-Hour Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring
  • Ambulatory Telemetry Monitoring
  • Cardiac MRI
  • Cardioversion
  • Coronary Calcium Score
  • Coronary CT Angiography
  • Echocardiography
  • Exercise Stress Testing
  • Holter/Ambulatory Monitoring
  • Pacemaker Follow-Up
  • Pharmacological Stress Test
  • Transesophageal Echocardiography (TEE)

Conditions Treated

  • Angina
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Heart Attack
  • Heart Failure/Cardiac Failure
  • Heart Valve Disease
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Mitral Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse
  • Palpitations
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD)
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Syncope (Fainting)

Locations &


  • Englewood Cardiology Consultants


    177 North Dean Street Englewood, NJ 07631

    Main: 201-569-4901
    Fax: 201-569-6111

    12:00 PM
    4:30 PM
    9:00 AM
    12:30 PM
  • Englewood Health Physician Network - Cliffside Park


    695 Anderson Avenue Suite 2010 Cliffside Park, NJ 07010

    Main: 551-234-3040
    Fax: 551-234-3034

    1:00 PM
    4:00 PM



Insurances Accepted

Below is a list of the insurance plans that your provider participates in. It is very important that you contact your insurance company prior to receiving services or care. Each health insurance plan is different and some provide different levels of coverage: only your health insurance plan can provide complete information regarding your coverage and potential out-of-pocket costs.

1199 (SEIU)

  • 1199 (SEIU)


  • Aetna Assure Premier Plus
  • Aetna FIDE-SNP
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna Medicare Managed Care
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna PPO
  • Medsolutions
  • Meritan Health


  • Amerigroup Medicaid
  • Amerivantage


  • AmeriHealth Administrator
  • AmeriHealth HMO
  • AmeriHealth PPO
  • Value Network (Exchange Plan)


  • APWU Health Plan


  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna PPO
  • Cigna Supplemental
  • Great-West Healthcare (GWH)
  • Health Partners

Clover Health

  • Clover Medicare Advantage


  • CoreSource


  • CCN


  • EmblemHealth EPO
  • EmblemHealth EPO2
  • EmblemHealth FEHB
  • EmblemHealth FEHBP
  • EmblemHealth GHI CBP
  • EmblemHealth GHI PPO
  • EmblemHealth National
  • EmblemHealth PPO1
  • EmblemHealth PPO2
  • EmblemHealth PPO3
  • EmblemHealth Tri-State
  • Vytra

Empire BCBS

  • Blue Priority
  • Direct HMO
  • Direct PPO
  • Empire BCBS EPO
  • Empire BCBS GEPO
  • Empire BCBS HealthPlus Gatekeeper (prefix VFG)
  • Empire BCBS HealthPlus Gatekeeper (prefix VJD)
  • Empire BCBS HMO
  • Empire BCBS Indemnity
  • Empire BCBS Medicare Advantage
  • Empire BCBS POS
  • Empire BCBS PPO

Empire Plan (NYSHIP)

  • Empire Plan (NYSHIP)

First Health

  • First Health


  • GEHA Health Plan

Horizon BCBS

  • Federal Employee Program
  • Horizon BCBS Braven Health
  • Horizon BCBS EPO
  • Horizon BCBS HMO
  • Horizon BCBS Medicare Managed Care
  • Horizon BCBS PPO
  • NJ Carpenters Fund
  • OMNIA Tier 1
  • Traditional

Horizon NJ Health

  • Horizon NJ Health Medicaid
  • Horizon NJ TotalCare (D-SNP)


  • Local 825
  • MagnaCare PPO

Mail Handlers

  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)


  • Medicaid NJ


  • Medicare NJ


  • Beech Street
  • MultiPlan Humana
  • MultiPlan Worker's Comp
  • PHCS
  • Pomco

MVP Health Care

  • MVP Health Care PPO


  • NALC Health Benefit Plan

Nippon Life Insurance Co of America

  • Nippon Life Benefits


  • Freedom
  • Garden State Network
  • Liberty
  • Metro
  • Oxford Medicare


  • Choice Care
  • Oscar
  • QualCare EPO
  • QualCare FEHB
  • QualCare GHI PPO
  • QualCare HMO
  • QualCare Humana
  • QualCare PPO
  • QualCare Worker's Comp

Railroad Medicare

  • Railroad Medicare NJ

TRICARE North Region

  • DVA


  • UMR

United Healthcare Community and State

  • Dual Complete
  • UnitedHealthcare Community and State Medicaid (NJ FamilyCare)
  • UnitedHealthcare Community and State Medicare


  • AARP
  • Commercial and Marketplace
  • Compass Benefit (Exchange)
  • Medica
  • River Valley
  • UnitedHealthcare EPO
  • UnitedHealthcare HMO
  • UnitedHealthcare POS
  • UnitedHealthcare PPO
  • UnitedHealthcare StudentResources


  • Wellcare Medicaid Managed Care
  • Wellcare Medicare Managed Care


About Aalap Chokshi

Dr. Chokshi is board certified in cardiovascular disease and internal medicine, with additional certifications in echocardiography and nuclear cardiology. His clinical interests include coronary artery disease, valvular heart disease, cardiomyopathy, congestive heart failure, and cardiac imaging. Dr. Chokshi received his MD from Albany Medical College and did his internship and residency in internal medicine at Rhode Island Hospital-Brown University, followed by fellowships in cardiovascular disease at Tufts Medical Center and in advanced cardiac imaging at the Mount Sinai Hospital. He is a member of the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association. In addition to English, Dr. Chokshi is fluent in Gujarati and has working knowledge of Hindi and Spanish.

Honors & Awards

Fellow, American College of Cardiology

Fellow, Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance

2015: Beals Goodfellow Award in Cardiovascular Research, Tufts Medical Center

2015: Second Place Poster Presentation, CVC Research Symposium, Tufts Medical Center

2010: AMA Foundation Award for Overall Excellence in Clinical Research

Professional Memberships

Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography

American Heart Association

American Society of Echocardiography

American Society of Nuclear Cardiology

Radiological Society of North America

American Medical Association, Member

American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin

Society of Vascular Ultrasound

Committees and Leadership Positions

2015-2016:Liaison for AHA Fellows Society of Greater Boston

2016 - Present: Abstract Reviewer for AHA Scientific Sessions

2017 - Present:Abstract Reviewer for ACC Clinical Decision Making Scientific Sessions

2019 - Present: Englewood Health House Staff Clinical Competency Committee

2019 - Present: Englewood Health CPC/Population Health Committee

Education &

Education & Degrees

MD: Albany Medical College


Rhode Island Hospital


Tufts Medical Center, Cardiology

Mount Sinai Hospital, Advanced Cardiac Imaging (Cardiac CT/MR)

Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Disease (American Board of Internal Medicine)
  • Internal Medicine (American Board of Internal Medicine)

Other Certifications

  • Adult Comprehensive Echocardiography (National Board of Echocardiography, Inc.)
  • Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (Board of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography [CBCCT])
  • Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (Certification Board of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance[CBCMR])
  • Nuclear Cardiology (Certification Board of Nuclear Cardiology [CBNC])
  • Registered Physician in Vascular Interpretation [RPVI] (Alliance for Physician Certification and Advancement)



Rowin EJ, Maron BJ, Chokshi A, Maron MS. Left ventricular apical aneurysm in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy as a risk factor for sudden death at any age. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2018 Jun 12. [Epub ahead of print]

Voutsinas N, Chokshi A, Chung M, Cham M, LaRocca G, Sanz J, Jacobi A. Aorto-left atrial fistula diagnosed with computed tomographic angiography: A case report. Clin Imaging. 2018 Apr 14;(50):235-238.

Chokshi A, Udelson JE. Editorial Commentary: Coronary artery calcification on non-cardiac chest CT: Incidental but impactful. Trends Cardiovasc Med. 2017 Oct;27(7):481-482.

Wu C, Kato TS, Ji R, Zizola C, Brunjes DL, Deng Y, Akashi H, Armstrong HF, Kennel PJ, Thomas T, Forman DE, Hall J, Chokshi A, Bartels MN, Mancini D, Seres D, Schulze PC. Supplementation of L-Alanyl-L-Glutamine and Fish Oil Improves Body Composition and Quality of Life in Patients With Chronic Heart Failure. Circ Heart Fail. 2015 Nov;8(6):1077-1087.

Khawaja T, Chokshi A, Ji R, Kato TS, Xu K, Zizola C, Wu C, Forman DE, Ota T, Kennel P, Takayama H, Naka Y, George I, Mancini D, Schulze PC. Ventricular assist device implantation improves skeletal muscle function, oxidative capacity, and growth hormone/insulin-like growth factor-1 axis signaling in patients with advanced heart failure. J Cachexia Sarcopenia Muscle. 2014 Dec;5(4):297-305.

Chokshi A, Drosatos K, Cheema FH, Ji R, Khawaja T, Yu S, Kato T, Khan R, Takayama H, Knöll R, Milting H, Chung CS, Jorde U, Naka Y, Mancini DM, Goldberg IJ, Schulze PC. Ventricular assist device implantation corrects myocardial lipotoxicity, reverses insulin resistance, and normalizes cardiac metabolism in patients with advanced heart failure. Circulation. 2012 Jun 12;125(23):2844-53.

Chokshi A, Cheema FH, Schaefle KJ, Jiang J, Collado E, Shahzad K, Khawaja T, Farr M, Takayama H, Naka Y, Mancini DM, Schulze PC. Hepatic dysfunction and survival after orthotopic heart transplantation: application of the MELD scoring system for outcome prediction. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2012 Jun;31(6):591-600.

Shahzad K, Chokshi A, Schulze PC. Supplementation of glutamine and omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids as a novel therapeutic intervention targeting metabolic dysfunction and exercise intolerance in patients with heart failure. Curr Clin Pharmacol. 2011 Nov;6(4):288-94.

Kato TS, Chokshi A, Singh P, Khawaja T, Cheema F, Akashi H, Shahzad K, Iwata S, Homma S, Takayama H, Naka Y, Jorde U, Farr M, Mancini DM, Schulze PC. Effects of continuous-flow versus pulsatile-flow left ventricular assist devices on myocardial unloading and remodeling. Circ Heart Fail. 2011 Sep;4(5):546-53.

Khawaja T, Greer C, Chokshi A, Chavarria N, Thadani S, Jones M, Schaefle K, Bhatia K, Collado JE, Shimbo D, Einstein AJ, Schulze PC. Epicardial fat volume in patients with left ventricular systolic dysfunction. Am J Cardiol. 2011 Aug 1;108(3):397-401.