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Dr Anoop Misra
Dr Anoop Misra
Chairman, CCF Medical Advisory Board
Dr. Anoop Misra is presently the Director of Department of Diabetes & Metabolic Diseases Fortis Hospitals, New Delhi. He joined Fortis after 10 distinguished years as Professor of Internal Medicine, Head, Diabetes and Metabolism Research Group, and Incharge, Clinical Pharmacology Unit at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi. He has worked in best hospitals internationally; as a faculty member of the Department of Endocrinology at the Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas USA. He was also the World Health Organization fellow at Royal Free Hospital, UK (2000) and University of Texas (1996). Presently, he is also faculty at Indian Institute of Advanced Research, Gandhinagar, Gujarat.
Dr Misra is an internationally acclaimed researcher and scientists. He has been a member of a number of national and international policy and decision-making bodies in internal medicine, diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular diseases. He has been a member of WHO and ICMR Expert Groups for Childhood Obesity (2005, 2006), and in WHO Expert Committee for Appropriate Measures Of Obesity In Asian Populations (2005). He has been a key member for National Control Programs for Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease, India, and in various top-level national committees set up by Health Ministry, Planning Commission, Indian Council of Medical research, Dept. of Biotechnology, Department of Science and Technology, and the World Health Organization. He has been in Health Ministry committees for developing national guidelines in drugs and pharmaceuticals, and is a member of National Pharmacovigilance Committee, Indian Pharmacopoeia and is in monitoring committees for National Institute of Nutrition (Hyderabad) and Department of Biotechnology. He is Chief Scientific Advisor, Diabetes Foundation (India), and core committee member of Diabetes India
Dr Misra has published more than 200 scientific papers in the international journals. He has received several prestigious orations and awards including the highest award for medicine in India: Dr BC Roy award (2006), and S.N. Tripathy Memorial Oration (2003), Prof. Austin E. Doyle Oration (2004), Dr K.L. Wig Oration (2005), Sam G. Moses Oration (2005), Prof. B.R. Sengupta Oration (2005), Searle Oration (2006), and Amar Sen Oration (2006). He has several important new scientific findings to his credit. He is in editorial boards of five international journals on diabetes and metabolic disorders including: 'Nutrition, Metabolism, and Cardiovascular Diseases (Italy)', 'Metabolic Syndrome and Related Disorders (USA)', Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice' (UK), 'International Diabetes Monitor (Sweden)', and 'Medical Science Monitor (USA), and is Associate Editor of "Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome: Research and Reviews (Singapore). He is also one of the editors of "Year Book of Diabetes, 2006". He is reviewer for several prestigious international journals including 'The Lancet'. 'Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism' and 'Circulation". He has carried out several international multicenter collaborative clinical research studies with Universities in USA, Canda, UK, The Netherlands, and Australia.
He has served as Personal Physician to two former Prime Ministers of India. In 2007, he has been awarded National Honour, Padma Shri.
Dr Misra has started several large-scale community outreach programs. He has imparted health education to poor people in urban slums (A DST funded project), and presently to school children (in collaboration with NGOs) and women (Nationwide study, funded by DST). Dr Misra has also initiated health education and awareness program for nutrition and lifestyle of schoolchildren in several cities of north India aided by grant from World Diabetes Foundation, Denmark.
Dr Anoop Misra

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