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Prof Anoop Misra

Director & Head
Department of Diabetes and Metabolic Diseases,
Fortis Group of Hospitals,
New Delhi
Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Dr Anoop Misra is Director and Head, Department of Diabetes and Metabolic Diseases, Fortis Group of Hospitals (New Delhi, NOIDA, and Jessaram). Prof. Misra has done undergraduation and postgraduation from All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi. He was Professor of Internal Medicine, Head, Diabetes and Metabolism Research Group, and Incharge, Clinical Pharmacology Unit at AIIMS for over a decade.

He has been a faculty at the Department of Endocrinology and Human Nutrition at the Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas, USA. He has been World Health Organization fellow at Department of Diabetes and Cardiovascular Risk at the Royal Free Hospital, UK (2000) and Department of Endocrinology and Human Nutrition at the University of Texas (1996). Presently, he is also adjunct faculty at Indian Institute of Advanced Research, Gandhinagar, Gujarat.

Prof. Misra is an internationally acclaimed researcher and scientist. 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), WHO Expert Committee for Appropriate Measures of Obesity in Asian Populations (2005), and ICMR Expert Committee on Fatty Liver (2007). He has been a key member for National Control Programs for Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease, India, Founding member, Diabetes in Asia Group, 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 Biotechabolism’ and ‘Circulation'. He is member of Elsevier Scientific Advisory Board on Diabetes in India.

He has served as Personal Physician to two former Prime Ministers of India. Prof. Misra has conducted several large-scale community outreach programs for children, women and underprivileged. He has started the biggest health education programs for school children in Asia aiming at prevention of obesity and diabetes now covering 500,000 children in 10 cities in north India, aided by grant from World Diabetes Foundation, Denmark (Project 'MARG').nology. He is Chief Scientific Advisor, Diabetes Foundation (India), and core committee member of Diabetes India. He is Chairman, Scientific Advisory Board, Chronic Care Foundation, India. He is Secretary, Treasurer and Steering Committee member of prestigious Magnuson’s Global Diabetes Research Alliance Group (2008).

Prof. Misra has published more than 250 scientific papers in the international journals. He has received several prestigious orations and awards including and abroad: 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), DK Pal Chowdhary Oration (2006), Dr OP Gupta Oration (2007) and prestigious Kamala Puri Sabharwal Oration (2007). He has been awarded highest award for medicine in India Dr BC Roy award (2006) and prestigious National Honour, Padma Shree (2007).

He has several important new scientific findings to his credit including new definitions of obesity, abdominal obesity and syndrome X in Asian Indians and new test for monitoring of diabetes. He has several research projects (hypothesis driven, genetic-metabolic, clinical pharmacology research etc) involving several collaborators in India and in other countries (USA, UK, The Netherlands, Australia etc).

He is in editorial boards of six international journals including: International Journal of Obesity (USA), ‘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, 2007'. He is reviewer for several prestigious international journals including ‘The Lancet’. ‘Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism’ and ‘Circulation'. He is member of Elsevier Scientific Advisory Board on Diabetes in India.

He has served as Personal Physician to two former Prime Ministers of India. Prof. Misra has conducted several large-scale community outreach programs for children, women and underprivileged. He has started the biggest health education programs for school children in Asia aiming at prevention of obesity and diabetes now covering 500,000 children in 10 cities in north India, aided by grant from World Diabetes Foundation, Denmark (Project 'MARG').

 
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