Prof. Anoop Misra is the Chairman, Fortis-CDOC Centre of Excellence for Diabetes, Metabolic Diseases, and Endocrinology (Awarded Best Hospital in India for Diabetes Care at CIMS Healthcare Excellence Awards 2014) and Chairman, Center for Internal Medicine, Fortis Hospitals, New Delhi and President, National Diabetes, Obesity and Cholesterol Foundation, India. He has been a faculty at the Department of Endocrinology and Human Nutrition at the Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas, USA, and former Professor of Internal Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi. In January 2012, he has been conferred Honorary Professorship from Institute of Life Sciences, Hyderabad, with a mandate to steer Diabetes and Metabolic Research program. He is an Advisory Board Member of the British Medical Journal.
Prof. Misra has more than 25 years of experience in teaching, service, research and community health intervention programs directed towards Asian Indians and particularly for underprivileged people. Prof. Misra is an advisory board member of National Program for Cancer, Diabetes, and CVD. He has been a member of World Health Organization and Indian Council of Medical Research Expert Groups for Childhood Obesity, Fatty Liver, Diabetes, and Gestational Diabetes, and Member, Governing Committee, National Institute of Nutrition, National Nutrition Monitoring Bureau, Expert Committee for Drugs Controller General of India, India.
Prof. Misra has published more than 300 scientific papers in the international journals. He has been awarded the highest award for medicine in India, Dr BC Roy award (2006) and the prestigious National Honor, Padma Shri (2007). He has also been conferred two National awards: the ‘Americare Award’ (Americare Foundation) and “Swastha Bharat Samman” (from Zee TV) for his most outstanding contribution to Diabetes in India; DMA Chikitsa Ratan Award 2014 by Delhi Medical Association for his outstanding contribution in the field of medicine and service to mankind. He has received the “Outstanding Investigator Award” from World India Diabetes Foundation in 2013.
He has given 24 named orations in India and neighbouring countries. He is a member of editorial boards of 15 international journals, including Associate Editor of “Diabetic Medicine” and “Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome: Research and Reviews”. He has written three editorials for the prestigious journal “The Lancet” and been a reviewer for more than 30 Journals including “Circulation” and “Journal Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism”.
Prof. Misra has several important scientific findings to his credit, including contributing to Asian definitions of obesity, abdominal obesity and the metabolic syndrome. He has led countrywide consensus of guidelines for obesity, the metabolic syndrome, physical activity and diets for Asian Indians. He has research collaborations with scientists from USA, UK, Australia, Netherlands, Canada, Malaysia, and Sweden. Project MARG and DISHAA, large nationwide intervention projects on nutrition and health of schoolchildren, has been conceptualized and carried out by his team and have been internationally lauded.
He has been personal physician to two former Prime Ministers of India.