Professor Mahesh Chandra Misra
Director of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Professor
Head of the Department of Surgical Disciplines
Chief of JPN Apex Trauma Centre, AIIMS, New Delhi.
He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons in Glasgow, a Fellow of the National Academy of Medical Sciences, President of the Society of Endoscopic and Laparoscopic Surgeons of India, and the Indian Chair of the ATLS Program and Course Director.
Professor Misra has received numerous accolades during his illustrious career. In 1988 he was awarded the Commonwealth Medical Fellowship by the University of Manchester, Hope Hospital in the United Kingdom. In 1996 the President of India awarded Professor Misra the Dr B.C. Roy National Medical Council Award to develop the specialty of Minimally invasive Surgery in India.
Professor Misra has contributed to the development and practice of a wide range of clinical specialties. He was the key person involved in introducing and developing the specialty of Minimally invasive Surgery to India, introducing the technique at AIIMS in 1991. He has also received national and international recognition for his treatment of breast cancer patients, establishing a dedicated breast cancer clinic at AIIMS in 1984. As head of the first trauma centre established in South Asia, Professor Misra has a broad range of skills in trauma medicine and trauma care services, which have in turn led to the development and successful funding of the Australia-India Trauma Systems Collaboration, funded by the Department of Science and Technology in India, and the Department of Industry and Science in Australia.