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Mohan Mishra Padma Shri Awarded In 2014

Mohan Mishra

Mohan Mishra

Award Name : Padma Shri

Year of Award : 2014

Award for : Medical

Location : Madhubani, Bihar, India


Mohan Mishra is an Indian physician, known for his studies on Visceral leishmaniasis, and its treatment using Amphotericin B, regarded by many as a pioneering attempt. The Government of India honoured him, in 2014, with the award of Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian award, for his contributions to the fields of medicine. He was born on 19 May 1937 in Koilakh, Madhubani, Bihar, India. Dr. Mishra started his career as a resident medical officer at Darbhanga Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) in 1962 where he continued till 1995. During his stint at the DMCH, he took a sabbatical in 1970 to secure MRCP from the UK. In 1979, Mishra became the Professor of the General Medicine department. Another higher degree of FRCP was obtained in 1984 from Edinburg in 1984 and two years later, in 1986, he became the Head of the Department of General Medicine at the DMCH. He also secured an FRCP from London in 1988. Dr. Mishra retired in 1995, voluntarily ending his career at the DMCH.

Dr. Mohan Mishra has served on two expert committees on Kala Azar set up by the Government of Bihar and the Government of India and has been an expert member of the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). He has also served as the Inspector of the Medical Council of India for the Masters degree examinations of Assam University, Silchar and Tamil University, Tanjavur. His research paper presentations at various national and international scientific conferences included the annual conferences of the Association of Physicians of India and the World Congress of Cardiology, held in 1986 at Washington DC.