Dr Durga Prasanna Misra completed his undergraduate medical training at Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER), Puducherry, where he was the recipient of numerous awards (9 institute medals/ prizes, including Dr. S. Lakshmanan Memorial Endowment Prize for Best Student of Pre-final year M.B.B.S Course and Dr. V. Murali Memorial Endowment Prize in Medicine) and secured distinction (> 75% marks) in 11 subjects. Subsequently, after completing postgraduate training in General Medicine at Sriram Chandra Bhanja (SCB) Medical College, Cuttack, and senior residency in Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology at AIIMS, New Delhi, he completed his DM in Clinical Immunology from SGPGIMS, Lucknow.After a year of working as Assistant Professor at JIPMER, Puducherry, he returned to his parent institution to join the department as an Assistant Professor in 2017. DrMisra's areas of research interest include vasculitis (particularly Takayasu arteritis), endothelial biology and cardiovascular risk in rheumatic diseases, epidemiology of rheumatic diseases, as well as scientific writing and editing. He has received extramural research support from the Indian Rheumatology Association, Asia Pacific League of Associations for Rheumatology and the Indian Council of Medical Research.

He has published more than 150papers in peer reviewed journals and more than 10 textbook chapters. His papers have been cited more than 800 times, with an h index of 15 and i10 index of 25. He serves as an Associate Editor for Rheumatology International, Indian Journal of Rheumatology and the Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh. He has delivered invited lectures and conducted numerous workshops on scientificwriting, editing and publishing at the national as well as international stage. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Indian Rheumatology Association Young Rheumatologist Oration 2019, Best Peer reviewer from Rheumatology International, Journal of Korean Medical Science, and International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases, Publons Peer Review Award from 2017 to 2019, and Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh (FRCP Edin) in 2019.