Saraj Misra, DO, Named MAOFP President

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Saraj Misra, DO, Named MAOFP President

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

On Saturday, August 1st, the Michigan Association of Osteopathic Family Physicians (MAOFP) installed Saroj Misra, DO, FACOFP, as their President for the 2015-2016.

Doctor Misra is a professional clinical and academic physician currently appointed as the Director of Clinical Clerkship Curriculum for Michigan State University's College of Osteopathic Medicine. In addition, he has served as a staff physician over the last fourteen years with St. John Providence Health System and has held numerous positions of leadership, including Associate Program Director, Program Director, Director of Medical Education and Vice-Chair of the Department of Family Medicine. He has demonstrated strong commitment to the osteopathic profession, taking on numerous leadership roles with the ACOFP and, more recently, the AOA. These roles, such as member of the PTRC and Vice-Chair of the CEE as well as National Conference Chair in 2013, align closely with Doctor Misra's passion for medical education and osteopathy in general.

Doctor Misra grew up in Grand Blanc, Michigan as the eldest son of two physicians, Doctor Sudarsan Misra (Cardiology) and Doctor Kalyani Misra (Pediatrics). Despite being medical doctors, it was they who exposed him to osteopathic medicine over the course of his young life and encouraged him to pursue a career as a DO. His father was particularly instrumental, telling him that he was always impressed by the many DOs he encountered, as they were always very clinically sound and humanistic in their approach to the patient. After completing his BA of English Language & Literature at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in 1994, he entered the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and received the degree of 'Doctor of Osteopathy' in 1998. He later was made a fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians after years of mentorship from Doctor Charles McCloskey and Doctor Joseph McNerney.

Doctor Misra hopes to continue to advance the profession by focusing on how to energize and engage osteopathic family physicians. He hopes that, in the coming year, the MAOFP will seek to exemplify what it means to be an 'Osteopathic Physician' and carry on the best aspects of osteopathic heritage.

Doctor Misra has been married for eleven years to his wife, Brandy Misra, and has two daughters, Asha and Nisha, who simultaneously manage to astound and outwit him on a daily basis.


The Michigan Association of Osteopathic Family Physicians (MAOFP) is a non-profit association whose mission is to advance the standards of family practice in the field of Osteopathic Medicine in the state of Michigan. MAOFP works to encourage and improve educational opportunities for the training of family physicians and to promote and maintain the highest moral and ethical standards in the practice of osteopathic medicine. MAOFP is an affiliate society of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians (ACOFP).