100th Anniversary of Academician Vojin Šulović’s Birth

A ceremonial session dedicated to marking the 100th anniversary of the birth of Academician Vojin Šulović is organized at the SASA Grand Hall, on Friday, 12 May, at noon.

Vojin Šulović (b. Kuršumlija, 18 May 1923 – d. Belgrade 22 February 2008) was a professor at the Faculty of Medicine in Belgrade, director of the Obstetrics and Gynaecology Clinics in Belgrade (1973-1985) and a long-standing president of the Serbian Medical Society.

He graduated from the Faculty of Medicine in 1951. He specialized in gynaecology and obstetrics, followed by the defence of a doctoral dissertation titled ‘Biological and Biochemical Aspect of Chorionic Gonadotropin of Placenta Origin.’ He was elected a teaching fellow at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of the Faculty of Medicine in Belgrade in 1954. He was elected to all positions at the same faculty, having become a full professor in 1976.

In 1978, he was elected a corresponding member of SASA, and as a full member, he was elected in 1988.

His rich scientific bibliography consists of over 700 scientific and expert papers, which he authored or co-authored, as well as 17 textbooks and monographs.

He received multiple awards and recognitions, some of which are as follows: the Serbian Medical Society Prize (in 1977 and 1986), the October Prize of the City of Belgrade (1986), the 7th July Lifetime Achievement Award (1987), the Labour Day Order with Golden Wreath, the Labour Day Order with Silver Flag, and the National Order of France for merits in the medical field.

Academician Šulović has been remembered for his pioneering approach to research, and development of obstetrics and gynaecology in Serbia, with particular contribution to the prevention of pregnancy diseases. He considerably furthered the development of domestic medicine with his scientific and educational work.