Boka (Zrenjanin), 29 May 1955

Full member

Department of Medical Sciences


Membership of SASA
Corresponding member from 2 November 2006;
Full member since 1 November 2012

Field of study
Surgery, gastroenterology, cardiothoracic surgery, endoscopic surgery

MD (1980), MSc (1985) PhD (1992), School of Medicine, University of Belgrade;
Speciality training in general surgery (1986);
Clinical training : St.Thomas Hospital, London; East Birmingham Hospital, Birmingham (1989); National Cancer Centar, Tokyo (1996); Louis Pasteur University,  Strasbourg (1997); Washington Hospital Centar, Washington (one month study visits, 1997-2001); Tokyo Women’s Medical College, Toranomon Hospital, National Cancer Centre, Japan, as a scholarship student of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus (ISDE)

School of Medicine, University of Belgrade, full professor (2004-); Esophagus Surgery Centre at the First Surgical Clinic of the Institute for Diseases of the Esophagus, Clinical Centre of Serbia, director (1993-); Institute for Diseases of Digestive System, Clinical Centre of Serbia, director (2001-2008); Clinic of Digestive Surgery – First Surgical Clinic, Clinical Centre of Serbia, director (2008-2013);
School of Medicine, Heidelberg University, Germany, visiting professor (2008- ); School of Medicine, University of Skoplje, visiting professor (2013-)

Membership of SASA boards
Academy Board for Biomedical Research

Membership of specialist associations
Serbian Medical Society, International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus (ISDE); Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS); European Digestive Surgery (EDS); International Society for Digestive Surgery (ISDS); International Association of Surgeons, Gastroenterologists and Oncologists (IASGO), president of the Serbian branch;

Membership of editorial boards
Vojnosanitetski pregled, editorial board member; Acta Chirurgica Iugoslavica, editorial board member; Digestive Surgery, editorial board member (2009-); Langenbecks Archives of Surgery, editorial board member (2010-)

Awards and recognitions
Honorary Member of the German Society of Surgery, 2011;
For the paper “Significance of Limited Hiatal Dissection for Achalasia” published in 2010 in Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery, he won Second Prize for the best publication of the year in the journal;
Award for the best paper at the International Gastric Cancer Congress, New York, 2001;
Tayco Healthing Group Award of the United States Surgical Corporation (USSC) – for extraordinary achievements in surgical stapling technique, 2003;
Two awards of the Serbian Medical Society (1997 and 2005);
Honorary Member of the Republic of Srpska Association of Surgeons;
Honorary Member of the Bulgarian Surgical Society

Biography and bibliography
Yearbook/SАSA 113 (2007)