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Biography Of Dr Dragan Milic

Dr Dragan Milic Biography

In his official biography, he states that he completed primary and secondary school in Prokuplje “as a student of his generation”.

“Južne vesti” adds that he began his education in England, at the “Richard Lee” school, where he studied from 1969 to 1972.

“He graduated from the Faculty of Medicine in Niš with an average grade of 9.91.

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He has completed a total of three specializations in general surgery, vascular surgery, and cardiac surgery and has the titles of general surgeon, vascular surgeon, and cardiac surgeon.

He completed general surgery in Niš, and vascular surgery and cardiac surgery at the Faculty of Medicine in Belgrade.

He received his master’s degree in 2001 and his doctorate in 2005 at the Faculty of Medicine in Niš,” he points out in his biography.

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He states that he was elected to the position of associate professor at the Faculty of Medicine in Niš in 2019.

“Prof. Dr. Dragan Milić has been employed at KC Niš since 1998. Since 2001, he has been working at the vascular surgery department of the Clinic for General Surgery of KC Niš as a general surgeon.

After completing the subspecialization in vascular surgery, he was assigned to the post of vascular surgery subspecialist in the Clinic for General Surgery of KC Niš.

After the establishment of the Clinic for Vascular Surgery, he was appointed to the position of head of the department of phlebology, and then to the position of assistant director of the Clinic for Vascular Surgery of KC Niš in 2008 and 2010,” he notes in his biography.

He adds that after the opening of the Clinic for Cardiovascular and Transplantation Surgery of KC Niš in November 2014, he was appointed its first director, and after the restructuring of KC Niš and the formation of the Cardiac Surgery Clinic of KC Niš, in July 2017 he was appointed the first director of the Clinic.

He emphasizes that “he had numerous professional and scientific training abroad, namely in the USA and England”.

“Member of the American Association of Surgeons – Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS), member of the International Advisory Board of the International Union of Phlebologists, Member of the AVF – American Venous Forum, member of the SVS – Society for Vascular Surgery (USA), member of the EVF – European Venous Forum, member of ICC – International Compression Club, member of EWMA – European Wound Management Association, member of EACTS – European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery.

He is the author and co-author of a total of 78 scientific papers. According to the Google Scholar database, it has 1331 citations and an h-index of 20.

He is a mentor in the preparation of four doctoral dissertations and a member of the doctoral defense committee for three more candidates.

He has been the president of the Serbian-American Friendship Club since its establishment in 2014 and the president of the Serbian-Israeli Friendship Society since its establishment in 2021,” the biography reads.

“Južne vesti” states that he is the winner of the January award of the City of Niš for 2011, as a member of the team for the introduction of cardiac surgery in that city. He is also the winner of the “Zlatnik Medijane”, “Master’s Letter” and “Braća Karić” awards.

“He is the recipient of the gratitude certificate of the City of Prokuplje for achievements in medicine for 2011, the Charter of St. Sava of the Toplički district for 2012, the Order of St.

Sava of the second order of the Holy Synod of the Serbian Orthodox Church for 2015, the Sretenjska gold medal for 2017, for services to the nation in healthcare awarded by the President of Serbia, as well as the highest recognition of the City of Prokuplje – the Charter of Saint Prokopius for 2019. Some of his initiatives are for Niš to get a General Hospital and certain institutes.

In January 2023, at Cardiosurgery, he and his colleagues began, without approval, but also without the authority’s prohibition, to perform surgeries on weekends to reduce the waiting list, which they eventually abolished.

Criticism of this came from the Minister of Health Danica Grujičić, Rade Panić from the Union of Doctors and Pharmacists of Serbia, and others. Citizens generally consider it a feat and support them.” (Južne vesti, March 22, 2024)

In March 2024, he formed a group of citizens that will participate in the local elections in Niš.

“Dr. Milić stated on his Facebook profile on behalf of the GG that they ‘can’t promise the citizens a bag of flour, two or three thousand dinars, or a job, not even a lighter or a pencil.’

“The only thing we can offer are our ideas on how to make Niš a richer, more decent, more beautiful, and fairer place to live.

“Without your support, our engagement will not make sense,” he said. For months, Dr. Milić criticized the government’s policy in Serbia and Niš, primarily in the field of health, and then announced the possibility of participating in the city elections in that city, so that it would be decided by those who live there, and not by Belgrade ‘by remote control’.

He also spoke about the pressures that Cardiosurgery and he suffered due to such actions, for the benefit of patients and citizens.

Dr Dragan Milic Biography
Dr Dragan Milic Biography

Memberships in international and national associations

Fellow of American College of Surgeons (FACS)

International Advisory Board-a Internacionalne Unije Flebologa

American Venous Forum

Society for Vascular Surgery (USA)

European Venous Forum

European Society for Vascular Surgery

International Society for Vascular Surgery

International Compression Club

European Wound Management Association

European Association for Cardio Thoracic Surgery

Srpsko lekarsko društvo

Udruženje hirurga Jugoslavije,

Udruženje vaskularne medicine Srbije

Jugoslovesnko udruženja endoskopskih hirurga

Udruženje herniologa Srbije

Dr Dragan Milic Biography
Dr Dragan Milic Biography

Dr Dragan Milic Education

He was educated in several world centers and was a reviewer for several scientific journals. He was an editor for the field of vascular surgery in the Central European Journal of Medicine, a member of the editorial board of the journal Phlebology and Lymphology, and a member of the editorial board of the Phlebology Forum.

Dr Dragan Milic Biography
Dr Dragan Milic Biography

Dr Dragan Milic Awards and Recognitions

Some of the awards and recognitions he received are “Best Descendant” in the 75th class of ŠRO ABHO, the “International Scholar” award of the American Association for Vascular Surgery, the “VI Bauerfeind Scientific Phlebology Award” of the International Union of Phlebologists, as well as the award for the best presentation at 16th World Congress of the International Union of Phlebologists.

He is the winner of the January award of the City of Niš for 2011, as a member of the team for the introduction of cardiac surgery in that city.

He is also the winner of the “Zlatnik Medijane”, “Master’s Letter” and “Braća Karić” awards.

He is the recipient of a certificate of thanks from the City of Prokuplje for achievements in medicine in 2011, the Saint Sava charter of the Toplički district in 2012, the Order of Saint Sava of the second order of the Holy Synod of the Serbian Orthodox Church in 2015, the Sretenjska gold medal in 2017, for services to the nation in healthcare awarded by the President of Serbia, as and the highest recognition of the City of Prokuplje – the Charter of Saint Prokopija for 2019.

He has been the president of the Serbian-American Friendship Club since its establishment in 2014 and the president of the Serbian-Israeli Friendship Club since its establishment in 2021.

Some of his initiatives are for Niš to get a General Hospital and certain institutes.

In January of this year, at Cardiosurgery, he and his colleagues began, without approval, but also without the authority’s prohibition, to perform surgeries on weekends to reduce the waiting list, which they eventually abolished.

Criticism of this came from the Minister of Health Danica Grujičić, Rade Panić from the Union of Doctors and Pharmacists of Serbia, and others. Citizens generally consider it a feat and support them.

The group of citizens he formed in March 2024 won 16 mandates in the City Assembly

Dragan Milić, cardiac surgeon, is the latest person to become known to the wider public after his great success in yesterday’s local elections in Niš. The group of citizens he formed in March 2024 won 16 mandates in the City Assembly.

As can be seen on the “Group of Citizens” website, Dragan Milić is a respected doctor. Prof. Dragan Milić, PhD, was born on August 12, 1965. in Leskovac. He finished primary and secondary school in Prokuplje as a student of his generation.

He graduated from the Faculty of Medicine in Niš with an average grade of 9.91. He has completed a total of three specializations in general surgery, vascular surgery, and cardiac surgery and has the titles of general surgeon, vascular surgeon, and cardiac surgeon.

He completed general surgery in Niš and vascular surgery and cardiac surgery at the Faculty of Medicine in Belgrade.

He obtained his master’s degree in 2001 and his doctorate in 2005 at the Faculty of Medicine in Nis. He was elected to the position of associate professor at the Faculty of Medicine in Niš in 2019.

Prof. Dr. Dragan Milić has been employed at KC Niš since 1998. Since 2001, he has been working at the vascular surgery department of the Clinic for General Surgery of KC Niš as a general surgeon.

After completing the subspecialization in vascular surgery, he was assigned to the post of vascular surgery subspecialist in the Clinic for General Surgery of KC Niš.

After the establishment of the Clinic for Vascular Surgery, he was appointed to the position of head of the Department of Phlebology, and then to the position of assistant director of the Clinic for Vascular Surgery of KC Niš in 2008 and 2010.

After the opening of the Clinic for Cardiovascular and Transplantation Surgery of KC Niš on November 24, 2014. is appointed as its first director.

After the restructuring of KC Niš and the establishment of the Clinic for Cardiac Surgery, KC Niš was appointed its first director on 1 July 2017.

Prof. Dr. Dragan Milić had many professional and scientific training abroad, in the USA and England.

He is the winner of the “Zlatnik Medijane”, “Master’s Letter” and “Braća Karić” awards.

Milić raised the interest of the general public after he, together with the Niš cardiac surgery team, worked for free on weekends and abolished waiting lists.

Dr Dragan Milic Biography
Dr Dragan Milic Biography

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Who Is Dr Dragan Milic?

He was born in 1965 in Leskovac. He is currently the director of the Clinic for Cardiac Surgery in Niš.

He began his education in England, at the “Richard Lee” school, where he studied from 1969 to 1972. He finished elementary school and high school in Prokuplje.

In 1985, he graduated from ŠRO ABHO in Kruševac. He graduated from the Faculty of Medicine in Niš in 1994 and passed the professional exam for a doctor of medicine in 1996.

He completed three specializations – general surgery (in Niš, 2001), vascular surgery (in Belgrade, 2004), and cardiac surgery (in Belgrade, 2017).

Since 2008, he has been the president of the Board of Directors of the Specialized Psychiatric Hospital “Gornja Toponica”.

In 2019, he was elected as an associate professor at the Faculty of Medicine in Niš, and since June 2017, he has been the vice dean for international cooperation of that faculty.

He currently works as a doctor of medicine, and a specialist in general surgery, vascular surgery, and cardiac surgery at the Clinic for Cardiac Surgery in Niš. He has been the director of that clinic since its establishment in 2014.

The Ministry of Health appointed him as a member of the Republican Commission for the development of a guide to good clinical practice, and he was also appointed as the secretary of the working group for the development of a guide to good clinical practice for the diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic venous diseases.

He is a member of the working group formed by the World Association of Phlebologists, for the preparation of the European consensus document on the treatment of diseased veins using sclerotherapy.

He was the president of the European Association of Phlebologists from 2014 to 2015 and the president of the European Congress of Phlebologists, which was held in 2013 in Belgrade.

The Ministry of Justice chose him as a permanent forensic expert in the field of general and cardiovascular surgery.

He speaks English and also uses French.

He was also the president of the Balkan Association for Phlebology, the “Popliteal vascular entrapment” forum, the Association of Phlebologists of Serbia, the vice-president of the Serbian Association for Sclerotherapy, as well as an honorary member of the Romanian Association of Phlebologists.

Dr Dragan Milic Biography
Dr Dragan Milic Biography

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