Prof. Milorad Mitkovic
M.D., Ph.D.
Orthopaedic surgeon

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Prof.dr Milorad Mitkovic
  • Director of the university Orthopaedic and Traumatology clinic of the Clinical centre Nis, Serbia
  • Member of Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts (SASA)
  • Member of the National Academy of Medical Science
Home address:
Jovana Ristica 38
18000 Nis
Tel/fax: (+381) 018 531 444, Mobil: (+381) 063 40 66 13
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Ortopedsko-traumatoloska klinika
Brace Taskovic 48
18000 Nis
Tel/fax: (+381) 18 322 536, Mobil: (+381) 063 40 66 13

Date of birth:  June 7th 1950
Marital  Status:  Married (to an physician), two children
Citizenship:  Serbia
Education:  1965-1969 High school. During the high school he made his own chemical, mechanical and biological laboratory. In that laboratory he performed operations with collaborators (pupils he animated), on frog's and dog's hearth (He made necessary surgical instruments by himself). Also he made very successfully flying models of airplanes and rockets. He also has been member of athletic club and musical orchestra.

1969 - 1974 Medical faculty, University of Belgrade. Parallel with Medicine he received Technical education on the Mechanical faculty, but he didn't finished Mechanical faculty.

1978 - 1982 Specialization: Orthopaedic clinic of the Medical faculty university of Nis, Orthopaedic and Traumatology Institute "Banjica" Belgrade, Orthopaedic and Traumatology Institute of the clinical center of Serbia, Belgrade.
Qualifications:  1975 M. D. (Faculty of Medicine University Belgrade)

1982-1984 Musters degree (Mr. sci. multidisciplinary, Belgrade). He finished 2 years postgraduated studies in Multidisciplinary center and defended the thesis under the title: "THE IMPORTANCE OF EXTERNAL SKELETAL FIXATION IN PROVIDING OPTIMAL BIOMECHANICAL CONDITIONS IN THE FRACTURE HEALING". In this thesis he measured the biomechanical features of the long bones and mechanical characteristics of the connection pins/wires-bone. He developed new convergent external fixation device, which has been in routine use later. It has been his first patent.

1984-1987 Doctoral disertation (Dr. sci. med. - Ph.D.). The title of his Ph.D. was: "IMPORTANCE OF EARLY APPLICATION OF EXTERNAL FIXATOR IN TRAUMATOLOGY OF LOCOMOTION APPARATUS". He investigated different original ideas of fracture fixation in different phases of fracture healing. As one of the results of this thesis has been new original concept of external fixation which is in routine use in different countries (13 thousand applications so far).
Posts held:  1974 - 1978 G. P., Leskovac

1982 - ... Orthopaedic clinic of the Clinical center Nis

1990 - 1996 Assistant professor - Medical faculty University of Nis

1996 - ... Professor of surgery - Medical Faculty University of Nis

1992 - ... Director of the University Orthopaedic and Traumatology clinic in Nis

1995 - ... Founder and chief of orthopaedic clinic in Al-Salam hospital in Kuwait

1996 - 2001 Chief of the orthopaedic department in the Institute of Niska Banja

1998 (3 months) Visiting professor in the AO Orthopaedic institute in Davos - Switzerland

2000- ... Member of the Serbian Academy of Medical Science

2012-... Member of Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts (SASA)
Training:  Special training in Postgraduate medical school university of London - Hammersmith hospital (Mr. Coombs), 1983-1984

General hospital Cambridge - New Market (Mr. Dandy), 1984

Erasme l'hopital Brussels - Belgium (Prof Burny), 1985

Uni-Clinic Ulm - Germany (Prof. Burri), 1986

John Radcliff hospital - Oxford (Mr. Kenwright), 1987

Institute of Traumatology and Orthopaedic (CITO) - Moscow (Prof.Oganesjan and Prof.Volkov), 1988

Institute of Traumatology - Riga (Prof.Kalnberzs), 1989

AO institute in Davos - Switzerland, 1998, 2000

University Trauma and Orthopaedic clinic, Hannover, Germany, 2001

University Trauma and Orthopaedic clinic, Tuebingen, Germany, 2001
Experience:  Wide experience in Orthopaedic and Traumatology, specially in external fixation, internal fixation, arthroscopy, hip and knee replacement, closed fracture reduction, deformity correction, limb lengthening and minimal invasive surgery etc.
Committees:  President of the Serbian Orthopaedic and Trauma Association, 1999-2001

President of the 11th Congress of Yugoslav Orthopaedic and Trauma Association with international participation, 1994

Organizer of the meetings of the Serbian Orthopaedic and Trauma Society, 26 meetings, 1990-2002

Member of the secretariat of the Serbian Orthopaedic and Trauma Society, 1992-...
Founder of the original school of the external and internal fixation, 1997-...(
Rewards:  He has been awarded with several national and international rewards for inventions and introducing of new concepts in orthopaedic surgery. Some of these are: 1st prize (gold medal) on the world inventions exhibition in Brussels, 1st Prize "Nikola Tesla" (gold medal) 1996, 1st Prize "Mihajlo Pupun" (gold medal) 1994, 1st prize in former Yugoslavia for invention (1989), Big gold medal from the Riga's Traumatology institute and from Prof. Kalnberzs (member of the Russian Academy of Science), different national rewords for achievements on the National and international level, for improvements and rationalization of fracture treatment etc.
Inventions:  He is author of 43 patents.
Original external fixator, "Mitkovic" type is in wide use in many universities clinics and Traumatology centers in different countries. More then 15 thousand patients have been treated by the "Mitkovic" type external fixators. New original internal fixator has opened new field in biological minimally invasive internal fixation. It is regularly organized courses of original methods of external and internal fixation and closed fracture reduction, for orthopaedic surgeons and traumatologists, leaded by the author's team.
Research and 
He has published 375 papers and eight books. The main are: 1. "EXTERNAL FIXATION IN TRAUMATOLOGY - development and application of the author's apparatuses" and 2. "NEW CONCEPTS IN EXTERNAL FIXATION". During the past 15 years he has been the leather in 10 scientific projects and 42 patents are the results of these researches. He also has very dynamic activities on the Medical faculty coordinating at the same time several researches as a mentor for different doctoral dissertations, Master's theses and other scientific works.
He speaks 3 foreign languages: English, French and Russian.

Prof. dr Milorad Mitkovic, M.D., Ph.D
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