Meet our team!

President: Dr. Nebojsa Nick Knezevic
Past President: Dr. Ljuba Stojiljkovic
Vice President: Dr. Mirela Savcic 
Secretary: Dr. Irena Medenica 
Treasurer: Dr. Ranko Miocinovic
Board Members: Dr. Dejan Glisovic, Dr. Obrad Kokanovic, Dr. Aleksandra Popovic, Dr. Ivana Golubovich, Dr. Zeljko Atlagic, Dr. Aleksandra Koritarov

Nebojsa (Nick) Knezevic, MD, PhD

Nebojsa (Nick) Knezevic obtained his MD, PhD degrees from the University of Belgrade in Serbia and completed his training at the University of Illinois in Chicago. He is the Vice Chairman for Research and Education at the Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Management at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, and a Clinical Professor of Anesthesiology and Surgery at the College of Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago. He is the current President of the Illinois Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, Director-at-Large of the North American Neuromodulation Society Board of Directors and in Editorial Boards of many prestigious medical journals. 

Ljuba Stojiljkovic, MD, PhD

Dr. Ljuba Stojiljkovic obtained her MD degree from the Faculty of Medicine University of Belgrade. Dr. Stojiljkovic obtained a Master’s Degree and a PhD degree from the Faculty of Medicine University of Belgrade in the area of Biochemistry and Endocrinology. Dr Stojiljkovic was appointed as Associate Professor at the Institute of Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine University of Belgrade prior to moving to the USA in 1996. In the USA, she served as a Research Assistant Professor at the Department of Physiology University of Illinois in Chicago prior to getting into residency in Anesthesiology. She published her research in the field of molecular biology and gene regulation in world’s leading scientific journals.  

Mirela Savcic, MD

Graduated from Medical School University of Belgrade in 1997.
Completed internal medicine residency at Mercy Hospital in 2004.
Teaching Attending, Mercy Hospital and Medical Center
Director of Primary Care,Mercy Hospital
Regional Leader, Mercy Hospital and Medical Center
Clinical Assistant Professor, UIC 2008-2017
Currently holding position as Attending Physician, internal medicine specialist, Northwestern Medical Group since 2017 .

Irena Medenica, MD 

Medical School University of Belgrade, graduated 2010
Internal Medicine residency at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois 2013-2016
Chief resident at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois 2016-2017
Assistant Professor at Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois 2017- present

Ranko Miocinovic, MD

Ranko Miocinovic, MD is a board certified Urologist.  Dr. Miocinovic received his medical degree from University of Toledo Medical Center and completed his fellowships at The Cleveland Clinic in Urologic Oncology and Advanced Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgery. Dr. Miocinovic is currently employed by Duly Health and Care in Western Suburbs of Chicago. 

Dejan (Dan) Glisovic, MD 

Medical Director, Cara Therapeutics

Dejan (Dan) Glisovic, MD received medical degree and completed Internal medicine residency program at the University of Belgrade Medical School, where he acted as Editor in Chief for the medical journal Internal Medicine (InMed). Dr. Glisovic has extensive research experience with clinical trials Phase I through IV in multiple therapeutic areas including internal medicine, oncology, cardiology, immunology (vaccine studies), gastroenterology, rheumatology, neurology (multiple sclerosis) and dermatology. He currently works at CARA Therapeutics as Senior Medical Director.

Obrad Kokanovic, MD, FACC, FSCAI

He completed undergraduate degree in 1996 with Honors and Magna Cum Lauda from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.  He received MD degree in 2005 from the University of Wisconsin Medical School.  He completed residency in Internal Medicine from Baylor College of Medicine in 2008; Cardiology Fellowship from St. Luke’s Aurora Health Care in Milwaukee (2008-2011) and Interventional Cardiology from Wayne State University (Detroit Medical Center) (2011-2012).  Since 2012 He has been working as an Interventional Cardiologist spanning 11 US states and over 25 hospitals including owning Cardiology practice in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Premier Cardiovascular Institute of Wisconsin, LLC).   He is a Fellow of ACC and SCAI.

Aleksandra Popovic, MD

Graduated from Medical School University of Belgrade 1993. 

Completed Internal medicine residency – University of Belgrade in 1999
Internal Medicine Residency , St Francis Hosipital, Evanston, Illinois 2004-2007.
Current position – Hospitalist  at Lutheran General Hospital , Park Ridge, Illinois.

Ivana Golubovic, MD 

Education: University of Belgrade Medical School, graduated 1988
Specially: Pathologist
Residency program: Lutheran General Hospital
Current employee: Northwestern Medical Group NW region

Zeljko Atlagic, DDS

Dr. Zeljko Atlagic graduated from the University of Belgrade, School of Dentistry in Belgrade, Serbia and Northwestern University Dental School in Chicago. He is a member of the CDS, ADA, IDS and Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Atlagic is also an alumnus of the Dawson Center for Advanced Dental Studies.

Aleksandra Koritarov, MD 

Dr. Aleksandra Koritarov obtained her MD degree from the Medical School of University of Belgrade. 
Completed the residency program in radiology at Medical School of University of Belgrade. 
Currently holding position at Midwest Diagnostic Pathology practicing as PA in Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove, Illinois.