A great man is one who collects knowledge the way a bee collects honey and uses it to help people overcome the difficulties they endure - hunger, ignorance and disease!
- Nikola Tesla

Remember, remember always, that all of us, and you and I especially, are descended from immigrants and revolutionists.
- Franklin Roosevelt

While their territory has been devastated and their homes despoiled, the spirit of the Serbian people has not been broken.
- Woodrow Wilson

Milan Stevanovic

Dr. Stevanovic is a professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Keck School of Medicine of USC. He is known internationally for his expertise in problems of the hands and upper extremity. He has extensive experience working with patients with peripheral nerve injuries, trauma, burns, microvascular and rheumatoid problems affecting the hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder. He is also a leading authority in reconstructive microsurgery and limb and digit replantation.

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Dr. Stevanovic came to the United States from the University of Belgrade, where he was chief of the Hand and Upper Extremity Program and replantation team. He is also a pediatric specialist with expertise in congenital differences. As the director of the USC Joseph H. Boyes Hand Fellowship Program, Dr. Stevanovic is dedicated to teaching and mentoring the next generation of surgeons and has been honored with numerous teaching awards.

Recently inducted into the Serbian Science Academy, Dr. Stevanovic has conducted extensive research on upper extremity reconstruction. In addition to publishing clinical research papers, he has also contributed chapters for hand surgery textbooks and serves as a reviewer for several hand and microsurgery journals. He received his medical degree from the University of Belgrade in Serbia, Yugoslavia and completed his fellowship training in hand surgery at the USC Department of Orthopaedics and his training in microsurgery at Duke University Medical Center.

Areas of Treatment:

  • Upper Extremity Reconstruction
  • Problems of the Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist and Hand
  • Congenital Differences
  • Brachial Plexus Injuries
  • Reconstructive Replantation of the Upper and Lower Extremity
  • Peripheral Nerve Injuries
  • Vascularized Bone and Functional Muscle Transfers
  • Treatment of Osteonecrosis of the Femoral Head

Specialties:

  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Pediatrics

Title:

  • Professor of Orthopaedics and Surgery

Sub-specialties:

  • Hand Surgery
  • Reconstructive Microsurgery

Education:

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Other Health Professions, University of Belgrade, 1987
  • Master of Science, Other Health Professions, University of Belgrade, 1978
  • Doctor of Medicine, Medicine, University of Belgrade, Yugoslavia, 1972

Internships:

  • University of Belgrade Serbia, Yugoslavia, 1972 - 1973

Residencies:

  • Institute for Sports Medicine, Belgrade, Yugoslavia, 1973 - 1975
  • University of Belgrade, Yugoslavia - Orthopaedic Surgery, 1974 - 1979

Fellowships:

  • University of Southern California - Hand Surgery, 1979 - 1980
  • Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC - Microsurgery, 1983 - 1984

Board Certification:

  • Board of Orthopaedics, Yugoslavia

Professional Society Memberships:

  • S.I.C.O.T.
  • International Orthopaedic Association
  • Hellenic Orthopaedic Association
  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  • Serbian Orthopaedic Association (Honorary Member)
  • Serbian Sports Medicine Society
  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  • Piedmont Orthopaedic Society
  • American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery
  • American Society for Peripheral Nerve
  • Western Orthopaedic Association
  • Duke Hand Club
  • Los Angeles Hand Club

Awards:

  • Medals and Diploma for Medical Contribution, FILA
  • International Wrestling Federation 75th Year Anniversary, France,1987
  • Teaching Award, Joseph H. Boyes Hand Surgery Fellowship Program, 1993 - 1994
  • Outstanding Faculty Award, USC Department of Orthopaedics, 1993 - 1994
  • Best Senior Paper Award, Accuracy of the preoperative examination in zone 5 wrist lacerations, USC Department of Orthopaedics, 1994
  • Best Junior Paper Award, "Volar Zone 5 Wrist Lacerations", USC Department of Orthopaedics, 1994
  • Teacher of the Year Award, USC Department of Orthopaedics, 1995 - 1996
  • Teaching Award, Joseph H. Boyes Hand Surgery Fellowship Program, 1997 - 1998
  • Chadwick F. Smith, M.D. Award, International Children's Program, Orthopaedic Hospital, 1998
  • Microsurgery Teaching Award, USC / Joseph H. Boyes Hand Surgery Fellowship Class of 2000
  • Best Senior Paper Award, "Tissue engineering for massive rotator cuff tendon defects using the porcine small intestinal submucosa device in an experimental animal model", USC Department of Orthopaedics, 2002
  • Named in America's Top Doctors, 2004 - 2005 and 2006 - 2007
  • Best Junior Paper Award, "A Surgical Anatomical Study of the Suprascapular Nerve", 2007

Languages:

  • English
  • French
  • Serbian

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Helen Delich Bentley

United States Congresswoman

Helen Delich Bentley was born on November 28, 1923. She was an American politician and a former Republican U.S. House Representative from the second district of her adopted home state of Maryland.

She was born in the tiny town of Ruth, White Pine County, Nevada, and attended the University of Nevada and George Washington University. She earned a BA from University of Missouri in 1944. She was a maritime reporter and editor of the Baltimore Sun and served on the Federal Maritime Commission from 1969 to 1975.

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Holy Emperor Constantine and the Edict of Milan

by Bishop Athanasius (Yevtich)

In 2013 Christian world celebrates 1700 years since the day when the Providence of God spoke through the holy Emperor Constantine and freedom was given to the Christian faith. Commemorating the 1700 years since the Edict of Milan of 313, Sebastian Press of the Western American Diocese of the Serbian Orthodox Church published a book by Bishop Athanasius Yevtich, Holy Emperor Constantine and the Edict of Milan. The book has 72 pages and was translated by Popadija Aleksandra Petrovich. This excellent overview of the historical circumstances that lead to the conversion of the first Christian emperor and to the publication of a document that was called "Edict of Milan", was originally published in Serbian by the Brotherhood of St. Simeon the Myrrh-gusher, Vrnjci 2013. “The Edict of Milan” is calling on civil authorities everywhere to respect the right of believers to worship freely and to express their faith publicly.

The publication of this beautiful pocket-size, full-color, English-language book, has been compiled and designed by Bishop Athanasius Yevtich, a disciple of the great twentieth-century theologian Archimandrite Justin Popovich. Bishop Athanasius' thought combines adherence to the teachings of the Church Fathers with a vibrant faith, knowledge of history, and a profound experience of Christ in the Church.

In the conclusion of the book, the author states:"The era of St. Constantine and his mother St. Helena, marks the beginning of what history refers to as Roman, Christian Empire, which was named Byzantium only in recent times in the West. In fact, this was the conception of a Christian Europe. Christian Byzantine culture had a critical effect on Europe; Europe was its heir, and then consciously forgot it. Europe inherited many Byzantine treasures, but unfortunately, also robbed and plundered many others for its own treasuries and museums – not only during the Crusades, but during colonial rule in the Byzantine lands as well. We, the Orthodox Slavs, received a great heritage of the Orthodox Christian East from Byzantium. Primarily, Christ’s Gospel, His faith and His Church, and then, among other things, the Cyrillic alphabet, too."