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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Gojko Vuckovic

The longtime member and supporter of NASSS, Dr. Gojko Vuckovic(61) passed away on October 11, 2013 in Los Angeles, after a brief battle with gastric cancer. Dr. Vuckovic was buried at the Serbian Cemetery in Los Angeles, officiated by Father PetarJovanovic.

Dr. Vuckovic received his B.A. from the University of Belgrade. After arriving to the United States, he received a M.S.M.from the Arthur D. Little School of Management, Cambridge, Massachusetts(1990) and a M.P.A. from Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts (1991). Healso received his Ph.D. from the University of Southern California (USC), School of Public Administration, Los Angeles, California(1996) with a concentration in the areas of comparative politics and administration.

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On The Holy Liturgy

by Bishop Athanasius Yevtich

The Divine Liturgy is at the center of Orthodox Christian life. It is through the Eucharist that the faithful are united with Christ and therefore with one another. Every Eucharistic gathering is an image and a reality of the Heavenly Liturgy, i.e. unceasing Synaxis of angels and saints around God’s throne. Thus the Liturgy is the proclamation of and a real image of God’s Kingdom in this world.

In this television interview conducted by the Logos, a renowned Orthodox theologian and retired Bishop of Zahumlje and Hercegovina, his Grace Atanasije, brings forth these essential points citing historical development of the Liturgies bringing to light the present misunderstanding of certain Liturgical actions and movements.

Bishop Atanasije aptly points out the necessity for Liturgical renewal, i.e. moving away from passive liturgical attendance to active participation and immersion of the soul and body into a full communion with Christ.

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