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

Ivan Aksentijevich

Ivan Aksentijevich earned his Medical Doctor Degree from the University of Belgrade, Serbia in 1986. He moved to the United States with his wife Ivona in 1989. Between 1989 and 1996, he completed two post-doctoral fellowships at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD. He went on and did a residency in Internal Medicine at St Agnes Hospital in Baltimore, MD, and followed this with fellowships in both Hematology and Medical Oncology at Johns Hopkins University Hospital, Baltimore, MD. He is a senior partner and member of the Executive Committee with the Virginia Cancer Specialists, in Alexandria, VA.  He holds the Chair of the Cancer Committee at Alexandria Hospital and is a primary investigator on several clinical trials. His main clinical interrests are in the field of hematologic malignancies.

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Ivan Aksentijevich is board certified in Internal Medicine, Hematology and Medical Oncology. He has received several competitive awards, including a National Institute of Health Biotechnology Award, a National Cancer Institute Technology Transfer Award, an American Society of Clinical Oncology Merit Award, and two American College of Physicians Clinical Poster Awards. He was an invited guest speaker at many national and international cancer meetings and has published numerous original articles in peer reviewed journals.

In addition to his passion for medicine and dedication to his patients, Ivan is above all a family man who enjoys traveling with his wife and five children. He loves traveling and speaks fluent English, French and Serbian.

Ivan Aksentijevich founded SAMA in 2009. His need to give back to Serbia and its people originates from his love of his ancestral land and the people who have shaped him in what he is today.

From: SAMA


People Directory

Ilija Ika Panajotovic

Ilija "Ika" Panajotovic (25 April 1932 - 18 July 2001) was a Serbian film producer and tennis player.

Panajotovic, who made the junior semi-finals at Wimbledon in 1948, won back to back Yugoslavian Junior Championship titles in 1948 and 1949.

The Serbian competed in 12 Grand Slam tournaments during his career, all in the 1950s. He appeared at Wimbledon seven times and played in the French Championships on five occasions. From 1953 to 1959, Panajotovic participated in Wimbledon every year and made the third round in the 1958 Championships. He had a five set win over Akhtar Ali in the second round, before exiting to tournament with a loss to sixth seed Kurt Nielsen. In the men's doubles he also had success, with Panajotovic and his partner Ivko Plecevic reaching the quarter-finals.

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My Brother's Keeper

by Fr. Radovan Bigovic

Rare are the books of Orthodox Christian authors that deal with the subject of politics in a comprehensive way. It is taken for granted that politics has to do with the secularized (legal) protection of human rights (a reproduction of the philosophy of the Enlightenment), within the political system of so-called "representative democracy", which is limited mostly to social utility or to the conventional rules of human relations. Most Christians look at politics and democracy as unrelated with their experience of the Church herself, which abides both in history and in the Kingdom, the eschaton. Today, the commercialization of politics—its submission to the laws of publicity and the brainwashing of the masses—has literally abolished the "representative" parliamentary system. So, why bother with politics when every citizen of so-called developed societies has a direct everyday experience of the rapid decline and alienation of the fundamental aspects of modernity?

In the Orthodox milieu, Christos Yannaras has highlighted the conception of the social and political event that is borne by the Orthodox ecclesiastical tradition, which entails a personalistic (assumes an infinite value of the human person as opposed to Western utilitarian individualism) and relational approach. Fr Radovan Bigovic follows this approach. In this book, the reader will find a faithful engagement with the liturgical and patristic traditions, with contemporary thinkers, Orthodox and non-Orthodox, all in conversation with political science and philosophy. As an excellent Orthodox theologian and a proponent of dialogue, rooted in the catholic (holistic) being of the Orthodox Church and of his Serbian people, Fr Radovan offers a methodology that encompasses the above-mentioned concerns and quests.

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