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

Andre Terzic

Andre Terzic, M.D., Ph.D., has pioneered regenerative medicine at Mayo Clinic. He has authored more than 450 publications, advancing diagnostic and therapeutic strategies for heart failure. His works include team-science efforts in the discovery of genes for dilated cardiomyopathy and atrial fibrillation. He led efforts in the development of next-generation regenerative solutions, including first-in-class products for heart repair. His scientific manuscripts have been cited more than 10,000 times.

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Dr. Terzic is Michael S. and Mary Sue Shannon Director, Mayo Clinic Center for Regenerative Medicine, and Marriott Family Professor in Cardiovascular Diseases Research. He is professor of medicine and pharmacology; chair, Discovery-Translation Advisory Board; director, Marriott Heart Disease Research Program; director, National Institutes of Health Cardiovasology Program; and serves on the board of directors, Mayo Collaborative Services.

Focus areas

  • Regenerative medicine and stem cell biology
  • Cardioprotection
  • Heart failure
  • Genetics of cardiac disease and stress tolerance
  • Bioenergetic signaling, nucleocytoplasmic communication and ion channel biology

Significance to patient care

Dr. Terzic's program capitalizes on emerging technologies to transform therapeutic modalities from palliative measures to cures. In particular, the ability to early detect for each individual the defining genetic and metabolic basis of disease risk and to personalize treatment by targeted drug- or stem cell-based repair has advanced the cardiovascular therapeutic armamentarium. Specific contributions include advancing the development of safer cardioplegia, improved drug selection in patients who have diabetes, and refinement of diagnostic and management strategies for heart failure and ischemic heart disease, prevalent in the aging population.

Professional highlights

  • President, American Society for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
  • Chair, Council on Functional Genomics and Translational Biology, American Heart Association
  • Chair, Scientific Advisory Board, International Society for Cardiovascular Translational Research
  • Martin E. Rehfuss Medal in Medicine
  • Henry W. Elliott Distinguished Service Award, American Society for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
  • PhRMA Foundation Excellence in Clinical Pharmacology Award
  • Ueda Memorial Award, Japanese Society of Electrocardiology
  • Benedict R. Lucchesi Distinguished Award in Cardiac Pharmacology, American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics

PROFESSIONAL DETAILS

Primary Appointment

  • Cardiovascular Diseases

Joint Appointment

  • Molecular Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
  • Medical Genetics

Academic Rank

  • Professor of Medicine
  • Professor of Pharmacology

EDUCATION

Research Associate - Research Associate, Cardiovascular Diseases

  • Mayo Clinic in Rochester

Fellow - Clinical Pharmacology

  • Thomas Jefferson University

PhD - Department of Pharmacology

  • University of Illinois

Fellow - Visiting Scientist & Postdoctoral Fellow

  • French National Institute of Health

Fellow - Graduate College Fellow, Pharmacology

  • University of Illinois at Chicago

Internship - Clinical Center

  • University of Belgrade

MD

  • University of Belgrade

People Directory

Sofija Knezevic

Born 02.04.1990. in Belgrade, Serbia. Coming from an artistic family Knezevic( famous painters ). After 2 years at the music school `Dr.Vojislav Vuckovic` they transferred her as a very talented young student to the school `Mokranjac`where she graduated in the class of professor Jasna Vukasovic at the Classical Piano Performance department,as well as the department for Theory in Music in the class of Professor Radmila Starcevic. Since she was always interested in Jazz, together with graduating at those two departments in Mokranjac she was attending another high school program at the Jazz Singing department in `Stankovic`. She was awarded the title of The Best Pianist among all the candidates from countries of Eastern Europe when she finished the exams for the final year of regular elementary school in ahead of schedule – in one month total – because she has enrolled secondary music school "Mokranjac" in the previous year. That`s why she was already 1 year ahead of her class. On the IQ test, and Musical IQ test she was the only one with the above average for the regular IQ, and one of 2 people with above average results for the Musical IQ.

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Publishing

Prayer Book

The Serbian Orthodox Diocese of Western America is pleased to announce the publication of a beautiful pocket-size, full-color, English-language Prayer Book, which has been compiled and designed by our newly enthroned His Grace, Bishop Maxim, and printed in Serbia. The book contains prayers commonly used by Orthodox Christians, lists of Scriptural Commandments, and brief articles on the precepts of Faith, proper conduct in church, and the meaning and practice of prayer. It is adorned with striking icons and illustrations by Fr. Stamatis Skliris, a parish priest in Athens who is renowned as an iconographer and as a writer and lecturer on Byzantine iconography. Full-color on coated stock throughout, 36 pages, 3¾" × 5½" format, paperback, saddle-stitched.

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