Ljiljana Vujotic, MD, PhD
Ljiljana Vujotic is head of the Pediatric Neurosurgery Department at the Clinical Center of Serbia in Belgrade. Currently, she is a full-time professor at the University of Belgrade’s School of Medicine, staring as assistant since 1997.
She is an experienced clinician, a specialist in the field of neurosurgery with additional training in plastic and reconstructive surgery, endocrinology, and neuroendoscopy. Vujotic has 35 years of experience in neurosurgery, having performed thousands of surgeries (trauma, tumors, vascular pathology, congenital anomalies, peripheral nerves, and spinal). Since 2003, she has specialized in plastic and reconstructive surgery – with interest in advanced severe cases of skin tumor invading intracranial space with major reconstructive demands.
After earning her MD from the University of Belgrade’s School of Medicine in 1982, Vujotic completed a six-year residency in neurosurgery at the Clinical Center of Serbia. She continued working as a neurosurgeon there until 2009. Vujotic earned an MD M.Sc. degree in endocrinology from the University of, and then a PhD in 2005, writing about “Endoscopic Third Ventriculostomy in Surgical Treatment of Hydrocephalus.”
As project leader from 2013-16 for the Serbian Ministry of Health, she worked on the prevention and control of cerebrovascular diseases. Vujotic is currently project leader at the Clinical Center of Serbia for a biochemical research project on oxidative stress biomarkers in blood, tissues, and CSF in neurosurgical patients. Vujotic’s international work includes courses, observerships, speaking engagements at various conferences. She has published and coauthored more than 190 scientific papers, including 15 books she has edited or written chapters in.