Dr. Dragana Zivkovic

I was born in Novi Sad on 01.03.1974. where I have finished elementary and high school. I have enrolled at the Medical Faculty in 1993. During the studies I have participated in numerous Medical Student Congresses in Yugoslavia and abroad. I also won the first prize for oral presentation at the 7th International Medical Students Congress in Cairo, Egypt in 1998. I have passed the USMLE examination part I and II (with scores 83 and 81 respectively). I have finished the Medical Faculty in 1999, as the best student of my generation with average grade of 9,62.

I have started my postgraduate studies in 1999, and I have defended my Master thesis named “Complications of circumcision and possibilities of their prevention” on 18.04.2003. at the Medical Faculty in Novi Sad. PhD thesis was done together with prof. Faruk Hadziselimovic (University of Basel), and I defended it in September 2007 at the Medical faculty in Novi Sad.

In 2001 I have started my residency in Pediatric Surgery, and I have passed boarding examination in December 2005. Subspecialty of Pediatric Urology started in October 2007, and I passed boarding examination in Pediatric Urology in October 2009.

I have spent one month at the Pediatric Surgery Clinic in Porto Alegre in February 2001, one month at the Kinderspital in Zurich in November 2001 and August 2004, one month in Ospedale pediatrico Bambin Gesu in Rome in December 2002, as well as two months in Universitätsspital Tübingen in October-November 2007 with DAAD scholarship, and one month in Universitätskinderspital in Graz with a ÖAD scholarship in January 2008. I have worked with prof. Hadziselimovic in Kindertagesklinik in Liestal over the period of 12 months in a program of governmental scholarship of the Swiss government.

I have attended the University hospital in Bergen in 2017. for a training in urodynamic examination, and since then I am dealing with children having neurogenic and non-neurogenic voiding disturbances.

I have participated in most of the meetings regarding Pediatric Surgery and Pediatric Urology over the last 14 years, and I am a member of EUPSA and ICS.

I am currently employed at the Pediatric Surgery Clinic in Novi Sad as the Pediatric Surgeon at the Department of Pediatric Urology, as well as the assistant at the Department of Nursing, Medical Faculty of Novi Sad.