Ida Jovanovic

MD, Ph.D., Professor of Pediatrics and Cardiology

Name: Ida Jovanovic MD, Ph.D., Professor of Pediatrics

Birth: April 1st 1954, Belgrade, Serbia

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Marital status: Married, two kids

Adress: Medigroup General Hospital, Milutina Milanovica 3, 11000 Belgrade

Home: Koste Racina 7A, 11000 Belgrade Serbia

Phone: + 381 64 843 0002

Profession: School of Medicine, Belgrade; University Children's Hospital, Tirsova 10, 11000 Belgrade; Medigroup General Hospital

Education: 1972-1979 - University of Belgrade (UB), Yugoslavia, Medical School


1979 - MD

1985 - Master's degree in Cardiology, University of Belgrade

1985 - Advanced Course in Paediatric Cardiology, Cambridge, GB

1987 - Specialization in Pediatrics

1993 - Ph.D. (Doctoral Dissertation)

Posts held:

1980-1982 - Senior House Officer, Children's University Hospital

1983-1987 - Specialization in Pediatrics (Registrar)

1987 - Senior Registrar, Children's University Hospital, Belgrade, Department of Cardiology

1989 - Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Medical School, UB

1990 - Lecturer for Pediatric Echocardiography Yugoslav school for Ultrasonography

1991 - Consultant for Pediatric Cardiology, Children's University Hospital and Institute for Neonatology

1995 - Associate Professor of Pediatrics

1997 - Head of Department for Fetal Cardiology

1997 - Professor of Pediatrics

2000 - Professor in Faculty of Medicine, University of East Sarajevo

2001-2009 - Medical Director for Pediatrics of   University Children’s Hospital, Belgrade

Since 2005 - Head of Cardiology Department of University Children’s Hospital, Belgrade

2009-2013 - General director of University Children’s Hospital, Belgrade

2013 - Member of the Medical Academy of Serbia

2017 - Director of Pediatrics, Medigroup general hospital, Belgrade


  • Member of European Society of Cardiology
  • Member of European Association of Echocardiography
  • Member of European Society of PediatricCardiology The International Council on Medical and Care Compunetics
  • President of the National Association for Ultrasound in Cardiology - YUECHO Association
  • Member of Cardiology Siociety of Serbia and Monte Negro
  • Member of Serbian Medical Society Cardiology Section
  • Member of Serbian Medical Society Pediatric Section


1976 - "October award" for the best scientific results for students

1976 - Award for the best paper published in the Yugoslav Journal "Medicinski podmladak"

1993 - Award of the Cardiologists Association of Serbia for exceptional results as an authority in Cardiology

Scientific publications: 314 published papers, 33 in journals indexed in Current Contents

Participation in scientific projects:

  1. FP7 Collaborative Project: Labeling of Enalapril from Neonates up to Adolescents (LENA), 602295, 2013 Principal infestigator for a Site University Children’s Hospital
  2. Development, validation and application of telemedicine system TELEMONTEKG for rapid diagnosis oh heart diseases in Montenego , 2015, principal investigator
  3. Genetic Investigations in Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome, Mayo clinic, with Timothy M. Olson, M.D.,2012, Collaboration, Inestigator
  4. Pharmacology information system for use in pediatrics and neonatology (FIS-PN)« , NTR br.12204, 2009
  5. ESCAPE trial group 2001- 2005, European multicenric study for chronic renal failure, Investigator

Professional field of interest: Wide experience in general pediatrics. Special interest and education for pediatric cardiology. Duties have included work at Cardiac ward and in catheterization and echo laboratories. Special training and interest in echocardiography. Master of Science thesis was in the domain of contrast echocardiography. Ph.D. thesis: Haemodynamic Quantification of Ventricular Septal Defect by Doppler Echocardiography.

Twenty five years of experience in prenatal diagnosis of congenital heart disease (introduced fetal echocardiography in Yugoslav medical practice, and established Department of Fetal cardiology at University children’s hospital). Training in pediatric cardiology included specialization in echocardiography at Cardiology Division - UCLA, Los Angeles. Advanced Course of Pediatric Cardiology at Cambridge, England and a few short specializations at the Hospital for Sick Children in London. Visiting Scholar at section of Cardiology Regional Hospital of Trondheim, Norway and Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland.

Research fields of interest: Research interest included noninvasive haemodynamic quantification of congenital heart diseases by Doppler echocardiography, Fetal echocardiography, Doppler Tissue Imaging and 3D Echocardiography, Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging.