Milivoj Jovancevic, MD, PhD, Prof.

Approved by Medical Advisory Board on 28 Jun 2017

Milivoj Jovancevic, MD, PhD, Prof.

pediatrician, medical consultant, Child Policlinic Salvea, Zagreb (Croatia)

Pediatrician One of the leading European pediatricians with special interest in preventative medicine and mental development. Almost 30 years of experience in pediatrics and almost 40 years of experience in medicine. Professor, researcher, author of a popular book and a textbook.

My experience
39 years
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About me

I am one of the leading European pediatrician with special interest in prevention programs and pediatric mental health. In Croatia, I am a known authority on pediatric matters having published a popular book for parents and several textbooks on the subject. I have been teaching at the School of Medicine for almost 15 years in addition to teaching at the Department of Psychology, School of Law, and School of Education, all at the University of Zagreb.
Since 1997, I have been working at my private practice in Zagreb. Previously, I was the head of the pediatric department at the Medical Health Care Center “Tresnjevka” in Zagreb, providing health care for more than 150,000 inhabitants.
My education spans different areas of medicine with post gradual studies in pediatrics, oncology, and cytology. Also educated in the field of mental health care (Balint Education, Family Center - Scandinavian Kempler Institute). One of my interests is the area of preventive medicine and in 2008 I developed the national guidelines for vaccination procedures in children.
Since 1993, I have participated in programs providing psychosocial help in the refugee camps of Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina in cooperation with UNHCR, Save the Children Sweden, and the French humanitarian organization Partage. Among others, I was the head of specialized programs to assist mothers and infants. In 2004, I earned a doctorate on the theme of the impact of war on the growth and development of infants. My focus is on refugee mothers and infants and the development of children without parents. Since 2006, I have been engaged by UNICEF as a leading expert in the field of early child development.
I am active in national and international medical associations and societies. I organized 6 international conferences, received multiple awards, and have been an invited speaker at multiple international events. I published eighty scientific and professional articles published in national and international professional journals in addition to four textbooks and a popular book: “First Years, Why are They so Important?” which is in its 9th edition.

Experience and training
  • February 2023 - Today
    pediatrician, medical consultant, Child Policlinic Salvea, Zagreb (Croatia)
  • April 2017 - May 2023
    Associate professor, Zagreb Medical School, Zagreb (Croatia)
  • January 1997 - January 2022
    pediatrician, medical consultant at Child Policlinic Salvea, Zagreb, Zagrebacka cesta 126, Croatia, Pediatric Office Dr Milivoj Jovancevic, Zagreb (Croatia)
  • January 2004 - January 2004
    Title Primarius, Ministry of Health, Zagreb (Croatia)
  • January 1993 - January 1996
    Pediatrician, Pediatric Department, Medical Health Care Center Tresnjevka, Zagreb (Croatia)
  • January 1986 - December 1990
    Residency in pediatrics, Pediatric Department, University Hospital Rebro, Zagreb (Croatia)
  • January 1981 - December 1986
    General practitioner, Department for labor and sports medicine, Medical Health Care Center Tresnjevka, Zagreb (Croatia)
Licensures and memberships
Member of:
  • President of the Croatian Society for Preventive and Social Pediatrics (2004-2008)
  • Head of the Primary Health Care Committee (2002 – 2005)
  • European Society for Social Pediatrics and Child Health (leader of the group for development of pediatric practice, member of an Executive Board)
  • World Psychiatric Association
  • Program Coordinator within Croatian Psychiatric Association
  • Member of a Committee for Primary Health Care Reform within Ministry of Health
  • Member of a Primary Healthcare Section within the Croatian Medical Chamber (2004-2008)
  • Brighton Collaboration Group setting standards for management and evaluation for pain following vaccination
  • Global Expert Group on Respiratory Viruses
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English, Hrvatski, plus 22 languages with medical translation