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Prof Dr Sci. Dr Lević M. Zvonimir

Prof Dr Sci. Dr Lević M. Zvonimir was born in Vrnjacka Banja on August 4, 1936. He graduated from the School of Medicine in Belgrade in 1961; he became a specialist in neuropsychiatry in 1967, and a full professor of neurology in 1987. He defended his master’s thesis under the title “Neurophysiological aspects of the effects of neuroleptics and anti-Parkinsonian drugs”, gaining the master’s degree in 1973. He was awarded doctor’s degree (“Criteria of the assessment of multiple sclerosis malignancy gradus”) at the School of Medicine, University of Belgrade in 1975. He particularly studied the problems of multiple sclerosis and epilepsy. He completed his advanced training in the National Hospital for Neurologic Diseases, Queen Square, London (six months in 1976), where he studied multiple sclerosis immunology. He became a director of the Clinic of Neurology in 1984, very soon upon the separation of neurology and psychiatry from formerly joint discipline neuropsychiatry into individual branch of medicine. In May 1986, he spent a month in Houston Medical Center (USA), as a guest of the Institute of Rehabilitation and Research. In the following years, the Clinic of Neurology was increasingly developing. Modern methods of examination of neurological diseases were introduced, a large number of young gifted doctors were employed, close contacts with great neurological centers were made, such as in Karolinska Institute in Sweden, Hospital for Neurology, Queen Square, London, New York Columbia University, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston and numerous European clinics. Under his leadership, scientific-research teams were established, which very soon became recognized worldwide and won international reputation (team for demyelinating diseases, epilepsy, extrapyramidal and involuntary disorders, neuromuscular diseases and neuropsychology). Since early 1980s until these days, Professor Levic has been one of dominant individuals in Yugoslav neurology. By his books, articles, lectures and mentorship, he crucially influenced the development of neurological science and profession in our country, in the most critical time of laying the foundations of modern neurology as autonomous discipline; therefore, he may be considered originator of modern neurology in our country. He was involved in establishment and evolution of neurology as subject at the School of Medicine in Kragujevac, and he also established and delivered lectures in clinical neurophysiology with epileptology as subspecialty. As the Head of Department of Neuropsychiatry (1990) and subsequently Neurology (1991), he participated in preparation of program and teaching of all forms of undergraduate and postgraduate studies in neurology. He was engaged and was a principle investigator of several international and national research projects. He was one of the principle investigators of the Project “Complex Research of Multiple Sclerosis”, and participated in the projects “The European Pentoxifylline Study” and “The International Head Injury Study”. He was especially recognized abroad for his works in multiple sclerosis, and he was a president of the Research Group for Multiple Sclerosis of the Eastern and Southern Europe and Israel, a member of the Committee for development of neurological service at the World Federation on Neurology, a member of the Scientific Council of the International Federation of Multiple Sclerosis Societies (IFMSS), a member of the Advisory Board of IFMSS, a member of the Research Board of the International Society of Neuroimmunomodulation, a member of the Council of Pan European Association of Neurology, a member of the Executive Board of the Association of Neurology and Psychiatry of the Eastern and Southern European Countries, a member of the Executive Board of the European Headache Federation, a member of the Curatorium of Pula and Danube Symposia, and a member of the ECTRIMS Group Council. He was invited to deliver lectures in Innsbruck, Salzburg, Wien, Poznan, Szczecin, Rostock, Moscow and Houston. He was a member of the Editorial Board of the journals “Neurology”, “Serbian Archives”, and “Trop Geogr Neurol”; he initiated the launching and editing of the journal “Clinical and Experimental Neurology” (1996). He was a member of the international scientific societies such as ENA, IBRO, and The New York Academy of Sciences. He was a chairman of the SMS Section of Neurology, Section of EEG and Clinical Neurophysiology, vice-president of the Yugoslav Association of EEG and Clinical Neurophysiology, and president of the Yugoslav Association of Neurologists (1993). He was a member of 11 scientific committees and managing boards of various societies worldwide. He published 350 research and scientific works, out of which 108 out of the country (42 in extenso and 66 abstracts). Regarding the recognitions, he was awarded SMS plaques and charters, and he was recommended for SMS Lifetime Achievement Award in 1997.

 

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Scientific papers

A list of scientific papers published by the employees of the Neurology clinic since 1981. Complete list can be found here.