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Curriculum Vitae - Mladen J. Kocica, MD



Name: Mladen J. Kocica
Date of birth: 02 September 1961, Arandjelovac
Marital status: Married with Milica

Kids: Dunja and Pavle

Pets: Srećko (Maltese)
Languages: English (fluent), Spanish (basic understanding)
Computers: Advanced user



Phone: +381(11) 3670-609
URL: CTSNet Homepage


Business address

Clinic for Cardiac Surgery
UC Clinical Centre of Serbia
8th Kosta Todorovic St
11000 Belgrade,
Phone/fax: +381(11) 366 3201



Deputy director, Consultant Cardiac Surgeon at Clinic for Cardiac Surgery, Institute for Cardiovascular Diseases, UC Clinical Centre of Serbia, Belgrade, Serbia.

International Scientific Board Director at "Torrent-Guasp" Foundation, Valencia, Spain.



1995 - Medical School, University of Belgrade, Serbia.

1995-1996 - General Practice - Medical School, University of Belgrade and Institute for Cardiovascular Diseases UC Clinical Centre, Belgrade, Serbia.

1996-2001 - Residency in General Surgery - Medical School, University of Belgrade, Institute for Cardiovascular Diseases UC Clinical Centre, Belgrade, Serbia.

1997 - Medical School, University of Belgrade and Institute for Cardiovascular Diseases UC Clinical Centre, Belgrade – Serbia. Postgraduate MSc Course in Cardiovascular Surgery. MSc Thesis: "Pre-implant atherosclerosis of the left internal thoracic artery – prevalence, morphology, risk factors and significance for the coronary artery bypass surgery".



1995 - Medical School, University of Belgrade, Serbia - Diploma and MD Certificate. Grade point average 9.25/10. (No 27229)

1996 - License for Doctor Practitioner - Ministry of Health and Welfare, Serbia. (No 152-02-00329/96-02)

2001 - License for Specialty in General Surgery - Ministry of Health and Welfare, Serbia. Specialist examination: Grade point average 5/5. (No17/661)



1995 - onward - Clinic for Cardiac Surgery Institute for Cardiovascular Diseases UC Clinical Centre, Belgrade – Serbia. Preformed different and case mixed, elective and urgent, adult and pediatric cardiac surgical procedures, vascular surgical procedures and thymectomies. Special focus on ventricular restorative surgery for ischemic heart disease (modified Dor's procedure and other) and surgery of type A acute aortic dissections.



2001-2004 - Research in the laboratory of Prof. Francisco Torrent-Guasp, Denia, Spain. Anatomical dissections of the HVMB. New concept of heart structure and function. Clinical implications. HVMB research projects development.

2002 - onward - Cardiovascular Research Projects Granted by Government of the Republic of Serbia - Ministry of Science Technology and Development.

2002 - onward - Cardiovascular Research within Serbian Academy of Science and Arts - Section of Medical Sciences, The Board for Cardiovascular Pathology.



Practical demonstration and teaching medical students.



Complete list of publications, presentations and scientific activities.



2005 - The New Concepts of Cardiac Anatomy and Physiology - Royal Liverpool Children's NHS Trust, Alder Hey Hospital, Eaton Road, West Derby, Liverpool, UK. The ventricular myocardial band - anatomy (including practical demonstration) and Physiology of the ventricular myocardial band.

2005 - XVIII International Symposium on Morphological Sciences, Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Belgrade, Serbia and Montenegro. Workshop - Helical Ventricular Myocardial Band Concept of Francisco Torrent-Guasp.

2005 - XXV Congresso Norte Nordeste de Cardiologia, XVII Congresso de Cardiologia do Estado da Bahia, XVII Congresso Norte Nordeste de Cirurgia Cardiovascular. Francisco Torrent-Guasp Memorial Lecture: Helical Ventricular Myocardial Band - Structure and Function. Treatment of the Ventricular Remodeling - Surgery for Ischemic End Stage Heart Disease. CHF - Implications from the new morpho-functional concepts to the CHF treatment. Salvador, Bahia, Brazil.

2006 - 86th Annual Meeting of the AATS. Congenital Heart Disease Symposium - New Concepts of Cardiac Anatomy and Function - The Helical Heart. Lecture: The Helical Ventricular Myocardial Band of Torrent-Guasp. (Synchronized Audio and Slides). Director: Erle H. Austin, III, M.D. Pennsylvania Convention Center, USA.

2006 - European Conference on Myocardial, Pericardial Disease, and Left Ventricular Dysfunction - SASA, Belgrade. "Interactive Panel: Myocardial Structure, Myocarditis and Cardiomyoapthies". Lecture: "Torrent-Guasp's Heart (Helical Ventricular Myoacrdial Band): Anatomical Dissection."



European Society of Cardiovascular Surgery - Member

Scandinavian Society for Research in Cardiothoracic Surgery - Member

Serbian Society for Cardiovascular Surgeons - Secretary General

Society for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery of Serbia and Montenegro - Member

National Physician Society - Surgical Section - Member



New concept of the ventricular form and function - "Torrent-Guasp's Heart"

Ventricular remodeling

Surgical ventricular restoration - heart failure surgery

Device treatment for the heart failure

Education and training in Cardiac Surgery



Donald N. Ross - London, UK

Gerald D. Buckberg - Option on Bioengineering at California Institute of Technology, and Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, USA.

Masashi Komeda - Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine, Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Kyoto, Japan.

Juan Cosin Aguilar - Cardio-circulatory Unit, Investigation Centre, University Hospital La Fe, Valencia, Spain.

Clotario N.C. Cueva - Department of Cardiac Surgery, UC Federal de Bahia, Salvador, Brazil.

Antonio F. Corno - Alder Hey Royal Children Hospital, Liverpool, UK.

Vladimir I. Kanjuh - Serbian Academy of Science and Arts, Section of Medical Sciences, The Board for Cardiovascular Pathology, Belgrade, Serbia.


* Contact details of the Referees available upon request.

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