zorica zivkovicZorica Živković, M.D., Msc., PhD

Zorica Živković is a paediatrician and consultant in paediatric pulmonology at Children’s Hospital for Lung Diseases and Tuberculosis, Medical Center “Dr Dragiša Mišović”, Belgrade, Serbia.

Dr. Živković graduated from the Medical School University of Belgrade in 1984. She received a master’s degree in paediatric radiology and pulmonology at the same University in 1991. and a doctoral thesis in paediatric bronchology in 1996 from the Medical School University of Belgrade. She completed a residency in paediatrics at the Children’s University Hospital in Belgrade in 1992. Her postgraduate education and expertise in paediatric pulmonology and bronchology was received in Budapest (Hospital Sombathely), Frankuft on Main (University Children’s Hospital), London (King’s College Hospital, Royal Brompton and Great Ormond Hospital), and Paris (Hospital Armaund Trousseu).

Her main focus is paediatric pulmonology, bronchology and allergology, with a special focus on asthma, allergic rhinitis, and bronchopulmonary diseases in children. Her research interests include risk factors for early wheezing and development of childhood asthma, prenatal and postnatal factors that moderate the natural history of asthma, eosinophilic biomarkers of childhood asthma and atopy, such as exhaled nitric oxide.

Additionaly, Dr Živković’s interest include efficacy and long-term outcomes of pharmacological antiasthma agents in children particulary by use of allergen specific immunotherapy. Dr. Živković served at the Medical Academy/US Medical School, European University Belgrade, Serbia, where she was the full Professor in Paediatrics, Chair in Paediatrics. In addition to serving as chair of paediatrics she was the Dean of Medical Academy/US Medical School from August 2011 until March 2013.

Currently, she is a member of the Faculty of Pharmacy Novi Sad, Serbia, as full professor in Clinical Medicine, and Allergy .She has been the principal investigator in a number of groundbreaking studies in asthma and respiratory infections in children. Her clinical trials have discovered epidemiological data on prevalence of asthma and atopy in childen in Serbia and the nearby region, worldwide know International Study on Asthma and Allergy in Children (ISAAC) phase 3. She has been an active participant in decision making Task Force Groups of the European Respiratory Society, which worked on the definition of wheezing illnesses in early infancy, harmonization of paediatric respiratory medicine in Europe (paediatric HERMES), and rare diseases in childhood. Currently, her role in COST Action, (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) is national represented for project BM1407- Better Evidence to Advance Therapeutic options for PCD (BEAT-PCD) as well as a member of Management Committee

Dr. Živković was principal investigator for Serbia for the international project called SINPHONIE (Schools Indoor Pollution and Health: Observatory Network in Europe) SINPHONIE was funded by the European Parliament and carried out under a contract with the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Health and Consumers (DG SANCO) (SANCO/2009/C4/04, contract SI2.570742)

Dr Živković is a member of the National Coordination Group on Asthma and COPD.