Prof. Aleksandar Nikolikj MD, PhD

Specialist in Cardiac Surgery


1979 – 1983                            Medical Gymnasium

Novi Sad, Yugoslavia

  • Military service

Military Hospital “VMA”

Belgrade, Yugoslavia

1984 – 1990                            M.D.

University of Novi Sad

School of Medicine

Novi Sad, Yugoslavia

Postgraduate Education:

1990 – 1991                            Internship

The University of Novi Sad Hospitals and Clinics

Novi Sad, Yugoslavia

1991 – 1995                            Resident, General surgery

The University of Novi Sad Hospitals and Clinics

Novi Sad, YU

1995 – 2006                             Cardiac Surgery Department, Dedinje Cardiovascular Institute

Cardiac surgeon – Senior Consultant and since 2003 visiting senior consultant –Cardiothoracic surgery department, Mother and Child Health Institute-Belgrade

Other Educational Experience:

1990, Aug –Sept.                    Exchange student visitor

Department of General Surgery

Pontevedra, Spain

1998, July– Dec.                     Visiting Cardiac surgeon

Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Ohio, U.S.A.

2003, May-Nov.                      Training Fellow in heart surgery department

Centre Cardio-Thoracique de Monaco,

Principaute de Monaco

2015 – present
Acibadem Sistina Hospital
Department of Cardiac Surgery
Since 2018, Medical consultant to many western embassies inculuding the US DOS Regional Medical Office Belgrade, Serbia
Clinical Center, Podgorica
Director of Cardiac Surgery Center
Director of the Cardiac Surgery Clinic, Sremska Kamenica
Special hospital “Filip II”, Skopje, cardiac surgeon
1995 – 2006
“Dedinje Institute”, Belgrade, cardiac surgeon
1990- 1995
Cardiac Surgery Clinic, Sremska Kamenica, Specialist in cardiac surgery

Surgical Section of Medical Society of Serbia

Serbian Society for Cardiovascular surgery

International Society for Cardiovascular Surgery

International society of Cardio-Thoracic surgeons

Europian Association  of Cardiothoracic Surgeons

Macedonian Society for Cardiovascular Surgery

Society of thoracic surgeons STS

1995                    Final exam of general surgery specialisation  with score                                            exellent. Medical School of Belgrade

2000                  Title of Master of Science Thesis:

“Importance of homocyisteine as a risk factor in coronary heart disease” Medical School of Belgrade

2002                  Completed the required training in the generality surgery and in speciality of cardiovascular surgery FEBTCS – european    board of thoracic and cardiovascular surgeons

  • PhD Belgrade University School of Medicine

“Evaluation of oxidative stress of the heart muscle and antioxidative protection during open heart surgery”

Surgical treatment of ischemic heart disease

Surgical treatment of valvular heart disease

Surgical treatment of Aorta

Minimally invasive valve surgery

Heart – lung transplantation

Surgical treatment of heart insufficiency

Author of sixteen  papers published in international and domestic medical journals, and three text books as coauthor

Participated in many international and domestic meetings in the field of cardiovascular surgery

MD Nikolic performed more than 8000 open heart procedures as a Senior Consultant Surgeon (ischemic heart disease, valvular surgery, minimally invasive valve surgery, surgery of the aorta and supraaortic branches, congenital heart disease – in adults, TAVI, TAH).