Dr. Djordje Radak
Dedinje Cardiovascular Institute, Serbia

Dr. Djordje Radak, MD, PhD, SASA, is Tenure Professor of General and Vascular Surgery, Member of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts (SASA), Director of the Clinic for Vascular Surgery, Dedinje Cardiovascular Institute, and Chairman of the University Department of Vascular Surgery and Angiology, Belgrade.

He is a general and vascular surgeon with endovascular experience. Dr. Radak was a member of the team that in the 1990s performed the first liver and pancreas transplant in Serbia. He was the first clinician in Serbia to introduce eversion carotid endarterectomy under cervical block (1993), reconstruction of the vertebral artery (1993) and endovascular treatment of thoracic aortic aneurysm with stent graft (2004). He initiated an innovative method of autologous transfusion during major vascular reconstruction (1992), resection of thoracoabdominal aneurysm (1997), the first endovascular interventions for carotid and aneurysm disease in Serbia, as well as medial visceral rotation approach for extensive tumor resection (1998).

Dr. Radak performs over 600 vascular interventions annually. Treatment of brain ischemia caused by carotid arteries disease has made the clinic run by his team well-known beyond the borders of Europe.

He was editor of the five national guidelines for good clinical practice in the field of vascular surgery and angiology. He has trained more than 40 vascular surgeons in Serbia and abroad. He was Vice-Dean of the Medical Faculty in Belgrade and his monographs "Surgical approaches to arteries", and a monograph "Carotid Surgery" have been published in two editions. He is the founder of the School for Angiogenic Ultrasound Diagnostics, with practical training based on ‘Hands on’ principles.