Biljana Parapid, MD, PhD is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Belgrade and senior Cardiologist of the Division of Cardiology of the Clinical Center of Serbia (CCS).
Biljana graduated top of her med school class in Belgrade, in 2001, followed by a masters’ program dedicated to research of risk factors for development of coronary heart disease. Biljana got her PhD in 2014, in the field of the metabolic syndrome. She continues to pursue female cardiovascular health research.
She spent 2010 and 2011 at the Bichat hospital of the Paris VII–Diderot University (Paris, France) where her work and fellowship thesis are focused on heart transplant patients, rendering her the first Serbian physician officially trained and certified for selection and early, post-operative follow up of the most complex cardiovascular patients. In cooperation with the world renowned cardiac surgeon Professor Patrick Nataf, Biljana helped re-launch the cardiac transplant program of the Clinical Center of Serbia in 2013.
As her current greatest achievement, Biljana considers being part of the World Bank and the national Ministry of Health Team in 2006-08 that ran the first cost/effectiveness analysis of drug eluting vs. bare metal stents and second, living up to the late Professor Nedeljković’s expectations, when he chose her to be 3rd generation of investigators for SCS-Serbia in November 2005.
She has full professional proficiency in French and English and fluency in Italian, Spanish and Portugese.