Vladana Milisavljevic, MD, MS, FAAP

Associate Clinical Director, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit


Vladana Milisavljevic, MD, MS, FAAP is Associate Clinical Director of Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at the Pediatrics Department at Cedars-Sinai. She is board certified in pediatrics and neonatal-perinatal medicine.

Dr. Milisavljevic’s research has been focused on the health-care associated infections, in particular, mechanisms of colonization and pathogenesis of Staphylococcus epidermidis. She has published numerous articles in peer reviewed journals, authored book chapters and presented at national and international conferences. Dr. Milisavljevic is a frequently invited speaker, presenting on the various topics concerning neonatology, as well as prevention of hospital-acquired infections. She is a member of the Society for Pediatric Research, the American Society for Microbiology, the Western Society of Pediatric Research and the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Dr. Milisavljevic earned her medical degree and her master’s of science degree from the School of Medicine at the University of Belgrade, Serbia. She was a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Structural and Developmental Biology, Public Health Research Institute, New York and an Associate Research Scientist at the Department of Dermatology, New York University Medical Center. She completed her residency in pediatrics at the New Jersey Medical School, University of Medicine and Dentristy of New Jersey in Newark. After her pediatrics residency, Dr. Milisavljevic joined Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons at the New York Presbyterian Hospital as an instructor of clinical pediatrics, where she also completed a Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine fellowship. In 2003, she became an Associate Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), earning UCLA’s Outstanding Tutor Award from 2008-2012, Patients’ Choice Award 2008-2012 and Compassionate Doctor Recognition 2011.

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