TRH Crown Prince Alexander and Crown Princess Katherine attended a charity dinner in Pittsburgh yesterday, to help formalize a partnership between the Serbian Ministry of Health, The University of Belgrade Medical School and University of Pittsburgh Medical Centre (UPMC) to support the on-going advancement of medical care throughout Serbia.
Beside TRH Crown Prince Alexander and Crown Princess Katherine the organization of the event was helped by: Robert M. Friedlander, MD, MA, Chairman of the Department of Neurological Surgery, Daniel Martich, MD, Vice-President of the Physician Services and Natasa Sokolovich, JD, MSHCPM, Executive Director of the UPMC Telehealth.
Presently, the greatest needs from the Serbian doctors revolve mostly around paediatric, ICU and oncology patients. At this stage, the program will focus on providing UPMC telemedicine consultative services for paediatric patients with rare diseases and cancer patients. Additionally, as there is a need for Serbian doctors to gain specialized expertise, the goal is to develop an educational partnership whereby Serbian Physicians can come to Pittsburgh and shadow with UPMC experts to develop necessary medical expertise that they can bring back to their country to serve their patients.
The event was also attended by a number of UPMC physicians and executives, medical leaders, members of the Serbian community – including leaders from the SNF (Serb National Foundation), Dr. Nenad, Dr. Milena and Dr. Bora Janicijevic, Dr. Miroslav and Dr. Divna Djokic, as well as other generous Pittsburgh community leaders who have donated support to the advancement of the Serbian medical system.
The goal of this event is to continue to develop a long-term partnership with the leading healthcare institutions in Serbia.