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Dobrivoje S. Stokic, M.D., D.Sc.

Administrative Director for Research

Senior Scientist

Education and Training

University of Belgrade
Medical School, Serbia
M.D. 1981 - 1987 Medicine
University of Belgrade
Medical School, Serbia
Residency 1988 - 1991 Phys. Med. & Rehabil.

Baylor College of Medicine,
Houston, TX

Fellowship 1992 - 1995 Restorative Neurology

USMLE Part I & Part II

M.D. 1994, 1995 Medicine
University of Belgrade
Medical School, Serbia
D.Sc. 2006 Clinical Neurophysiology


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Research Interest

  • Motor control (spinal reflexes, motor cortical physiology, gait)
  • Assessment of motor function after acquired brain or spinal cord injury
  • Motor recovery, motor learning
  • Spasticity assessment and management
  • West Nile virus, neurological manifestations and pathophysiology

Current Appointments

  • Administrative Director for Research, Methodist Rehabilitation Center
  • Senior Scientist, Center for Neuroscience and Neurological Recovery
  • Affiliate Professor, Graduate School Faculty, Department of Neurobiology & Anatomical Sciences, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, MS
  • Board Member (ex-officio), Methodist Rehabilitation Center
  • Board Member (ex-officio), Wilson Research Foundation
  • Visiting Professor, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Belgrade Medical School, Belgrade, Serbia

Professional Activities

  • Journal Reviewer: Archives of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Spinal Cord, Physical Therapy, Clinical Neurophysiology, Muscle & Nerve
  • Grant Reviewer: NIDRR, CDMRP, The Netherlands Organization for Health Research and Development, Fundacio La Marato de TV3, Barcelona, Spain
  • Secretary, International Society of Restorative Neurology
  • Editorial Board Member, Muscle & Nerve
  • Editorial Board Member, Frontiers in Neurology/Neuromuscular Medicine
  • Membership Committee, American Society for Neurorehabilitation