(Vienna, 05 November 2021) Ljubomir Petricevic from the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology was elected Vice-President of ISIDOG following a secret ballot of all members of the Society. The recognised MedUni Vienna expert has been a member of the management committee of this high-calibre professional society since August 2016. He has chaired the ISIDOG Scientific Council since 2016, and in 2021 he was also elected Chairman of the Council of Country Managers.
ISIDOG is an international society focussing on infectious diseases in obstetrics and gynaecology. The Society unites scientists and clinicians from the fields of gynaecology, microbiology, immunology, biochemistry and others that are concerned with infectious diseases and women's health. It has an advisory role in the areas of research, teaching and treatment of infections in obstetrics and gynaecology.
The Council of ISIDOG Country Managers comprises all national chairmen from more than 30 member countries where this society is represented. The Council of Country Managers has the task of internationally networking researchers working in the field of infectious diseases in gynaecology and obstetrics. It also offers advice to the Board of Directors, develops the Society and supports the members at local level. It additionally helps to organise international congresses and training courses in infectiology in gynaecology and obstetrics.
About Ljubomir Petricevic
Ljubomir Petricevic was born in Subotica in Serbia in 1973. After obtaining his school leaving certificate (1992, with distinction), he studied medicine in Belgrade and Vienna. He completed his studies with his dissertation "Premature birth and infection", which was also published in the British Medical Journal (2004). He subsequently pursued his specialist medical training at MedUni Vienna's Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, which he completed in 2011. He works as a senior doctor at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology of MedUni Vienna and Vienna General Hospital. He qualified as a university lecturer in 2015 and was awarded the venia docendi (topic: Importance of Lactobacillus species for women’s health and influence on vaginal microbiota); he was awarded the title of Associate Professor in 2015.
Petricevic heads up the infection team and the microbiology laboratory for gynaecological and obstetric infections at the Vienna Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He has been the recipient of several merit-based and need-based scholarships and travel grants. His comprehensive scientific profile also includes publications and reviews written for numerous international journals.