Prof. dr Zorica Živković

Prof. dr Zorica Živković

Personal data

Name: Zivkovic Zorica, MD
Specialist register: Pediatrics, Respiratory Medicine
Nationality: Serb

Professional data

Full professor in Paediatrics
American School of Medicine at Belgrade / Former US Medical School
European University, Belgrade, Serbia
Date of appointment: February 2009

Faculty of Pharmacy, Novi Sad, Serbia
Business Academy, Novi Sad, Serbia
Date of appointment: October 2014


Medical Doctor 1984 Belgrade University
M.Sc. 1991 Belgrade University
Specialist in Pediatrics 1992 Belgrade University
DM 1996 Belgrade University


International Diagnostic Course “Thorax” Davos, 1985
Internationa Diagnostic Course “Bones and Joints” Davos, 1987
International Diagnostic Course “Bones and Joints” Davos, 1988
International Diagnostic Course “ Lung and Heart Diseases” Davos, 1990
Postgraduate Course of European Society for Paediatric Radiology, Munich, 1990
Clinical Training in paediatric pulmonology, Children’s Hospital for Lung Diseases, Budapest, 1993
Clinical Training in paediatric respiratory diseases and paediatric intensive care medicine,
University Children’s Hospital, Frankfurt/Main, 1996
Clinical Training in paediatric pulmonology and asthmology, King’s College, Royal Brompton
Hospital, Great Ormond Street Hospital, London 1997/1998
Clinical Training in paediatric pulmonology, Armand-Trousseau Hospital, Paris 1998
Postgraduate Course “Resuscitation, Emergency and Intensive Care Medicine for Neonates and Children” Ipokrates/ESPNIC, Maribor, Slovenia 2000
ACCP Course on Good Clinical Practise, Belgrade 2004 (certificate given)
Postgraduate Course “Basics in Asthma”, ERS School, Oslo, Norway 2005
Research ERS Serminar “Severe Asthma”, ERS School, Athens, Greece 2007
Research ERS Seminar “Post-genome Respiratory Epidemiology- interdisciplinary approach”, ERS School, Paris, France, 2008
Research ERS Seminar “International seminar on rationale and use of surfactant and continuous positive airway pressure in extremely low gestational age neonates”, Vienna, Austria 2009
Research ERS Seminar “Managing the lung of the extremely low gestational age neonate (ELGAN) in the delivery room”, Barcelona, Spain 2010
COST 2nd Conference “European Network for Translational Research in Children’s and Adult Interstitial Lung Disease, Belgrade, Serbia, 2018
COST 3rd Conference “European Network for Translational Research in Children’s and Adult Interstitial Lung Disease, Timisoara Romania, 2019

Professional Activities

International Societes

World Association of Bronchology (1994-)
American Association of Bronchology (1994-)
European Society for Intensive Care Medicine (1995-)
European Society for Pediatric Intensive Care Medicine (1995-)
European Society for Pediatric Infectious Diseases (1997-)
European Academy for Allergy and Clinical Immunology (1999-)
European Respiratory Society (1996-) – Chairman of the Scientific Group for Pediatric
Asthma and Allergy (1999-2003)
European Respiratory Society – Member-at-Large, Executive and Advocacy Committee (2003-2006), Liason officer ERS/EAP 2005-2008, Member of Long Range Planning Committee, Pediatric Assembly of ERS 2005-2008
American Thoracic Society, International Board member  2010
ACRP (Association of Clinical Research Associate)  Serbian Chamber, GCP Certificate 2006

National Societies

Serbian Respiratory Association (2001- ongoing)
Association of Preventive Pediatrics  (2013 – ongoing)
Association of Pediatric Pulmonologist of Serbia (2022- ongoing)

Publishing Activites

Editor in-chief of the scientific journal “Children’s Pulmonology”, 1991-2002
Editor in-chief of the official journal of the Association of Preventive Pediatrics of Serbia, “Preventive Pediatrics”, 2015-
Associate Editor in Frontiers in Pediatrics (2021-ongoing)
Reviewing for : World Allergy Organization Journal, Allergologia et Immunopathologia, European Journal of Integrative Medicine, Frontiers in Pulmonology, Frontiers in Pediatrics, Frontiers in Allergology, Serbian Archives

Grants and sponsorships

John Soros Foundation in Yugoslavia
Federal Association for Science and Development
Republic Association for Science and Technical Collaboration
ERS Training Fellowship
The British Council (Office in Belgrade) Fellowship

Present clinical work

Head of the Paediatric Department , Center for Lung Disaeses and TB, Medical Center “Dr Dragisa Misovic” from 1994-1996.
Head of the Intensive Care Unit, Center for Lung Disaeses and TB, Medical Center “Dr Dragisa Misovic” from 1996-1998.
Head of the Center for Lung Disaeses and TB, Medical Center “Dr Dragisa Misovic” from 1998-2001.
Head of the Department of Paediatric Pulmonology, Center for Lung Disaeses and TB, Medical Center “Dr Dragisa Misovic”2005-2009
Head of Bronchology Department, Children’s Hospital for Lung Diseases and TB, Medical Center “Dr Dragisa Misovic”, 2008-2011
Head of Department of Pediatric Tuberculosis, Children’s Hospital for Lung Diseases and TB, Medical Center “Dr Dragisa Misovic”, 2021

Languages  spoken: English, Serbian

Clinical research and studying

The study of correlation between clinical, laboratory and radiographic findings in acute asthmatic crisis in children 1991
The study of bronchoscopic examination in children 1993-1996
International multicentric study on prevalence of childhood asthma and allergies (ISAAC phase 3) 2000/2002
ERS Educational Grant: Clinical Efficacy of Educational Intervention in Asthmatic Children and their Parents 2004- 2006
ERS Task Force: Definition, assessment and treatment of wheezing disorders in preschool children: an evidence-based approach 2006-2008
ERS Task Force: Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia 2007-2011
ERS School Task Force: Pediatric Harmonisation of  European Respiratory Medicine Specialties (pediatric HERMES) 2007-2011
European Commision, Health and Consumers Directorate- General: SINPHONIE (Schools Indoor Pollution and Health: Observatory Network in Europe, (Tender SANCO/2009/C4/04) No 2010/S 119-179355
“Rare Diseases in Pediatric Orthopedics”  Ministry of Science, Republic of Serbia (Grant No. 41004) 2011 – 2019
COST Action BM1407- Better Evidence to Advance Therapeutic options for PCD (BEAT-PCD). National Coordinator. 2015 -2019
COST Action CA 16125- ChILD (Interstitial lung diseases form childhood to dulthood). National Coordinator. 2017-  ongoing
PADI – International study on Eczema and Food Allergy. PI 2018 – 2021 


Articles published in Journals indexed in Current Contents (CC) or Science Citation Index


1. Vukašinović Z, Živković Z. Bone and joint tuberculosis in children. J Bone Joint Surg Br – Eur Instr Course Lect, 2003; 6:72-9.

2. Vukašinović Z, Spasovski D, Živković Z. Musculoskeletal trauma services in Serbia. Clin Orthop Relat Res, 2008; 466:2337-42.

3. Brand P, Baraldi E, Bisgaard H, Boner AL, Castro-Rodriguez A, Custovic A, de Blic J, de Jongste JC, Eber E, Everard M, Frez U, Gappa M, Garcia-Marcos L, Grigg J, Lenney W, le Souef  P, Mc Kenzie S, Merkus PJ, Midulla F, Paton JZ, Piacentini G, Pohunek P, Rossi GA, Seddon P, Silverman M, Sly PD, Stick S, Valiulis A, van Aalderen WMC, Wildhaber JH, Wennergren G, Wilson N,  Zivković Z, Bush A. ERS Task Force. Definition, assessment and treatment of wheezing disorders in preschool children: an evidence-based approach. Eur Respir J, 2008; 32:1096-110. DOI:   10.1183/09031936.00002108.

4. Ait-Khaled N, Pearce N, Anderson HR, Ellwood P, Montefort S, Shah J, and the ISAAC Phase Three Study Group (…Zivković Z…). Global map of the prevalence of symptoms of rhinoconjunctivitis in children: The International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood (ISAAC) Phase Three. Allergy, 2009; 64:123-48.

5. Vukašinović Z, Spasovski D, Vučetić Č, Čobeljić G, Živković Z, Matanović D. Triple pelvic osteotomy in the treatment of Legg-Calve-Perthes disease. Int Orthop, 2009;  33:1377-83. DOI 10.1007/s00264-009-0745-x

6. Ellwood P, Williams H, Ait-Khaled N, Bjorksten B, Robertson C  and the ISAAC Phase Three Study Group, collaborators 33 (…Živković Z…). Translation of questions: the International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood (ISAAC) experience. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 2009; 13(9):1174-82.

7. Cerović S, Živković Z, Milenković B, Jocić Stojanović J, Opančina Bajec A, Vukašinović Z, Veković V. The Serbian Version of the Pediatric Asthma Quality of Life Questionnaire in Daily Practice. J Asthma 2009; 46:936-9. DOI:10.3109/02770900903265812

8. Vukašinović Z, Pelilo F, Spasovski D, Šešlija I, Živković Z, Matanović D. Triple pelvic osteotomy for the treatment of residual hip dysplasia. Analysis of complications. Hip International 2009;  19(4):315-22.

9. Lesic I, Maurer E, Strippoli MP, Kuehni CE, Barbato A, Frischer T; ERS Task Force on Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia in children (Azevedo I, Baktai G…..Živković Z). Primary ciliary dyskinesia (PcD) in Austria. Wien Klin Wochenschr 2009; 121(19-20):616-22.

10. Odhiambo JA, Williams HC, Clayton TO, Robertson CF, Asher MI; Isaac Phase Three Srudy Group, collaborators 264 (Ait-Khaled M, Anderson HR…Živković Z…Goh DY, Voyi K). Global Variations in prevalence of eczema symptoms in children from ISAAC Phase Three. JACI 2009; 124(6):1251-8.

11. Gappa M, Paediatric HERMES ERS Task Force (Task Force Group includes Zivkovic Z). Paediatric Respiratory Medicine – The European Perspective. Paediatr Respir Rev 2010; 11:64-5.

12. Gappa M, NoelJL, Severin T, Paton JY, Paediatric HERMES ERS Task Force (Task Force Group includes  Zivkovic Z). European Curriculum Recommendations for Training in Paediatric Respiratory Medicine: one step further. Eur Respir J 2010, 36(3):478-9. DOI: 10.1183/09031936.00097410

13. Kuehni CE, Frischer T, Strippoli MP, Maurer E, Bush A, Nielsen KG, Ecsribano A, Lucas JS, Yiallouros P, Oman H, Eber E, O’Callaghan C, Snijders D, Barbato A; ERS Task Force on Primary Cilliary  Dyskinesia in Children  (Task Force Group includes Zivkovic Z). Factors  influencing age at diagnosis of primary ciliary dyskinesia in European children. Eur Respir  J 2010, 36(6):1248-58. DOI: 10.1183/09031936.00001010

14. Pajić M, Vukašinović Z, Sokić S, Šešlija I, Živković Z. Sistematsko suzbijanje razvojnog poremećaja kuka kod novorodjenčadi i odojčadi na području Vrbasa i Kule. Srp Arh Celok Lek 2010; 138 (11-12): 732-736.  DOI:10.2298/SARH1012732P

15. Radić S, Gvozdenović B, Pešić I, Živković Z, Škodrić-Trifunović V. Exposure to tobacco smoke among asthmatic children: parents’ smoking habits and level of education. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 2011, 15(2):276-280.

16. Maksimović N, Janković S, Marinković J, Sekulović L, Živković Z, Spirić V. Health-related quality of life in patients with atopic dermatitis. J Dermatol 2012; 39: 42-47.

17. Strippoli M, Frischer T, Barbato A, Snijders D, Maurer E, Lucas J, Eber E, Karadag B, Pohunek P, Zivkovic Z, Escribano A, O’Callghan C, Bush A, Kuehni C. Management of primary ciliray dyskinesia in European children: recommendations and clinical practice. Eur Respir J, 2012; 39:1482-1491. DOI: 10.1183/09031936.00073911

18. Vukasinovic Z, Spasovski D, Kralj-Iglic V, Marinkovic-Eric J, Seslija I, Zivkovic Z, Spasovski V. Impact of triple pelvic osteotomy on contact stress pressure distribution in the hip joint. Int Orthop 2013; 37: 95-98. DOI 10.1007/s00264-012-1727-y

19. Srzentić S, Nikčević G, Spasovski D, Baščarević Z, Živković Z, Terzić-Šupić Z, Matanović D, Djorjdević V, Pavlović S, Spasovski V.  Predictive genetic markers of coagulation, inflammation and apoptosis in Perthes disease—Serbian experience. Eur J Pediatr, 2015; 174: 1085-1092. DOI:10.1007/s00431-015-2510-z.

20. Caminati M, Djurić-Filipović I, Arasi S, Peroni D, Živković Z, Senna G. Respiratory allergies in childhood: Recent advances and future challenges. Pediatr Allergy Immunol , 2015: 26: 702 -710. DOI 10.1111/pai.12509

21. Djurić-Filipović I, Živković Z. Sublingual immunotherapy in children. World J Pediatr. 2016;12(3):283-290. DOI  10.1007/s12519-015-0074-7. 

22. Goutaki M, Maurer E, Halbeisen FS, Amirav I, Barbato A, Behan L, Boon M, Casaulta C, Clement A, Crowley S, Haarman E, Hogg C, Karadag B, Koerner-Rettberg C, Leigh MW, Loebinger MR,  Mazurek H,  Morgan L,  Nielsen KG,  Omran H, Schwerk N,  Scigliano S, Werner C, Yiallouros P, Zivkovic Z, Lucas JS, Kuehni CE. The international primary ciliary dyskinesia cohort (iPCD Cohort): methods and first results.European Respiratory Journal Jan 2017, 49 (1) 1601181; DOI: 10.1183/13993003.01181-2016

23. Panayiotis Kouis, Myrofora Goutaki, Florian,S. Halbeisen, Ifigeneia Gioti, Nicos Middleton, Israel Amirav, Angelo Barbato, Laura Behan, Mieke Boon, Nagehan Emiralioglu, Eric Haarman, Bulent Karadag, Cordula Koerner Rettberg, Romain Lazor, Michael Loebinger, Bernard Maitre, Henryk Mazurek, Lucy Morgan, KimGjerum Nielsen, Heymut Omran, Ugur Özçelik, Mareike Price, Andrzej Pogorzelski, Deborah Snjiders, Guillaume Thouvenin, Claudius Werner, Zorica Zivkovic, Claudia E. Kuehni, Panayiotis K. Yiallouros. Prevalence and Impact of Lung Resection in Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia: a cohort and nested case-control study. European Respiratory Journal 2018,  52: PA5023; DOI: 10.1183/13993003.congress-2018.PA5023

24. Kouis, P, Goutaki, M, Halbeisen, F.S. et al (Zivkovic Zorica included). Prevalence and course of disease after lung resection in primary ciliary dyskinesia: a cohort & nested case-control study. Respir Res 2019, 212;

25. Balocha RM, Maesano CN, Christoffersen J, Banerjeea S, Gabriel M, Csobod E, de Oliveira Fernandes E, Annesi-Maesano I,on behalf of the SINPHONIE Study group (Zivkovic Z included). Indoor air pollution, physical and comfort parameters related to school children’s health: Data from the European SINPHONIE study. Science of The Total Environment 2020, 

26. Filipovic I, Ostojic O, Vekovic V, Lackovic M and Zivkovic Z. Combination of Lactobacillus Rhamnosus LGG, Vitamin D3 and Zn in Preventing Atopic Dermatitis in Infancy. American Journal of Pediatrics 2020, 6 (3); 280-284.

27. Kotur N, Skakic A, Klaassen K,Gasic V, Zukic B, Skodric-Trifunovic V, Stjepanovic M, Zivkovic Z, Ostojic O, Stevanovic G, Lavadinovic L, Pavlovic S and Stankovic B. Association of Vitamin D, Zinc and Selenium Related Genetic Variants with COVID-19 Disease Severity. Front. Nutr. (published 04 June 2021) 8:689419.doi: 10.3389/fnut.2021.689419

28. Athimalaipet V Ramanan ,Neena Modi , Saskia N de Wildt , c4c Learning from COVID-19 Group (Beate Aurich, Sophia Bakhtadze, Francisco J Bautista Sirvent, Fernando Cabañas, Lisa Campbell, Michaela Casanova, Philippa Charlton, Wallace Crandall, Irmgard Eichler, Laura Fregonese, Daniel B Hawcutt, Pablo Iveli, Thomas Jaki, Bosanka Jocic-Jakubi, Mats Johnson, Florentina Kaguelidou, Bülent Karadag, Lauren E Kelly, Ming Lim, Carmen Moreno, Eva Neumann, Cécile Ollivier, Mehdi Oualha, Genny Raffaeli, Maria A Ribeiro, Emmanuel Roilides, Teresa de Rojas, Alba Rubio San Simón, Nicolino Ruperto, Maurizio Scarpa, Matthias Schwab, Angeliki Siapkara, Yogen Singh, Anne Smits, Pasquale Striano, Silvana A M Urru, Marina Vivarelli, Saskia de Wildt, Zorica Zivkovic) Improving clinical paediatric research and learning from COVID-19: recommendations by the Conect4Children expert advice group . Pediatr Res 2021 Jun 7;1-9.

Chapters in books, educational materials

1.Živković  Z. Terapija kiseonikom kod plućnih bolesti u dečjem uzrastu. U grupa autora: Farmakoterapija u dečjoj pulmologiji. Grafožig, Beograd, 2000; 113-118.

2.Živković  Z, Mitić M. Mikotične infekcije pluća. U grupa autora: Farmakoterapija u dečjoj pulmologiji. Grafožig, Beograd,  2000; 281-286.

3.Živković   Z, Mitić M. Intersticijalne bolesti pluća. U grupa autora: Farmakoterapija u dečjoj pulmologiji. Grafožig, Beograd, 2000, 287-288.

4.Živković  Z, Mitić M. Sarkoidoza. U grupa autora: Farmakoterapija u dečjoj pulmologiji. Grafožig, Beograd, 2000; 289-290.

5.Alergen specifična imunoterapija, nacionalni konsenzus. Radna grupa za izradu nacionalnog konsenzusa; urednik Rajica Stošović. Beograd 2005 (Loznica 2005)

6.Živković  Z, Cerović S, Djurić-Filipović I, Vukašinović Z, Jocić-Stojanović J, Bajec-Opančina A.  (2012). Clinical Implications and Facts About Allergic Rhinitis (AR) in Children, Allergic Rhinitis, Prof. Marek Kowalski (Ed.), ISBN: 978-953-51-0288-5, InTech, available from:

7.Živković  Z, James Paton. Pulmonary TB, latent TB and in vivo and in vitro tests. In Pediatric Respiratory Medicine. E. Eber, F. Midulla (Ed.), European Respiratory Society, 2013, 270-284ISBN 978-1-84984-038-5.

8.Djuric-Filipovic I,  Zivanovic S, Kostić G, Filipovic Dj,Caminati M and  Zivkovic Z. (2017). Current Issues on Immunotherapy in Children in Allergen, ISBN 978-953-51-3568-5  InTech, available from

9.Filipovic I, Lackovic M, Mihajlovic S, Filipović Dj, Bakic T and Zivkovic Z. (September 16th 2020). Probiotics in Allergic Diseases edited by Prof. Celso Pereira [Online First], IntechOpen, DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.93535. ISBN print : 978-1-83962-723-1 ,Online: 9781-83962-724-8, PDF: 978-1-83962-735-4. Available from:

10. Filipovic I, Lackovic M, Mihajlovic S, Filipović Đ,  Bakic T and  Zivkovic Z (September 16th 2020). Probiotics in Allergic Diseases [Online First], IntechOpen, DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.93535. Available from: