Prof. Marija Djuric

Institute of Anatomy, School of Medicine,
University of Belgrade, Serbia
Full time Professor



1991 Ph.D. (Physical Anthropology), School of Medicine, University of Novi Sad, Serbia 
1988 M
.Sc. (Surgical Anatomy), School of Medicine, University of Belgrade, Serbia 
1983 MD degree, School of Medicine, University of Belgrade, Serbia


Publications (Selected)

  1. Janovic A, Milovanovic P, Sopta J, Rakocevic Z, Filipovic V, Nenezic D, Djuric M. Intracranial Arteriovenous Malformations as a Possible Cause of Endocranial Bone Lesions and Associated Neurological Disorder. International Journal of Osteoarchaeology 2012; in press - doi: 10.1002/oa.2266.
  2. Bernhard A, Milovanovic P, Zimmermann EA, Hahn M, Djonic D, Krause M, Breer S, Püschel K, Djuric M, Amling M, Busse B. Micro-morphological properties of osteons reveal changes in cortical bone stability during aging, osteoporosis, and bisphosphonate treatment in women. Osteoporosis International 2013; in press - DOI: 10.1007/s00198-013-2374-x
  3. Milovanovic P, Djuric M, Neskovic O, Djonic D, Potocnik J, Nikolic S, Stoiljkovic M, Zivkovic V, Rakocevic Z. 2013. Atomic Force Microscopy Characterization of the External Cortical Bone Surface in Young and Elderly Women: Potential Nanostructural Traces of Periosteal Bone Apposition During Aging. Microscopy and Microanalysis DOI 10.1017/S1431927613001761
  4. Nikolić S, Živković V, Gačić Manojlović E, Milovanović P, Djonić D, Djurić M. Does the Myocardial Bridge Protect the Coronary from Atherosclerosis? A Comparison between the Branches of the Dual-left Anterior Descending Coronary Artery Type 3: An Autopsy Study. Atherosclerosis 2013; 227(1): 89-94.
  5. Milenkovic P , Djukic K, Djonic D , Milovanovic P, Djuric M. Skeletal age estimation based on medial clavicle—a test of the method reliability. International Journal of Legal Medicine 2013; 127(3):667-676.
  6. Djuric M, Zagorac S, Milovanovic P, Djonic D, Nikolic S, Hahn M, Zivkovic V, Bumbasirevic M, Amling M, Marshall R. Enhanced trabecular micro-architecture of the femoral neck in hip osteoarthritis vs. healthy controls: a micro-computer tomography study in postmenopausal women. International Orthopedics 2013; 37(1): 21-26.
  7. Djonic D, Djuric M, Bassioni-Stamenic F, McFarland W, Knezevic T, Nikolic S, Zivkovic V, Vallabhaneni S. HIV-Related Risk Behaviors Among Roma Youth in Serbia: Results of Two Community-Based Surveys. The Journal of adolescent health 2013; 52(2):234-240.
  8. Milovanovic P, Djuric M, Rakocevic Z. Age-dependence of power spectral density and fractal dimension of bone mineralized matrix in AFM topography images: Potential correlates of bone tissue age and bone fragility in female femoral neck trabeculae. Journal of Anatomy 2012; 221(5): 427-433.
  9. Milovanovic P, Djonic D, Marshall RP, Hahn M, Nikolic S, Zivkovic V, Amling M, Djuric M. Micro-structural basis for particular vulnerability of the superolateral neck trabecular bone in the postmenopausal women with hip fractures. Bone 2012; 50: 63-68.
  10. Milovanovic P, Potocnik J, Djonic D, Nikolic S, Zivkovic V, Djuric M, Rakocevic Z. Age-related deterioration in trabecular bone mechanical properties at material level: Nanoindentation study of the femoral neck in women by using AFM. Experimental Gerontology 2012; 47: 154-159.
  11. Nikolic S, Zivkovic V, Babic D, Djonic D, Djuric M. Systemic fat embolism and the patent foramen ovale-A prospective autopsy study, Injury-International Journal of the Care of the Injured 2012; 43(5): 608-612.
  12. Zivkovic V, Nikolic S, Strajina V, Babic D, Djonic D, Djuric M. Pontomedullary lacerations and concomitant head and neck injuries: their underlying mechanism. A prospective autopsy study. Forensic Science Medicine and Pathology 2012; 8(3): 237-242.
  13. Tanasic I, Tihacek-Sojic Lj, Milic-Lemic A, Djuric M, Mitrovic N, Milosevic M, Sedmak A. Optical aspect of deformation analysis in the bone-denture complex. Collegium Antropologicum 2012; 36(1): 173-178.
  14. Zivkovic V, Nikolic S, Babic D, Djonic D, Atanasijevic T, Djuric M. Pontomedullary Lacerations in Falls from a Height: A Retrospective Autopsy Study. Journal of Forensic Sciences 2012; 57(3): 654-657.
  15. Nikolic S, Zivkovic V, Strajina V, Djonic D, Popovic V, Djuric M. Lung fat embolism in a body changed by putrefaction: a hip fracture antemortem in origin. Medicine Science and the Law 2012; 52(3): 178-180.
  16. Zivkovic V, Nikolic S, Strajina V, Djonic D, Babic D, Djuric M.  (2012) Pontomedullary lacerations in pedestrians: an autopsy study. Medicine Science and the Law 2012; 52(2): 107-111.
  17. Marinkovic N, Djuric M. Premortal data in the process of skeletal remains identification. Vojnosanitetski Pregled 2012; 69(6): 475-480.
  18. Milovanovic P, Potocnik J, Stoiljkovic M, Djonic D, Nikolic S, Neskovic O, Djuric M, Rakocevic Z. Nanostructure and mineral composition of trabecular bone in the lateral femoral neck: implications for bone fragility in elderly women. Acta Biomaterialia 2011; 7(9): 3446-3451.
  19. Djonic D, Milovanovic P, Nikolic S, Ivovic M, Marinkovic J, Beck T, Djuric M. Inter-sex differences in structural properties of aging femora: implications on differential bone fragility: a cadaver study. Journal of Bone and Mineral Metabolism 2011; 29(4): 449-457.