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Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Houston, Texas

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Milan R. Dinitrijevic, M.D., D. Sc

Photo Milan R. Dinitrijevic, M.D., D. ScProfessor

Medical School: University of Ljubljana, School of Medicine, Ljubljana, Yugoslavia, 1955
Internship: Regional Hospital, Nis and Ljubljana, Yugoslavia; Stockholm School of Medicine, Stockholm, Sweden
Residency: University of Ljubljana School of Medicine, Ljubljana, Yugoslavia
Fellowship: Research in Radiochemistry, Institute of Nuclear Sciences, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Yugoslavia; EEG and Clinical Neurophysiology, St. Thomas Hospital, Marseilles, France; Neurology Institute of Neurology, Queens Square, London; Clinical Neurophysiology, Linkoping University, Linkoping, Sweden

Board Certification: Board of Neurology and Psychology, Ljubljana, Yugoslavia
Sub-Specialty: Restorative Neurology
Research Interest: Neurophysiology



Significant Professional Activities:
  • Ludwig Boltzman Institute for Electrostimulation and Rehabilitation
    • Sr. Science Consultant
  • Ludwig Boltzman Institute for Restorative Neurology and Neuromodulation
    • Consultant
  • Journal of Neurotrauma
    • Member, Editorial Board
  • Journal of Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience
    • Member, Editorial Board
  • EEG and Clinical Neurophysiology
    • Member, Board of Consulting Editors
  • Neurologia Croatica (Zagreb)
    • Member, Editorial Council
  • International Spinal Research Trust
    • Member, Scientific Advisory Board
  • American Academy of Clinical Neurophysiology
    • Member, Executive Council
  • Kent Waldrep National Paralysis Foundation
    • Member, Science Advisory Board
  • Dystonia Medical Research Foundation
    • Member, Medical Advisory Board
  • Australian Neuromuscular Research Institute
    • Member, Scientific Advisory Committee
  • Chang Gung Memorial Hospital and College of Medicine
    • Consultant


Selected Publications:

Dimitrijevic MM, Dimitrijevic MR. Clinical elements for the NMS and FES protocols in the practice of neurorehabilitation. 7th International Workshop on FES Proceedings, 2001. Abstract.

Dimitrijevic MR. What does the human brain tell to the spinal cord to generate and control standing and walking. World Congress of Neuroinformatics Proceedings, Vienna Austria, 2001. Abstract.

Dimitrijevic MR, Minassian K, Murg M et al. Study of locomotor capabilities induced by spinal cord stimulation (SCS) of the human lumbar cord isolated from the brain control by post traumatic spinal cord injury. Soc for Neuroscience, 27:935-936, 2001.

Dimitrijevic MR, Dimitrijevic MM. Clinical Elements for the NMS and FES protocols in the practice of neurorehabilitation. Artificial Organs, 26(3), May 2002.

Dimitrijevic MR, Minassian K, Jilge B, Rattay F. Initiation of standing and locomotion like movements in complete SCI subjects 'by mimicking' brain stem control of lumbar network with spinal cord stimulation. 4th International Symposium on Experimental SCI Repair and Regeneration Proceedings, 2002. Abstract.

Jilge B, Minassian K, Dimitrijevic MR. Involuntary movements of paralyzed lower limbs and residual brain control below spinal cord injury. Word Congress of Neuroinfomatics Proceedings, 2001. Abstract.

Jilge B, Minassian K, Dimitrijevic MR. Electrical stimulation of the human lumbar cord can elicit standing parallel extension of paralyzed lower limbs after spinal cord injury. Word Congress of Neuroinfomatics Proceedings, 2001. Abstract.

Minassian K, Rattay F, Dimitrijevic MR. Features of the reflex responses of the human lumbar cord isolated from the brain but during externally controlled locomotor activity. World Congress of Neuroinformatics Proceedings, Vienna Austria, 2001. Abstract.

Minassian K, Rattay F, Dimitrijevic MR. A computer simulation and electrophysiological methods to identify the primary stimulated spinal cord structures with epidural World Congress of Neuroinformatics Proceedings, Vienna Austria, 2001. Abstract.

Minassian K, Pinter MM, Murg M, Binder H, Sherwood A, Dimitrijevic MR. Effective spinal cord stimulation (SCS) train for evoking stepping locomotor movement of paralyzed human lower limbs due to SCI elicit a late response additionally to the early monosynaptic response. Soc for Neuroscience, 27:935-942, 2001.

Pinter MM, Jilge B, Dimitrijevic MR. Putative contribution of residual brain control below spinal cord injury to the involuntary movements of the paralyzed lower limbs. World Congress of Neuroinformatics Proceedings, Vienna Austria, 2001. Abstract.

Sherwood AM, McKay WB, Dimitrijevic MR. Tracing spinal cord control following spinal cord injury. World Congress of Neuroinformatics Proceedings, Vienna Austria, 2001. Abstract.

Dimitrijevic MR. What does the human brain tell the spinal cord to generate standing and walking? Proceedings of the 8th Annual Congress of the European Federation for Research and Rehabilitation (EFRR), 2004. Abstract.

Dimitrijevic MR. Neuromonitoring of the acute spinal cord injury. Proceedings of the 5th Annual Meeting on the Repair of Spinal Cord Injury, 2004. Abstract.

Dimitrijevic MR. Muscle as a source of sensory input for the brain in patients with progressive neuromuscular disorders. Proceedings of the 8th Annual Meeting of the European Alliance of Muscular Dystrophy Associations (EAMDA), 2003. Abstract.

Jilge B, Minassian K, Rattay F, Pinter F, Gestenbrand MM, Binder F, Dimitrijevic MR. Initiating extension of the lower limbs in subjects with complete spinal cord injury by epidural lumbar cord stimulation. Exp Brain Res, 154(3):308-326, 2004.

Sarabon N, Dimitrijevic MM, Zidar J, Michelin M, Dimitrijevic MR. Temporal summation of afferent input by stimulus below the level of sensory perception can induce modification of motor cortex excitability. In: Basic Motor Control to Functional Recovery III. Sofia, Klement Ohridski University Press, 2003


Contact Information

Milan R. Dimitrijevic, M.D.
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Baylor College of Medicine
6550 Fannin, Suite 1421
Houston, Texas 77030
713-798-1471
713-798-4688 FAX
Naisus@cs.com

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