Dr Jasna Kalanj Pediatric Specialist

Area of expertise: Cardiology in Intensive Care, Echocardiography

Membership in professional organizations:
1. Serbian Medical Society
2. Serbian Society of Echocardiographers
3. European Society of Cardiology

Scientific research activities: Echocardiography in the Intensive Care Unit

Born in Pakrac, Republic of Croatia, on April 26, 1973. She enrolled at the School of Medicine in Belgrade in 1991 and graduated in July 1998 with an average grade of 9.39. Since September 2000, she has been employed at the University Children’s Hospital in Belgrade. She started her specialization in pediatrics in the academic year 1999/2000 and passed the specialist exam on May 27, 2004, with a grade of very good. As a pediatric specialist, she works in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and in the echocardiography laboratory.

She enrolled in master’s studies in cardiology in 1999. She passed the oral master’s exam on September 30, 2009, with a grade of 10, and defended her master’s thesis titled “Echocardiographic Assessment of Central Venous Pressure in Children” on July 9, 2010, at the School of Medicine in Belgrade.

She is a member of the Serbian Medical Society, the Serbian Society of Echocardiographers, and the European Society of Cardiology. She is the author and co-author of 12 published scientific papers. She speaks English with an international certificate (IELTS Academic level, Sydney Australia). Her professional development highlights include participation in the symposium “Echocardiographic Principles in Reconstructive Mitral Valve Surgery,” Cardiology Section of the Serbian Medical Society, Belgrade 2004; “Good Clinical Practice Course,” ARCP, Belgrade, December 2007; and “Cardiovascular Intensive Care in Neonates and Children,” Zurich, Switzerland, 2008.

Published papers:
1. V. Vuksanović, V. Gal, J. Kalanj, S. Simeunović. Effect of posture on heart rate variability spectral measures in children and young adults with heart disease. International journal of cardiology 2005, Volume 101, Issue 2, Pages 273-278.
2. Međo B, Vunjak N, Atanasković-Marković M, Rsovac S, Nikolić D, Kalanj J, Čuturilo G. Indication and complication of mechanical ventilation in pediatric intensive care unit patients. 2nd Congress of the European Academy of Paediatrics – EAP, Nice, France, 2008. In Press.
3. Simeunović S, Kanjuh V, Mujović V, Jovanović I, Đukić M, Parezanović V, Vukomanović G, Milinčić Z, Ilić S, Ilisić T, Kalanj J, Čuturilo G. Evaluation and therapy of high pulmonary hypertension in patients with congenital heart disease. The First Symposium on Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care, Phuket, Thailand, February 20-22, 2003.
4. Vušurević V, Kalanj J, Tatić S, Raičević S. Congenital pulmonary alveolar proteinosis – A case report. 9th World Congress of Perinatal Medicine, Berlin, Germany, October 24-28, 2009.
5. Kalanj J, Vunjak-Maksimović N, Savčić-Koš R