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news item News Thursday, March 14, 2019 Thursday, March 14, 2019 10:55 AM - Thursday, March 14, 2019 10:55 AM

Branko Bojovic, M.D., bestowed Serbia’s highest award for achievement in medicine

Shriners Hospitals for Children — Boston’s Chief of Plastic Surgery Branko Bojovic, M.D., has been awarded the Order of Karađorđe's Star for his achievements in medicine by the President of Serbia, Aleksandar Vučić. This prestigious honor is recognized as Serbia’s highest civil or military decoration. In addition to medicine, honorees are selected for accomplishments in sports, military service, art, science and humanitarianism. Dr. Bojovic traveled to Serbia to accept the award on February 15, Serbia’s National Day of Celebration.

“I was surprised, and deeply humbled,” shares Bojovic. “Most often these awards are for people who have had lifetime achievements. I was very happy to accept, as the honor reflects well on the hospitals I am affiliated with and our work in plastic and reconstructive care for patients with burns, wounds and other injuries.” He adds that it is truly a recognition for his family and the people who have trained and supported him along the way in his professional career.

Dr. Bojovic’s parents grew up in the former Yugoslavia and, while he himself was born and raised in Buffalo, New York, his family maintains strong cultural ties to Serbia. Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Katherine of the Serbian Royal Family sent a personal note of congratulations to Bojovic.

To receive recognition for achievements in Boston from the other side of the world is reflective of Shriners Hospitals for Children — Boston’s strong international presence. “What we have at Shriners that separates us from many other places is the ability to reach out and care for so many different patients across the world,” says Bojovic. “It puts into perspective that the work that all of us do is really critical in helping kids across the globe.”

Congratulations to Dr. Bojovic on this esteemed honor.

Dr. Bojovic's medal