Dobrivoje S. Stokic, M.D., D.Sc.
Dr. Stokic is a senior scientist and administrative director for research in the Center for Neuroscience and Neurological Recovery at Methodist Rehabilitation Center in Jackson, Mississippi. He finished medical school (1987), completed a residency in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (1991), and earned a doctoral degree (2005) from the Faculty of Medicine, University of Belgrade, Serbia. From 1991 until 1997, he was a postdoctoral fellow and research associate in the Division of Restorative Neurology & Human Neurobiology at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX. He joined Methodist Rehabilitation Center in 1997 to establish a research program. Since that time, Methodist Rehab has been awarded over $8M in external funding.
His research interest is in the areas of translational neuroscience and laboratory evaluation of human spinal cord injury, brain injury, and stroke. He has published over 100 peer-reviewed manuscripts and several book chapters. Dr. Stokic regularly serves as a journal and grant reviewer and has received research funds from federal, state, industry and private sources. He has served on the Editorial Board of several peer-review journals (Muscle & Nerve, Frontiers in Neurology, International Journal of Rehabilitation Research) and is currently on the Membership Committee of theAmerican Society for Neurorehabilitation.