Dragan Micic was born on 13 January 1950 in Belgrade. He finished high school in Kragujevac as the best graduate of his generation and winner of Vuk’s Diploma, and the Faculty of Medicine in Belgrade on 22 January 1974 with an average grade of 9.68. He became a specialist in internal medicine in 1981 at the Faculty of Medicine in Belgrade.
He obtained the title of Master of Science on 26 December 1977 at the Faculty of Medicine in Belgrade, defending his master’s degree: Insulinemia and steroids during the painful phase of ulcerative colitis. He got his PhD at the Faculty of Medicine in Belgrade on 25 February 1981 by defending the thesis: Dynamic response of prolactin, STH and cortisol in insulin-induced hypoglycemia in obese individuals.
From 16 November 1996 he has been a regular professor of Internal Medicine at the Faculty of Medicine in Belgrade. He was the Head of the Clinic for Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolic Diseases of the Clinical Center of Serbia (CCS) from 11 December 2012 to 1 October 2015. He held the position of the Head of the Department for Obesity, Metabolic and Reproductive Disorders at the Clinic for Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolic Diseases of the CCS and Head of the Center. for obesity, CCS until 1 October 2015. He has been the vice dean for specialist teaching at the Faculty of Medicine in Belgrade since 1 December 2009. and the Head of the Department for postgraduate teaching in endocrinology at the Faculty of Medicine in Belgrade (re-elected in October 2015 for a period of three years). He was a member of the Scientific Council of the Clinical Center of Serbia, assistant director of the Clinical Center of Serbia for Internal Medicine, vice dean of the Faculty of Medicine for regular teaching (2004-2009). He was the Chairman of the Board of Directors at the Institute for Thyroid Gland and Metabolism in Zlatibor and the Institute for Rheumatology in Belgrade (2002-2009). In 2010, he was elected a member of the Scientific Council of the Clinical Center of Serbia, and in 2012, as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Special Hospital for Thyroid Gland and Metabolic Diseases Cigota in Zlatibor. On 27 February 2013, he was elected a member of the Professional Council of the Clinical Center of Serbia. On 27 November 2014, he was appointed president of the National Expert Commission for Endocrinology and held that position until 2022. On 27 July 2015, he was elected president of the Health Council of Serbia for a five-year term. On 24 November 2022, he was re-elected a member of the Council of the University of Belgrade with a 4 years term.
Endocrinology subspecialist since 1983. By decision of the Federal Minister for Science, Technology and Development of the FR Yugoslavia, he was appointed an expert in the field of medicine and endocrinology.
Completed the First Postgraduate EFES Course in Endocrinology in Spain (1994). He trained at the University Clinic in Ulm (1981), St. Bartholomew’s Hospital in London (1986), Middlesex Hospital in London (1987 and 1988), Joslin Diabetes Institute in Boston (1988), Peter Bent Brigham Hospital at Harvard University in Boston (1988), Steno Memorial Hospital in Copenhagen (1998) and Aker University Hospital in Oslo (2010). He was elected the Visiting Professor at the Medical University of Cluj (Romania) on 7 November 2007, and the Visiting Professor at the Cerrahpasa Faculty of Medicine of the University of Istanbul (Turkey) on 28 November 2014.
He was elected an extraordinary member of the SLD Medical Academy in 1996, and then a regular member in 2004. Member of the New York Academy of Sciences since 1998. He was elected a corresponding member of SANU on 30 October 2003. He was elected a regular member of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts (SASA) on 5 November 2009. On 23 May 2013, he was elected a foreign member of the Academy of Sciences and Arts of the Republic of Srpska (ANURS).
He served as the vice president of the SANU Interdepartmental Committee for Human Reproduction and is a member of the SANU Cardiovascular Pathology Committee and the SASA Somnology Committee. In 2005, he was elected a member of the Royal Medical Board. From November 2007 to December 2015, he was the deputy secretary of the Department of Medical Sciences, SASA. In 2009, he became the Chairman of the Committee for Endocrinology and Environmental Factors of SASA. On 23 December 2015 he was elected secretary of the Medical Department of SASA. On 26 May 2011 he was elected vice-president of the European Association for the Study of Obesity (EASO), based in London. At the end of June 2011, he became a member of the Committee of Experts for the Evaluation of Scientific Research Projects at the Ministry of Science and Innovation in Spain (CAIBER).
In 2004, he got SCOPE (Specialist Certification of Obesity Professional Education) Founder by the International Association for the Study of Obesity in London. He is the President of the Serbian Association for the Fight against Obesity, President of the Obesity Committee of the Endocrinology Section of the SLD. He is a member of SLD, EASD (European Association for the Study of Diabetes), IDF (International Diabetes Federation), ADA (American Diabetes Association), ENEA (European Neuroendocrine Association), EASO (European association for the Study of Obesity), ESE (European Society of Endocrinology) and IASO (International Association for the Study of Obesity). He is a member of the Obesity Management Task Force within the European Association for the Study of Obesity.
He was the editor-in-chief of the magazine Acta Clinica and the editor of the publication Clinical endocrinology-selected cases until 2015. He is a member of the advisory board of the journals Medical Research, Acta Physiologica et Pharmacologica, Timocki Medicinski Glasnik and the International Editorial Board of the journals Obesity and Metabolism (Editrice Kurtis, Milan, Italy), Obesity and Metabolism (Moscow, Russia), Reviews in Endocrinology and Metabolic Disorders (Springer), Romanian Journal of Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolic Disorders (Bucharest, Romania), Associate Editor in the European Journal of Obesity (Karger, Basel, Switzerland). Prof. Micic was the Head of the Endocrinology Seminar at the Institute for Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolic Diseases, CCS from 1988 to 2015. He was the Chairman of the Committee for Publications at the Faculty of Medicine in Belgrade.
He was the head of the subproject: Interaction of insulin and counterregulatory hormones (MNT Serbia 1985-1990; 1990-1995; 1995-2000). Co-leader from the Yugoslav side in the interstate project with England (Prof. Dr. H.S. Jacobs) Examining the phenomenon of insulin resistance in patients with PCOS (National Institute for International, Cultural and Technical Cooperation) (1986 – 1990); leader from the Yugoslav side (University of Belgrade) in an interuniversity project with the University of Santiago de Compostela in Spain (Prof. Dr. F.F. Casanueva) Neuroendocrine control of growth hormone secretion (1994-1998). On our side (Serbia and Montenegro), he was a coordinator within the Balkan group for the study of obesity. He led a project financed by the Ministry of Science of Serbia in 2001-2005 – Application of new secretagogues for growth hormone in endocrine diseases; Endocrine regulatory mechanisms in metabolic diseases for the period 2006-2010 and the project Research of endocrine regulatory mechanisms, markers of systemic inflammation and cardiovascular risk factors in metabolic diseases funded by the Ministry of Science of the Republic of Serbia for the period 2011-2016.
He is the recipient of the SLD certificate of appreciation (1982), SLD diploma (1987), SLD plaque (1989), SLD charter (1995), SLD Lifetime Achievement Award 2021, “Vuk Vrhovac” award for scientific work in diabetology, Zagreb (1981) and awards for scientific and research work SLD, Belgrade (1999). In 2015, he received the honorary title of Diabetes Honoris Causa from the Romanian Society of Diabetes, Nutrition and Metabolic Diseases.
He has so far published 172 papers in international journals and monographs, 144 papers in domestic journals, 101 chapters in domestic monographs; 521 abstracts at international meetings; 255 abstracts at domestic meetings and 42 chapters in domestic proceedings. Academician Dragan Micic has held 203 invited lectures so far.