Milan Stevanovic

Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery (Clinical Scholar)

Areas of treatment:

Upper Extremity Reconstruction
Problems of the Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist and Hand
Congenital Differences
Brachial Plexus Injuries
Reconstructive Replantation of the Upper and Lower Extremity
Peripheral Nerve Injuries
Vascularized Bone and Functional Muscle Transfers
Treatment of Osteonecrosis of the Femoral Head


  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Pediatrics


  • Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Department of Pediatrics


  • English
  • French
  • Serbian

Milan Stevanovic, MD, PhD

Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery (Clinical Scholar)

Practicing locations:

  • Keck Hospital of USC
  • USC Healthcare Center 2

About this doctor:

Dr. Stevanovic is a professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Keck School of Medicine of USC. He is known internationally for his expertise in problems of the hands and upper extremity. He has extensive experience in treating patients with peripheral nerve injuries, trauma, burns, microvascular and rheumatoid problems affecting the hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder. Dr. Stevanovic came to the United States from the University of Belgrade, where he was chief of the Hand and Upper Extremity Program and replantation team. He is also a pediatric specialist with expertise in the management of congenital deformities. As the director of the USC Joseph H. Boyes Hand Fellowship Program, Dr. Stevanovic is dedicated to teaching and mentoring the next generation of hand surgeons and has been honored with numerous teaching awards. Dr. Stevanovic has conducted extensive research on upper extremity reconstruction. In addition to publishing clinical research papers, he has also contributed chapters for hand surgery textbooks and serves as a reviewer for several hand and microsurgery journals. He received his medical degree from the University of Belgrade in Serbia, Yugoslavia and completed his fellowship training in hand surgery at the USC Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and his training in microsurgery at Duke University Medical Center.


Doctor of Philosophy, Other Health Professions, University of Belgrade, 1987
Master of Science, Other Health Professions, University of Belgrade, 1978
Doctor of Medicine, Medicine, University of Belgrade, Yugoslavia, 1972


University of Belgrade Serbia, Yugoslavia, 1972 - 1973


Institute for Sports Medicine, Belgrade, Yugoslavia, 1973 - 1975
University of Belgrade, Yugoslavia - Orthopaedic Surgery, 1974 - 1979


University of Southern California - Hand Surgery, 1979 - 1980
Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC - Microsurgery, 1983 - 1984


Board of Orthopaedics, Yugoslavia

Professional society memberships:

International Orthopaedic Association
Hellenic Orthopaedic Association
American Society for Surgery of the Hand
Serbian Orthopaedic Association (Honorary Member)
Serbian Sports Medicine Society
American Society for Surgery of the Hand
Piedmont Orthopaedic Society
American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery
American Society for Peripheral Nerve
Western Orthopaedic Association
Duke Hand Club
Los Angeles Hand Club


Dr. Stevanovic was voted a Super Doctor by Los Angeles Magazine in 2014.
Medals and Diploma for Medical Contribution, FILA
International Wrestling Federation 75th Year Anniversary, France,1987
Teaching Award, Joseph H. Boyes Hand Surgery Fellowship Program, 1993 - 1994
Outstanding Faculty Award, USC Department of Orthopaedics, 1993 - 1994
Best Senior Paper Award, Accuracy of the preoperative examination in zone 5 wrist lacerations, USC Department of Orthopaedics, 1994
Best Junior Paper Award, "Volar Zone 5 Wrist Lacerations", USC Department of Orthopaedics, 1994
Teacher of the Year Award, USC Department of Orthopaedics, 1995 - 1996
Teaching Award, Joseph H. Boyes Hand Surgery Fellowship Program, 1997 - 1998
Chadwick F. Smith, M.D. Award, International Children's Program, Orthopaedic Hospital, 1998
Microsurgery Teaching Award, USC / Joseph H. Boyes Hand Surgery Fellowship Class of 2000
Best Senior Paper Award, "Tissue engineering for massive rotator cuff tendon defects using the porcine small intestinal submucosa device in an experimental animal model", USC Department of Orthopaedics, 2002
Named in America's Top Doctors, 2004 - 2005 and 2006 - 2007
Best Junior Paper Award, "A Surgical Anatomical Study of the Suprascapular Nerve", 2007