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dbabovic@mayo.edu Clinical Profile


The research interests of Dusica Babovic-Vuksanovic, M.D., include overgrowth syndromes, as well as various genetic syndromes and metabolic disorders. Her research involves several collaborative basic research studies in the field of neurofibromatosis, in conjunction with Mayo's Neuro-Oncology Program and departments of Radiology and Neurologic Surgery.

Focus areas

  • Neurofibromatosis. Dr. Babovic-Vuksanovic holds a leadership role in collaborative studies looking at children, adolescents and young adults with neurofibromatosis 1 and progressive plexiform neurofibromas as well as adult patients with neurofibromatosis 1 and extensive plexiform and paraspinal neurofibromas.
  • Spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD). Dr. Babovic-Vuksanovic is part of a multidisciplinary team carrying out patient-initiated research regarding SCAD, a nonatherosclerotic abnormality of the heart artery in which obstruction of blood flow to the heart occurs due to splitting of the vessel walls.

Significance to patient care

Dr. Babovic-Vuksanovic's research works toward a better understanding of various genetic syndromes and metabolic disorders, thereby contributing to improved diagnosis, treatment and outcomes for patients with these conditions.

Professional highlights

  • Funding recipient: Neurofibromatosis biobank pilot award, Children's Tumor Foundation and the Food and Drug Administration, 2011-2015
  • Instructor, Basic Life Support course, pediatric clinic, Bosnian-Herzegovinian American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 2012
  • Funding recipient: Neurofibromatosis clinic; Children's Tumor Foundation, NF Clinic Network; 2008-2009
  • Funding recipient: Phase I/Phase II Trial of Pirfenidone in Children with Neurofibromatosis 1 and Plexiform Neurofibromas, U.S. Department of Defense, 2002-2008
  • Editorial board, Journal of Pediatric Neurology, 2007


Primary Appointment

  1. Consultant, Department of Medical Genetics

Joint Appointment

  1. Consultant, Division of Pediatric Genetics, Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine
  2. Consultant, Division of Laboratory Genetics and Genomics, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology

Academic Rank

  1. Professor of Medical Genetics
  2. Professor of Pediatrics


  1. Clinician Investigator Fellow Mayo Clinic in Rochester
  2. Fellow Department of Medical Genetics
  3. Resident Medical Genetics, Programs in Rochester, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  4. Resident Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine
  5. Resident Pediatric and Adolescent Medic, Programs in Rochester, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  6. Visiting Clinician Department of Endocrinology, Royal Hospital for Sick Children
  7. Training in Pediatric Endocrinology Children's Hospital, University of Sarajevo
  8. MMedSc - Basic Research. Thesis: ""Diagnostic and prognostic value of limited joint mobility and skin changes in juvenile diabetics"" University of Sarajevo
  9. Resident Children's Hospital, University of Sarajevo
  10. Research Fellowship Institute of Hygiene and Protection of Human Environment, University of Sarajevo
  11. MD University of Sarajevo

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