School of Medicine

Wayne State University School of Medicine

Faculty Profile

Bratislav Velimirovic, M.D.
Assistant Professor
4201 St. Antoine Street, Suite 6E
Detroit, Michigan 48201

B.Velimirovic, and D.Djuric, Functional characteristics of the smooth muscles of the varicose veins. Medicinski Podmladak, 39: 65-70, 1987.

Koyano, K., Grigg, J.J., Velimirovic, B., Nakajima, Y. and Nakajima, S. Role of arachidonic acid metabolism in peptide responses in brain neurons. Biomedical Research 12, Supplement 2, 127-128, 1991.

Y.Nakajima, K.Koyano, B.Velimirovic, J.J.Grigg and S.Nakajima. Signal transduction mechanisms of substance P effects on ion channels. Regulatory Peptides 46:110-113, 1993.

K. Koyano, B.M. Velimirovic, J.J. Grigg, S. Nakajima and Y. Nakajima, Two signal transduction mechanisms of substance P induced depolarization in rat Locus coeruleus.European Journal of Neuroscience, 5: 1189-1197, 1993.

K.Koyano, J.J.Grigg, B.M.Velimirovic, S.Nakajima. and Y. Nakajima, The role of arachidonic acid metabolism in somatostatin and substance P effects on potassium conductance in rat brain neurons. Neuroscience Research, 20: 345-354, 1994.

G. Krapavinsky, E. Gordon, K. Wickman, B. Velimirovic, L. Krapavinsky and D.E. Clapham. The G protein-gated atrial K+ channel, IKACh, is a heteromultimer of two inwardly rectifying K+ channel proteins. Nature, 374: 135-141, 1995.

B.M. Velimirovic, K. Koyano, S. Nakajima and Y. Nakajima, Dual regulation of a G protein-gated inward rectifier K channel in brain neurons. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 92: 1590-1594, 1995.

Krapivinsky, G., Krapivinsky, L., Velimirovic, B., Wickman, K., Navarro, B., and DE Clapham: The cardiac inward rectifier K+ channel subunit, CIR, does not comprise the ATP-sensitive K+ channel, IKATP. J. Biol. Chem., 270:2877-28779, 1995.

Bratislav M. Velimirovic, Eric A. Gordon, Nancy F. Lim, Betsy Navarro and David E. Clapham, The neuronal G protein-gated K+ channel functions as a multimer of inward rectifier channel subunits, FEBS Letters, 379: 31-37, 1996.

A.Aleksandrov, B.Velimirovic, and D.E.Clapham: Inward Rectification of the IRK1 K+ Channel Reconstituted in Lipid Bilayers, Biophysical Journal, 70: 2680-2687, 1996.

B.Navarro, M.E.Kennedy, B.Velimirovic, D.Bhat, A.Peterson, and D.E.Clapham: Nonselective and Gbg-insensitive weaver mice K+ channels, Science, 272: 1950-1953, 1996.

A.G. Bassuk, D. Burrowes, B. Velimirovic, J. Grant, and G.F. Keating: A child with spinal cord arteriovenous malformations presenting with raised intracranial pressure, Neurology 2003 60: 1724-1725.

Graduate Education

1989 1993: Ph.D., Pharmacology
College of Medicine
University of Illinois at Chicago
Chicago, Illinois

Medical Education

1984 1989
College of Medicine
University of Belgrade
Belgrade, Serbia


1993 1997
Research Fellow
Department of Pharmacology
Mayo Foundation
Rochester, Minnesota


1999- 2005
Department of Neurosurgery
McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University
Chicago, Illinois

Prior Appointments

1995 1997
Mayo Graduate School
Mayo Foundation
Rochester, Minnesota

1996 1997
Mayo Medical School
Mayo Foundation
Rochester, Minnesota

1997 1999
Department of Pediatrics
Harvard Medical School
Boston, Massachusetts

2006 2009
Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Neurological Surgery
University of Illinois at Chicago
Chicago, Illinois