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Branko Miladinovic, PhD

Assistant Professor, College Of Medicine Internal Medicine

College Of Medicine Internal Medicine

Contact Info 12901 Bruce B. Downs Blvd
Tampa, FL 33612

Academic Email: bmiladin@health.usf.edu

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  • PhD, Statistics, University Of South Florida, 2008

Research Interests

  • Dr. Miladinovic’s current research focuses on systematic reviews/meta-analysis, prognostic models, extreme value distributions, instrumental variable analysis and Bayesian methods.

Recent Publications

  • Hernandez, JM.Tsalatsanis, A.Humphries, LA.Miladinovic, B.Djulbegovic, B.Velanovich, V. Defining optimum treatment of patients with pancreatic adenocarcinoma using regret-based decision curve analysis. Annals of surgery. 259(6) : 1208-14, 2014. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24169177
  • Mikhail, E.Miladinovic, B.Finan, M. The relationship between obesity and trends of the routes of hysterectomy for benign indications. Obstetrics and gynecology. 123 Suppl 1: 126S, 2014. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24769978
  • Djulbegovic, B.Elqayam, S.Reljic, T.Hozo, I.Miladinovic, B.Tsalatsanis, A.Kumar, A.Beckstead, J.Taylor, S.Cannon-Bowers, J. How do physicians decide to treat: an empirical evaluation of the threshold model. BMC medical informatics and decision making. 14(1) : 47, 2014. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24903517
  • Mhaskar, RS.Reljic, T.Wao, H.Kumar, A.Miladinovic, B.Djulbegovic, B. Treatment-related harms: what was planned and what was reported? National Cancer Institute's Co-operative group phase III randomized controlled trials: a systematic review. Journal of clinical epidemiology. 67(3) : 354-6, 2014. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24055164
  • Carroll, MI.Downes, K.Miladinovic, B.Illig, KA.Armstrong, PA.Back, MR.Johnson, BL.Shames, ML. A single-institution experience: the integrated vascular surgery residency's effect on fellowship and general surgery resident case volume and diversity. Annals of vascular surgery. 28(1) : 253-9, 2014. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24161440
  • Louis, JM.Miladinovic, B. In reply. Obstetrics and gynecology. 121(4) : 876, 2013. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23635693
  • Baz, R.Miladinovic, B.Patel, A.Ho, VQ.Shain, KH.Alsina, M.Nishihori, T.Ochoa-Bayona, JL.Sullivan, DM.Dalton, WS.Djulbegovic, B. Sequence of novel agents in multiple myeloma: an instrumental variable analysis. Leukemia research. 37(9) : 1077-82, 2013. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23809054
  • Muhammad, A.Dhamija, M.Vidyarthi, G.Amodeo, D.Boyd, W.Miladinovic, B.Kumar, A. Comparative effectiveness of traditional chemoembolization with or without sorafenib for hepatocellular carcinoma. World journal of hepatology. 5(7) : 364-71, 2013. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23898369
  • Miladinovic, B.Kumar, A.Hozo, I.Mahony, H.Djulbegovic, B. Trial sequential analysis may be insufficient to draw firm conclusions regarding statistically significant treatment differences using observed intervention effects: a case study of meta-analyses of multiple myeloma trials. Contemporary clinical trials. 34(2) : 257-61, 2013. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23274403
  • Miladinovic, B.Mhaskar, R.Hozo, I.Kumar, A.Mahony, H.Djulbegovic, B. Optimal information size in trial sequential analysis of time-to-event outcomes reveals potentially inconclusive results because of the risk of random error. Journal of clinical epidemiology. 66(6) : 654-9, 2013. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23403248
  • Wao, H.Mhaskar, R.Kumar, A.Miladinovic, B.Djulbegovic, B. Survival of patients with non-small cell lung cancer without treatment: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Systematic reviews. 2: 10, 2013. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23379753
  • Djulbegovic, B.Kumar, A.Glasziou, P.Miladinovic, B.Chalmers, I. Medical research: Trial unpredictability yields predictable therapy gains. Nature. 500(7463) : 395-6, 2013. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23969443
  • Djulbegovic, B.Kumar, A.Glasziou, PP.Perera, R.Reljic, T.Dent, L.Raftery, J.Johansen, M.Di Tanna, GL.Miladinovic, B.Soares, HP.Vist, GE.Chalmers, I. New treatments compared to established treatments in randomized trials. Cochrane database of systematic reviews (Online). 10: MR000024, 2012. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23076962
  • Miladinovic, B.Kumar, A.Mhaskar, R.Kim, S.Schonwetter, R.Djulbegovic, B. A flexible alternative to the Cox proportional hazards model for assessing the prognostic accuracy of hospice patient survival. PloS one. 7(10) : e47804, 2012. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23082220
  • Havranek, T.Miladinovic, B.Wadhawan, R.Carver, JD. Factors that affect the postnatal increase in superior mesenteric artery blood flow velocity in very low birth weight preterm infants. Journal of perinatal medicine. 40(5) : 565-70, 2012. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22945276
  • Louis, J.Auckley, D.Miladinovic, B.Shepherd, A.Mencin, P.Kumar, D.Mercer, B.Redline, S. Perinatal outcomes associated with obstructive sleep apnea in obese pregnant women. Obstetrics and gynecology. 120(5) : 1085-92, 2012. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23090526
  • Mhaskar, R.Redzepovic, J.Wheatley, K.Clark, OA.Miladinovic, B.Glasmacher, A.Kumar, A.Djulbegovic, B. Bisphosphonates in multiple myeloma: a network meta-analysis. Cochrane database of systematic reviews (Online). 5: CD003188, 2012. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22592688
  • Wells, KJ.Luque, JS.Miladinovic, B.Vargas, N.Asvat, Y.Roetzheim, RG.Kumar, A. Do community health worker interventions improve rates of screening mammography in the United States? A systematic review. Cancer epidemiology, biomarkers & prevention : a publication of the American Association for Cancer Research, cosponsored by the American Society of Preventive Oncology. 20(8) : 1580-98, 2011. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21653645
  • Miladinovic, B.Kumar, A.Hozo, I.Djulbegovic, B. Instrumental variable meta-analysis of individual patient data: application to adjust for treatment non-compliance. BMC medical research methodology. 11: 55, 2011. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21510899
  • Mhaskar, R.Redzepovic, J.Wheatley, K.Clark, OA.Miladinovic, B.Glasmacher, A.Kumar, A.Djulbegovic, B. Bisphosphonates in multiple myeloma. Cochrane database of systematic reviews (Online). (3) : CD003188, 2011. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20238320