Obren Joksimović

Obren Joksimović (Serbian Cyrillic: Обрен Јоксимовић; 15 May 1952 – 13 March 2021) was a Serbian surgeon and politician who served as Minister of Health in the Government of Serbia from 25 January 2001 to 22 October 2001.[1]

Obren Joksimović
Обрен Јоксимовић
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Minister of Health
In office
25 January 2001 – 22 October 2001
Prime MinisterZoran Đinđić
Preceded byNada Kostić
Succeeded byUroš Jovanović (acting)
Personal details
Born(1952-05-15)15 May 1952
Očevlje, PR Bosnia-Herzegovina, FPR Yugoslavia
Died13 March 2021(2021-03-13) (aged 68)
Belgrade, Serbia
Political partySRS (2008-2021)
DZS (2006-2008)
DSS (1995-2006)
SPO (1990-1995)
Alma materUniversity of Belgrade


Joksimović was born on 15 May 1952 to a Bosnian Serb family in Očevlje, at that time part of PR Bosnia and Herzegovina and FPR Yugoslavia.[2]

He graduated in 1979 at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Belgrade, and specialized in general surgery in 1988.[3]

During the Bosnian War, he participated as a volunteer on numerous battlefields as a war surgeon of the Army of Republika Srpska and at the same time he was a member of the Federal Assembly of FR Yugoslavia as a member of the Serbian Renewal Movement (since 1992).[2] In 1995, angry and dissatisfied, Joksimović resigned from the parliament and joined the Democratic Party of Serbia together with several other party colleagues.[3]

He was appointed the Minister of Health in the cabinet of Zoran Đinđić and the Government of Serbia on 25 January 2001 and served until 22 October 2001.[2]

In September 2004, he defended his doctoral dissertation at Megatrend University, Faculty of Management in Zaječar (whose teacher he became immediately afterwards).[2]

He was the leader of Democratic Community of Serbia, which emerged from the Democratic Party of Serbia[4] and merged into Serbian Radical Party.[5]

Joksimović died from COVID-19 on 13 March 2021, in Belgrade at the age of 68.[6][7]


  1. ^ "Kostunica quits Serbian Government". BBC. 17 August 2001. Retrieved 6 February 2011.
  2. ^ a b c d "Vreme - Lik i delo: Obren Joksimović". www.vreme.com. February 2006. Retrieved 14 March 2021.
  3. ^ a b "Obren Joksimović". Nedeljnik Vreme. 9 May 2001. Retrieved 14 March 2021.
  4. ^ "Serbian PM's party coalition with Radicals to result in stability - official". Blic via BBC. 22 February 2005. Retrieved 6 February 2011.
  5. ^ "Obren Joksimović pristupio SRS" (in Serbian). Mondo. 28 January 2008. Retrieved 11 January 2019.
  6. ^ Serbia, RTS, Radio televizija Srbije, Radio Television of. "Preminuo bivši ministar zdravlja Obren Joksimović". www.rts.rs. Retrieved 14 March 2021.
  7. ^ "Preminuo hirurg Obren Joksimović". Nezavisne novine. 13 March 2021. Retrieved 14 March 2021.
Government offices
Preceded by Minister of Health of Serbia
Succeeded by
Uroš Jovanović (acting)