Prof. dr Slavica Djukic Dejanovic was born in 1951 in Raca. She graduated from elementary and high school in Kragujevac after which she studied medicine at the Belgrade University Faculty of Medicine where she completed basic, master and specialist studies in neuropsychiatry.
On multiple mandates, she was elected as MP in the National Parliament of the Republic of Serbia, Federal Parliament of Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and State Union of Serbia and Montenegro. In the transitional Government of the Republic of Serbia, she was Minister for Family Care and member of the Inter-parliament Union. From 2008 to 2012, prof dr Djukic Dejanovic presided the National Parliament of the Republic of Serbia and acted president of Republic of Serbia from early April to late May of 2012. From 2012 to 2014, she was Minister of Health in the Government of the Republic of Serbia.
She has built a successful career as a neuropsychiatrist and university professor at the University of Kragujevac where she was Head of the Psychiatry Department and Vice Dean for international cooperation. She was the youngest PhD of medicine in Sumadija and founder of daycare psychiatric hospital. From 1993 to 2000, she was CEO of Clinical-hospital center in Kragujevac. From 2014 to 2016, she was the CEO of the Clinic for mental disorders „LazaLazarevic“ in Belgrade.
Since 2016 onwards, she is Minister without Portfolio in Charge of Demography and Population Policy in the Government of the Republic of Serbia. To this position she was appointed because of her expertise, experience, results achieved in her career, as well as the fact that she was the President of the National Parliament of the republic of Serbia in full mandate, Minister for Family Care and Minister of Health.
Prof. Dr Djukic Dejanovic is the author of seven books, two student’s manuals, as well as co-author of three student’s manuals. Also, she published, as author or co-author, over 200 scientific texts. She is the holder of Serbian medical society psychiatric section award, City of Kragujevac Charter for health contribution and the Djurdjevdan Award.
She is a member of Psychiatric Association of Serbia, which she presided over on two mandates. She is a member of the Socialist Party of Serbia since its foundation in 1990.