Dejan Nikolic, MD, PhD


Cooper University Health Care Titles

  • Pathologist
  • Section Director, Microbiology and Immunology

Associate Program Director, Pathology Residency

Cooper Medical School of Rowan University Titles

  • Assistant Professor of Pathology

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pathology (Anatomic/Pathology - Clinical)
  • American Board of Pathology (Pathology - Medical Microbiology)

Other Languages


Professional Type

Cooper University Physician



About Me

My goal is always to provide the best patient care.

Office Locations


One Cooper Plaza
(for GPS use 246 S 6th St)
Camden , NJ 08103
Maps & Directions

Education & Training

Medical SchoolMedical School in Novi Sad, Serbia
Graduate SchoolPhD - Molecular and Biomedical Pharmacology - University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
InternshipThe Clinical Center of Vojvodina, Novi Sad, Serbia
ResidencyClinical Pathology - University of Arkansas College of Medicine, Little Rock, AR
FellowshipMedical Microbiology - Cleveland Clinic Foundation Main Campus, Cleveland, OH

Special Interests

Microbiology and immunology; clinical pathology test implementation and utilization; medical student and pathology resident education


  • College of American Pathologists
  • American Society of Microbiology
  • American Society for Clinical Pathology

Awards and Honors

  • Annual Teaching Award for teaching pathology residents during 2016-17 academic year. Pathology Dept., Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Main Campus, Cleveland, OH
  • First author of a peer–reviewed published study that was in top 10 articles read most by Pathologists in the United States in 2019
  • Winning poster in Pathology Resident and Fellow category, Educational Symposium, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH
  • Award for Immunology research program at Sloan Kettering Memorial Cancer Hospital, New York, NY
  • Award for Excellence in Scientific Presentation, Pathology Resident and Fellow category, 17th Annual Bruce R. Smoller Symposium, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR
  • Predoctoral Fellowship Grant Award from the American Heart Association, Ohio Valley Affiliate, #0315047B. Title: The role of integrin signaling pathways in SR-A-mediated macrophage adhesion.
  • First Award for Poster Presentation, Research Day, Predoctoral category, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
  • Travel Award, American Society for Microbiology (ASM), ASM Annual Meeting, Boston, MA


Nikolic, D. (2021). Spirochete Infections: Treponemal Diseases, Leptospira, Borrelia and agents of intestinal spirochetosis. In McPherson RA, Pincus MR, et al, editors: Henry's Clinical Diagnosis and Management by Laboratory Methods 24th ed., Elsevier chapter 61, 2021:1229–1245.

Nikolic, D. (2021) Chlamydial and Mycoplasmal Infections. In McPherson RA, Pincus MR, et al, editors: Henry's Clinical Diagnosis and Management by Laboratory Methods 24th ed., Elsevier chapter 62, 2021:1246–1253.

Nikolic, D., Kohn, D., Yen-Lieberman, B., & Procop, G. W. (2019). Detection of Herpes Simplex Virus and Varicella-Zoster Virus by Traditional and Multiplex Molecular Methods. American journal of clinical pathology, 151(1), 122–126.

Procop, G. W., Nikolic, D., Asamoto, K., Wyllie, R., Tuttle, R., & Richter, S. S. (2018). Reply to Beal et al., 'The "3-Day Rule" for Stool Tests May Not Apply When Using PCR Panels'. Journal of clinical microbiology, 56(4), e02029-17.

Nikolic, D., Richter, S. S., Asamoto, K., Wyllie, R., Tuttle, R., & Procop, G. W. (2017). Implementation of a Clinical Decision Support Tool for Stool Cultures and Parasitological Studies in Hospitalized Patients. Journal of clinical microbiology, 55(12), 3350–3354.

Barry, C., Kaufman, S., Feinstein, D., Kim, N., Gandhi, S., Nikolic, D., Edmonston, T. B., & Bierl, C. (2020). Optimization of the Order Menu in the Electronic Health Record Facilitates Test Patterns Consistent With Recommendations in the Choosing Wisely Initiative. American journal of clinical pathology, 153(1), 94–98.

Post, S. R., Post, G. R., Nikolic, D., Owens, R., & Insuasti-Beltran, G. (2018). Development of an unbiased, semi-automated approach for classifying plasma cell immunophenotype following multicolor flow cytometry of bone marrow aspirates. Cytometry. Part B, Clinical cytometry, 94(5), 602–610.