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Dr. Ljubo Vujovic
Dr. Ljubo Vujovic M.D. – Biography

Dr. Ljubo Vujovic is the President of the Tesla Memorial Society of New York. He is one of the leading figures of the Tesla Movement in America. In 1979, the Tesla Memorial Society was established to honor and perpetuate the memory and ideals Nikola Tesla. Dr. Vujovic coordinated activities with various Tesla societies in America and Europe. The Tesla Memorial Society is the oldest and most active Tesla society in America today. As a result of the work of Tesla Society members like Dr. Vujovic, Nikola Tesla’s name is now more recognized in America. He dedicated many year of his life to Tesla research and promotion.

Dr. Vujovic is the author of the documentary film : “Nikola Tesla: The Genius Who Lit the World”. This film was produced in cooperation with the Nikola Tesla Museum in Belgrade and it’s previous director Professor Aleksandar Marincic. The film is internationally recognized as the best Tesla documentary film in existence today. Originally in English, the film was translated into German, French and Serbian. The film has been shown on television in many countries throughout the world.

Dr. Vujovic produced two other documentary films on the history of the Balkans, which were broadcasted on American Television. He also produced the documentary film “From Immigrant to Inventor” about the Michael Pupin, Professor of Columbia University.

Dr. Vujovic is the author of many articles about Tesla and participated in many television, radio and newspaper interviews related to Nikola Tesla. He authored the two-volume book: “Tribute to Nikola Tesla”, with illustrations and many documents about the prodigal genius.

He initiated and did significant research on the most comprehensive research work on Nikola Tesla called the “Tesla Collection”. For the first time, hard to find newspaper and magazine articles from both the popular and technical press, dating back as far as 100 years, are readily available to interested readers.

He worked with New York City officials and with the Croatian Club of New York, supplying authorities with necessary documents and information for the placement of the Nikola Tesla Street sign in Manhattan at the intersection of 6th Avenue and 40th Street. The Croatian Club of New York did an excellent job in erecting the "Nikola Tesla Corner" sign in Manhattan.

On July 10, 1990, the Tesla Memorial Society of New York celebrated the 134th anniversary of the birth of Nikola Tesla. Dr. Vujovic organized the “Visit to Tesla Tower”, on Long Island, where Tesla built a laboratory and transmission Tower (Wardenclyffe Tower), as the first broadcasting system in the world (1901 - 1905). During that celebration, a petition was signed by several ambassadors and several American Congressmen to establish the Tesla Museum at the previous Tesla Laboratory site at Shoreham, Long Island. This celebration continued into the American Congress, where 10 congressmen and one senator held speeches in Tesla’s honor. This honor was never awarded to any other American scientist.

Many American Governors proclaimed “Nikola Tesla Day” on July 10th, Tesla’s birthday, as an official Day in their states. Dr. Vujovic helped to obtain some of those Governor Proclamations.
In December 1997, the International Conference on Global Warming took place in Kyoto, Japan. Dr. Vujovic sent documents to the Conference with Nikola Tesla’s ideas about how to reduce emissions of waste from industrial gasses using natural resources.

On July 10, 2001 the Nikola Tesla Commemorative plaque was unveiled on Hotel New Yorker, in Manhattan. Nikola Tesla lived in Hotel New Yorker for the last 10 years of his life. The plaque was made by the Yugoslav-American Bicentennial Committee in 1977, but for political reasons it could not be placed on Hotel New Yorker. After 24 years of waiting, with the help of the Serbian Orthodox Church and many other organizations, Dr. Vujovic was able to place the plaque on Hotel New Yorker.

Dr. Vujovic is the Editor of the Tesla Memorial Society of New York Website (www.teslasociety.com). This website has many informative articles, photographs and documents about Nikola Tesla, Michael Pupin, Albert Einstein, Mileva Maric (Einstein’s first wife) and many others. It is considered one of the best websites about Nikola Tesla.

Dr. Vujovic is a practicing physician in the New York Metropolitan area. During the 1970s, he helped the Yugoslav Medical Society and many hospitals in Yugoslavia with cancer protocols and use of cancer medical treatments. These cancer treatments and protocols were developed by American and Canadian medical centers for the improved treatment of cancer.

Dr. Vujovic received “The City Council Citation” Award for his work as a practicing physician in the New York City area. The citation read: “Dr. Vujovic is an outstanding citizen worthy of the praise and appreciation of this Council and the people of New York City”.

Awarded to Dr. Vujovic:

  • "The Tesla Lifetime Award" on January 6, 2013 in Hotel New Yorker, New York City, for his lifetime effort to keep the memory of Nikola Tesla alive
  • Republican Senatorial American Spirit Medal
  • Congressional Medal of Distinction NRCC
  • Order of Merit from the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
  • Medal of Honor and Patriotism from the World Serbian Union
  • Order of Merit from the People of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia with Silver Star
  • New York 2003 Businessman of the Year Award by the
    Business Advisory Council, National Republican Congressional Committee, Washington D.C.