Dr. Milorad Čupić known to his friends as Mike or Misha received his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Belgrade Medical School. After marrying his sweetheart Dr. Dragana Čupić, he immigrated to the United States and in the pursuit of further medical education completed his internship at Mercy Hospital followed by residency in anesthesiology at the University of Chicago hospitals. At the University of Chicago he was recognized in completing numerous award winning research projects. After a two-year service to his adoptive country as a major in the United States Army, Dr. Čupić joined Mercy Hospital where he served as chairman of the department of anesthesiology until his retirement in 2015. In this capacity Dr. Čupić founded the pain management section at Mercy Hospital.
Although he was an accomplished and revered physician, nothing made him happier than spending time with his family. Milorad was a loving son, brother, uncle, husband, father and grandfather.
Dr. Čupić was also committed to serving his community as a member of numerous organizations. He was a founding member of the Serbian American Medical and Dental Society where he served as a member of the board.
Dr. Čupić was also active in his church, Holy Resurrection Serbian Orthodox Cathedral. He generously supported the restoration of the church and the parochial school Saint Sava Academy where he served on the board of directors.
A transformational part of Milorad’s Christian life were two separate pilgrimages, one to Hilandar Serbian Monastery in Mt. Athos (Sveta Gora), Greece and the other one to Israel and Egypt.
This endowment was created in his honor in the hope that other devout parishioners may experience the same enlightenment that Dr. Čupić did. Each year a parishioner in good standing, and of limited means, will be chosen by the Cathedral Dean to receive a $3,000 scholarship towards a church sponsored pilgrimage.