Steven J. Novak, M.D.

Steven J. Novak, M.D.

Contact Information

University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box PSYCH
Rochester, NY 14642

Office: (585) 273-4201
Fax: (585) 273-1093

Professional Bio

Steve Novak is a family physician who is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Rochester in the departments of both Family Medicine and Psychiatry. He completed his family medicine residency and a two year fellowship in family systems medicine at the University of Rochester. He then served as Medical Director at the John L. Norris Addiction Treatment Center from 1991 until 2004, providing inpatient addiction treatment. And since 2004, he has been the Associate Medical Director at Strong Recovery, providing outpatient chemical dependency treatment. He is certified by the American Board of Family Medicine as well as the American Board of Addiction Medicine. Dr. Novak received the Charlotte C. Hegedus Community Excellence Award from the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence in 2013.

Awards & Honors (Local)

Charlotte C. Hegedus Community Excellence Award | National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence 2013
Highland Family Medicine Community Teaching Award 2009
Family Medicine Staff Appreciation Award 1991
Sheehan-Cheke Award for excellence in development of the doctor-patient relationship 1988
Florence Marcus Prize for excellence in Family Practice 1988
Phi Beta Kappa 1983

Recent Journal Articles

2003
Sharp, J, Schwartz, S, Nightingale, T, Novak, S. "Targeting Nicotine Dependence in a Substance Abuse Program". NIDA Science & Practice Perspectives. 2003; 2(1): 33-42.
1992
Botelho, RJ, Shields, CG, Novak, SJ. "Using the Kveback Board for Brief Systems Consultations: A Teaching Technique for Preceptor-Resident Encounters". Family Systems Medicine. 1992; 10(1): 91-97.

Current Appointments

Assistant Professor of Clinical (Part-Time) - Department of Psychiatry, Alcohol/Drug Depend (SMD) - Primary
Assistant Professor of Clinical (Part-Time) - Department of Family Medicine (SMD)

Specialties

Family Medicine - American Board of Family Practice

Education

MD | Medicine | University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine1988
BA | Psychology | Cornell University1983

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Fellowship in Family Medicine at University of Rochester Medical Center09/01/1991 - 06/30/1993
Residency in Family Medicine at University of Rochester Medical Center09/01/1989 - 06/30/1991
Internship in Family Medicine at University of Rochester Medical Center09/01/1988 - 06/30/1989