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Steven J. Novak, M.D.

Psychiatry

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Fax: (585) 273-1093

Office: (585) 273-4201

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Biography

Professional Background

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.

Credentials

Faculty Appointments

Specialties

  • Family Medicine - American Board of Family Practice

Education

1983
BA | Cornell University
Psychology

1988
MD | University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Medicine

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

09/01/1988 - 06/30/1989
Internship in Family Medicine at University of Rochester Medical Center

09/01/1989 - 06/30/1991
Residency in Family Medicine at University of Rochester Medical Center

09/01/1991 - 06/30/1993
Fellowship in Family Medicine at University of Rochester Medical Center

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Awards

2013
Charlotte C. Hegedus Community Excellence Award
Sponsor: National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence

2009
Highland Family Medicine Community Teaching Award

1991
Family Medicine Staff Appreciation Award

1988
Sheehan-Cheke Award for excellence in development of the doctor-patient relationship

1988
Florence Marcus Prize for excellence in Family Practice

1983
Phi Beta Kappa

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Publications

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.

Books & Chapters

1993
Chapter Title: "Dealing with Substance Misuse, Abuse and Dependency"
Book Title: Primary Care
Author List: Botelho, RJ, Novak, SJ
Edited By: Saunders WB
Published By: WB Saunders Company1993 in Philadelphia

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