Jan M. Novak MD

Jan Novak

Jan M. Novak
MD

Clinical Professor

Department of Medicine

Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences


Specialty/Research Focus

Gastroenterology

Contact Information
VHAWNY 3950 Bailey AVE
1020 Youngs Road Williamsville NY
462 Grider ST
Buffalo, New York 14215
Phone: (716) 898-3391
jannovak@buffalo.edu


Patient Care

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Professional Summary:

I was the first chief of gastroenterology at the Buffalo VA Medical Center, and I have been an attending physician and have cared for patients there for more than 30 years. I am also an attending physician at Erie County Medical Center (ECMC), and I see patients at UBMD Internal Medicine at Amherst as part of the UBMD practice plan.

I am a board certified gastroenterologist, and my specialty interest in clinical care is treating patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), specifically patients with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. I focus my practice exclusively on individuals with these disorders.

My primary interest in IBD is treating the disease and understanding and treating its complications. I am also interested in identifying and understanding genetic predispositions to the disease, i.e., why the disease runs in some families, and why IBD may sometimes occur or get worse after a patient sustains an infection.

I follow more than 100 patients with IBD, including many in families that have multiple generations affected by the disease. I take a holistic, multidisciplinary approach to the care of my IBD patients, and their welfare and recovery are my primary concern. In treating them, I work in close collaboration with surgeons and nutritionists whose skills and knowledge are frequently needed to help treat and support patients with IBD.

I enjoy teaching medical students residents and gastroenterology fellows and contribute to the division’s teaching activities through several case studies that are used to demonstrate important principles in clinical gastroenterology and hepatology. I lecture extensively on IBD, its complications and its manifestations.

Education and Training:

  • Fellowship, Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology, Yale University (1975)
  • Residency, Internal Medicine, Strong Memorial Hospital (1973)
  • Residency, Internal Medicine, Bronx Municipal Hospital Center (1972)
  • Internship, Internal Medicine, Bronx Municipal Hospital Center (1971)
  • MD, University at Buffalo (1970)

Employment:

  • Clinical Professor of Medicine, Medicine, University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (1995-present)
  • Attending Physician, Erie County Medical Center (1986-present)
  • Attending Physician, Buffalo General Hospital/Kaleida (1978-present)
  • Attending Physician, VA Hospital (1978-present)
  • Director, Division of Gastroenterology, Erie County Medical Center (1980–2011)
  • Clinical Associate Professor, Medicine, University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (1986–1995)
  • Assistant Professor, Division of Gastroenterology, Medicine, University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (1978–1986)
  • Assistant Professor of Medicine, Gastroenterology, Medical College of Georgia (1978)

Awards and Honors:

  • Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of American- WNY Chapter Honoree (2000)
  • ECMC Springfest Honoree (1998)
  • Alpha Omega Alpha (1970)
  • Hans Lowenstein Award OB GYN (1970)
  • Gibson Anatomical Society (1960)

Research Expertise:

  • Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)

Journal Articles:

  • Novak JM, Collins JT, Donowitz M, Farman J, Sheahan DG, Spiro HM. (1979) Effects of radiation on the human gastrointestinal tract. J Clin Gastroenterol (Mar), 1(1): 9-39.
  • Cheng H, Sitrin MD, Satchidanand SK, Novak JM. (2007) Colonic squamous cell carcinoma in ulcerative colitis: Report of a case and review of the literature. Can J Gastroenterol (Jan), 21(1): 47-50.
  • Cheng H., Sitrin MD, Satchidanand S,, Novak JM. (2007) Colonic squamous cell carcinoma in ulcerative colitis. Report of a case and review of the literature. Can J Gastroenterol (Jan), 21(1): 50.
  • Nasser E, Yacoub R, Raad D, Hallman J, Novak JM. (2013) Foreign body endoscopy experience of a university based hospital. Gastroenterology Research (Feb), 6(1): 4-9.
  • Novak JM, Shenoy S., Satchidand, S.K. (1982) Liver Cell Adenoma in a Male. Medical Grand Rounds (Jan), 1-10,(No. 3).
  • Raghavendran K, Novak JM, Amodeo JL, Kulaylat MN. (2003) Mechanical small bowel obstruction precipitated by colonoscopy. Surg Endosc (Jan), 17(9): 1496.

Professional Memberships:

  • Fellow, American Gastroenterological Association (2006–present)
  • American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (1981–present)
  • Fellow of the American College of Physicians (1979–present)
  • American Association for the Study of Liver Disease
  • Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America, WNY Chapter; Chairman, Scientific Activity Committee
  • Erie County Medical Society
  • GI Liver Society of Western New York, President 1990
  • New York State Medical Society

Presentations:

  • "An Uncommon Cause of Diffuse Abdominal Pain and Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage" Accepted for poster presentation. ACG 2016 Annual Meeting; ACG (2016)

Service Activities:

  • Practice Guidelines Committee, American Association for the Study of Liver Disease; Committee Member (2000–2002)

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Contact Information

VHAWNY 3950 Bailey AVE
1020 Youngs Road Williamsville NY
462 Grider ST
Buffalo, New York 14215
Phone: (716) 898-3391
jannovak@buffalo.edu

This faculty member is affiliated with UBMD, practicing physicians who are also professors in the Jacobs School.

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