Melissa NovakD.O.

  • Assistant Professor of Family Medicine, School of Medicine


  • Family Medicine
  • Sports Medicine

Special focus on

  • Primary Care Sports Medicine
  • Sports Medicine (Family Medicine)

I see patients at


Dr. Melissa Novak is only accepting new sports medicine patients at this time. 

Dr. Melissa Novak is a primary care sports medicine doctor. She helps athletes through their acute injuries and helps them prevent injuries. She also cares for athletes' overall health. She has a special interest in adolescent and young adult female athletes.

Dr. Novak has expertise in bone health and what is called the "female athlete triad" -- low energy, menstrual dysfunction and low bone density. She also has special expertise in knee injuries. Helping to prevent injuries to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in the knee is an important part of her practice.

As a doctor of osteopathy, she also has special training in using her hands to manipulate patients' muscles and joints to diagnose, treat and prevent illness or injury.

Dr. Novak serves as team physician for Portland State University, providing sports medicine care for varsity athletes in the PSU training room, in her OHSU clinic and on the field during athletic events.


  • D.O., 2007, Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Residency:

    • Family medicine residency, North Memorial Medical Center University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, July 2007 - June 2010
  • Fellowship:

    • Pre-doctoral osteopathic manipulative medicine fellowship, Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, June 2004 - May 2007
  • Certifications:

    • American Board of Family Medicine


  • English

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