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Melissa Novak, D.O.

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Specialties:
Sports Medicine, Family Medicine
Special Interests:
Sports Medicine- Family Medicine, Primary Care Sports Medicine
Accepting Patients:
Yes
Languages:
English

Biography

Dr. Novak earned her D.O. at Midwestern University in Chicago, IL. She spent an extra year in medical school to pursue a fellowship in teaching of Osteopathic Manipulation. She then went on to complete her family medicine residency at the University of Minnesota at an underserved inner-city program in Minneapolis.

After her conclusion of residency, she moved to Salt Lake City, UT to pursue a fellowship in sports medicine at the University of Utah. Her interests include the treatment and preventative care of athletes, amateur, adolescent and colligeate. She has specific interest in children and athletics, female athletes, exercise and pregnancy and endurance athletes. Her research interests have focused on female soccer athletes and ACL injuries.

Her interests and activities outside of medicine include most outdoor activities: hiking, biking, downhill skiing, running and traveling.

Education

  • Degree:
    DO, Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, Downers Grove, IL, 2007
  • 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 Sports Medicine ACGME Accredited University of Utah Salt Lake City, Utah August 2010 - July 2011
  • Certification:
    American Board of Family Medicine, Certificate of Added Qualification in Sports Medicine

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