Sofia Novak, M.D.

Sofia Novak, M.D.

Director of Women’s Center at Brooklyn Gastroenterology and Endoscopy, PLLC

Dr. Sofia Novak is the Director of Women’s Center at Brooklyn Gastroenterology and Endoscopy. Her clinical interests include nutrition, gastrointestinal (i.e. celiac) and liver diseases. Dr. Novak specializes in patients suffering from gas, bloating and pain. She performs a wide array of procedures including upper endoscopy, colonoscopy, enteroscopy, capsule endoscopy, and pH testing.

Dr. Novak completed her medical and gastroenterology training at North Shore-Long Island Jewish Healthcare system, where she also served as Chief Medical Resident. She completed her medical school training at New York Medical College. She frequently presents her research at national and international gastroenterology meetings. Dr. Novak is fluent in Russian.


Hofstra NS-LIJ Healthcare System, New Hyde Park, NY | July 2011-June 2014
Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition 
Gastroenterology Fellowship

Long Island Jewish Medical Center, New Hyde Park, NY| July 2007-June 2011
Internal Medicine 
Chief Resident 2010 & Class Representative

Dartmouth Institute | August-March 2011
Microsystem Academy 
e-Coach the Coach certification

New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY | August 2003-May 2007
Doctor of Medicine, May 2007 
Academic and Clinical Honors in several clerkships

Brandeis University, Waltham, MA | September 1999-May 2003
Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology and Studio Art 
Cum Laude with Honors; Dean’s List

University of Copenhagen, Denmark | Fall 2001
Semester of study abroad in Medicine and Marine Biology


Novak S, Cerrone S, Kohn N, Putterman D, Sultan K. Endoscopic and Clinical predictors for unsuccessful Interventional Radiology guided embolization (IRE) for non-variceal upper gastrointestinal bleeding (UGB). American Journal of Gastroenterology. October 2013 Vol. 108(S1) Pg.S587 Abstract# 1935. Poster Presenter. NSLIJ Scherr Award Honorable Mention.

Cerrone S, Novak S, Barendswaard E, Sultan K. Sometimes it is a Zebra: Esophageal Elastosis. American Journal of Gastroenterology. October 2013 Vol. 108(S1) Pg. S195 Abstract#660. 
Poster Presenter.

Novak S, DeVito, B. Profound Iron Deficiency Anemia in a Patient with Diffuse Cavernous Hemangioma.American Journal of Gastroenterology. October 2012Vol.107(S1) Pg.S470. 
Abstract #1178. Poster Presenter

Novak S, Jaffrey F, Trimble J, Cothern W, Inamdar S, Pona A, Fritz C, Butala S, Savella S, Cruz C, Kessler B, Hung C, Ahsan R, Kim Y, Garina G, Cerulli M.

Improving Initial Assessment Process of Diarrhea in the Adult Patient at High Risk for Admission: Is Our Practice Consistent With Current Guidelines and Practices?Gastroenterology, May 2011. Vol: 140(5) S1 Pg. S-558. Poster Presenter

Li, N; Tieng, A; Novak S; Fernandes, A; Jalal P.K; Akerman, M; Sideridis K; Bank S; Post ERCP pancreatitis: Is the risk increased with propofol sedation. Pancreatology. 2010; Vol. 10(2-3): 238-42.

Novak S, Satapathy S, Yang S, Cerulli M. Foreign bodies in distal GI tract: case series. Americal Journal of Gastroenterology. October 2009 Vol. 104. Pg. S113. Abstract #297.
Poster Presenter

Novak S, Li N, Tieng A, Fernandes A, Sideridis K, Akerman M, Bank S. Role of Angiotensin Receptor Blockers in Post-ERCP Pancreatitis. Pancreas. November 2008. Vol. 37(4) pg. 487-488. Abstract #139. Poster Presenter

Novak S, Tieng A, Sideridis K, Bank S. Celiac Sprue in a Patient with Attenuated Familial Adenomatous Polyposis Syndrome (FAP) American Journal of Gastroenterology Vol. 103, 
No. S1, 2008. pg. S275. Abstract #700

Wiesen A, Novak S, Mecca M, Sideridis K, Bank S. Predicting Early Oral Feeding in Patients with Acute Pancreatitis: a Six Year Retrospective Single Center Experience. American Journal of Gastroenterology Vol. 103, No. S1, 2008. pg. S86. Abstract #186

Matta M, Novak S, Neemat N, Lesser M, Hussain R, Edwards B, Dlugacz Y, Wolf-Klein G. Evaluation of Risk Factors of Clostridium difficile Associated Diarrhea (Cdad) in Medicine and Surgical Inpatients. American Journal of Gastroenterology Vol. 103, No. S1, 2008. pg. S184. Abstract #477 Poster Presenter

Frishman WH, Novak S, Brandt LJ, Spiegel A, Gutwein A, Kohi M, Rozenblit G. Pharmacologic management of mesenteric occlusive disease. Cardiology in Review 2008 Mar-Apr;16(2):59-68. Review.

Novak S.; Siao, K.; Sastry, B.. Etiology of Interstitial Lung Disease with Cardiomyopathy American College of Physician, April 2007 Poster Presenter


American College of Gastroenterology - ACG

New York Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy - NYSGE