Dr. Michael Novak, MD, FISDS, FIACS

Dr. Michael Novak has been practicing Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery in Glendale for over 35 years. Dr. Novak specializes in skin cancer detection and screening.


He came here directly from USC where he was awarded a Fellowship from the National Institute of Mental Health after finishing his Dermatologic residency at the UCLA-VA Wadsworth Hospital.


Dr. Novak is a Fellow of the International Society of Dermatologic Surgery and a Fellow of the International Academy of Cosmetic Surgeons.


He is on active staff at the Glendale Memorial Hospital, Glendale Adventist Medical Center and Verdugo Hills Hospital.


Dr. Novak's very strong interest has been the teaching of prevention of skin cancer and melanoma. He has lectured and has written extensively on this topic because he is certain that it saves lives. In his practice, his main focus is on skin exams for growths, cancers and moles. His emphasis is educating patients on the prevention of melanoma and his removal of atypical moles after a skin exam.


Dr. Novak is an avid champion for animals; in particular dogs. He has two German Shepherds himself. He donated Bullet Proof vests for the K-9 Unit of the Glendale Police Department and 51 animal oxygen masks (3 for each of the 17 fire trucks) for the Glendale Fire Department to aid in the rescue of animals affected by fire and smoke inhalation. He supports the ASPCA and the Pasadena Humane Society on a regular basis to help provide food and facilitate adoptions.


Because he is an athlete (he runs 4 miles every morning), he supports the athletes at the Glendale Community College. He recently donated uniforms to the Women's Track and Field Team, the 2009 Western State Conference Champions.


His greatest passion is knowing when he has found an early melanoma, atypical mole or skin cancer at a time when the patient can be treated successfully!

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