Christopher Novak, M.D., is a specialist in maternal-fetal medicine who treats patients with high-risk pregnancies in the Baltimore and Washington areas. His clinical expertise includes medical and surgical complications of pregnancy with a focus on obstetrical ultrasound and prenatal diagnosis, preterm birth, abnormal placentation and complex maternal medical conditions. He is an assistant professor in the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine in the Johns Hopkins Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics.
Dr. Novak earned his undergraduate degree from Ithaca College in New York and his medical degree from the State University of New York in Syracuse. He completed his residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. Following his residency training, he served in the U.S. Army for four years as a gynecologist and obstetrician before completing a fellowship in maternal-fetal medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. After the fellowship, Dr. Novak remained at Johns Hopkins as a faculty and clinical staff member at The Johns Hopkins Hospital and Sibley Memorial Hospital.
Dr. Novak has served as instructor, lecturer and facilitator on various aspects of his clinical expertise including obstetric critical care simulation. He has also published several articles on the effects of premature birth and intrauterine inflammation on brain injury in newborns. Dr. Novak is a member of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine.