• Dr. Novak received his M.D. from the First Faculty of Medicine, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic, and completed his internal medicine residency in General Teaching Hospital, Prague, Czech Republic. After postgraduate fellowship in the Department of Immunology, Institute of Microbiology of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague, he came to UAB as a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Pathology and then Department of Pediatrics. In the meantime he obtained M.S. in Health Informatics at UAB and Ph.D. in medical immunology from Palacky University, Olomouc, Czech Republic. In 2012 he joined Department of Surgery in the Division of Vascular Surgery. At 2017 he became a Vascular Surgery faculty member.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title Altmetric
    2019 Statin use improves limb salvage after intervention for peripheral arterial disease.Journal of Vascular Surgery2019
    2017 Lasioglossins LLIII affect the morphogenesis of Candida albicans and reduces the duration of experimental vaginal candidiasis in mice.Microbiology and Immunology.  61:474-481. 2017
    2017 Importance of postprocedural Wound, Ischemia, and foot Infection (WIfI) restaging in predicting limb salvage.Journal of Vascular Surgery.  67:498-505. 2017
    2017 Ability to downregulate the level of cyclin-dependent kinase inhibitor p27Kip1 after DNA damage is retained in chronic lymphocytic leukemia cells with functional ATM/p53 signaling pathway.Leukemia & Lymphoma.  58:199-203. 2017
    2016 Routine extended follow-up surveillance of iliac vein stents for iliocaval venous obstruction may not be warranted.Journal of vascular surgery. Venous and lymphatic disorders.  5:500-505. 2016
    2016 Clinical Predictors of Sensorineural Hearing Loss and Cognitive Outcome in Infants with Symptomatic Congenital Cytomegalovirus Infection.Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal.  35:924-926. 2016
    2016 Analysis of emergency vascular surgery consults within a tertiary health care system.Journal of Vascular Surgery.  63:177-181. 2016
    2015 Urine Collection Method for the Diagnosis of Congenital Cytomegalovirus Infection.Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal.  34:903-905. 2015
    2015 Endotoxin-minimized HIV-1 p24 fused to murine hsp70 activates dendritic cells, facilitates endocytosis and p24-specific Th1 response in mice.Immunology Letters.  166:36-44. 2015
    2015 Comparison of saliva PCR assay versus rapid culture for detection of congenital cytomegalovirus infection.Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal.  34:536-537. 2015
    2014 Origin of galactose-deficient immunoglobulin g in gingival crevicular fluid in periodontitis.Journal of Periodontology.  85:1779-1785. 2014
    2014 Detection of congenital cytomegalovirus infection by real-time polymerase chain reaction analysis of saliva or urine specimens.Journal of Infectious Diseases.  210:1415-1418. 2014
    2014 Exposition of dermatophyte Trichophyton mentagrophytes to L-cystine induces expression and activation of cysteine dioxygenase.Mycoses.  57:672-678. 2014
    2014 Bedside inferior vena cava filter placement by intravascular ultrasound in critically ill patients is safe and effective for an extended time.Journal of vascular surgery. Venous and lymphatic disorders.  2:377-382. 2014
    2014 Birth prevalence of congenital cytomegalovirus among infants of HIV-infected women on prenatal antiretroviral prophylaxis in South Africa.Clinical Infectious Diseases.  58:1467-1472. 2014
    2014 Dual antiplatelet therapy (clopidogrel and aspirin) is associated with increased all-cause mortality after carotid revascularization for asymptomatic carotid disease.Journal of Vascular Surgery.  59:950-955. 2014
    2014 Spectrum of disease and outcome in children with symptomatic congenital cytomegalovirus infection.Journal of Pediatrics.  164:855-859. 2014
    2014 Differential glycosylation of envelope gp120 is associated with differential recognition of HIV-1 by virus-specific antibodies and cell infection.AIDS Research and Therapy.  11:23. 2014
    2014 Factors affecting Cook Gunther Tulip and Cook Celect inferior vena cava filter retrieval success.Journal of vascular surgery. Venous and lymphatic disorders.  2:21-25. 2014
    2013 Comparison of outcomes following endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysms based on size threshold.Journal of Vascular Surgery.  58:1458-1466. 2013
    2013 Genotypic diversity and mixed infection in newborn disease and hearing loss in congenital cytomegalovirus infection.Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal.  32:1050-1054. 2013
    2012 Strain-specific neutralizing antibody responses against human cytomegalovirus envelope glycoprotein N.Clinical and Diagnostic Laboratory Immunology.  19:909-913. 2012
    2011 IgA1 immune complexes from pediatric patients with IgA nephropathy activate cultured human mesangial cells.Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation.  26:3451-3457. 2011
    2011 Mixed infection and strain diversity in congenital cytomegalovirus infection.Journal of Infectious Diseases.  204:1003-1007. 2011
    2011 Overview of the diagnosis of cytomegalovirus infection.Infectious Disorders - Drug Targets.  11:466-474. 2011
    2011 Diagnostic consequences of cytomegalovirus glycoprotein B polymorphisms.Journal of Clinical Microbiology.  49:3033-3035. 2011
    2011 Saliva polymerase-chain-reaction assay for cytomegalovirus screening in newborns.New England Journal of Medicine.  364:2111-2118. 2011
    2010 Cytomegalovirus viruria and DNAemia in healthy seropositive women.Journal of Infectious Diseases.  202:1800-1803. 2010
    2010 Gli3 mediates cell survival and sensitivity to cyclopamine in pancreatic cancer.Cancer Biology and Therapy.  10:893-902. 2010
    2010 Dried blood spot real-time polymerase chain reaction assays to screen newborns for congenital cytomegalovirus infectionObstetrical and Gynecological Survey.  65:484-485. 2010
    2010 Dried blood spot real-time polymerase chain reaction assays to screen newborns for congenital cytomegalovirus infection.Journal of the American Medical Association.  303:1375-1382. 2010
    2010 Human cytomegalovirus reinfection is associated with intrauterine transmission in a highly cytomegalovirus-immune maternal population.American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  202:297.e1-297.e8. 2010
    2010 Cytomegalovirus reinfections in healthy seroimmune women.Journal of Infectious Diseases.  201:386-389. 2010
    2009 Identification of molecular distinctions between normal breast-associated fibroblasts and breast cancer-associated fibroblasts.Cancer Microenvironment.  2:9-21. 2009
    2009 Cytomegalovirus blood viral load and hearing loss in young children with congenital infection.Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal.  28:588-592. 2009
    2009 Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay method for detection of cytomegalovirus strain-specific antibody responses.Clinical and Diagnostic Laboratory Immunology.  16:288-290. 2009
    2008 Cytomegalovirus strain diversity in seropositive women.Journal of Clinical Microbiology.  46:882-886. 2008
    2007 GJB2 and GJB6 mutations in children with congenital cytomegalovirus infection.Pediatric Research.  61:687-691. 2007
    2007 Effect of adenoviral mediated overexpression of fibromodulin on human dermal fibroblasts and scar formation in full-thickness incisional wounds.The Clinical investigator.  85:481-496. 2007
    2006 O-GlcNAc integrates the proteasome and transcriptome to regulate nuclear hormone receptors.Molecular and Cellular Biology.  26:8539-8550. 2006
    2006 Hedgehog signaling and response to cyclopamine differ in epithelial and stromal cells in benign breast and breast cancer.Cancer Biology and Therapy.  5:674-683. 2006
    2005 Association between genital tract cytomegalovirus infection and bacterial vaginosis.Journal of Infectious Diseases.  192:1727-1730. 2005
    2005 Breast fibroblasts modulate epithelial cell proliferation in three-dimensional in vitro co-culture.Breast Cancer Research.  7:R46-R59. 2005

    Education And Training

  • Doctor of Medicine, Charles University in Prague
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Medical Immunology, Institution Not Available in List
  • Master of Health Related in Medical Informatics, University of Alabama
  • Full Name

  • Zdenek Novak