Prof. Victor Novack

Prof. Victor Novack Profile

MD 1997 PhD 2005
Residency: Internal Medicine

Center Director

Department : Internal Medicine H
Research Centers
Soroka Medical Center
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epidemiology, internal medicine, cardiology, sepsis


  • 2005 PhD., Department of Epidemiology, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Ben-Gurion University, Israel. The subject of the PhD thesis is “Improvement of Physical Performance in Infantry Trainees who Suffer from Latent Iron Deficiency Treated by Ferrum Supplementation”. 1997 M.D., Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, Israel

Research Interests

  • Epidemiology and Clinical Research. Methodology and design of clinical trials. Various fields of Internal Medicine: Cardiology (outcomes research), metabolism of lipids in pregnancy, new methods of mechanical ventilation, sepsis (epidemiological research), potential ,application of statins in prevention and treatment of sepsis.

Research Projects

  • Establishment of multicenter sepsis registry. The goal of this project is to assess the current clinical practice, epidemiology and outcomes in patients hospitalized with sepsis in intensive care units.
  • Evaluation of lipid levels prior and during gestation and association with adverse pregnancy outcomes and subsequent development of true dyslipidemia. Population based study.
  • Assessment of association between osteoporosis and incidence of breast cancer. Population based study
  • Evaluation of the factors associated with recurrent hospitalization in internal medicine departments.
  • Association between statin treatment and incidence of infectious diseases.
  • Assessment of factors associated with the development of Clostridium Difficille infection.