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Roger L. Novack, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.S.

“I am proud to serve the patients of the Inland Empire and will work to ensure everyone feels as if they received the best care and treatment possible.”


Dr. Roger Novack is a board-certified, fellowship trained ophthalmologist specializing in the medical and surgical treatment of diseases of the retina and vitreous, with a special interest in treating age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, disorders of the vitreomacular interface, and retinal detachment repair. Dr. Roger Novack is an internationally recognized clinician, scientist, and surgeon.

He has held academic positions at both Duke University and UCLA. Dr. Novack also holds a patent for developing instrumentation for monitoring retinal metabolism.

Education and Training

  • College
    B.S. Electrical Engineering, Columbia University, New York, NY
    M.S. Biomedical Engineering, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
  • Medical Degree
    M.D., University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami Florida
  • Internship
    Internal Medicine Internship, Presbyterian Hospital of the Pacific, San Francisco, California
  • Residency Training in Ophthalmology
    Jules Stein Institute of the University of California, Los Angeles, California
  • Vitreo Retinal Fellowship
    Duke University Eye Center, Durham, North Carolina

Professional Affiliations

  • Board Certified – American Board of Ophthalmology
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)
  • American Diabetes Association
  • American Medical Association (AMA)
  • Assn. for Research in Vision & Ophth (ARVO)
  • California Association of Ophthalmology (CAO)
  • California Medical Association (CMA)
  • Engineering in Medicine & Biology Society
  • Institute for Electrical & Electronic Engineers
  • International Society for Eye Research (ISER)
  • Los Angeles Society of Ophthalmology
  • Los Angeles County Medical Society (LACMA)
  • Pan American Association of Ophthalmology
  • Physicians for Social Responsibility
  • Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB)
  • Society for Neuroscience

Publications and Presentations

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Awards and Achievements

  • Faculty Appointment to Jules Stein Institute of the University of California Los Angeles, CA (Assistant Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology)
  • Patent Recipient; “Method for measuring ocular oxidative metabolism” United States Patent Number, 4,922,919 (May 1990)
  • Hornaday Fellowship Recipient, Duke University (1988 – 1989)
  • Research Manpower Award, Research to Prevent Blindness (1988 – 1989)
  • National Research Service Award, National Eye Institute (1987 – 1990)
  • National Society to Prevent Blindness, Grant-in-Aid, “Metabolic Consequences of Retinal Ischemia” (1985 – 1986)
  • Post-Doctoral Fellowship Recipient, American Heart Association (1982 – 1983)
  • John J. Foman, M.D. Award (for the most outstanding performance during Jr. Surgery, as voted by the faculty and residents) University of Miami (1982)
  • American Heart Association Student Clerkship Recipient (1979 – 1980)
  • Teaching Fellowship recipient, University of Pennsylvania (1974 – 1975)
  • Summer research award recipient, Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA (1975)
  • Excitable Membrane Training Program, Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA (1974)
  • Silver Medal for contributions to the school, Columbia University School of Engineering (1973)

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