• 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

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    2022 Use of Direct Oral Anticoagulant and Associated Bleeding and Thrombotic Complication after Lower Extremity BypassJournal of the American College of Surgeons.  235:778-786. 2022
    2022 Migration of High Cardiac Risk Patients from Open to Endovascular Procedures is Evident within the Society for Vascular Surgery Vascular Quality Initiative 2022
    2022 Association of Statin and Antiplatelet Use with Survival in Patients with AAA with and without Concomitant Atherosclerotic Occlusive Disease 2022
    2022 Clinical practice and volume trends of inferior vena cava filter usage at a single tertiary care center during a 19-year periodJournal of vascular surgery. Venous and lymphatic disorders.  10:887-893. 2022
    2022 Seroprevalence of Measles Antibodies in the Population of the Olomouc Region, Czech Republic—Comparison of the Results of Four LaboratoriesVaccines.  10. 2022
    2022 The use of social media and virtual opportunities by integrated vascular surgery residency programs during the COVID-19 pandemicVascular2022
    2021 ReplyJournal of Vascular Surgery.  74:2122. 2021
    2021 Association of Mental Health Disorders and Aortic Dissection 2021
    2021 Does Chair of Surgery Gender Influence Divisional or Residency Program Director Gender Diversity?Journal of Surgical Research.  267:224-228. 2021
    2021 Incidence and predictors of early and delayed renal function decline after aortic aneurysm repair in the Vascular Quality Initiative databaseJournal of Vascular Surgery.  74:1537-1547. 2021
    2021 Trends in the use of cerebrospinal drains and outcomes related to spinal cord ischemia after thoracic endovascular aortic repair and complex endovascular aortic repair in the Vascular Quality Initiative databaseJournal of Vascular Surgery.  74:1067-1078. 2021
    2021 Association between thoracoabdominal aneurysm extent and mortality after complex endovascular repairJournal of Vascular Surgery.  73:1925-1933.e3. 2021
    2021 Thoracofemoral bypass outcomes in the Vascular Quality InitiativeJournal of Vascular Surgery.  73:1991-1997.e3. 2021
    2021 Describing Clinically Significant Arrhythmias in Postoperative Vascular Surgery Patients 2021
    2021 The association between preoperative length of stay and surgical site infection after lower extremity bypass for chronic limb-threatening ischemiaJournal of Vascular Surgery.  73:1340-1349.e2. 2021
    2021 Carotid endarterectomy with concomitant distal endovascular intervention is associated with increased rates of stroke and deathJournal of Vascular Surgery.  73:960-967.e1. 2021
    2021 Secretory IgA N-glycans contribute to the protection against E. coli O55 infection of germ-free pigletsMucosal Immunology.  14:511-522. 2021
    2021 Timing of thoracic endovascular aortic repair for uncomplicated acute type B aortic dissection and the association with complicationsJournal of Vascular Surgery.  73:826-835. 2021
    2021 Implementation of an enhanced recovery program for lower extremity bypassJournal of Vascular Surgery.  73:554-563. 2021
    2021 Long-Term Trends in Preoperative Cardiac Evaluation and Myocardial Infarction after Elective Vascular Procedures 2021
    2021 Prevalence and Outcomes of Endovascular Infrapopliteal Interventions for Intermittent Claudication 2021
    2020 The Spatial Morphology of Intraluminal Thrombus Influences Type II Endoleak after Endovascular Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms 2020
    2020 Role of Epstein-Barr Virus in Pathogenesis and Racial Distribution of IgA NephropathyFrontiers in Immunology.  11. 2020
    2020 Factors Associated with Amputation after Peripheral Vascular Intervention for Intermittent Claudication 2020
    2019 Statin use improves limb salvage after intervention for peripheral arterial diseaseJournal of Vascular Surgery.  70:539-546. 2019
    2018 Importance of postprocedural Wound, Ischemia, and foot Infection (WIfI) restaging in predicting limb salvageJournal of Vascular Surgery.  67:498-505. 2018
    2017 Lasioglossins LLIII affect the morphogenesis of Candida albicans and reduces the duration of experimental vaginal candidiasis in miceMicrobiology and Immunology.  61:474-481. 2017
    2017 Routine extended follow-up surveillance of iliac vein stents for iliocaval venous obstruction may not be warrantedJournal of vascular surgery. Venous and lymphatic disorders.  5:500-505. 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 2017
    2016 Clinical predictors of sensorineural hearing loss and cognitive outcome in infants with symptomatic congenital cytomegalovirus infection 2016
    2016 Analysis of emergency vascular surgery consults within a tertiary health care systemJournal of Vascular Surgery.  63:177-181. 2016
    2015 Urine collection method for the diagnosis of congenital cytomegalovirus infection 2015
    2015 Endotoxin-minimized HIV-1 p24 fused to murine hsp70 activates dendritic cells, facilitates endocytosis and p24-specific Th1 response in miceImmunology Letters.  166:36-44. 2015
    2015 Comparison of saliva PCR assay versus rapid culture for detection of congenital cytomegalovirus infection 2015
    2014 Origin of galactose-deficient immunoglobulin G in gingival crevicular fluid in periodontitisJournal of Periodontology.  85:1779-1785. 2014
    2014 Detection of congenital cytomegalovirus infection by real-time polymerase chain reaction analysis of saliva or urine specimensJournal of Infectious Diseases.  210:1415-1418. 2014
    2014 Exposition of dermatophyte Trichophyton mentagrophytes to L-cystine induces expression and activation of cysteine dioxygenase 2014
    2014 Bedside inferior vena cava filter placement by intravascular ultrasound in critically ill patients is safe and effective for an extended timeJournal of vascular surgery. Venous and lymphatic disorders.  2:377-382. 2014
    2014 Differential glycosylation of envelope gp120 is associated with differential recognition of HIV-1 by virus-specific antibodies and cell infectionAIDS Research and Therapy.  11. 2014
    2014 Birth prevalence of congenital cytomegalovirus among infants of HIV-infected women on prenatal antiretroviral prophylaxis in South AfricaClinical 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 diseaseJournal of Vascular Surgery.  59:950-955. 2014
    2014 Factors affecting Cook Gunther Tulip and Cook Celect inferior vena cava filter retrieval successJournal of vascular surgery. Venous and lymphatic disorders.  2:21-25. 2014
    2014 Spectrum of disease and outcome in children with symptomatic congenital cytomegalovirus infectionJournal of Pediatrics.  164:855-859. 2014
    2013 Comparison of outcomes following endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysms based on size thresholdJournal of Vascular Surgery.  58:1458-1466. 2013
    2013 Genotypic diversity and mixed infection in newborn disease and hearing loss in congenital cytomegalovirus infection 2013
    2012 Strain-specific neutralizing antibody responses against human cytomegalovirus envelope glycoprotein NClinical and Vaccine Immunology.  19:909-913. 2012
    2011 IgA1 immune complexes from pediatric patients with IgA nephropathy activate cultured human mesangial cellsNephrology Dialysis Transplantation.  26:3451-3457. 2011
    2011 Mixed infection and strain diversity in congenital cytomegalovirus infectionJournal of Infectious Diseases.  204:1003-1007. 2011
    2011 Diagnostic consequences of cytomegalovirus glycoprotein B polymorphismsJournal of Clinical Microbiology.  49:3033-3035. 2011
    2011 Saliva polymerase-chain-reaction assay for cytomegalovirus screening in newbornsNew England Journal of Medicine.  364:2111-2118. 2011
    2011 Overview of the diagnosis of cytomegalovirus infection 2011
    2010 Cytomegalovirus viruria and DNAemia in healthy seropositive womenJournal of Infectious Diseases.  202:1800-1803. 2010
    2010 Gli3 mediates cell survival and sensitivity to cyclopamine in pancreatic cancerCancer 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 infectionJournal of the American Medical Association.  303:1375-1382. 2010
    2010 Cytomegalovirus reinfections in healthy seroimmune womenJournal of Infectious Diseases.  201:386-389. 2010
    2010 Human cytomegalovirus reinfection is associated with intrauterine transmission in a highly cytomegalovirus-immune maternal populationAmerican Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  202:297.e1-297.e8. 2010
    2009 Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay method for detection of cytomegalovirus strain-specific antibody responsesClinical and Vaccine Immunology.  16:288-290. 2009
    2009 Cytomegalovirus blood viral load and hearing loss in young children with congenital infection 2009
    2009 Identification of molecular distinctions between normal breast-associated fibroblasts and breast cancer-associated fibroblastsCancer Microenvironment.  2:9-21. 2009
    2008 Cytomegalovirus strain diversity in seropositive womenJournal of Clinical Microbiology.  46:882-886. 2008
    2007 GJB2 and GJB6 mutations in children with congenital cytomegalovirus infectionPediatric Research.  61:687-691. 2007
    2007 Effect of adenoviral mediated overexpression of fibromodulin on human dermal fibroblasts and scar formation in full-thickness incisional woundsJournal of Molecular Medicine.  85:481-496. 2007
    2006 O-GlcNAc integrates the proteasome and transcriptome to regulate nuclear hormone receptorsMolecular 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 cancerCancer Biology and Therapy.  5:674-683. 2006
    2005 Association between genital tract cytomegalovirus infection and bacterial vaginosisJournal 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. 2005

    Education And Training

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Medical Immunology, 2012
  • Master of Health Related in Medical Informatics, University of Alabama 2010
  • Doctor of Medicine, Charles University in Prague 1995
  • Full Name

  • Zdenek Novak