Dorothy R. Novick, MD
Practice-Based Scholar

Dr. Novick is a primary care pediatrician, educator, advocate and writer. Dr. Novick is also a Center for Violence Prevention Practice-based Scholar. Her extensive experience caring for patients with wide-ranging social needs informs her writing, and drives her active engagement with local community organizations.


Dorothy R. Novick, MD is an ambulatory pediatrician at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia's South Philadelphia Primary Care Center. Here she has cared for patients, and supervised medical students and pediatric trainees, for over two decades. Dr. Novick is also a Center for Violence Prevention Practice-based Scholar.

Dr. Novick's writing, which focusses on health equity as well as prevention and treatment of childhood trauma, has appeared in such major news outlets as the Washington Post, CNN, STAT News and the Philadelphia Inquirer. She lectures about childhood trauma and gun safety, serves on the board of the Education Law Center PA, and is currently advancing an initiative to promote gun safety in the primary care setting.

BA, Vassar College, 1987

MD, Yale University School of Medicine, 1995

Pediatric Residency, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, 1998

Practice-based Scholar, Center for Violence Prevention, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Attending Physician, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Associate Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pennsylvania

Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics

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CHOP South Philadelphia Primary Care, 1700 S Broad St., Unit 301, Philadelphia, PA 19145