Marsha B. Novick, MD

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Marsha B. Novick, MD
Employed by Penn State Health
Adolescent Medicine, Obesity Medicine

Academic Appointments

Director, Healthy Weight Program for Children and Teens
Professor of Pediatrics and Family and Community Medicine

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About Me

Marsha Novick, MD, FAAFP is the Medical Director of the Healthy Weight Program for Children and Teens. She received her medical degree at Rush University Medical College in Chicago and completed her residency and academic fellowship at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Dr. Novick is board certified in family medicine and obesity medicine through the American Board of Obesity Medicine. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians. Before moving to central Pennsylvania, she was Medical Director of the Seacoast Weight and Wellness Center, a weight loss clinic for adults and children in Exeter, New Hampshire. For the past 13 years, she has worked at Penn State Health Children's Hospital in the Healthy Weight Program for Children and Teens, specifically helping thousands of children, adolescents and their families with weight management.


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Professional Education


Medical School, Rush Medical College (Illinois) - 1995


Residency, Family Medicine St Margaret Memorial Hospital-UPMC - 1998

Research Interests

  • Impact of picky eating habits and technology on children with obesity

Academic Interests

  • Obesity medicine from childhood through adulthood


  • Deans Award for Excellence in Teaching, Penn State College of Medicine, 2015
  • Fellow, American Academy of Family Physician, 2016
  • Medical Group Dean's List Extraordinary Patient Satisfaction, Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, 2017
  • Top Educators Award, Department of Pediatrics, Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, 2015-2019


  • Champions for Better Health, Physician of the Year Award, Partnership for Better Health, Carlisle, PA, 2017
  • Lebanon County Commission for Women’s Hall of Fame Award, Lebanon, PA, 2018